Here's something that you want to give or receive this Christmas. Bakugan Battle Brawlers are in the core-hit strategy game this time aside from TCG collectibles like Yu-Gi-Oh! and Duel Masters. Bakugan Battle Brawlers is not a TCG though but it uses magnetic cards and miniature ball figures called "Bakugan".
I don't know much about the game but the anime shows how. Bakugan Battle Brawlers is another anime show produced bt TMS Entertainment and released in 2007. In the anime version, the story of Bakugan Battle Brawlers tells about the monsters who are called "Bakugan" and the masters who wield them. Daniel Kuso (or nicknamed "Dan") is a typical 12-year old boy who dreams to become the master of Bakugan Brawlers. Together with his friends like Runo, Marucho and Shun they must face the fate from the Vestorians by playing Bakugan and save the world.
This current franchise seems to be hit. Sometimes when I went to the market, I saw some spring-loaded Bakugan figures in different sizes from small to large but the original ones are small that fits in the palm of a hand. The players are up to 6.The objective of the game is to capture three of the opponent's gate cards or defeat his/her Bakugan. Sega Toys and Spin Master released the game in 2007 along with the anime version to support the franchise. Buying Bakugan figures are quite expensive especially rare ones but it'll be better to buy a big box of starter sets. At the start when you try the game, it really much complicated at first but with a lot of strategic experiences (and collecting cool figures), you'll see how monsters summoned by popping on their shells like they're real.