The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game is a Japanese collectible card game developed and published by Konami. It is based on the fictional game of Duel Monsters created by manga artist Kazuki Takahashi, which is the main plot device during the majority of his popular manga franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and its various anime adaptations and spinoff series.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game was first launched by Konami in 2002. It was named the top selling trading card game in the world by Guinness World Records on July 7, 2009, having sold over 22 billion cards worldwide. As of March 31, 2011, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. Japan has sold 25,175,567,833 cards globally since 1999. The trading card game continues to gain popularity as it is played around the world, mostly in Japan, North America, Europe and Australia.
Yu-Gi-Oh! is a battle-based trading card game in which players draw cards from their respective decks and take turns playing cards onto “the field”. Each player uses a custom-made deck containing 40 to 60 cards, as well as an optional “Extra Deck” of up to 15 cards that are used in certain situations. There is also a 15 card “Side deck,” which allows players to modify their deck between games. Players are restricted to three copies of any one card per deck and side deck (with some restricted to just one or two per deck). Each player starts with 2000, 4000 or 8000 “Life Points” (as agreed by the players or set by the tournament rules), and the usual win condition is the reduction of the opponent’s Life Points to zero. This is typically achieved by using one’s “monster” cards to attack the opponent’s monster cards and/or inflict damage to his or her life points. The other two card types are “spells” and “traps”, which have a nearly endless variety of functions. For example, these cards’ effects may eliminate an opponent’s card, counter the effects of an opponent’s card, or retrieve a specific card from one’s own deck, to name just a few. Most monster cards also have extra abilities of their own
Bodachs’ is currently hosting open play on Wednesday nights where you can come in with your friends and play YuGiOh! We’re also carrying booster packs from the new sets, so if you need new cards, come on in!