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Cage for when trading card matches get brutal

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Card fighters can rumble in this cage.

Card fighters can rumble in this cage.
Picture: Numa @ Twitter

Do you think collectible card games like Yu-Gi-Oh!, Duel masters, Y Pokemon they are gentleyou? Maybe for you they are! But that doesn’t mean that matches can’t get intense.

Twitter user Numa saw this setup at a local card shop in Japan, used for collectible card cage matches.

How cool is this?

As you can see, there is a monitor outside the cage, showing what is on the table for spectators to follow, sitting around the outside of the enclosure.

Inside, there are two gaming chairs., in addition to a table, where the fighters can place the collectible card among themselves.

All of this is encased in a wrestling-style cage, which appears to be outfitted with metal chain links, as it should be, when the going gets tough. rough.

“Unfortunately, no electrical current is sent through the link in the chain”, Numa joked on Twitter. “Even if you lose, you can go.”

It is a most unusual configuration. At the time of writing, Numa’s tweet has received more than 37,000 likes and has been retweeted another 9,000 times. The setting is so unusual that another Twitter user I also took a photo of him, showing another angle of the cage.

This was taken at a Book-Off retail store, which generally specializes in used books, but also sells other items, including cards. As you can see, in the last row there are display cases full of trading cards. On the opposite side, not in the photo, is the record. (Infamously, Book-Off also has a hardware retail store called Hard-Off. Heh).

Cage matches, or ケ ー ジ マ ッ チ (keeji macchi) In Japanese, it has long been a feature of hardcore professional wrestling. But, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cage like this for trading card matches. They should definitely become a standard part of tournaments.

Note: Tweet and photo used with permission.

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