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The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Gets Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers and Speed Duel Box

Konami has announced two new releases for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.

Master the elements alongside the Charmers and their familiars with Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers!

Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers focuses on Spellcasters and controlling monsters of many Attributes. Basic Charmers can steal away monsters that match their Attribute, and if you control even one Charmer, you can fill the field with familiars! Buff the whole team with Awakening of the Possessed then back up your monsters with powerful Spiritual Art cards that let you remove the best card from your opponent’s hand, bury any card they control to the bottom of the Deck, inflict massive damage, and more!

The Charmer cards have some of the most popular artwork in all the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, and Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers will add to that legacy with variant artwork of the “Familiar-Possessed” versions of Hiita, Wynn, Aussa, and Eria. Each Deck will come with 1 of these 4 variant art cards.

In addition, 5 new pieces of art have been created showing the daily lives of the Charmers and their familiars, and each Structure Deck will have 1 of 5 Tokens featuring one of these pieces. New artwork will also be featured on the playing side of the Deluxe Game Mat. There are 5 Deluxe Game Mats in total, each also featuring 1 of the 5 new pieces of art. Don’t forget to check out the reverse side for strategic advice and a look at early concept illustrations for some of the new art featured in Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers!

Each Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers contains:

  • 5 Ultra Rares (4 fixed + 1 of 4 Variant Art cards)
  • 2 Super Rares
  • 35 Commons
  • 1 of 5 Super Rare Token Cards 1 of 5 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mats/Dueling Guide

Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers is out October 23, 2020.


Relive the fierce competition of the epic Battle City tournament with your friends, in the Speed Duel Box*!

Designed to allow up to 8 players to jump into their own dynamic tournament experience, the Speed Duel Box* includes a static pool of 200 cards to construct various popular strategies from, 193 of which are brand-new to Speed Dueling! Whether you prefer to keep the strategies together, or draft the card pool between your friends, you decide how you want to play!

The coveted Egyptian God Cards finally descend upon Speed Duel! Devastate with Obelisk the Tormentor, overwhelm with Slifer the Sky Dragon, or rule with The Winged Dragon of Ra! Other iconic cards have also been introduced, including powerhouses like Jinzo, Dark Paladin, and XYZ-Dragon Cannon.

With Skill Cards for many legendary Duelists from the anime, you can Duel as some of your favorite characters. Harness Yami Yugi’s bold tactics, Kaiba’s calculated power, or experience the darker side with the villainous Espa Roba, Odion Ishitar, Arkana, and more!

Each Speed Duel Box* contains 20 Skill Cards, 16 of which are brand-new. Fully customize your strategy even further with special effects unique to Speed Duel, giving you endless hours of Deck-building experience!

Kaiba hosted the Battle City tournament to claim the legendary Egyptian God Cards as his own, so it would only be fitting for you to Duel for exclusive prizes of your own too. To top off the Speed Duel Box*, a special prize pack will be included with 8 Secret Rares from a pool of 24 cards. Channel your inner Rare Hunter and upgrade some of the most iconic cards in Dueling history, along with other fan favorites, to the highest Speed Duel rarity ever released! You can distribute them as prizing in your own tournament, give one to each of the participants, or just keep them all for yourself!

Each Speed Duel Box* contains:

  • 200 Commons
  • 20 Skill Cards
  • 8 (of 24) Secret Rares
  • 4 2-Player Deluxe Game Mats

To use a card in Speed Dueling it must have the Speed Dueling Symbol on the card, cards without the Symbol are not legal. Skill Cards may only be used in Speed Dueling.

Speed Duel Box is out November 20, 2020.

*Name and contents subject to change.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Goes Maximum Gold in October

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Maximum Gold

Arriving October 9, 2020, Maximum Gold (MSRP: $29.99) features unparalleled beauty and style with new Premium Gold Rares, the ultimate evolution of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Gold Rares. Golden outlines and borders cleanly accentuate and enhance the art Duelists love and add texture to the cards. Symbols like Level stars and Attribute icons shine like pools of precious molten metal.

Maximum Gold gives Duelists the chance to add 52 of Dueling’s finest cards to Decks as beautiful Premium Gold Rares!

New Premium Gold technology isn’t the only way Maximum Gold is going to make your cards look amazing. Six wildly popular monsters are getting brand-new variant artwork as well as the Premium Gold Rare treatment, including Droll & Lock Bird, Elemental HERO Stratos, and Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess!

In addition, a wide variety of cards will return as Rares, but since this is Maximum Gold, they’ll be appearing as Rares with gold lettering instead of the standard silver!

Each box will include 4 Maximum Gold packs with 7 cards each: 2 Premium Gold Rares and 5 gold-letter Rares.

The complete Maximum Gold set contains:

  • 52 Premium Gold Rares
  • 110 gold-letter Rares

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game’s Releases Schedule for June and July 2020 Revealed

Summer has arrived in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG), and Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is thrilled to offer Duelists five new releases, each reaching into popular chapters of the game’s history!


Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Eternity Code

After a long delay, Eternity Code is finally here with new support for Ignition Assault themes like the Ancient Warriors, Plunder Patroll and the @Ignisters! Dueling has changed, and competitors have more ways to make the most of their Fusion, Synchro and Xyz monsters. Eternity Code answers the call, bringing new legacy support for countless classic themes new and old, catapulting them back into the tournament arena. Girsu, the Orcust Mekk-Knight kicks off your combos by setting up cards in your Graveyard, and Special Summoning Tokens to help build your field! Animadorned Archosaur is a must for Dino-Duelists, destroying your Dinosaurs to trigger big effects, adding monsters or even an “Evolution Pill” Spell from your Deck. Chamber DragonmaidMadolche SalonTraptrix AllomerusMachina Metalcruncher and many more all offer new support to established themes, bringing more choices to your tournament scene.

From Traptrix and Tindangles to Megaliths and Marincess, to Gizmek and Goukis and beyond, Eternity Code’s a celebration of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG’s greatest hits of the modern era. The complete set comes with 100 cards: 50 Commons, 26 Super Rares, 14 Ultra Rares and 10 Secret Rares. In stores now! MSRP: $3.99 per 9-card pack.


Straight out of the Duelist Kingdom storyline, Toon Chaos revisits two of the most time-honored themes in Dueling history: Yugi’s Chaos monsters and Pegasus’ sinister Toons. Along with a lineup of classic crowd-pleasers, Toon Chaos includes 3 new Chaos monsters like The Chaos Creator. It’s a new addition to the LIGHT and DARK arsenal that Special Summons a banished monster, while returning other banished monsters to your Deck. You’ll also find cards to help you get them from your Deck and onto the field. On Pegasus’ side watch out for Toon Black Luster Soldier, an animated rework of the revered Envoy of the Beginning, plus more new cards that boost the speed of the Toon Deck for modern play!

Looking beyond the clash of Chaos and cartoons, you’ll also find a pair of new Noble Knights and the return of long-awaited favorites like Pot of Extravagance! And Toon Chaos will debut the stunning new “Collector’s Rare” rarity, appearing outside of Asia for the first time ever. A total of 15 cards will appear in alternate Collector’s Rare versions.

Unleash the Toon Chaos on June 19. The complete set includes 60 different cards, 15 of which can appear as Collector’s Rares: 35 Rares, 15 Super Rares and 10 Ultra Rares. MSRP: $3.99 per 7-card pack (1 Foil card & 6 Rare cards).


Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Legendary Duelists Season 1

From there, it’s time for Legendary Duelists to make their return…with some new color! Legendary Duelists and Legendary Duelists: Ancient Millennium were massive hits that ushered in a new era of retro releases, and now they’re back by popular demand. Hard-to-find cards like Millennium-Eyes Restrict and Red-Eyes Slash Dragon will be available in Legendary Duelists: Season 1 along with more than 100 other cards. It’s a huge opportunity for Duelists and collectors alike, but even diehard fans are in for some big surprises.

Each box of Legendary Duelists: Season 1 will come with 1 of 7 Secret Rares that weren’t part of the previous sets, selected from the series’ biggest hits. Every box will also have 2 Legendary Duelists: Season 1 packs, each with 18 cards: total 15 Commons and 3 Ultra Rares. One of them will be a standard Ultra Rare with gold lettering. But the other two will be colorful Ultra Rares, each appearing with blue, green or purple foil lettering! 16 Ultra Rare cards can appear in any of the three colors, so you can match your cards to your sleeves and card case, or just play your favorite color to add a little customization to your Deck.

Legendary Duelists: Season 1 is available July 3, and each box comes with 1 double-sided art card, 30 Commons, 2 standard Ultra Rares, 4 colorful Ultra Rares, and 1 Secret Rare. The complete Legendary Duelists: Season 1 set contains 121 cards: 94 Commons; 4 standard Ultra Rares; 16 colorful Ultra Rares each available in blue, green or purple; and 7 Secret Rares. MSRP: $14.99 per set.


Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts

Then it’s a throwback to a past that never was! Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts revives the three Sacred Beasts from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX all in one Deck, uniting them in a single strategy. New support lets you double the power of Raviel, Lord of Phantasms to a towering 8000 Attack Points, negate your opponent’s effects with the power of Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder, and power up Uria, Lord of Searing Flames with new Trap Cards.

Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts also comes with cards that can power up any Deck: One for One is an incredible card to use for combo strategies; Terraforming and Set Rotation make your Field Spells more reliable; Mystical Space Typhoon is the “original” Spell and Trap destroyer; and Pot of Desires can make almost any Deck more consistent. Whether you’re looking to tap into dark new powers or load up on tournament mainstays, this new Structure Deck can give you an edge.

Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts erupts from the shadows of Duel Academy on July 10, and each Structure Deck comes with 1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide and 48 cards total: 38 Commons, 3 Super Rares, 5 Ultra Rares and 2 Token Cards. MSRP: $9.99 per box.


And last but not least, the mighty Battles of Legend series is back with brand-new twists! Battles of Legend: Armageddon is filled with powerful cards like Artifact Sanctum and Chimeratech Megafleet Dragon, popular themed cards like Madolche Anjelly and Black Whirlwind, plus drool-worthy foil upgrades of popular tournament cards like Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion and Dragon Buster Destruction Sword.

So what’s new? For almost two years, Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon was only available as an exclusive Championship Prize Card, awarded solely to the most proven Duelists in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. But now it’s back, and for the people! You’ll also find iconic Dragon monsters like Trishula, the Dragon of Icy ImprisonmentDark Armed, the Dragon of Annihilation and Judgment, the Dragon of Heaven. Fans of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX will also get their first chance to collect Jim Cook’s “Fossil” cards, a unique Fusion strategy that digs Fusion Spell Cards out of the Graveyard to use them again and again, unleashing a Level 8 dual-attacking behemoth!

The all-foil Battles of Legend: Armageddon debuts on July 24. The complete set comes with 92 cards: 59 Ultra Rares and 33 Secret Rares. MSRP: $3.99 per 5-card pack.

Gotta Catch the Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy

Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy

The Pokémon Trading Card Game is going from cards to board game in the first ever adaptation of the TCG. The Pokémon Company International has announced Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy. The game provides everything a “Trainer” needs to master the basics of the Pokémon TCG, Battle Academy offers fun family entertainment, combining strategic Pokémon TCG gameplay within a classic, easy-to-learn family game experience. The game provides an even more accessible option for aspiring players.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy

Each Battle Academy box comes with a two-player game board, three 60-card decks, tutorial guides, and gameplay accessories. It also comes with a code card that allows Trainers to enjoy the Pokémon TCG digitally through the free-to-play Pokémon Trading Card Game Online app on iOS and Android, as well as on Pokemon.com.

The game launches around the world on July 31, 2020 and will be available widely at participating mass and hobby retailers, as well as online retailers.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game: Duel Overload First Look

Duel Overload features the biggest collection of brand-new Link Monsters ever, with 30 new Link Monsters as well as 26 other new cards, just in time to shake things up for the biggest competitions of the year! The complete Duel Overload booster set contains 100 cards.

Each Duel Overload box comes with:

6 Duel Overload booster packs, each with 5 Ultra Rare cards per pack
1 of 6 special oversized collectible cards

We open up a box of this release to show off some of what you can get! So, how’d we do? Let us know in the comments!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium & Twisted Nightmares Out in May

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium & Twisted Nightmares

Return to the Shadow Realm with the brand-new Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium & Twisted Nightmares!

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium & Twisted Nightmares each contain 2 fully customizable Decks, 4 brand-new Skill Cards, and 2 Ultra Rare variant cards. Choose your side and relive two of the darkest Duels from the original series!

Yugi and Pegasus face off in Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium, themed after their epic clash from the end of Duelist Kingdom! Each Duelist brings a 31-card Deck that can be modified depending on which Skill Card you want to play. Yugi brings support for both Gaia the Fierce Knight andhis Ritual Monster, Black Luster Soldier to fight off Pegasus’s army of “Toon” monsters and Thousand-Eyes Restrict! With each character having access to 2 brand-new Skill Cards to support their strategies, you decide the outcome!  

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Twisted Nightmares pits two masters of the Shadow Realm against each other. With two 30-card Decks designed to be customized around whichever of their 2 brand-new Skill Cards you want to play, you can relive their sinister Duel from the end of Battle City! Wield the power of Bakura’s corrupt Dark Necrofear and Dark Ruler Ha Des against Marik’s devious Lava Golem andDark Lucius”monsters! Featuring brand-new Skill Cards infused with the power of signature Spell Cards from their legendary Duel, their fate is in your hands!

Speed Dueling is a great way to get a taste of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME while also providing compelling new gameplay options for existing fans. Keep an eye out on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME events page to find out where you can play Speed Dueling events!

Each Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium contains:
1 x 31-Card Yugi Deck
1 x 31-Card Pegasus Deck
4 Skill Cards (2 for Yugi and 2 for Pegasus)
2 Ultra Rare variant cards

Each Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Twisted Nightmares contains:
1 x 30-Card Bakura Deck
1 x 30-Card Marik Deck
4 Skill Cards (2 for Bakura and 2 for Marik)
2 Ultra Rare variant cards

To use a card in Speed Dueling it must have the Speed Dueling Symbol on the card, other versions of the same card are not legal.

Skill Cards may only be used in Speed Dueling events.

*Name and content subject to change.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Gets Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness in April and Eternity Code in May

All hands, man the battle stations! The colossal Machina army is back with vengeance in Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness arrivng April 17!

Originally featured in the Machina Mayhem Structure Deck, Machina Gearframe and Machina Fortress ran rampant after their initial debut. Now, over a decade later, they are back and stronger than ever with a new wave of support to add to the Machina arsenal!

Machina Citadel leads the charge with a massive 3000 ATK and a Quick Effect that can decimate your opponent’s monsters by turning a Machine you control into an explosion of shrapnel! If your opponent manages to topple your Machina Citadel, it can reassemble itself from the Graveyard when an EARTH Machine you control is destroyed. However, you can also leave it up to your own Machina to trigger this effect after you have thrown it to the junkyard.

One way to get that plan into action is by launching an aerial assault with Machina Air Raider. You can discard a “Machina” to Special Summon it from your hand, potentially ditching a Machina Citadel to the Graveyard! During your opponent’s turn, its Quick Effect can destroy a Machine you control and salvage the scrap to Special Summon a “Machina” from your Deck with a different name and equal or lower Level than that Machine. After that, because the Machine was destroyed, a Machina Citadel in your Graveyard can come back at full force!

If a ranged attack is more your style, Machina Irradiator can accelerate itself on the field by discarding a “Machina” as well. Machina Irradiator can also destroy one of your Machines to Special Summon a “Machina” with a different name and an equal or lower Level than your monster, but from your Graveyard instead! While Machina Air Raider specializes in disrupting your opponent with its Quick Effect, Machina Irradiator proactively uses its effect during your own turn, so you can strategize the best way to turn the tides of battle!

Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness is ready-to-play right out of the box, but you can add some extra firepower to your Deck with the help of other products like Duel Overload and more!

Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness contains 42 cards:

37 Commons
3 Super Rares
2 Ultra Rares
1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness

This May 1, humanity must outwit the ultimate Dueling A.I. and survive the arrival of the supreme Link-6 @Ignister monster in Eternity Code!

The rules of the game have changed, allowing Duelists even more freedom to concoct their own winning strategies! Eternity Code takes advantage of these changes, introducing new cards for Synchro, Xyz, and Fusion-based strategies to help them leap into the future. Here’s what you need to know about May’s booster release:

  • Eternity Code follows directly on from Ignition Assault with new cards for @Ignister, Ancient Warriors, and the world premiere theme: Plunder Patroll! It’s now easier than ever to take advantage of the Plunder Patroll’s easy access to the Extra Deck.
  • The ultimate @Ignister Link Monster is here! This Link-6 monster is unaffected by all other card effects and its ATK ranges from 3000 to 6000 depending on how many monsters you use as Link Material.
  • New cards for strategies from 2019’s Rising Rampage, Chaos Impact, The Infinity Chasers, Fists of the Gadgets, and Mystic Fighters, including the first Link-4 “Code Talker” and incredible new Dragonmaids!
  • Duelists who want to be fully prepared should look to Duel Overload to pick up crucial cards for Decks like Dinosaurs, Madolche, and Witchcrafters before strong, new cards for those themes arrive in Eternity Code!
  • Powerful general use cards that can go into any Deck, including a new Effect Monster from the same lineage as Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring!

The Eternity Code booster set contains 100 new cards:

50 Commons
26 Super Rares
14 Ultra Rares
10 Secret Rares

Eternity Code booster

Mercenaries Come to the Transformers: Trading Card Game

At New York Comic Con, Hasbro revealed the next chapter in the War for Cybertron storyline, Earthrise. A new Mercenary faction is coming to Transformers and you’ll be able to see them first in the Transformers: Trading Card Game.

The siege is over, but the War for Cybertron has just begun. The Autobots and Decepticons have left Cybertron, but their battle rages on as they hurtle through space in pursuit of the Allspark. With unforeseen dangers lurking ahead and the Decepticons closing in from behind, the only way out for the Autobots is to find a way through. Both sides must navigate the perils of space and instantly adapt to battle anywhere in the cosmos. With the highly advanced A.I.R. (Adaptable Interconnection Retrofitter) Locks system, the fighters don’t head to the battlefield — they become it. Bots capable of converting into Modular Battle Stations can A.I.R.-Lock together in custom configurations to fit the needs of battle. As the battle rages through space, success depends on who can best adapt to the battlefield beyond. But it’s not just the battlefield that commands adaptability. Allegiances can shift just as rapidly, with a new Mercenary faction introduced into the Earthrise world alongside the Autobots and Decepticons.

TRANSFORMERS: TCG – WAR FOR CYBERTRON: SIEGE II MERCENARIES

(Ages 6 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $3.99/ Available: 11/08/2019)

The Mercenaries are coming to EARTHRISE product in 2020, but fans can get the first taste of them with TRANSFORMERS TCG – WAR FOR CYBERTRON: SIEGE II. The TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game is a fast-paced, action-packed battler for two players. Each player builds a team of oversized, double-sided TRANSFORMERS character cards and fights for victory, switching their characters between different modes and employing a vast array of weapons and upgrades along the way. Like other TRANSFORMERS TCG Character Cards, Mercenaries are distributed in Booster Packs across varying levels of rarity.

As the battle reaches its crescendo in WAR FOR CYBERTRON: SIEGE II, the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS turn to desperate means to secure victory. The DECEPTICONS wake their most dangerous weapon… the mighty Titan, TRYPTICON!

Each WAR FOR CYBERTRON: SIEGE II sealed Booster Display Box includes 30 Booster Packs and a TRYPTICON Pack. The TRYPTICON Pack contains one Titan-sized TRYPTICON Character Card and 3 large Character Cards as his minions: BRUNT, FULL-TILT and WIPE-OUT! Each WAR FOR CYBERTRON: SIEGE II Booster Pack includes 1 Large Character Card, 1 Small Character Card and 6 Battle Cards. Available at most major retailers and hobby stores on 11/08/2019.

Sword & Shield Announced for the Pokémon Trading Card Game

At the Pokémon World Championships, Sword & Shield, the next series in the Pokémon Trading Card Game debuted. Based on the upcoming video games, the debut also revealed a new type of card, Pokémon V.

Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, unveiled the new series coming to the game. Included in the series are Pokémon V, powerful new cards that will play an important role in players’ strategies. Event attendees also received a preview of Zacian V and Zamazenta V, which will be available in the series’ upcoming first expansion.

More details about the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield Series will be announced soon.

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