If you were a kid or teen through the late 90s and 2000s, chances are that you had at least heard of the Yu-Gi-Oh card game. Based on the popular manga series about card-battling, this trading card game quickly grew to become a massive hit worldwide, even spawning an anime and cartoon TV show. While the show and manga have since ceased production, the card game itself still remains hugely popular with an estimated 35 billion cards sold.
The object of the game is to defeat your opponent’s monsters and reduce their life points (LP) to zero. Each player has a deck of 40 to 60 cards with a main deck and an extra deck, which contains special monsters that can be used for fusion, synchro, and xyz summoning. Each card has information on it that specifies what zone it belongs in. For example, a monster in the main deck is in the “monster zone,” while a fusion monster is in the “fusion zone.”
During your turn, you perform one of three phases: draw, main, and battle. Each of these phases is outlined on the top-right corner of each card. You make most of your non-combat actions in the main phase, including normal summoning/setting a monster from your hand or deck into either the face-up attack position or the facedown defense position, any special summons you are allowed to do, and activating/setting spells and traps from the Spell & Trap zones. In the battle phase, you attack each of your monsters in attack or defending position against an opponent’s monster(s) in attack or defending position by comparing their Atk or Def value.
Each card has an effect that activates when it is played on the field. Some of these effects respond to other cards with their own effect. Each time this happens, it creates a chain that doesn’t end until both players agree they are done adding to the chain.
Most people who play the yugioh card game will use a starter deck to learn how the rules work. However, many players will eventually want to upgrade to a fully customized deck. These decks are usually found in booster packs or collectible tins. There are also some limited edition and special edition decks that can be purchased as well.
There are different administration structures for the yugioh card game in different regions of the world. The official card game, or OCG, is managed by Konami in Japan and East Asia; it is manufactured and distributed by Upper Deck Entertainment in North America and elsewhere.
There are several different types of yugioh cards, with the most important being monsters. Monsters are the stars of the show in both the anime and manga, and they vary in type between OCG and real-life card games. Generally, they have an attk or defence value printed on them. Some monsters have other special abilities as well, but they can all be summed up as either being weaker or stronger than the opponent’s monsters when they are attacked. yugioh card game