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|Card collectors compete.
Where will you find youth using reading, comprehension, communication and planning skills outside a classroom? At a collectible card tournament.
This past weekend's Yu-Gi-Oh tournament at Kommissar's Lounge in Weed included 36 contestants and an equal number of observers. Combatants, both boys and girls ranging in age from 7 to 16, battled it out with their chosen decks of Yu-Gi-Oh cards hoping to be the one to take away the grand prize, a coveted ultra-rare Egyptian God Card "Slifer the Sky Dragon" and a Red Dragon statue from Soul Connections of Mount Shasta.
Collectible card games, also known as CCGs, though less than 15 years old have become extremely popular among people of all ages. They quickly grew from personal play to local competitions to national and international tournaments with prizes ranging in the hundred thousands.
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