Dark Moon Cards and Games
Business Founders and Owners, Joel & Marthe Honts, first discovered Pokemon in 2009 with a fortuitous birthday gift for their son. The seed grew from that first game to competitive tournaments, a Pokemon League, Pokemon Professorship, judging events, organizing championships and more. In 2013, Dark Moon Cards and Games first appeared as an online store - selling Pokemon singles throughout the US. Now Dark Moon Cards and Games appears at comic and anime events to share their love of everything Pokemon.
The Honts Family
Joel spent over 10 years serving his county as a police officer before working another 12 years in the railroad industry. Joel is a life-long sci-fi fan, especially for all things Godzilla. His love for all things from Japan has led him to become a huge anime fan, sumo fan and sushi cook. Since starting out together, Joel has guided his son, Logan, and daughter, Georgia to a combined 6 World Championship invitations, where they have competed against the best in the players in the world at tournaments in Hawaii, California and D.C. Joel himself has become a TCG enthusiast, winning a multitude of tournaments and placing in the top 16 of 2 Regional Championships.
Joel works tirelessly our league, The Fincastle Pokemon Gym, helping new players learn the game and improve. His work has led to many of our local players having success at large competitive tournaments, with 4 of them earning World Championship invitations in both the Trading Card Game and the Pokemon Video Game.
You can find Joel working most of our convention and festival booths, when he isn't helping out running tournaments.