Official announcement from the fine folks over at Enterplay, the MLP:CCG will be officially released December 13th. Full details below.
MLP:CCG Street Date: December 13!
My Little Pony Collectible Card Game now has an official street date of December 13. Theme Decks and Boosters will all launch on this date. 2-Player Starter Sets will be available shortly thereafter. There will be a limited number of Premiere events the weekend of December 7, as well as other launch events at retailers nationwide. More to come on this in the very near future.
Answers to some FAQs
Q: What do I need to play?
A: A Mane Character card (for example, your favorite pony from the Mane Six), a 45-card draw deck, a 10-card Problem deck, plus a handful of markers to use as action tokens.
Q: How do I get my Mane Character?
A: Four of the Mane Characters are included in Theme Decks: Rainbow Dash & Rarity in one, and Twilight Sparkle & Applejack in the other. Theme Decks are the most common entry point into the game and include a rulebook, punch-out action tokens, and 59 cards (10 Problem, 45 Draw Deck, 2 Reference Cards and 2 Mane Characters). The 2-Player Starter Set is another way to get started, featuring the Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy Mane Character cards.
Q: How many cards are in the first set?
A: There are over 250 cards in the first set. Around a dozen cards are exclusive to the deck products, including the six Mane Character cards. There are six types of cards in the game: Friends, Mane Characters, Events, Resources, Troublemakers, and Problems.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: Boosters: 12 cards, $3.49msrp. Theme Decks: 59 cards, $10.99msrp. 2-Player Starter Set: 116 cards, $18.99msrp
Q: Where can I buy it?
A: MLP:CCG will be broadly available at your favorite trading card and hobby stores as well as major retailers!
Q: Will there be Organized Play tournaments?
A: Yes! We are starting with a “learn to play” approach in December and then will launch tournaments some time in January.