Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG). I had a real connection to TCGs when I first started with Magic the Gathering (MTG) in my late teens. I never really gotten into Pokemon TCG until only a year ago!
So...Why did I get decide to get into it? Why now? Why even get into the retail side at all? "I see one start-up every week!" - was the comment I got when I first thought of doing this.
Well, it all started when my son asked to buy a booster pack. Why? Because my daughter found him an Omastar card in the toilet! Of all places! Here are the 5 reasons I decided to start playing with my son - in order of importance (allegedly):
- It can encourage my son to read. He was a lazy reader.
- It can encourage him to do math and think strategy.
- It can encourage him to be more sociable.
- It can teach him resilience and sportsmanship.
- I get to indulge in some geek time and hang out with my son to bond with him.
8 months in, we entered the Brisbane Regionals last year and I went to Melbourne for the big event tournament.
Why did I start Brokenvase? Well, I have suspected ADHD. Which means I just can't sit still. It is also, honestly, my way to fund and fuel this hobby of mine. Yes it's now turned into more of my hobby than my son's. I do hope that eventually he'll grow to get into it more than I did (he's 8). Plus, I have a budding 5 year old too!
So if you have a kid keen on collecting the cards, I reckon this is a good way to encourage him into a bit of social, non-screen-time, and brain-based fun! Do get in contact with me to learn more or check out some of my custom starter kits here. Always happy to help!