The Yugioh Collectible Card Game (CCG) is a popular card game based off of the Yugioh manga and animated television show. Players assume the roles of dueling wizards and play different cards to summon monsters, cast spells and use traps on their opponent.
Collectible card games work a little differently then regular card games. In most card games, only one deck is used, and all players are dealt from it. In CCG’s, each player has their own deck. This deck is constructed by the player from cards that they own, and all cards that the player will use in the game are drawn from that deck. Each time a players starts a new game, they can use a new deck.
Deck building is as important in the Yugioh CCG as is game play. Each deck must contain between forty and sixty cards. There may be only three copies of the same card in each deck. In tournament play, certain cards are banned. These cards cannot be placed in any deck. The list of banned cards is constantly updated. Good decks are important, but not as important as good play. A good deck in the hands of a bad player is useless.
In order to win the game, you must reduce all of your opponents’ life points to zero. In most games, each player starts with 8000 life points. You can reduce your opponents’ life points by attacking them with monsters, casting spells on them, or setting traps for them. You can also heal your own life points using certain spells and monsters.
There are many types of spells: normal monster, fusion monster, ritual monster, effect monster, synchro monster, token monster, spell, equip spell, continuous spell, quick play spell, field spell and trap. To play games well requires a knowledge of what your cards do and also a knowledge of all of the cards your opponent might possibly play against you.
Cards can be purchased in booster packs. Each pack contains a set number of cards. They also come in a variety of rarities. These include: common, normal rare, rare, super rare, ultra rare, gold ultra rare, ultimate rare, ghost rare, holographic rare, secret rare, parallel rare, short print and super short print. Singles can also be purchased, either online or from various stores and players. A big part of the Yugioh Collectible Card Game is trading cards with other players.