To all of our valued customers, friends, volunteers and associates,
BVG was born out of a desire for myself, Professor Merv, to connect with my eldest son, Elite Trainer Keon. And a way for us to connect outside of a device. Having been taught the game by Professor Frank before Covid, and after lockdown, we started BVG. Since then, Pokémon has allowed us to attend various Pokémon tournaments across the country and the world, including having the honour and privilege of participating in 2 World Championships.
I had the idea to design a safe, inclusive, and fun space for people who loved Pokémon, and more specifically, the Pokémon TCG, to come together to practice and train and help each other become better players. Brokenvase Games was born from this initial idea, starting off as a purely online business, to borrowing a small space in Kenmore Shopping Village, to finally opening the official shop on December 7, 2020 at 76 Jijaws Street Sumner. We quickly outgrew this location and moved to our current larger location at 1/45 Jijaws Street, where we’ve been for the last 2 years.
With that said, it is with the heaviest of hearts that myself, Kat, Frank, and the rest of the BVG family, have to announce that we will be closing our doors on October 1, 2023. This has been an extremely difficult and heart-wrenching decision to make, and I know that there are many people, ourselves included, that will be saddened by this news. Our online store will remain open however, and any existing preorders that customers have with us will be fulfilled.
I would personally like to thank Kat, my rock and my partner (in every sense of the word), for taking over most of the business aspects when I was unwell and tending to my mental health; Frank, Tom & Llewy for keeping the stores day-to-day operations going while both Kat and I were sick, our stock manager Liesl for making sure all our orders were sent out on time, and of course, our staff Elliot, Ryan, Lawrence, Chris, Nick, Seth & Rob for their tireless efforts and help over the last 3 years, along with our various other staff along the way. An extra shout out to our volunteers whom, without your help, we could not have gotten as far as we did, and to our Judge/Professor Team Members. And of course, all our customers & friends who have supported us constantly over the years. There are so many people to thank for all the love, support and friendship that they have provided us through this journey, so to all of you, both Kat and I extend our great gratitude and thanks to you as well.
You will still see us around the Pokémon circuit, most likely still donning the bright blue BVG shirts, though Keon may go undercover. And its business as usual at the shop until October 1, so come on in for the tournaments or a learn-to-play session. Keon and I will try and be around till then. Grab us for a chat if you do see us.
We will also be selling all our stock. Yes! Including my own special secret stashes. So do come in to snatch a bargain or two.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank every one of you once again for coming along with us on this journey.