First published in 1996, Yugioh is a collectible card game that is a bit complex to play. Individual players or teams are entitled to handle a number of trading cards and dozens of decks. Each card boasts either a good or a bad imaginary character, which originally is taken from the Yugioh anime series. The characters can be imaginary beasts, or dragons, and the players need to use their magical powers to summon these creatures. Because of the many different Yugioh trading cards available, players can really customize their game and play creatures of a variety of natures, be it weak or powerful.
The Yugioh trading cards are grouped into three. There include the starter decks, structure decks, and the booster packs. The booster cards are what players use primarily for card distribution. For instance, in Konami’s case, the booster pack is consists of five random cards. Each set is composed of fifty to sixty cards of different faces. In areas where Upper Deck cards are sold though, the booster packs are composed of nine cards that are randomly assorted. The whole set contains a couple or a number of cards that are combined as one. Regardless of distributor though, booster packs often contain larger amounts of card pieces and are frequently reissued or reprinted.
The Starter decks of Yugioh trading cards are made for beginners to use. The mechanics of the game and its basic game play revolve around the use of these cards. Just like the booster packs, these too feature a variety of different imaginary characters, but all are patterned from the ones seen in the second anime series. Each deck contains cards from forty to fifty pieces, a rulebook, and a game mat. If you are playing with the United States-made starter deck, you’ll have seven decks available, including the Yugi, Kaiba, Joey, Pegasus, Yugioh!, Jaden Yuki, and Syrus Truesdale.
The Structure Decks, finally, are made for the advanced players to employ. The Yugioh trading cards contained by this set are made to put emphasis on a particular strategy. Since they are made for the advanced players, the individual cards are more powerful and often come in combos. Each of the structure decks holds 40 cards, aside from a rule book, a game mat, and a small leaflet that highlights recommendations or suggestions on how to improve the value of the deck. In addition, the Yugioh structure decks are made in accordance to the standards maintained by the Advanced-Format Forbidden Card list.
The Yugioh trading cards further evolve to contain several other decks to be used for the game play. There are the evolution starter decks, which have been developed and released to boast cards of slightly different features. Other than that, there are the type and character structure decks, which also are composed of cards of different faces. Whatever type of Yugioh trading cards you get, each of them serves a purpose unique from any other.