Gaming Card has two major types: Trading Card Game (TCG) and Living Card Game (LCG).
Living card games are a new type of card game in which players need to build up a deck according to the game rules. The biggest difference from TCG cards is that the LCG card packs are not randomized. When a player purchases a pack for a LCG, he or she knows exactly what cards to get.
Upon its establishment back in 2009, Shanghai RK Games Collectible began its business by distributing of “Magic: The Gathering” after reaching agreement with Wizards Of The Coast, together with card accessory products from Ultra PRO. By now the Company has established business relationships with Wizards Of The Coast, Asmodee, Square Enix, and other famous brands in the board game industry.
Trading Card, originated in the United States back in 1880, was initially issued by tobacco companies to promote boxed cigarette sales. The cards inserted in the cigarette box got a brilliant response and gradually became a unique collection hobby among consumers. It was from 1951 that trading card entered the Major League Baseball. Later, other popular IP’s include NBA, NFL, NHL, animation, movies & television, entertainment, humanities, history, etc. were all licensed to trading cards. The box break excitement for blind valued cards keeps collectors purchase passion.
Since 2013, RK Games & Collectibles started doing business with world famous trading card companies, promoting collection hobby among sports fans. Among all the 4 North America sport leagues, NBA becomes the most well-known sport in China. As such, NBA trading cards are very much welcomed by NBA fans. Panini, an Italian company who is now the leading sports card publisher in the world, also carries NFL beside NBA trading cards. Upper Deck, who first introduced trading card into China market back in 1980’s, produces and sports authentic memorabilia beside NHL, Marvel and e-Sports cards. Topps, a British company who has 75 years of history in trading card is the oldest company in the hobby industry, and now carries European and American sports business. In 2018, RK Games & Collectibles entered a strategic partnership with PSA of Collectors Universe, becoming the exclusive collection center for card authentication and grading service in China.
With years of promotion in the industry, RK Games & Collectibles has been very recognized by the collectors as well as setup of trading card store network in China. The Ruika Card Show, being the industry annual event, is a great example.
Miniatures games are a form of wargame which prominently features the use of miniature models or figures players enact simulated battles using scale models called miniature models, , to represent warriors, vehicles, artillery, buildings, and terrain. These models are colloquially referred to as miniatures or minis. Miniatures are typically painted and can be artfully sculpted, making them collectible in their own right. Unpainted plastic figures for Warhammer by Games Workshop, have become popular.
Games Workshop (often abbreviated as GW) is a British manufacturer of miniature wargames, Its best-known products are Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000. More than 5,000 distributors around the world are committed to painting, collecting, and playing with miniatures. RK Games & Collectibles started business with Games Workshop as the solo distributor of Warhammer products in China since 2012.
Beside Warhammer from Games Workshop, RK Games & Collectibles also carries Funko.、Enterbay and so on.Funko is an American company that manufactures licensed pop culture collectibles, best known for its licensed vinyl figurines and bobbleheads. Founded in 2005, ENTERBAY always stands as one of the world's most famous & popular brand . Ichiban-Kuji is a series of prize figures made by BANPRESTO. Unlike claw machine prize figures, the Ichiban-Kujis are lottery prizes and tend to be of similar quality to standard run figures . With the top brands in the wargame model segment, the business is growing and expanding. Wargames models provide Chinese consumers with the demand for internationalization and individuality in the field of current pop culture such as movies, sports, games and collectibles.
Since the beginning of human civilization, the board game has existed. The modern board game originated in Germany has already been popular in Europe and American countries for decades. People made friends by playing board games, with common social themes on war, trading, culture, art, architecture, history, and others.
Children board games, as a sub-division, is designed specifically for children. As the most popular emerging industry in recent years, the initial purpose of design of the children board game was for parents to accompany their children. China children education experts discover the education value from it, and reach a consensus that playing a board game with children is happy and meaningful. Beside parents can accompany the children, it could give correct guidance which is good for the physical and mental health of the children, making children learn different knowledge and skills when they are playing. Board games also have the characteristics of owning a new business model, great development potential and wide channels, etc.
Shanghai RK Games & Collectible officially launched the children board game project in 2018. After more than two years of dedicated operation, it has worked with many famous brands of international children’s games, such as FoxMind, The Purple Cow, Smart Games, etc. The Company has currently developed a wide range of sales channels, including online platforms, well-known offline chain bookstores throughout the country, schools, eructation institutions, etc.