Pokémon Sword & Shield Build & Battle Draft

Pokémon Sword & Shield Build & Battle Draft

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Labyrinth Games & Puzzles

645 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003


Join us for a very special Labyrinth event, a Pokémon Sword and Shield Draft! We asked you which format you wanted to see for this extra tournament and the result was a resounding vote to draft!

This is an event for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Recommended age is 8+ for this tournament.

Pokémon Player IDs are required.

Go to pokemon.com to sign up for a Pokémon Player ID number. Make sure you bring it to the store on the day of the event!

This event is SEALED DRAFT and will begin promptly at 2PM. Please plan to arrive no later than 1:45PM. You should not bring your own deck for this event, players will construct a deck out of provided materials.

In a Build & Battle Draft event, each player receives a Build & Battle Box from the Organizer at the beginning of the event. Players split into groups of 4 and are seated in a circle. At a signal from the Organizer, each player opens their 23-card Evolution pack first, without revealing its contents to the other players. Players can take a few minutes to look through these cards, which can be used to build their deck at the end. When they’re finished, the players will put these cards back into their Build & Battle Box.

 Each player opens one booster pack without revealing its contents to the other players. Each player then selects one card from their booster pack and puts it into their box. Once a card has been placed in a player’s box, it is considered selected and cannot be returned to the pack in exchange for another card. Players then pass the remaining cards, face down, to the person on their left. The cards selected by each player should remain private knowledge during the drafting process. Each player continues to select one card from among the cards handed to them until all the cards have been selected.

After all cards from a booster pack have been taken, players will have one minute to review the cards they have so far. This process repeats for each remaining booster pack, with the passing pattern alternating from left to right as each new pack is opened. After all the booster packs have been opened and all the cards have been selected, each player constructs a 40-card deck, using only the cards in their box and any basic Energy cards provided by the Organizer. Games will be played with 4 Prize cards instead of the usual 6. Players have 20 minutes to construct their decks. Players may not trade the cards they selected in the draft with other players until the tournament ends Once the first round of the tournament begins, players may not alter the contents of their decks.

Additional prizes may be awarded randomly or as announced.

Players are not eligible for prizes until the conclusion of swiss rounds. You MUST have played in all rounds of the tournament in order to be eligible for any prizes.

We expect many people to be interested in this event, so please make sure to keep your RSVP status up-to-date depending on your schedule changes. Also, make sure to cancel your ticket or let us know if your schedule changes. Anyone who does not show up by 1:45pm may have their seat given away to someone else.

Preregistration for this event has closed. Please call the store at 202-544-1059 if you have any questions.