Monday, July 9, 2012

How Finnish players prepare for Worlds: Part 1

Hyvinkää - my home town. Miska's house is about 15mins away from Hyvinkää.

It still a tough game ahead for Mewtwo EX/Darkrai EX
Miska has an own pool on their back yard! A few Finnish players enjoying the summer.

Mahjong - a very popular game among Finnish Pokémon TCG players.
Klinklang is only set-upping! Also, as you can see, there are chess pieces on the table.

There is nothing better than a pizza made on a pan over a camp fire. It was delicious!

A remarkable part of Finnish Pokémon TCG history.

My favorite past time, along Pokémon TCG - Go. The game is 100% skill, 0% luck, so it brings a balance.
(I'm playing with Black stones by the way)

A cool Butter(free?)

Traditional Finnish breakfast (j/k)

No camp without music.

I would love to have one of these on my back yard!

All day, all night - Pokémon.

Anything goes as long as it's done on a camp fire.

Miska's back yard is big enough for a lot of tents!

I have no idea what this game is, but it looks pretty complicated!

If you didn't recognize me, I'm the only guy on the left side of the table, who doesn't have a hat on!


A real country house.

Traditional Finnish summer food, sausage, Karelian pasty and bacon strips!


  1. Sori et suomeks mut ökä ihmettelee miks et kertonu kuin tärkee toi miskan mäkiauto oli? Jouninilmaveivi

  2. When do you plan on finishing the deck out goes global series?

    I see there are a couple missing countries (canada for example)

  3. And bacon strips and bacons trips and bacon strips and…
    and bacon strips.

  4. Wow..... How did you get the Go game to that point? Thats one complicated game, as I cant even see how the flow of the play want. (I play too)

    1. What happened here was 3 handi game. White lost the fight in the lower right corner so he tried to secure the center. Black played random move to center and ran with his dragon while White was trying to kill it but didn't manage to do so. In the end White won by 16.5 points.

  5. That place seems like a very good one to hang out! Prepping for Worlds sure looks fun this way.

    PD: That breakfast looks really tasty. Seriously.

  6. Sounds like fun!

  7. Looks like fun Esa! Thanks for sharing the photos.

  8. Nice pictures!

    Btw, this is the butterfree from the picture:
    Iphiclides podalirius

  9. Not even a single one beutiful pokemon girl? I'm very disapointed now...

  10. That game with enormous amounts of cards on the table is Civilization. It took 3 hours to set it up and one game took 4 hours. Even so one of the best games I've played.

  11. Anonymous1: As I said in my last entry, I have put The Deck Out goes global on hold (at least for a while). I don't know yet, when I'm going to continue it.

    Zarmakuizz: Haha, so you caught my pun there :D

    Anonymous2: What he said. It was a pretty difficult game for me since I was the player playing with handicap.

    Youngster: Yeah, it's always one of our highlights of the summer! It not only looks delicious, it was delicious!

    darkwing34: Haha, cool!

    Matt91: Yeah, Mahjong is a cool game, even though I'm not very good at it.

    Adam: Glad you enjoyed them!

    Matijslax: Wow, what's the name in English?:D

    Anonymous4: Haha, in fact usually there are lots of Pokémon girls in the Miska camp but most of them have quitted the game : (

    Thanks for comments everyone! I'll be taking more pictures from our preparation camp in two weeks.

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    1. I made a mistake, the butterfly is:
      Papilio machaon-Old World Swallowtail in english

      In finnish: Ritariperhonen

  13. This is actually pretty cute.

  14. Isn't the Mewtwo EX Full Art from the second image a fake card?
    Lol, anyway, it's good to see you don't mind if people waste a lot of money or not in one card.

  15. Eksyin lukemaan kaikkia Pokemon juttuja ja niitä kautta eksyin sun blogiin. Kiva nähdä ja kuulla, että on paljon pelaajia. Onnea kaikille kisoihin! (: T: Hanna Uimonen

  16. Anonymous: Yup, it's a pritned card since we don't have 50 Mewtwo EXs with us, lol.

    Hanna: Haha, siistiä, että eksyit sivulle. Kiitoksia, kerron terveisiä eteenpäin! :D


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