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5 skills that Pokemon card games teach children

Pokemon trade card games are actually very good for the children. It can develop various skills. It has all the benefits of a board game. Here are the skills that the game teaches.

Cognitive skills

You need a deck of 60 cards to play Pokemon. Your deck will contain Pokemon, trainer and energy cards. There are more than 600 Pokemon species and more than 11,000 types of Pokemon cards.

You can build your own deck using the cards available. This task is not easy as there are so many different types of cards. You need to consider several things before choosing cards for your deck. So, it increases cognitive skills.

Critical thinking    

Pokemon is a game of chance and strategy. You need to defeat the opponent through several battles. You should determine which Pokemon card to send, which trainer or energy card to use, etc. Lots of thinking is needed for playing this game.

Mathematical skills

Children will learn mental arithmetic if they play Pokemon cards. It is required to calculate hit points. If you ask children to practice arithmetic at home, they will be reluctant to do so. When children play Pokemon they automatically do the arithmetic while playing.

Learn vocabulary

The Pokemon cards contain descriptions. They use specific words to describe a card. Children’s vocabulary will improve. It can also improve the children’s reading skills.

Trading skills

In Pokemon game, you need to trade one card for the other. Children will learn to trade. This will help them in their professional life. They will understand the concept of fair trade.

Besides learning all these skills, the children become social and understand the importance of competition. These skills can be useful in their professional lives.

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