Effie joined a Saturday afternoon Pokémon league yesterday, something she scoped out and followed through with on her own. This is an intriguing development as we're not exactly joiners at this point in our lives. But she was very determined to advance to the next level of this game she adores and studies so much, so off she went to join far more experienced strangers in a series of battles. When she returned home, Effie was very excited to tell me that each player plays five games and you get two points for a win and one point for a lose and that she had won five points! The points get counted toward some free cards so the added motivation is there for her.
An afternoon of playing was followed by an evening of deck-rebuilding and card searching on the web: