Tournaments/Events

Sneak Preview Tournaments
(Last updated on February 9th, 2017)

Sneak Preview Tournaments are usually held 1 week before the release date of an expansion. Participants can stand a chance to obtain exclusive sneak preview event items such as playmats, deck cases and promotional cards. The exclusive items differ for each Sneak Preview Event.

For Store/Retailers

How to Run a Sneak Preview Tournament:

  • Pre-order a Sneak Preview Kit from your respective official distributor.
  • Sneak Preview Kits are strictly not for sale.
  • Sneak Preview Events are usually held 1 week before the release date of an expansion. The dates are stipulated by Bushiroad.
  • Sneak Preview Events can only be held on 1 day. Sneak Preview Events cannot be held across multiple days.
  • Each Sneak Preview Kit supports up to 8 players.

Sneak Preview Tournament Recommended Rules

We recommend Sneak Preview Tournaments to be run in a booster draft or sealed format.

A PDF version of the rules for Sneak Preview Tournaments can be found HERE.
(Last updated on February 9th, 2017)

A PDF version of the rules for Booster Draft can be found HERE.
(Last updated on February 9th, 2017)

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Preparations for Sneak Preview Tournament

1. Can be played with 2 or more fighters! (It would be best to have at least 4 players!)

2. Each fighter will prepare the recommended number of packs.
- 6 packs are recommended for sets with 5 cards per pack (Booster Packs, Extra Boosters)
- 4 packs are recommended for sets with 7 cards per pack (Clan Boosters, Title Boosters)
*All fighters should prepare the same type of packs

What is Booster Draft?

Booster Draft Format is a method of play which involves purchasing, opening and building a deck straight away for a game!

Fighters open the packs and choose a card he or she would like to use in a predetermined order (this is known as a “draft”), and decks are built right there and then!

With this unique style, players get to experience the thrill of selecting cards, and the joy of playing with a different deck every time!

A tutorial video on how to run Booster Draft Tournaments can be found here

Recommended rules for Booster Draft

1. Decide on the seating arrangement around the table with a random method. (e.g. rock-paper-scissors)

2. Each fighter will open one pack, and check the cards inside that pack.

(Booster Packs and Extra Boosters from Vol.6 – Breaker of Limits onwards will contain 4 normal units and 1 trigger unit, making it a total of 5 cards.)

(Clan Boosters and Title Boosters will contain at least 1 trigger unit, with a total of 7 cards)

(The tournament organizer may allow the use of the following rule: *Starting from Cardfight!! Vanguard G Booster Pack Vol.4 Soul Strike Against The Supreme, some packs will have special cards assigned to them. If a fighter opens such a pack and wishes to keep the contents, that fighter may show the contents of the pack for all players to verify. After it is verified, the fighter must keep all the cards. Then, the fighter will sit out on the drafting for one pack rotation.

A list of such packs is as follows:
i. VGE-G-BT04, VGE-G-BT05: Secret Pack
ii. VGE-G-BT07: SP Clan Packs

3. Choose the trigger unit, as well as another unit and place them face down so they cannot be seen!

(If you are drafting Extra Boosters Vol. 1 to Vol. 7, or Booster Packs Vol. 1 to Vol. 5, each fighter chooses only one card.)

(If a fighter opens a Legion Rare, that fighter may ask for a judge to verify it. If it is verified, each player chooses the trigger unit, as well as two other cards, and places them face down)

(If a fighter chooses a G unit, that card will be put in their G Zone instead of their deck when building the deck.)

4. Once everyone has chosen their cards, all fighters will pass the rest of the cards in hand to the person on the left, in a clockwise direction!

5. With the cards received from the fighter on the right, choose a card and place it face down. Once everyone is done, pass the rest of the cards in hand to the left again.
Repeat until all the cards have been taken.

6. If you are drafting Booster Packs or Extra Boosters, pass the cards in hand to the person on your right (anti-clockwise) starting from the fourth pack!
If you are drafting Clan Boosters or Title Boosters, pass the cards in hand to the person on your right (anti-clockwise) starting from the third pack!

7. Once all the packs have been opened and passed around, the draft ends! Use all the chosen cards as your deck! Put all G units in your G Zone.
※ You may look at the cards you have already drafted, but it must not be mixed up with the cards that are currently being passed around!

What is Sealed Format?

Sealed Format is a method of play which involves purchasing, opening and building a deck straight away for a game too!

Fighters open the packs and builds a deck with the opened cards right there and then!

With this unique style, players get to keep their share of rare cards, and the joy of playing with a different deck every time!

Recommended rules for Sealed

1. Every fighter will open all of his or her packs, and check the cards inside those packs.
(Booster Packs and Extra Boosters from Vol.6 – Breaker of Limits onwards will contain 4 normal units and 1 trigger unit, making it a total of 5 cards.)
(Clan Boosters and Title Boosters will contain at least 1 trigger unit, with a total of 7 cards)

2. Put all normal and trigger units in your deck and all G units in your G deck.

Game conditions

The basic rules of Cardfight!! Vanguard can be found here: http://cf-vanguard.com/en/howto/ The rules of a normal cardfight apply, but with the addition of three special rules for the sneak preview tournament:

- The rules which restrict only 4 of the same card, as well as only 4 heal triggers in a deck do not apply here!

- If you have four or more cards in your damage zone, you lose the game by rule action.

- “All units will be regarded as a unit in all of the clans.”!
This means that card abilities and triggers will definitely activate! Therefore, the fighters can ignore the clans when choosing cards to build your deck!

What “All units will be regarded as a unit in all of the clans.” means:
*Clans of all cards will be regarded as 《all of the clans》.
And, all cards with abilities which target a specific clan within the 《》 brackets will be regarded as if it is written as 《all of the clans》

For example: “Dragonic Overlord the End”

[CONT](VC/RC):If you have a non-《Kagero》 vanguard or rear-guard, this unit gets [Power] -2000.
“If you have a non-《Kagero》…” will be read instead as “If you have a non-《all of the clans》…”.

Since all of the units are regarded as 《all of the clans》, “Dragonic Overlord the End” will not get -2000 power.

At the end of a game

After all games have finished, share the cards equally among all the fighters who took part!

Tournament Format

- Single Elimination

- The winner of each round receives an additional pack!
(Cards opened from this pack cannot be added to your deck)