Wizards of the Coast is gearing up for a 15-city shopping mall tour to introduce fans to the new Duel Masters Collectible Card Game -- the CCG that vanquished Yu-Gi-Oh! in Japan. Duel Masters is a modern multi-media property--Dreamwave Productions' Duel Masters comic book series has been going for several months, WotC launched its Duel Master game on March 5, and the Duel Masters anime series began its regular run on the Cartoon Network later on Saturday (see 'Duel Masters Anime on Cartoon Network in March').  WotC's mall tour, which starts on April 3 at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, NJ, is open to all visitors and designed especially for those who have not yet played a collectible card game.  Attendees will enter larger-than-life portals leading to the various civilizations referenced in the game.  Colorful murals depicting the characters and settings of the game abound throughout the 3,100 square foot set dedicated to bringing to life the fantasy inspired Duel Masters CCG.


Visitors who take the time to learn the game at the mall tour, will receive a complimentary Duel Masters Starter Kit while supplies last.  All the U.S. stops on the tour will be at Simon Property Group shopping malls.  Here is the tour schedule:


April 3-4                     Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City, NY

April 9-10                   Plaza King of Prussia, King of Prussia, PA

April 17-18                 St. Charles Towne Center, Waldorf, MD

April 24-25                 Ross Park Mall, Pittsburgh, PA

May 1-2                     Lincolnwood Town Center, Lincolnwood, IL

May 8-9                     Mall to be determined, Toronto, Ontario

May 15-16                 Castleton Square Mall, Indianapolis, IN

May 22-23                 Great Lakes Mall, Mentor, OH

May 29-30                 Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

June 5-6                     Mall of Georgia, Mill Creek, GA

June 12-13                 The Florida Mall, Orlando, FL

June 19-20                 North East Mall, Hurst, TX

June 26-27                 Metrocenter, Phoenix, AZ

July 3-4                      Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA

July 10-11                  Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa, CA