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Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: Maze of Memories is coming in March 2023

Yu-Gi-Oh TCG Maze of Memories

Maze of Memories is packed with cards that open the gates to Yu-Gi-Oh!’s history! You can relive the advent of Yugi’s first Ritual Monster with Black Luster Soldier – Legendary Swordsman! Get back to class with the Duel Academy Field Spell, or rev it up with Accel Synchro Stardust Dragon! It comes to shelves Friday, March 10, 2023.

Every good labyrinth needs a guardian, and Maze of Memories is defended by new World Premiere cards that revitalize the Paradox Brothers’ iconic Gate Guardian!  Combine KazejinSuijin, and Sanga of the Thunder in any way you like to Special Summon brand-new Fusion Monsters! 

In order to make Maze of Memories truly a-MAZE-ing, it also includes memorable tournament-level cards from the past as well as modern-day mainstays! You’ll have another chance to smash the competition with one of the most powerful Synchro Monsters around – Baronne De Fleur!  

The complete Maze of Memories set contains 67-cards* 

  • 42 Rares 
  • 15 Super Rare 
  • 10 Ultra Rares
  • (15 cards also available as Collector’s Rare)  
  • Each booster pack contains 7 cards: 
  • 1 Foil card per pack 
  • 6 Rare cards per pack 

*Set contents subject to change.

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield-Silver Tempest Expansion with New Radiant Pokémon Launches Today

The Pokémon Company International has released the latest expansion for the best-selling Pokémon Trading Card GameSword & Shield—Silver Tempest, available starting today at participating retailers around the world.

Sword & Shield—Silver Tempest reveals three new Radiant Pokémon, including Radiant Jirachi and Radiant Alakazam — Shiny Pokémon with powerful Abilities or attacks and illustrated in etched artwork. The new expansion also introduces more Pokémon VSTAR, including Lugia VSTAR, Regidrago VSTAR and Alolan Vulpix VSTAR — the first Pokémon VSTAR in the Pokémon TCG to not be fully evolved.

This expansion also includes 15 Pokémon V, 18 full-art Pokémon V, one Pokémon VMAX, six Pokémon VSTAR and a Trainer Gallery subset of 30 cards with artwork featuring popular Trainers and Pokémon.

Trainers can find Sword & Shield—Silver Tempest in booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes and special collections at participating retailers.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG 2023 Speed Duel GX Revealed!

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Shadows loom large over Duel Academy in the new 2023 Speed Duel GX Box*! The Shadow Riders have descended upon Speed Duel and joined forces with other villainous characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime series to cause mayhem and unleash the mighty Sacred Beasts. This box set is designed to allow up to 8 players to jump into their own dynamic gameplay experience with 8 pre-constructed Decks along with a selection of other cards that can be used to customize them. Here are just a few of the things you can look forward to in the new box:

  • 8 Pre-Constructed Decks with new Skill Cards that introduce villainous characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX animated series to Speed Duel! Torment your opponent with Titan’s Chess Archfiends, solve the mysteries of alchemy with Amnael, or even reign supreme with the Supreme King’s Evil HEROes!
  • New Skills that let you look at older Speed Duel cards in a new light! Try your hand at assembling Detective Zaloog’s Dark Scorpion Deck!
  • Duel in style with Secret Rare versions of popular cards including the 3 Sacred Beasts!
  • And more!

Each 2023 Speed Duel GX Box contains 228 total cards, all compatible with the Speed Duel format:

  • 200 Commons
  • 20 Skill Cards
  • 8 (of 24) Secret Rare Cards

The set comes to shelves March 31, 2023 and will retail for $29.99.

To use a card in Speed Duel it must have the Speed Duel Symbol on the card. Cards without the Symbol are not legal, but Speed Duel cards can be used in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Skill Cards may only be used in Speed Duel.

*Name and content subject to change.

Darkwing Blast comes to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game in October

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Ascend into the night sky this October! Darkwing Blast is the latest core booster for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG). This 100-card set lets you take to the skies with new cards for Crow’s renowned “Blackwing” strategy from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. Brand-new themes emerge as well as new cards you can include in the Deck you already have! Darkwing Blast is packed with cards ready to elevate your game to the next level! Here is just some of what you can expect:

  • Feathers fly with brand-new “Blackwing” cards! Try out new Tuners that make it a breeze to perform a flurry of Synchro Summons and unlock new possibilities with a new “Blackwing” Synchro Monster! Make sure to grab your “Blackwing” cards from Legendary Duelists: Season 2 and Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss to get your “Blackwing” Deck ready for action.
  • A new version of Crow Hogan’s Black-Winged Dragon capable of inflicting major damage to your opponent and destroying every card on the field during your opponent’s turn!
  • Exciting new strategies!
  • New cards for themes from the past!
  • The continuation of the World Premiere theme that debuted in Power of the Elements!
  • And more!

The Darkwing Blast booster set contains 100 new cards:

  • 50 Commons
  • 26 Super Rares
  • 14 Ultra Rares
  • 10 Secret Rares

The set is slated to release on Friday, October 21, 2022.

*Set content subject to changes

Crystal Revenge is coming to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

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Hitting the shelves on Friday, September 30, 2022, the Battles of Legend: Crystal Revenge booster set introduces new, never-before released cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series ranging from the original all the way through Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.

In addition to a wide array of cool new cards, Battles of Legend: Crystal Revenge will give Duelists another chance to acquire select older cards as well. 

Duelists who built a Deck with Joker’s Knight from King’s Court and the 3 Musketeers of Face Cards will finally be able to incorporate Yugi’s Royal Straight Slasher from the finale of the Grand Championship arc into their strategy! 3 Musketeers of Face Cards is one of the available strategies in the new Rivalry of Warlords Organized Play format, so Duelists interested in learning the basics of the Deck before the new cards release should inquire about this event type at their local OTS or at a YCS event.

Moving from the original series all the way to Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, Duelists will also be able to build another one of the Ignis-powered Decks! This time it’s the Earth Ignis’ Deck, a strategy built on EARTH Cyberse Link Monsters that co-link into an impenetrable wall.

In addition to a wide array of cool new cards, Battles of Legend: Crystal Revenge will give Duelists another chance to acquire select older cards as well.

Each 5-card pack contains 4 Ultra Rares and 1 Secret Rare.

*Set name and content subject to change.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game 2022 Holiday Box Revealed

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

Celebrate the holidays with the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game 2022 Holiday Box! The new release comes to shelves on November 4, 2022 and will retail for $24.99. It features a mix of new and old cards, perfect for players of all types.

Each 2022 Holiday Box (official name TBD) contains:

  • 1 pack of 70 card sleeves (in 1 of 6 new sleeve designs: “Sky Striker”, “Mayakashi”, or “Witchcrafter”)
  • 4 booster packs with 5 Ultra Rare cards per pack

Select cards are available in the Egyptian Hieroglyphic Pharaoh’s Rare Ultra Rare foil style.

Get a look at the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO Expansion

The Pokémon Company International has revealed more details about the highly anticipated Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO expansion, releasing around the world starting on July 1, 2022. The new expansion is a collaboration with the Pokémon GO app. In it, fans will be able to play with cards featuring photorealistic artwork and unique gameplay scenarios inspired by the mobile title.

Certain cards illustrate Pokémon as if they have jumped out into the real world, such as Pikachu walking alongside its Trainer and Snorlax sleeping wherever it pleases, while other cards portray Pokémon in scenes that are familiar to the mobile game, such as Blissey valiantly defending a Gym and Aipom dodging a Poké Ball.

In addition, objects and characters from the world of Pokémon GO will appear as Trainer cards, such as PokéStop as a Stadium card and Lure Module as an Item card, as well as Spark of Team Instinct, Blanche of Team Mystic and Candela of Team Valor as Supporter cards.

The Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO‘s first wave of releases comes to stores on July 1st, with more releases coming at a later date. Select products will feature unique promo cards, including powerful new Pokémon V and Pokémon VSTAR that will be impactful in Pokémon TCG battles.

  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Pokémon Center Elite Trainer Box Plus (exclusive to Pokémon Center and now available for preorder in the US, Canada and the UK until June 24, 2022, includes one foil promo card featuring Mewtwo V)
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Elite Trainer Box (includes one foil promo card featuring Mewtwo V)
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Premium Collection—Radiant Eevee (now available for preorder at Pokémon Center in the US, Canada and the UK until June 24, 2022, includes one foil promo card featuring Radiant Eevee)
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Special Collections (includes one of three full-art foil promo cards featuring Spark, Blanche or Candela)
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Collection—Alolan Exeggutor V (includes one foil promo card and one oversize foil card featuring Alolan Exeggutor V)
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Tin (includes one foil promo card featuring Pikachu with the Gift Delivery attack)
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Poké Ball Tin
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Mini Tins featuring Magikarp, Eevee, Blissey, Pikachu and Snorlax
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO V Battle Decks (includes one of two foil promo cards featuring Mewtwo V or Melmetal V)
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO V Battle Deck—Mewtwo vs. Melmetal (includes two foil promo cards featuring Mewtwo V and Melmetal V)

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO Special Collection boxes

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO Elite Trainer Box

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO Tins

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO V Battle Decks

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO card artwork

Discover the Power of the Elements with the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game in August

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

Unleash the Power of the Elements this summer! This 100-card set is the latest core booster for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG). Unearth multiple brand-new strategies and discover new cards for beloved themes like “Elemental HERO” from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX! Whether you are looking to improve the Deck you already have or try out new and unique strategies, Power of the Elements has something for everyone! Here is just some of what to expect:

  • Brand-new cards that will help you Summon powerful “Elemental HERO” Fusion Monsters easily while utilizing Jaden Yuki’s ace monster Elemental HERO Neos!
  • Confound the competition with a new EARTH Fairy-Type theme that excels at recruiting the best and brightest EARTH monsters with strategies from the past!
  • More cards for strategies introduced in previous and upcoming sets including The Grand Creators, Dimension Force, and more!
  • A brand-new World Premiere theme focusing on an unexpected Type of monster!
  • And more!

A complete line of “Elemental HERO” accessories will also launch alongside this booster set!

The Power of the Elements booster set contains 100 new cards:

  • 50 Commons
  • 26 Super Rares
  • 14 Ultra Rares
  • 10 Secret Rares

*Set content subject to changes

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield-Astral Radiance Expansion to Introduce the Radiant Pokémon Gameplay Mechanic

Today, The Pokémon Company International unveiled the next expansion for the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance, which will launch at participating retailers around the world starting from May 27, 2022.

Inspired by the Pokémon Legends: Arceus video game, Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance will feature various Hisuian Pokémon and card art that showcases the Hisui region. The expansion will also introduce Radiant Pokémon, a new gameplay mechanic that features Shiny Pokémon illustrated in etched artwork. Radiant Pokémon tend to have a powerful Ability or attack with the potential to impact the Pokémon TCG metagame. Players will only be able to include one Radiant Pokémon in their deck.

In addition, Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance will continue to highlight Pokémon VSTAR and includes a special Trainer Gallery subset of 30 cards with artwork featuring fan-favorite Trainers and Pokémon.

Noteworthy cards from the expansion include:

  • Three Radiant Pokémon
  • Eight Pokémon VSTAR
  • 21 Pokémon V and two Pokémon VMAX
  • More than 20 Trainer cards

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Gives an Update Regarding Battle of Chaos Regional Qualifiers in North and Latin America

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Konami has released detailed updates to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Battle of Chaos (BACH) Regional Qualifiers. The game publisher has been regularly releasing updates as the COVID situation changes.

Check out the full message below:

As we monitor COVID-19 pandemic developments, we continue to take seriously the guidelines and recommendations from government health authorities and experts.

Regional Qualifiers for the Battle of Chaos (BACH)season will continue to be offered only as Remote Duel Events through the third week of March in North and Latin America.  We are currently scheduling the first in-person BACH season Regional Qualifiers to take place the weekend of March 26-27 with strict adherence to local government guidelines. Remote Duel Regional Qualifiers will still be an option to those that are uncomfortable attending in-person events. As we continue to monitor the guidelines set forth by local health authorities, we will provide updates and make changes as necessary.

For future events on our schedule, we will provide news on those events as they become available. Please continue to visit our official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website and official social media channels on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information:

Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/YuGiOh_TCG
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialYuGiOhTCG/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialyugiohtcg/ 

Those with non-press-related inquiries regarding this event and updates on future events and Organized Play initiatives are encouraged to contact us-opsupport@konami.com for more information.

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