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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.

Unleash Your Phantom Rage in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game this November

Yu-Gi-Oh! Phantom Rage

Ghosts from the past return to the fray in November’s Phantom Rage booster set! Arriving November 6, 2020Phantom Rage (SRP: $2.99) brings new Phantom Knight and Raidraptor cards that can be played in their own decks, but you can also create your own hybrid deck that takes the best of each theme to max out your Xyz Summoning power.

Phantom Rage doesn’t just remaster popular themes from the past, it unites them as well. You can find new Phantom Knight and Raidraptor cards, but you can also find new cards that are Phantom Knights AND Raidraptors!

The new theme based on Fusion Summoning excels at performing consecutive Fusion Summons. Normally, to Fusion Summon you need to use a Spell Card for each Fusion Summon you perform along with multiple separate cards to use as materials, but this brand-new theme is anchored by a powerful Spell Card that Summons up to 5 Tokens you can use for Fusion Summoning…and then lets you Fusion Summon twice consecutively!

What else can you expect from Phantom Rage? How about…

  • 17 World Premiere cards, the most ever in a single booster set!
  • The long awaited crossover between “U.A.” and “F.A.”!
  • New Ritual, Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, and Link Monsters!
  • More cards to enhance strategies introduced in Rise of the Duelist!
  • And more!

The Phantom Rage booster set contains 100 new cards:

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

*Set name and content 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.

Konami Releases a Statement about Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG of Organized Play and Promotional Events

Yu-Gi-Oh!

Konami, the makers of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game has released a new statement concerning the future of their organized play and promotion events through June 30, 2020.

COVID-19 has impacted so many and thrown every day interactions into chaos. The gaming community, which relies on in person events and interaction has of course been impacted canceling conventions, events, and generally shutting down local stores.

You can read the full statement below:

To the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME community –

We hope you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe. As we continue to closely monitor developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain committed to our role in prioritizing the overall health and safety of our fan base, Tournament Store owners and staff, and all business partners. In keeping with the guidelines and recommendations put forth by government health authorities, we believe it is in the best interests of our community to extend the postponement of our Organized Play and promotional events through Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

We are aware of the steps that communities across the nation have taken to gradually reopen and share our community’s enthusiasm to resume Organized Play and promotional events. As circumstances evolve throughout the coming weeks, we may provide another update relating to the status of local Organized Play and promotional events prior to June 30, as we review government health authority guidelines.

To support Official Tournament Stores during this challenging time, we have introduced Remote Duel, a new Organized Play initiative to run sanctioned tournaments using Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel LinksLegacy of the DuelistLegacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution, and a Duelist’s own card collection.

Information about Remote Duel will be available June 2 here

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

Our thoughts remain with those affected by this pandemic and we are grateful for everyone’s commitment to the safety of our community. We thank the Yu-Gi-Oh! community for their patience and understanding during this time.

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! Legendary Duelists: 7 Arrives September 25, 2020

Legendary Duelist: 7

Dive deep into the Decks of Duelists shrouded in darkness with the next chapter in the Legendary Duelist series!

Yugi’s final foe in the Battle City tournament was none other than Marik Ishtar, leader of the Rare Hunters and master of The Winged Dragon of Ra! Marik’s advanced tactics using The Winged Dragon of Ra were previously impossible to replicate, but 7 new cards in this set are poised to make the impossible, possible! But why stop at just upgrading your Deck’s strategy? This new Legendary Duelists set includes an extra special version of The Winged Dragon of Ra like you’ve never seen before! 

Additionally, you can find 7 new cards each for Aporia’s Meklord strategy from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s and 7 new cards from Esper Roba’s Battle City psychic-strategy featuring the bane of Trap Cards everywhere: Jinzo! Rounding out the set, you’ll be able to get important cards necessary for building these 3 Decks as well as other famous cards used by these Duelists on the TV show.

Check Out this Week’s New Releases Through Diamond

Diamond Comic Distributors is one of the numerous game distributors out there and this week they have a lot of new releases coming your way.

There’s a little something for everyone from D&D accessories, to Heroclix, to a new game from Renegade Game Studio, and new Yu-Gi-Oh!

Check out what games you can find in shops this week courtesy of Previews. Head to that link for the full list of comics, books, and more.

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SEP198087D&D ICONS OF THE REALM EBERRON RISING LAST WAR BRICK (8CT) ($127.92
OCT198380D&D ICONS OF THE REALMS FIG PACK AVERNUS DARK ORDER$39.99
SEP198091DC COMICS HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED BOOSTER BRICK (C$129.90
SEP198092DC COMICS HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED DICE TOKEN PACK$9.99
SEP198094DC COMICS HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED STARTER SET$34.99
AUG193377ICARUS STORYTELLING GAME$35.00
OCT198381MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI ANGEL$4.99
OCT198382MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI BEAST$4.99
OCT198383MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI COLOSSUS$4.99
OCT198384MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI DANGER$4.99
OCT198385MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI GAMBIT$4.99
OCT198386MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI HOPE SUMMERS$4.99
OCT198387MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI ICEMAN$4.99
OCT198388MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI KITTY PRYDE$4.99
OCT198389MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI NAMOR$4.99
OCT198390MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI RACHEL SUMMERS$4.99
OCT198391MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI ROGUE$4.99
FEB202894YU GI OH TCG DUEL OVERLOAD$29.99
FEB202895YU GI OH TCG SECRET SLAYERS BOOSTER DIS (24CT)$3.99

Yu-Gi-Oh! Dragons of Legend: The Complete Series Arrives September 11, 2020

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

Following up on Legendary Duelists: Season 1, another box-with-a-blast-from-the-past is coming your way for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game with Dragons of Legend: The Complete Series!

2014’s Dragons of Legend was a landmark release that spawned two sequels, inspired the Battles of Legend series, and changed the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game forever! This September, revisit the foundational Dragons of Legend, as well as Dragons of Legend 2, and Dragons of Legend – Unleashed – with Dragons of Legend: The Complete Series!

Dragons of Legend was home to some of the most popular and most influential cards ever released, and Dragons of Legend: The Complete Series is poised to make them look better than ever with colorful Ultra Rare technology!  But colorful Ultra Rares aren’t the only way your favorite cards can look better than ever – Dark Magician Girl the Dragon Knight, Yugi’s most famous Timaeus Fusion from the “Waking the Dragons” storyline, will appear with brand-new art!

As an extra special bonus, each Dragons of Legend: The Complete Series box will have 1 of 3 collectible dice featuring one of the Legendary Dragons: Timaeus, Critias, or Hermos.

Set contents subject to change.

Konami Continues Organized Play Postponement But Launches Remote Duel

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game logo

Konami has adjusted its Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game organized play plans due to COVID-19. The company is continually monitoring the situation and making decisions based on the information provided to them with a focus on not putting players in danger.

But, it’s not all bad. The company is moving their organized play online with a new initiative.

You can read their full statement below:

To the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME community –

We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe. As we monitor developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to take seriously our role in contributing to the overall health and safety of our fan base, Tournament Store owners and staff, and all business partners. In keeping with the guidelines and recommendations put forth by government health authorities, we believe it is in the best interest of our community to extend the postponement of our Organized Play and promotional events through Sunday, May 31, 2020. Jointly, we share a responsibility to prevent community spread of this virus by practicing social distancing and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this time of uncertainty.

  • Further information about these guidelines, as well as prevention tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be referenced here

We are equally aware of the steps that communities across the nation have taken to gradually reopen. We share our community’s enthusiasm to resume Organized Play and promotional events and, in this vein, we are working closely with our Tournament Store contacts and business partners, while heeding public health guidance, to determine how and when we can do this safely. At the end of May, we will review government health authority guidelines and provide another update relating to the status of local Organized Play and promotional events. To continue supporting Official Tournament Stores during this challenging time, we are introducing Remote Duel, a new Organized Play initiative to run sanctioned tournaments using Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel LinksLegacy of the DuelistLegacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution, and a Duelist’s own card collection. More information about this program will be shared directly with Tournament Stores and on the Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website, as well as via our official social media channels soon.

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