The Gym and Dark Moon Cards and Games just posted our latest product review, which also includes the opening of 10 Hidden Fates packs. Check it out at the link below:
Hidden Fates Ultra Ball Collection Review
Check back this week and we showcase the opening of an entire case (6 booster boxes) of Cosmic Eclipse.
Monday was the Fincastle Gym’s Cosmic Eclipse pre-release at Just Games Lexington. Check out this footage of both Noah S and Gym Leader Joel opening their kits and building their decks.
Cosmic Eclipse Event at Just Games Lexington
Join us this weekend at Meeples Cafe in Lynchburg on Saturday, 10/26/19 and then in Fincastle at the library on Sunday, 10/27/19, for 2 more Cosmic Eclipse pre-releases and the annual costume contest in Fincastle. See you at the Gym!
Check out Dark Moon Cards and Games’ latest video explaining what a pre-release is, what happens during one and why we value these events.
What is a Pre-release?
Join us a one or all of our upcoming Cosmic Eclipse releases and come see Joel this weekend at the Baltimore Comic Con. Continue reading
Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Fincastle Pokemon Gym was quite the busy day. We opened with a Mid-Season Showdown, a video game tournament that falls between the levels of local Premiere Challenges and Regional Championships. As that event was entering its Top 4 playoff, players arrived and began to open their Lost Thunder pre-release packs and prepare for the fun tournament. Several of those players came in costume to vie for the title of costume contest champion. As always, we were amazed at some of the entries. Lets look at all of these events and see how things turned out. Continue reading
This Sunday at the Fincastle Pokemon Gym will be a day that should satisfy just about anyone’s Pokemon needs. If you like the video game and play in the Mid-Season Showdown, you might match up against the #6 ranked Junior in the World (that’s right, we said the World). If you follow the Trading Card Game, then surely you want to be one of the 1st to get cards from the newest set, Sun & Moon: Lost Thunder. If costuming and cosplay is your thing, then come vie for the title of Costume Contest Winner. That is about as full of a day of pokemon as one can fit into the metropolis of Fincastle! Continue reading
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Tagged cosplay contest, costume contest, Fincastle Pokemon Gym, Lost Thunder, mid-season showdown, pokemon costumes, pokemon GX, Pokemon Halloween Costume Contest, Prerelease, Sun and Moon
The Fincastle Pokemon Gym is proud to host its 2nd Regional Championship Event in Roanoke over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. As we did last year, we are striving to incorporate special events as part of that weekend that you cannot experience anywhere but here in the heart of Virginia. We tried a little bit of everything last year, from Pokemon GO tours, to photo booths, to the 1st attempt on US soil at a Japanese-style Battle Fiesta. This year, the organizing team of the Fincastle Gym (Joel and Marthe) and Pam & Dave Tuskey have refined the weekend to focus on what worked best last year. Gym Leader Joel will be detailing the plans for the weekend over the next two weeks, and hopefully slipping in an article or two on the Expanded Format in between, so check back here often to see our latest posts. You can also follow our links to the main Blue Ridge Regional site and Facebook pages (Gym’s and Regionals) for registration info and additional details. On to the 1st event in this series, the Pokemon Cosplay contest. Continue reading
It’s October, which at the Fincastle Pokemon Gym means Fall pre-release time. The upcoming set, Crimson Invasion, looks like it will add some cool new cards, including the Ultra Beasts from Sun & Moon, but that’s not what we’re most excited about. To us, October means it’s time for Halloween and more importantly, our league’s costume contests. Our small but hardy group has turned in amazing costume ideas over the years. We can’t say for sure whether our favorite part is seeing everyone else’s entries or making our own, but either way, we can’t wait for them to get here. Continue reading
Over 30 trainers attended the Phantom Forces Prerelease at the Fincastle Library on Sunday, November 2. Well, maybe we should say over 30 Pokemon and trainers – since we had several of those show up as well! Our first Pokemon Halloween Costume Contest was a huge success – and so much fun, too! Take a look at who showed up at the Gym. Continue reading
Don’t forget there are two more Phantom Forces Prereleases this weekend. Saturday 11/1 at Gaming Underground in High Point, NC and Sunday 11/2 at the Fincastle Library Meeting Room. See details here. Plus, the time changes (Fall Back) on Saturday night, so be sure to change you clock before bed so you aren’t late to the Fincastle Event. Continue reading