KeyForge, Asmodee’s acclaimed two-player card game, enjoyed a massive celebration last week with its first major UK tournament culminating in the crowning of the UK’s first Grand Champion.
The competition drew 158 players from all corners of the country and beyond to Milton Keynes, with enthusiasts from France, Italy, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands flocking to compete for glory, while hundreds more tuned into a live video stream.
KeyForge, which launched to great success in 2018, sees two players using pre-generated decks – each sold as a complete unit and guaranteed to be a unique combination of cards owned by nobody else in the world – in a race to unlock vaults of untold knowledge on a vibrant sci-fi world.
The game offers a low barrier to entry for players, with simple rules and a competitive price point. This was reflected in a diverse range of player demographics at the Grand Championship, which saw children as young as nine competing on equal footing with adults.
The tournament was won by Alejandro Rosa Calero of Spain who earned, in addition to a swathe of exclusive KeyForge prizes, a paid flight to the USA in order to compete at the KeyForge World Championship later this year.
With the successful Grand Championships reflecting a strong start for KeyForge as a card game, the brand is soon to move into the world of printed fiction, with a first anthology of stories set in the KeyForge universe to be published this summer by Asmodee’s Aconyte Books fiction imprint.