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February 21, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Skylanders Skystones game is now a physical card game found in select General Mills cereal boxes

Skylanders Skystones card game in Genreral Mills cereal boxes I'm a big fan of unique games - not just video games. I loved the idea of the Card Wars game seen in an episode of Cartoon Network's Adventure Time was released as a physical game. Recently a card game, Exploding Kittens, broke all sorts of records on Kickstarter when they amassed $8 million in funding when only asking for $10K - wow!

So, I was quite excited when I heard that the Skystones game seen in Activision's Skylanders Trap Team video game was coming to life! However, not in the traditional way. Skystones was being delivered inside various General Mills cereal boxes as a prize.

There are 4 different sets of Skylanders Skystones packs to collect - each set contains 10 cards, two of which are boss villain cards that unlock exclusive content in the Skylanders Collection Vault app.

A selection of cards will be available starting on February 14 at participating retailers across North America. Skylanders Skystones packs can be found in boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reese's Puffs, Trix, Lucky Charms and more while supplies last.

Hearing this news, I went to my local grocery store to peruse the cereal aisle. They carried General Mills products, including all of the ones that are participating in the Skystones deal. I couldn't find a single box with mention of Skystones. I'm not sure if I'm too late or if stores in my area aren't part of this promotion. I tried several different stores, with no connection to one another, but couldn't find a single box.

Skylanders Skystones card game in Genreral Mills cereal boxes Keep an eye out in your area, if you're a Skylanders fan and would like to play Skystones outside of the Activision game. I like this trend of interesting elements of video games and other digital media becoming physical toys and games. It shows a lasting quality of the ideas created within digital worlds. Our real world needs more of this sort of crossover to benefit a wider range of fans.

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