yugioh card game based on a popular manga and anime series about monster-battling, yugioh became a massive hit worldwide when it was first adapted for television and film in late 1998. It spawned an even more successful trading card game, which has been played by millions of people around the world since its release in 1999.

Players attempt to reduce their opponent’s life points to zero by using a combination of monster, spell, and trap cards. Each player builds a deck that must contain a minimum of 40 to 60 cards, including a Main Deck and an Extra Deck (which can only hold zero to 15 special monsters with “Fusion”, “Synchro”, or “Xyz” in the card text). A Special Summoning zone is placed at the left and right of the main monster and Spell & Trap zones. Other zones are the Pendulum zone, the field zone, and a discard pile for cards that are banished from battle by card effects.

During a duel, each player makes non-combat actions and then attacks their opponent’s monsters with the power of their own cards. Each monster has an Atk or Def value, which is used to compare with the opponent’s Atk or Def value when attacking. A weaker monster in attack position destroys the opposing monster, while a stronger monster in defence position takes damage equal to its Atk value.

A player may also use the effect of a card to change the battle position of one of their monsters. This can be as simple as flip-summoning a face-down defending monster into the face-up attack position, or it could involve an entirely new summoning method. A number of other types of cards are also used in the game, including counters (used to track turns or power levels) and monster tokens, which indicate a specific battle position. Players should have a calculator to keep track of their LP (life points) during the duel, and plastic sleeves to protect the cards from bending or scratches.

Yugi Oh! is a collectible card game developed and published by Konami. Tournaments are held every year that give out prizes such as rare cards or exclusive game mats. The card game was originally distributed in the US by Upper Deck Entertainment until they lost their license in 2008. Konami now distributes Yu-Gi-Oh! in all territories outside of Asia.