Chapter 3 of Learning Transformers
The Transformers TCG Buyers Guide

Learning Transformers is a series of tutorial videos and blogs that teach the Transformers Trading Card Game. This game is the latest from Wizards of the Coast, and features battles between Autobots and Decepticons wrapped in the original, iconic 80s art style!

This guide is updated continuously to provide the most current information.

To players of other collectible games, especially trading card games, Transformers is certainly nothing new. You have two products to start, a Starter Set and then Booster Packs.

Transformers launched with the Autobots Starter Set (no luck for all of you Decepticon types), but unlike a number of other starters, it does not look to be a necessary purchase. The rules are available for free online, and the tokens included in the starter set can easily be emulated with a few dice.

Of course, for anyone new to these kinds of games, the Starter Set is undoubtedly the best place to start. One set can “technically” be shared between two people, but that means each side has only two Transformers. We played a few of these games, and make no mistake – they are quite boring.

So if you are looking to start the game with two people, we recommend buying two separate Starters like we did in the How To Play chapter!

Wizards of the Coast has already announced the Metroplex Starter Deck is coming later in 2018 and we expect a variety of starter deck products to be released over the course of this game.

After you choose the starters you are interested in buying, it is time to start cracking Booster Packs!Packs will contain both Characters and Battle cards, so you can skip Starters if desired.

Most players pick up a Booster Box (which contains 30 packs) to get started and go from there. There are 121 cards in the first Transformers set, so a Booster Box is enough to get a diverse spread of cards for deck building. We expect three or four new sets to be released each year.

Since Super Rare (SR) cards only come one in every three boxes, you’d technically need to buy five or six boxes to realistically have a chance at getting a full play set.  If you want to have access to most of the cards in the game, we recommend buying two boxes of each set and then completing your collection by purchasing singles or trading with other players.

We offer a first-of-its-kind subscription service that makes buying Booster Boxes as easy as possible. You choose how many boxes you want to receive on release, activate your subscription for free, you are charged a few weeks before a new set is released, and your booster boxes are shipped to you on release – at the lowest price with free shipping. Learn more about our Transformers TCG booster box subscription, which we think is undoubtedly the best way to do this.

Additionally, if you are looking for binder pages for the bigger Transformer cards, we are currently using these!

As we learn more details closer to release, we will update this blog accordingly! Meantime, follow us on Facebook for additional live streams, and keep an eye on Twitter, Instagram, and especially YouTube for future content. To be notified of important developments with the game, sign up to receive our email updates below!

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