Card Games

We pride ourselves on having something for everyone at Gaelcon, and if you’re a true card-slinging, deck-shuffling, draft-picking maniac, we have plenty of fun in store for you! We’ll be running all sorts of events with the assistance of The Warchest all weekend, for the hottest card games in Ireland.


Pokemon TCG Standard Tournament

Do you want to be the very best? Like no one ever was? Put your skills to the test against fellow trainers in this Pokemon TCG tournament. The format is Standard so all your cards need to from the Sun & Moon generation. If you don’t have a deck already talk to Dave at The Warchest stand where there are theme decks for sale!

Everybody that participates in this tournament will get a shiny Celesteela promo. The top 4 competitors will each get a Pokemon Celestial Storm booster pack and the overall winner will get a Secret Rare version of the card Mysterious Treasure!


Magic the Gathering Planeswalker Deck Sealed

Are you new to Magic the Gathering or a returning player who hasn’t played in a couple of years? Then this is the tournament for you. Choose from up to 7 different pre-constructed decks to use in this tournament. The deck is yours to keep even after the tournament is finished along with a guaranteed booster pack regardless of how many matches you win or lose. The top 4 competitors at the end of the tournament will win extra booster packs and the overall winner will get €20 credit to spend in our singles binder so you can pick out some powerful cards that catch your eye!


Legend of the Five Rings

Enter the vibrant world of Rokugan! Face your enemies on the battlefields or have your courtiers scandalise them in the court of the Emperor! Every participant in this tournament will receive an extended art promo card of their choice from Wandering Ronin, Miya Mystic, Shameful Display, Outwit or Rout. Do your clan proud and you will get a playset of extended art promos specific to your clan. The overall winner will get a full set of extended art, textless champion cards!



Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament

Bring 100 of your wildest, wackiest most degenerate combo cards to this tournament! Players will be divided into pods of 3-5 and the winner of each pod will get an Eldrazi Titan as their prize!


Magic the Gathering Guilds of Ravnica Draft

Want a way to play Magic that offers a level playing field and lets you check out new cards at the same time? Then booster draft may be the tournament for you! Unlike constructed formats, where you arrive with a carefully constructed deck ready to play, limited formats allow you to build a deck from new cards as part of the game.

At the start of the draft each player opens a booster pack and picks a single card. Then everyone passes the rest of their pack to player on their left, each player then picks a card from the pack they just received before passing again. This process continues until all the cards in those packs have been drafted. Then each player opens a second pack, but this time, you pass the pack to your right. After all those cards are drafted, you do the same with the third pack, passing to the left again.

Once all the packs have been drafted, everyone builds a deck from the cards they have selected. You may add as many basic lands (Plains, Islands, Swamps, Mountains, and Forests) to your deck as you’d like, but each deck must have at least 40 cards. Once your deck is made you’ll face off against the other players in the draft in a 3 round tournament. Every match you win nets you 1 prize pack at the end of the draft!