Joon Oh wins back-to-back Nationals in North America! Stay tuned for decklists, interviews, and more! Thanks again for another amazing year from all the advisors, helpers, and players, from all of us at Heart of the Cards!
Steins;Gate TD+ & BP now available!
Oct 26 2018
Steins;Gate shifts into our world line! With tons of crazy tech, snowballing abilities, Replay, Level manipulation, tons of awesome Events, and so, so much more! Available starting today and throughout the next few days at the retailers above! El Psy Kongroo!
English Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card legality
Oct 15 2018
As an official clarification: Yes, Cardcaptor Sakura English is legal and will be allowed to be played in the JP WS North American WGP Regionals, Last-Chance and Nationals. However, in the World Finals event in Japan that the winner receives an invitation to, the set will not be allowed, and the winner will not be able to play that title in Worlds (they may, of course, freely change their deck between Nationals and Worlds as they see fit).
Please check with the retailers listed above to preorder yours today!
Lost & Found Keepsake, Hammergirl Anime Regional
Oct 2 2018
At the Hammergirl Anime Regional in Rochester, NY, an attendee accidentally left behind a photo of a cat. The photo is over ten years old and probably an important keepsake. If you have information as to the owner, or are the owner yourself, please contact us.
Darling in the Franxx Booster now available!
Sep 21 2018
Huge Power, nifty Merge abilities, lots of burn, and a unique temporary bounce make for the perfect counter to your opponent's shenanigans in the Darling in the Franxx Booster! Bring the fight to the Klaxosaurs, or command an army of your own - available now!
Sword Art online Alternative Gun Gale Online TD+ and Revue Starlight TD+ now available!
Sep 14 2018
Two awesome releases on the dame day! GGO takes aim with a high-powered midgame and untargetable lategame, and Revue Starlight shines with alternate-cost powerhouses and a unique baton-pass Climax Combo! Both are available from retailers starting today!
Josh A. & Re:Zero top Hammergirl's August Spring/Summer Series Tournament!
Aug 25 2018
Re:Zero comes around again to top the final Series event for the year! Click here for decklists and interviews! Thanks to everyone all across North America for participating - we are sure we'll see a bunch of these folks, and maybe you too, at Nationals!
Huge early Power, anti-Brainstorm lockdown, snowballing anti-Soul and counter Reversal denial let Summer Pockets force your opponent to fight on your terms! Visit Torishirojima with this amazing set from the brand-new visual novel at the retailers listed above today!
WGP 2018: Regionals Posted!
Aug 23 2018
The Regionals for the 2018 North American WGP are now available for entry! Please take a look to find the one nearest you, and if you can't land an invite beforehand, be sure to come to the expanded Last Chance event the day before Nationals! We'll see you there!
WGP 2018: Final weekend to request a Regional in your area!
Aug 17 2018
The deadline for Regional requests is this Sunday, August 19th. Please have your application in by 8PM EST at the end of the 19th for consideration. All of us at HotC are looking forward to another great Regionals season with everyone!
Select Regionals are now available for registration! AZ, CA, FL, GA, HI, and IN all have regionals coming soon! Register today!
WGP Info Site >
Bang Dream Girls Band Party Special Pack and Summer Pockets Trial Deck Plus Both Out Today!
Aug 10 2018
Double release day! First is the Bang Dream Special Pack: Not only do you get awesome new cards that work in a number of decks, but each pack comes with a special semitransparent collectible bromide! (Note from the website guy: they look super awesome in a window, or other places where light can come in from behind them!). Second, the new VN Summer Pockets already has a Trial Deck+ available for purchase! Filter, Search, a late-game on-attack Bounce, and a unique opposing Brainstorm burn make this brand new release an excellent disruption to current builds. Pick up both from retailers starting today!
WGP 2018 North American Regional Applications Now Being Accepted! Deadline Aug 19th!
Aug 6 2018
The WGP is back! Soon, WS players from around the continent will compete for the opportunity to play at Nationals, and then Worlds!
If you are interested in having a Regional at your store, or run by your playgroup, click below for info on how to apply! You have until August 19, so don't delay!
(Note: some Early-Bird locations will be announced soon - stay tuned!)
With a multitude of brand-new effects never seen in WS, No Game No Life lets you outwit your opponent like never before! From shiritori duels to game-winning Rock-Paper-Scissors matches, this brand new set gives you multiple unique ways to take advantage of your opponent's weak points! Available from the retailers above, starting today!
Re:Zero Vol. 2 Booster now available!
Aug 1 2018
Encore Burn, anti-Soul, a new Rem+Ram build, and the return of the long-dreaded Blue Oni deck filter, Re:Zero hits the spot for both longtime players and new! Either building off of the original set or playing on its own, this set is a must-have for every Re:Zero fan - pick some up today from a retailer listed above!
Patrick G. & Sunshine top Hammergirl Anime's July Spring/Summer Series Tournament!
Jul 31 2018
Sunshine goes back to back in Rochester! Click here for decklists and interviews!
Last night HotC confirmed that the Re:Zero2 Booster is currently en route to North America. We conservatively expect it to be out to retailers starting early next week, and will announce the launch as soon as it arrives. Thank you for your understanding.
No Game No Life TD+ now available!
Jul 25 2018
Outwit your Opponent with the No Game No Life Trial Deck Plus! With traps to thwart your opponent's game knowledge, anti-Counter, and surprise power boosts, this TD is for gamers the world 'round! Available from the retailers above starting today!
Jorge A. & Rewrite win Dragon Girl TCG's July Spring/Summer Series Tournament!
Jul 24 2018
Gloves for the win! Click here for decklists and interviews!
By popular demand, the Spring/Summer Series has been extended!
Visit each of the stores below during their tournaments in July and August to get an exclusive PR card - one in July, and a different one in August! Some of the tourneys have optional entry fees (with optional cool prizes! if you don't pay, though, you still get the PR and can play like normal), and the top player at each tourney will get their deck featured on Heart of the Cards. No deck lists are required, just show up and have a fun time with everyone - see you there!
- Locations -
376 Jefferson Road // Jefferson Plaza // Rochester, NY 14623 July Event: Sat, Jul 21, 4 PM - Free Entry August Event: Sat, Aug 25, 2 PM - Free Entry
Strictly Broken TCG
800 Mcbride Blvd Unit #33 // New Westminster, BC V3L 2B8 July Event: Tue, Jul 24, 6 PM - 5$ (Optional) August Event: Tue, Aug 14, 6 PM - 5$ (Optional)
Kirwan's Game Store
369 Main St // Catskill, NY 12414 July Event: Sat, Jul 14, 3 PM - 6$ (Optional) August Event: Sat, Aug 11, 3 PM - 6$ (Optional)
Treasure Chest Games
3274 Coast Meridian Road // Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 3N4 July Event: Sun, Jul 22, 1 PM - Free Entry August Event: Sun, Aug 19, 1 PM - Free Entry
Black Knight Comics
Essex Junction, VT July Event: Thu, Jul 26, 6 PM - 5$ (Optional) August Event: TBD - 5$ (Optional)
Dragon Girl TCG
14801 N 25th DR Unit 9 // Phoenix, AZ 85023 July Event: Fri, Jul 20, 8 PM - Free Entry August Event: Fri, Aug 17, 8 PM - Free Entry
Event Registration / Organizers: Getting registered for a Spring/Summer event is easy! Registration instructions should have been sent to you from your Heart of the Cards PR Program rep along with your standard launch event registration, and all stores in the HotC PR Program are automatically approved. If you didn't get it, or your store is interested in signing up, contact us and we will get it set up straight away!
Bren O. & Hina Logic win Treasure Chest's June Spring/Summer Series Tournament!
Jun 19 2018
Logic tops in Canada! Click here for decklists and interviews!
Darling in the Franxx and Hello Happy World Trial Decks Plus Releasing Today!
Jun 8 2018
Two great TD+s are launching today! Darling in the Franxx's Merge and awesome early-game tech make it an excellent choice at all levels of play, and Hello Happy World rounds out the Bang Dream Girls Band Party TD+ collection with huge power and Stock generation. Both decks are available from retailers starting today!
You can preorder the upcoming No Game No Life Booster at the list of retailers above - contact them for details while preorders are still open! This is is looking to be one of the most popular ever - if your store is interested in being listed here, contact your HotC representative!
Phillip G. & Love Live! Sunshine!! win the Dragon Girl TCG May Spring/Summer Series Tournament!
May 30 2018
Red/Blue Sunshine gets the win! For details and interviews with the Top 2 players, check out the Series page!
You can preorder the upcoming Re:Zero Vol. 2 Booster at the list of retailers
above - contact them for details while preorders are still open! If your store is interested in being listed here, contact your HotC representative!
Slight Fate/Apocrypha Booster Delay
May 15 2018
Due to an unavoidable delay during transport in Japan, the shipping of the Fate/Apocrypha BP will be delayed 2-3 business days.
This will affect all distribution equally worldwide. We will get the products out to retailers as soon as they reach North America.
Nanoha Reflection Booster Launch!
May 11 2018
Standby Ready! Early-play bounce, multi-heal, Standby (of course!) and that trademark super-strong burn all star in the newest addition to the Nanoha franchise! Update your older decks - or build something totally new - with this excellent Booster Pack! Available from the retailers above starting today!
WS Spring/Summer Series 2018!
May 9 2018
Heart of the Cards is proud to present its first Spring/Summer Series!
Stores across the US and Canada will be hosting for-fun tourneys to bring WS players out of the heat (relatively, for folks up north ^^) and into a fun event!
Visit each of the stores below during their tournaments in May and June to get an exclusive PR card - one in May, and a different one in June! Some of the tourneys have optional entry fees (with optional cool prizes! if you don't pay, though, you still get the PR and can play like normal), and the top player at each tourney will get their deck featured on Heart of the Cards. No deck lists are required, just show up and have a fun time with everyone - see you there!
- Locations -
376 Jefferson Road // Jefferson Plaza // Rochester, NY 14623 Event 1: Sat, May 19, 2 PM - Free Entry Event 2: Sat, Jun 30, 2 PM - Free Entry
Strictly Broken TCG
800 Mcbride Blvd Unit #33 // New Westminster, BC V3L 2B8 Event 1: Tue, May 22, 6 PM - 5$ (Optional) Event 2: Sun, Jun 10, 6 PM - 5$ (Optional)
Kirwan's Game Store
369 Main St // Catskill, NY 12414 Event 1: Fri, May 18, 6 PM - 6$ (Optional) Event 2: Sat, Jun 16, 3 PM - 6$ (Optional)
Treasure Chest Games
3274 Coast Meridian Road // Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 3N4 Event 1: Sun, May 27, 1 PM - Free Entry Event 2: Sun, Jun 17, 1 PM - Free Entry
Dragon Girl TCG
14801 N 25th DR Unit 9 // Phoenix, AZ 85023 Event 1: Fri, May 25, 8 PM - Free Entry Event 2: TBD
Event Registration / Organizers: Getting registered for a Spring/Summer event is easy! Registration instructions should have been sent to you from your Heart of the Cards PR Program rep along with your standard launch event registration, and all stores in the HotC PR Program are automatically approved. If you didn't get it, contact us and we will get you set up straight away!
Love Live! Sunshine!! Vol. 2 Booster!
Apr 27 2018
Love Live Sunshine hits the Stage running once again with this excelent set! With tons of techy choices for current builds, multpile multi-attack and burn options, and offbeat midgame card abilities not seen anywhere else in WS, this set is great for idol fans both old and new! Pick some up from the retailers above today!
Bang Dream Afterglow and Fate/Apocrypha Trial Decks Plus Releasing Today!
Apr 13 2018
Two excellent TD+s out today! First is Fate/Apocrypha, with solid power, milling, and a high-risk, high-reward midgame, and second is the next Bang Dream Trial Deck featuring Afterglow, with Stock and Clock manipulation that works both with other cards in the Bang Dream universe, or on its own! Both decks available from retailers today!
Darling in the Franxx TD+ Preorders closing soon!
Apr 6 2018
Deadlines close this weekend for the Darling in the Franxx Trial Deck Plus preorders - be sure to check out one of the confirmed retailers below to put in your order!
Da Capo vs. Little Busters! Ten Year Anniversary Extra Booster!
Mar 29 2018
Ten years ago today, Bushiroad released the first two sets - Da Capo and Little Busters! - of what would become the greatest card game of all time. (HotC web guy: Yeah, I said it. Fight me. ^^). Today, this excellent Extra Booster takes those titles to the next level, with amazing cards for every build, and remakes of old-time favorites wth updated stats and abilities. If you play either of these titles, or ever wanted to, this is the set to get! Check with your local retailer to pick up this awesome ten year anniversary release, while supplies last!
Is the Order a Rabbit?? Dear My Sister Booster Pack!
Mar 23 2018
Is the Order a Rabbit?? delivers, with the brand new Dear My Sister Booster Pack! Packed with cards that not only help all current Rabbits decks, but with excellent new power-centric Bakery combos, and a Blue midgame designed to catch out costless opponent tactics! Great for both the long-time Rabbits fan and folks brnd new to the set! Get yours from the retailers above when it arrives!
Saekano TD+ & BP, and Pastel Palettes TD+, all releasing today!
Feb 23 2018
First up is the Saekano - How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend TD+ and Booster! Late-game Marker tech, search-looping early play, brand-new bottom-of-Library tech, bounce-back cross-turn Power, Recollection, and an amazing level-up Event that fills your hand with characters, a Climax, and gets you a ton of Stock as well!
Also releasing today is the Bang Dream Pastel Palettes TD+, with neat time-release abilities as well as excellent milling tech for multiple Bang Dream builds! All three of these releases available at the retailers above starting today!
Gurren Lagann Booster and Trial Deck Plus Launch!
Jan 26 2018
Believe in the cards that believe in you! Gurren Lagann drills to the heart of WS with hand-off burns, early burns, Merge, and the most brutal anti-early-play ever printed! Pick up the most-preordered set in WS history from one of the retailers above, while supplies last!
Hina Logic Vol. 2 Releases!
Jan 26 2018
The second half of the Luck & Logic world lands in WS today! Mass Memory kick, anti-Soul, more Double Trigger, and a huge snowballing opponent Library filter make this not only the perfect compliment to the first Extra Booster but a great set on its own! Get yours from participating retailers today!
KonoSuba 2 Booster Launch + Special Offer!
Jan 22 2018
KonoSuba roars back to the spotlight with a brand-new set! With brand-new mid- and late- game options, Startup blockers, burns, multiple triple-card gains, and some of the neatest Event effects in all of WS, this is not only a great set for current KonoSuba players, but for anyone looking to get into the game! Pick some up from the retailers above today!
Special Offer! Supporting Retailers will have bonus Short Storage Boxes available for customers! Check with your retailer to see how to get yours along with your KonoSuba 2!
Bang Dream Girls' Band Party Boosters now available!
Dec 22 2017
Starring over 100 shiny cards, this set also has triple searches, double Brainstorm, opponent deck filter, and double triggers, The five bands of Girls' Band Party take WS to the next level! Get in on one of the fastest selling sets of all time - check with the stores above to get yours today!
Bang Dream Girls Band Party Roselia TD+ Launch!
Dec 8 2017
With excellent card art, a big mid-game, looping bottom-deckers, free hand filter every turn, a super versatile doubled-up Event, and a 1-cost from-Waiting-Room Level 3 make this Trial Deck Plus a beast on its own, and a strong addition to the rapidly expanding Bang Dream universe! Available today!
Project Diva X HD Extra Booster available today!
Dec 1 2017
The Project Diva series gets a fresh new update! Colorless cards, universal-discard Encore (even Climaxes!), end-of-turn burn, and so much more, all jam-packed into an Extra Booster! Pick up some to enhance your Vocaloid deck, or build a brand new one, from the retailers in the link above starting today!
Hina Logic ~from Luck & Logic~ Vol. 1 Extra Booster now available!
Nov 24 2017
When card games collide! Featuring global low-cost Encore, pre-Backups, double on-play search, and the Trance ability straight from Luck & Logic itself, the first Hina Logic Booster is a great way for L&L players to invade the WS world! With My Logicalist box toppers, and tons of cool abilities, this set is perfect for fans of either game - pick yours up today!
Congrats to Joon Oh, 2017 WS NA WGP Champion!
Nov 1 2017
Joon Oh pilots his innovative Railgun deck to victory in North America! Stay tuned in the next day or two for decklists, interviews, and more! Great job, everyone, and thank you for another awesome year from all of us at Heart of the Cards!