Players from across the northwest came to Prince Rupert to compete in a Kaijudo competition late last month.

Players from across the northwest came to Prince Rupert to compete in a Kaijudo competition late last month.

North Coast Kaijudo players gather in Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert game shop Good Times Games hosted one of the largest events in its five year history over the March 16 weekend.

Prince Rupert game shop Good Times Games hosted one of the largest events in its five year history over the March 16 weekend as players gathered from town and even Haida Gwaii to play in a Kaijudo collectable card game premiere.

43 players came to play in what has quickly become one of the most popular games at the shop, Kaijudo is a collectable card game where players build decks and then compete head to head against one another.  Good Times hosted boys, girls and adults as young as five, and some over 40 over the weekend.

Organizers were excited to announce that the shop was selected to be one of only 24 game stores in North America to host the Kaijudo Master Challenge. The winner and second place finisher of the challenge will then be invited to play in the Shattered Alliance Kaijudo Championship to be played between the top 48 players this fall in Washington.

“It is such a huge honour to be selected to host this event. We have never had the chance to run an event of this magnitude and to be such a small town competing with places like Edmonton and Vancouver and still be selected shows our dedication and effort to gaming in our town,” said Rob Gruber, co-owner of Good Times Games

Exciting news for Prince Rupert and entire North Coast of B.C., the big event will take place sometime in May or June this year. Good Times expects the turnout for this event to potentially run over 100 players with players coming from as Victoria and Alberta for a chance to win entry into the Championship that will be taking place in the fall.