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See what’s coming this January and February for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

The New Year is here, and fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game are about to discover hundreds of new cards, as well as countless new Decks to explore! This Winter, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is proud to present four exciting releases: groundbreaking new booster sets, ready-to-play Structure Decks, and a new line of stunning accessories!

It all begins with booster sets! Amazing Defenders is the first Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG release of the year, with 3 never-before-seen monster themes and 15 Collector’s Rare variant cards for you to chase. Then it’s on to Photon Hypernova, an explosive collection of 100 all-new cards with incredible new cards and loads of boss monsters for tournament favorites like “Kashtira”, “Chaos”, “Tri-Brigade”, and “Tearlaments”. Old-school Duel fans will find irresistible new strategies in 2023’s first ready-to-play release, Structure Deck: Beware of Traptrix. And if you’ve got a soft spot for one of Dueling’s most famous magician girls, you’ll want to pick up the new Dark Magician Girl Accessories collection! It’s going to be a huge year for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, and it all kicks off this month.


Amazing Defenders

First up, Amazing Defenders kicks off 2023’s slate of booster releases, arriving on January 20 with 3 all-new monster themes. The new “Rescue-ACE” monsters revolve around Rescue-ACE Turbulence, a massive boss monster with 3000 Attack Points. You can search it from your Deck with a pint-sized Level 1 “Rescue-ACE” monster, then Special Summon it by banishing 2 more “Rescue-ACE” cards from your Graveyard. Once Turbulence hits the field, it has a once-per-turn effect that lets you Set up to 4 “Rescue-ACE” Quick-Play Spells and Normal Traps from your Deck – there’s no cost, and no strings attached. The four cards you Set have a variety of effects, including reviving a monster from the Graveyard; add a “Rescue-ACE” to your hand; negating the effect of an Effect Monster and keeping it from attacking; or destroying a monster outright. And if you keep the Level 1 monster on the field, all those effects get powerful bonuses! And guess what? Your opponent can’t attack the Level 1 monster if you control another “Rescue-ACE” monster. It’s an absolute truckload of free value.

Amazing Defenders also introduces the adorable new monster Purrely! A Level 1 LIGHT Fairy-type monster with just 100 ATK and 100 DEF, Purrely can excavate your Deck to dig for “Purrely” Spell and Trap Cards. Reveal a Quick-Play “Purrely” Spell from your hand, and you can use Purrely as Xyz Material to Special Summon one of 3 new Rank 2 Xyz Monsters. Depending on which Quick-Play Spell you reveal, you’ll Summon a LIGHT, EARTH, or WATER Xyz Monster. They each have unique effects, searching “Purrely” cards from the Deck, pilfering cards from the Graveyard, or negating opposing monster effects. But each one can also snag your “Purrely” Quick-Play Spells after you activate them, attaching them as Xyz Materials to power more effects.

Stack up 5 Xyz Materials and you can use your Rank 2 to Xyz Summon Purrely’s advanced forms: massive Rank 7 monsters with mysterious powers! And those “Purrely” Quick-Play Spells? They’re pretty good on their own, Special Summoning Purrely, protecting your cards, and gaining you Life Points. They even grant your Xyz Monsters additional effects once you attach them as Xyz Materials!

Finally, the third new strategy in Amazing Defenders is the Ritual Monster theme, “Mikanko”. Masters of Equip Spells, the “Mikanko” specialize in deflecting damage back at your opponent. They’re championed by the Level 6 LIGHT Fairy Ritual Monster Ohime the Manifested Mikanko: with 0 ATK and 0 DEF, it can’t be destroyed by battle, and your opponent takes any damage you’d normally absorb when it battles. When Ohime’s in your hand you can reveal it in your Main Phase to add a “Mikanko” card from your Deck to your hand, then discard a card in return. As a Quick Effect, you can equip an Equip Spell from your Graveyard to a monster on the field for free, while Ohime is on the field. Since that’s a Quick Effect, you can use it on either player’s turn to respond to your opponent’s moves.

The Mikanko support card lineup features plenty of Equip Spells. They Special Summon monsters, restrict your opponent’s moves, and give you control of your opponent’s cards! The Mikanko Ritual Spell Summons Ohime the Manifested Mikanko, but it also has a brutal effect that destroys opposing cards, up to the number of different Equip Spells in your Graveyard. Then your opponent takes 1000 damage for each card destroyed! Combined with more Mikanko Spell and Trap Cards that help you put monsters and Equip Spells onto the field, this strategy strikes fast and hard in ways your opponent won’t expect.

Amazing Defenders introduces 36 new cards, but you’ll also find 24 reprints of past cards that help these new themes flourish. 15 cards in the set also appear as popular Collector’s Rare variants, including tournament favorites of the past and present like Card TrooperGizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher, and Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights!

Prepared to be amazed, as Amazing Defenders debuts in stores on January 20. The complete Amazing Defenders booster set consists of 60 cards: 35 Rares, 15 Super Rares, and 10 Ultra Rares. A selection of 15 cards in the set are also available as Collector’s Rare variants. Each booster pack contains 7 cards: 1 Foil card and 6 Rares. MSRP: $4.49 per 7-card pack.


Photon Hypernova

Then on February 10, we have the first 100-card core booster set of 2023! Photon Hypernova starts things off with a bang, bringing brand-new cards for Kite Tenjo’s “Photon” and “Galaxy” themes! Prepare yourself for a “Chaos” comeback, as “Chaos” monsters unite in a singular strategy featuring brand-new Synchro Monsters. And get ready, because the “Kashtira” cards from last year’s Darkwing Blast booster set are back and better than ever, ready to challenge the strongest Decks in tournaments today!

Fans of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL and Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon can Xyz Summon the new Rank 4 Galaxy Photon Dragon, boosting your other LIGHT monsters by 500 ATK, tweaking your monsters’ Levels for more Xyz Summons, and searching out Photon and Galaxy cards straight from your Deck! Ready to attack? Summon out Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon from Legendary Duelists: Season 2 and use it as Xyz Material for the new Number C62: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon. With 4000 Attack Points and an effect that boosts its ATK by thousands more, it shrugs off your opponent’s monster effects and can attack up to 3 monsters during the Battle Phase.

In the early days of Dueling, monsters like Chaos Sorcerer and Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End were some of the most powerful cards in competition. Flash forward, and their legacy continues with monsters like Chaos Dragon Levianeer. But now the “Chaos” name enters a new era! Tune your LIGHT and DARK monsters to Synchro Summon new “Chaos” Synchro Monsters: the first, a Level 6 powerhouse that can reach 3000 ATK, recycle your banished cards, and Special Summon itself from the Graveyard; and the second, a Level 8 that becomes a 4500 ATK behemoth, attacking and banishing all of your opponent’s monsters in a single turn!

And competitive Duelists take note: the “Kashtira” finally arrive in full force! The stunning Kashtira Arise-Heart emerges to dominate your Duels: any card that would be sent to the Graveyard while it’s on the field is banished instead, bringing Tearlaments monsters to their knees! Then, once per Chain, whenever a card is banished, Kashtira Arise-Heart takes a banished card as an Xyz Material. Detach 3 materials from Kashtira Arise-Heart to target a card and banish it face-down, removing it from the Duel entirely. And that’s not all! A trio of new Kashtira monsters make it easier to Special Summon the Level 7 materials you’ll need. One new Kashtira Spell adds even more Summoning Power, and another new Kashtira Spell threatens your opponent with unpredictable damage and negates their monster effects.

If that wasn’t enough, Photon Hypernova delivers new legacy support for countless fan-favorite themes, plus new boss monsters for “Tri-Brigade”, “Generaider”, “Springan”, “Icejade”, “Vaylantz”, “Gishki”, “Dogmatika”, and even “Great Moth” Decks! Harness the power of a new Fusion Monster that uses Blazing Cartesia, the Virtuous as a Fusion material, and add a Spell Card to your arsenal that can access any Normal Spell or Trap in your Deck!

Photon Hypernova explodes into stores on February 10! The complete Photon Hypernova booster set includes 100 new cards: 50 Commons, 26 Super Rares, 14 Ultra Rares, and 10 Secret Rares. Each 9-card pack contains 1 Foil card and 8 Commons. MSRP: $4.49 per 9-card pack.


But that’s not all for February 10. On that same day the curtain rises on an all-new show, featuring none other than one of Dueling’s most iconic characters: Dark Magician Girl! She’s played assistant to the ultimate wizard for more than 2 decades, but now she’s your personal protector, guarding your cards from dings, dents, and dirt in the Dark Magician Girl Accessories collection. Featuring Dark Magician Girl’s signature blue, pink, and gold color scheme, plus new artwork from the Dark Magician Girl found in the 2022 Tin of the Pharaoh’s Gods, Dark Magician Girl Accessories will keep you Dueling in style.

You won’t need a Magic Cylinder to deflect damage from your Deck, when your cards are shielded in Dark Magician Girl Card Sleeves! Each pack of 50 comes ready to protect your Deck from the rigors of regular play. Once you’re sleeved up, grab your very own Mystic Box: carry your entire Main, Side, and Extra Decks in the Dark Magician Girl Card Case, holding up to 70 sleeved cards. It’s adorned with colorful black-backed line art featuring Dark Magician Girl on the sides, and you can keep the contents organized with a matching card divider. The Dark Magician Girl Sleeves and Dark Magician Girl Card Case are the perfect Magicians’ Combination!

The showstopping centerpiece of the collection is the Dark Magician Girl Game Mat. The lady of the hour sits center stage in full color, flanked by 2-line art portraits in a dramatic blue, pink, and gold gradient on black. Zip your cards across the field in graceful flourishes and protect them from less-than-magical surfaces with this full-sized soft Game Mat, just like the ones awarded as prizes in KONAMI-sanctioned events. And when the show is done and it’s time to trade, you can keep, carry, and display your collection in the Dark Magician Girl 9-Pocket Duelist Portfolio. Securely store up to 180 cards in anti-slip side-loading pockets and keep your cards from pulling a disappearing act.

The Dark Magician Girl Accessories are unveiled alongside Photon Hypernova on February 10. The full collection includes the Dark Magician Girl Card Case, MSRP $4.99; the Dark Magician Girl Game Mat, MSRP $16.99; the Dark Magician Girl 9-Pocket Duelist Portfolio, MSRP $9.99; and Dark Magician Girl Card Sleeves, MSRP $4.99 per pack of 50.


Structure Deck: Beware of Traptrix

And on February 24, a fan-favorite theme is finally getting serious! The “Traptrix” are a family of Plant and Insect-type monsters, all sharing the EARTH Attribute, first appearing almost 10 years ago in the Judgment of the Light booster set! Over the years, they found new allies one by one, in releases like Primal OriginCode of the Duelist, and even last year’s Lightning Overdrive. But now they’ll get more than half a dozen new cards all at once, in Structure Deck: Beware of Traptrix.

The “Traptrix” monsters revolve around looking for, activating, and reusing Normal Trap cards, specifically “Hole” Traps like Bottomless Trap Hole and Gravedigger’s Trap Hole. They’re also really good at Special Summoning each other, and many of their best monsters have powerful abilities that trigger when you Normal or Special Summon them.  Structure Deck: Beware of Traptrix is chock full of classic “Traptrix” cards like Traptrix MyrmeleoTraptrix Dionaea, and Traptrix Sera, and the new cards help grow the seeds those cards planted years ago.

You can Special Summon the new Level 4 Insect-type “Traptrix” straight from your hand anytime you control another “Traptrix” monster. It’s a great way to make quick Xyz Summons and Link Summons, but while it’s on the field it also protects Set cards in your Spell and Trap Card Zone from being destroyed. It’s matched by a new Level 4 Plant-type “Traptrix”: when you Special Summon it, you can banish an opposing monster, but when you Normal Summon it, you’ll search the new “Traptrix” Field Spell from your Deck!

That Field Spell is like a permanent Double Summon: every turn, you can Normal Summon a “Traptrix” monster in addition to your regular Normal Summon or Set. That’s awesome for assembling your Xyz Summons and Link Summons…or just for swarming the field when you want to close your carnivorous jaws on your opponent. The Field Spell also protects each of your Plants and Insects from destruction by battle once per turn, and it lets you banish any monster you control to tag in another “Traptrix” from your hand or Graveyard. It’s great for triggering those powerful Special Summon effects. And that’s not the only new Spell Card: “Traptrix” gets a “draw 2” Spell that lets you discard a Level 4 Insect or Plant, or a Normal Trap, to draw 2 cards. Once it’s in your Graveyard, you can banish it to recycle a banished card back to the bottom of your Deck. Dig for the cards you want to draw, and place key cards in the Graveyard to fuel your other effects.

A great example would be a new Link 3 Link Monster boosts all of your “Traptrix” by 1000 ATK while you have at least one Normal Trap in your Graveyard. Once per turn, it can also negate all the effects of your opponent’s face-up cards! Banish a Normal Trap from your Graveyard and you can destroy 1 of those face-up cards as well. Meanwhile, a new Rank 4 Xyz Monster joins Traptrix Allomerus and Traptrix Rafflesia! This new Rank 4 Plant has 2500 ATK, and it searches “Traptrix” monsters from your Deck. Then, when your opponent’s monster is sent to the Graveyard or banished by a card effect – perhaps by a “Hole” Trap? – this new Xyz Monster snags it to use it as Xyz Material. It’s unaffected by Trap effects, and it ignores the activated effects of any other monster with the same Type as any of its materials as well!

“Traptrix” fans will also find a brand-new “Hole” Normal Trap. You can activate it on any turn your opponent Special Summons a monster, and from there you target an opposing monster with 2000 or more ATK: you’ll destroy that monster, and if you have a “Hole” Normal Trap in your Graveyard you’ll get to banish a monster from your opponent’s Graveyard too. You’ll also find some classic powerhouse Trap Cards in this Structure Deck, including Artifact Sanctum and Evenly Matched! And since “Traptrix” rules the back row, you’ll even find Harpie’s Feather Duster to demolish your opponent’s defenses.

Structure Deck: Beware of Traptrix swarms and sprouts into stores on February 24. Each Structure Deck includes 40 Common cards, 3 Super Rares, 5 Ultra Rares, and 1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide. MSRP: $11.99 per box.

April 2023 features the 250th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Event!

250th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

Konami has announced the 250th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) events will be taking place in April 2023 in three different locations. The YCS events will feature the best Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG) players from across the globe, Dueling for a chance to be named a champion at these historic events. 

Three YCS events will be taking place simultaneously on the same weekend of April 1-2, 2023. Konami will host the North America YCS in Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Latin America YCS in Bogotá, Colombia at the Agora Bogotá Convention Center. Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. will be hosting a YCS in Europe in London, UK at ExCeL London.  

All registered Duelists in the main events will take home a participation Game Mat and Field Center Card. The three winners of these prestigious events will be taking home a unique Ultra Rare Anotherverse Dragon card commemorating the event and a very special YCS Champion trophy.  

Outside of the main tournament, there’ll be plenty of things for attendees to enjoy over the course of the weekend, including popular public events, such as Win-A-Mat tournaments and ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, as well as newer events including Rivalry of Warlords and digital game tournaments for Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL. For special events only available at the 250th YCS, Duelists will be able to compete in Time Wizard events using formats from previous milestone YCS events. 

Registration for these events will open in early 2023.

Enter the Data Storm with Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Cyberstorm Access

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Cyberstorm Access

Enter the Data Storm and take hold of extraordinary new monsters, Spells, and Traps in Cyberstorm Access, the next Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game core booster set, scheduled for Spring 2023!

Cyberstorm Access has a huge haul of powerful new monsters for your Extra Deck, headlined by a brand-new Link-6 evolution of Firewall Dragon! This 3500 ATK behemoth rewards you for combining classic Cyberse Link Summoning tactics with Ritual, Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz Summoning tactics. Back it up with the newest “Code Talker” monster for a devastating one-two punch!

Meanwhile, the journey of Visas Starfrost continues onwards to a strange new world! Experience a powerful new Synchro Summoning strategy while unraveling the mysteries in the newest chapter of this  story. Look to the stars, and you’ll find brand-new cards for “tellarknights”, the very first Xyz Monster theme of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V era. And speaking of ARC-V, fans of Gong Strong and his Superheavy Samurai style of Dueling are in for a treat with several brand-new cards to let them stand tall in the face of adversity!

You’ll also find new cards for strategies from recent sets like Amazing Defenders and Photon Hypernova:

  • Adopt a new “Purrely” monster!
  • Reinforce your “Rescue-ACE” barracks!
  • Meet a new “Mikanko” dancer!
  • Get up and ride! The Gold Pride race got off to a chaotic and destructive start in Photon Hypernova, and the action continues as a new rider goes on the attack!
  • And more!

The Cyberstorm Access booster set contains 100 new cards*:

50 Commons
26 Super Rares
14 Ultra Rare
10 Secret Rares

*Set content subject to change

Product Title:                                                  Cyberstorm Access 
Product Type:                                                  Booster Pack  
Set Size:                                                            100
Official Tournament Store Launch Date: 5/3/23     
Launch Date:                                                   5/5/23     
Konami Tournament Legal Date:               5/5/23
MSRP:                                                               $4.49 per Pack (9 cards per pack)

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game celebrates 25 years in 2023

One of the most storied Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game items returns for the 25th anniversary of the card game! The very first Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Legendary Collection is reborn as Legendary Collection: 25th Anniversary Edition, arriving on Friday, April 21, 2023.

Also announced are five standalone booster packs, listed below, arriving on Friday, July 14, 2023. For years, you could only get your hands on these coveted packs as part of the Legendary Collection, but now, just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the card game, they’re being made available as a standalone booster!

  • Invasion of Chaos (7/14/23)
  • Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon (7/14/23)
  • Metal Raiders (7/14/23)
  • Pharaoh’s Servant (7/14/23)
  • Spell Ruler (7/14/23)

Check out the full details below!


One of the most storied Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME items returns for the 25th anniversary of the card game!

The very first Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Legendary Collection is reborn as Legendary Collection: 25th Anniversary Edition! It contains 6 Booster Packs and 6 Ultra Cards, including special variant cards of some of the most famous monsters from the original anime series.

In addition to the 6 Ultra Rare cards, which include the highly requested and sought-after original Egyptian God Card Promos, the 25th Anniversary Edition will include a bonus 7th card!  This 7th card will offer Duelists a sneak peek at a brand-new rarity created just for the 25th anniversary celebrations: The Quarter Century Secret Rare!

Each Legendary Collection: 25th Anniversary Edition will include 1 random Quarter Century Secret Rare version of 1 of the 6 special variant cards to give Duelists a taste of what’s to come!

Legendary Collection: 25th Anniversary Edition contains:

1 pack of Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon, 1 pack of Metal Raiders, 1 pack of Spell Ruler, 1 pack of Pharaoh’s Servant, 1 pack of Dark Crisis, 1 pack of Invasion of Chaos, 1 Ultra Rare Obelisk the Tormentor card, 1 Ultra Rare Slifer the Sky Dragon card, 1 Ultra Rare The Winged Dragon of Ra card, 1 Ultra Rare Blue-Eyes White Dragon card, 1 Ultra Rare Dark Magician card, 1 Ultra Rare Red-Eyes Black Dragon card, and 1 Quarter Century Secret Rare version of 1 of the 6 aforementioned cards (random).

One of the most storied Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME items returns for the 25th anniversary of the card game!

Product Title:                                                  Legendary Collection: 25th Anniversary Edition
Set Size:                                                            N/A
Official Tournament Store Launch Date: 4/19/23     
Launch Date:                                                   4/21/23     
Konami Tournament Legal Date:               4/21/23
MSRP:                                                               $31.99 per Set

 Legendary Collection: 25th Anniversary Edition

Invasion of Chaos

Invasion of Chaos is one of the most iconic Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME booster sets of all time! For years, you could only get your hands on these coveted packs as part of the Legendary Collection, but now, just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the card game, they’re being made available as a standalone booster!

Invasion of Chaos unleashed a variety of powerful cards that rewarded Duelists who packed their Decks with LIGHT and DARK Attribute monsters. The legendary Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning and Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End dominated Duels and the Spell-retrieving Dark Magician of Chaos joined them thanks to the incredibly powerful Dimension Fusion Spell Card! This printing will feature both Secret Rares from the set.

The complete Invasion of Chaos booster set is 112 cards:

  • 73 Commons
  • 17 Rares
  • 10 Super Rares
  • 10 Ultra Rares
  • 2 Secret Rares

Invasion of Chaos is one of the most iconic Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME booster sets of all time!

Product Title:                                                  Invasion of Chaos
Product Type:                                                  Booster Pack  
Set Size:                                                            112
Official Tournament Store Launch Date: 7/12/23     
Launch Date:                                                   7/14/23     
Konami Tournament Legal Date:               7/14/23
MSRP:                                                               $4.49 per Pack (9 cards per pack)


Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon

Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon was the very first Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME booster set ever released! For years, you could only get your hands on these coveted packs as part of the Legendary Collection, but now, just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the card game, they’re being made available as standalone booster packs!

Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon was notable not just for being the first booster set, but also for introducing famous cards like Exodia the Forbidden One, as well as incredible Spell Cards like Pot of Greed and Raigeki. This printing will feature both Secret Rares from the set.

The complete Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon booster set is 126 cards:

  • 82 Commons
  • 22 Rares
  • 10 Super Rares
  • 10 Ultra Rares
  • 2 Secret Rares

Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon was the very first Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME booster set ever released!

Product Title:                                                  Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon
Product Type:                                                  Booster Pack  
Set Size:                                                            126
Official Tournament Store Launch Date: 7/12/23     
Launch Date:                                                   7/14/23     
Konami Tournament Legal Date:               7/14/23
MSRP:                                                               $4.49 per Pack (9 cards per pack) 


Metal Raiders

Metal Raiders was the second Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAMEbooster set ever released! For years, you could only get your hands on these coveted packs as part of the Legendary Collection, but now, just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the card game, they’re being made available as standalone booster packs!

This set is famous for introducing many incredibly powerful Trap Cards, including Yugi’s Mirror Force and the first wave of Counter Trap Cards: Horn of Heaven, Magic Jammer, Seven Tools of the Bandit, and, you can’t forget Solemn Judgment! Of course, Metal Raiders didn’t leave Duelists defenseless against these powerful cards – Heavy Storm also made its debut in this set! This printing will feature both Secret Rares from the set.

The complete Metal Raiders booster set is 144 cards:

  • 100 Commons
  • 22 Rares
  • 10 Super Rares
  • 10 Ultra Rares
  • 2 Secret Rares

Metal Raiders was the second Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME booster set ever released!

Product Title:                                                  Metal Raiders
Product Type:                                                  Booster Pack  
Set Size:                                                            144
Official Tournament Store Launch Date: 7/12/23     
Launch Date:                                                   7/14/23     
Konami Tournament Legal Date:               7/14/23
MSRP:                                                               $4.49 per Pack (9 cards per pack) 


Pharaoh’s Servant

Pharaoh’s Servant was the fourth Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME booster set ever released! For years, you could only get your hands on these coveted packs as part of the Legendary Collection, but now, just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the card game, they’re being made available as a standalone booster!

Pharaoh’s Servant was the debut for Pegasus’ ultimate monster, Thousand-Eyes Restrict,and it alsointroduced era defining cards like Jinzo and Imperial Order to the game as well. Pharaoh’s Servant made it easier than ever to revive your monsters with Premature Burial and Call of the Haunted or burn away your opponent’s Life Points with Ceasefire. This printing will feature both Secret Rares from the set.

The complete Pharaoh’s Servant booster set is 105 cards:

  • 66 Commons
  • 17 Rares
  • 10 Super Rares
  • 10 Ultra Rares
  • 2 Secret Rares

Pharaoh’s Servant was the fourth Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME booster set ever released!

Product Title:                                                  Pharaoh’s Servant
Product Type:                                                  Booster Pack  
Set Size:                                                            105
Official Tournament Store Launch Date: 7/12/23     
Launch Date:                                                   7/14/23     
Konami Tournament Legal Date:               7/14/23     
MSRP:                                                               $4.49 per Pack (9 cards per pack)   


Spell Ruler

Spell Ruler was the third Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME booster set ever released! For years, you could only get your hands on these coveted packs as part of the Legendary Collection, but now, just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the card game, they’re being made available as a standalone booster!

Spell Ruler was the first appearance of Ritual Spell Cards, Ritual Monsters, and Quick-Play Spell Cards like Mystical Space Typhoon. This was the first appearance of Pegasus’ Toon World and Toon monsters from the first Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series, including the beloved Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon! Joining them were powerful Spell Cards like Delinquent Duo, Snatch Steal, and Painful Choice. This printing will feature both Secret Rares from the set.

The complete Spell Ruler booster set is 104 cards:

  • 65 Commons
  • 17 Rares
  • 10 Super Rares
  • 10 Ultra Rares
  • 2 Secret Rares

Spell Ruler was the third Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME booster set ever released!

Product Title:                                                  Spell Ruler
Product Type:                                                  Booster Pack  
Set Size:                                                            104
Official Tournament Store Launch Date: 7/12/23     
Launch Date:                                                   7/14/23     
Konami Tournament Legal Date:               7/14/23
MSRP:                                                               $4.49 per Pack (9 cards per pack) 

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.

Unboxing: Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Card Game: Magnificent Mavens – 2022 Holiday Box 1st Edition

The all-foil Ultra Rare booster set includes new cards for these 4 themes, plus dozens of cards available once again, including hot cards like Black Luster Soldier – Soldier of Chaos, Swordsoul of Mo Ye, Traptrix Sera, and Blue-Eyes Abyss Dragon.

Each box of Magnificent Mavens contains:

1 pack of 70 card sleeves (1 of 6 new sleeve designs for Sky Strikers, Mayakashis, or Witchcrafters)
4 booster packs with 5 Ultra Rare cards per pack
Select cards are also available in the Egyptian Hieroglyphic Pharaoh’s Rare Ultra Rare foil style.

We open up the box and show off what you might get!

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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

 Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

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

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

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.

Legend of the Crystal Beasts comes to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game in August

Structure Deck: Legend of the Crystal Beasts

Rediscover the power of family bonds with Structure Deck: Legend of the Crystal Beasts! The new structure deck comes to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game on August 19, 2022.

This Structure Deck gives a beloved theme from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX animated series a brand-new shine! Originally debuting in Force of the Breaker, Jesse Anderson’s Crystal Beasts are back in a big way with many new cards, including a new form of Rainbow Dragon as a Fusion Monster that can reach 11000 ATK, clear the field, and unleash your banished “Crystal Beast” monsters for a devastating final blow!

Fans who are unfamiliar with the Crystal Beasts and Rainbow Dragon can learn the basics with the Speed Duel GX: Duel Academy Box in preparation for the release of this Structure Deck!

Structure Deck: Legend of the Crystal Beasts will contain 46 cards and 3 Token Cards. Each box contains:

  • 5 Ultra Rares
  • 3 Super Rares
  • 38 Commons
  • 3 Token Cards
  • 1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

*Set content and rarities subject to change

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