In reading the stats in the message at the top of this forum: "GE Prerelease Attendances" by PokeMama, I noticed that , at least for the Washington State prereleases, the attendees seemed to be mostly masters, with very few juniors. My soon to be eleven-year-old grandson wants me to take him to a nearby Majestic Dawn prerelease up here in Washington State. Up to now he's only played with his cousins, and an occasional Saturday morning at the Pokemon League at a Seattle game store. I don't think he really has much concept of deck building skills or of game strategy, so I'm wondering if he might not find himself in way over his head at a prerelease and end up feeling frustrated and demoralized by the experience. I'd appreciate some advice on whether or not I should think about taking him for his birthday, or if the money might not be better spent on a couple of championship decks instead.