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DecipherCon 2001 Press Release
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Decipher News Flash!

(NORFOLK, Va., June 26, 2001) - Decipher's 3rd annual gaming convention will take place Nov. 15-18 at the Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel in Virginia Beach, Va., the company announced this week.

In addition to the introduction of the Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game , DecipherCon 2001 will offer an unprecedented $50,000 prize purse for its World Championships, with each champion taking home a grand prize of $10,000. Championships will be held for the Star Wars™ CCG, Star Trek™ CCG ,Young Jedi™ CCG, and Jedi Knights™ TCG. Best of all, ANYONE can walk away a champion! No pre-qualification in earlier tournaments is necessary: Everyone is eligible to play in the first-day qualifying rounds of the championships!

The exciting details surrounding the Lord of the Rings TCG are still highly confidential, but Decipher will release more and more information as the summer con season begins.

In addition to the lucrative championships and Lord of the Rings debut, DecipherCon will feature celebrity autograph signings, role-playing games, digital deck demonstrations, and more.

Those who plan to join the excitement should go to the DecipherCon area of decipher.com (set to go live on June 29) for details on registration, special convention packages, and discounted hotel rates. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended; the deadline for pre-registration is October 15, 2001. For hotel reservations, call toll-free 800.521.5635 and ask for the DecipherCon group rate.

Founded in 1983, Decipher Inc. is a worldwide leader in the collectible card game industry. Decipher is dedicated to The Art of Great Games®. The company’s product lines include the Star Trek™ Customizable Card Game, Star Wars™ Customizable Card Game, Young Jedi™ Collectible Card Game, Jedi Knights™ Trading Card Game, and Lord of the Rings™ Trading Card Game - scheduled to release holiday 2001. In addition, Decipher’s Games Studio produces leading party, card and board games such as How To Host A Murder®, How To Host A Teen Mystery™, Boy Crazy!™, Girl Power!™, Pente®, Scratchees™ and more. In 2001, Decipher acquired the staff and assets of FANtastic media, becoming the operator of the Official Star Trek Fan Club. Visit www.decipher.com for additional product and tournament information, news, contests, and interactive features.

For more information, contact Carla Atkinson at (757) 664-1133/ carlaa@decipher.com or Monica Jones at (757) 664-1148/monicaj@decipher.com.