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Tips on How to Become a Better Yugioh Player

It’s a daunting experience getting into Yugioh; it doesn’t help either if you have plenty of friends who are into competition. There are a lot of things to learn and pick up, but becoming a pro is not impossible. All you need to start playing casually is a deck. Here are some of the tips that you can apply if you are just beginning your Yugioh journey.

  1. You Need Basic Equipment to Get Started

Just like how you can’t go to a war without a rifle, going into Yugioh game without equipment is utterly impossible.

So what is the basic equipment that you need?

The basic stuff you’ll need are one kind of tin/box for your commons,  a card binder for your rare cards, card protectors for your decks and a game mat.

Though the market for Yugioh accessories is simply limitless, don’t be tempted to waste your money on futile equipment. More importantly, don’t spend on items where you can get them for free. For instance, there are plenty of free apps for your phone that allow you to keep track of Life Points & use dice. So spending money on dice is totally unnecessary.

  1. Keep Your Cards Organized

Anyone who’s been collecting something would agree that it could get really messy, especially when you have collected so many things already.

Though organizing your cards is not necessary, you’d be glad that you have done so. This will make your dueling life so much easier in the long run when you have everything organized. Keep all archetypes together; you can even have separate boxes for your monsters/spells/traps. It’s a pain when you can’t find what you’re looking for from a pile of massive cards.

So if you want to be like a pro, keep your organizational skills at par.

  1. Avoid Spending Too Much

One of the most common mistakes of new Yugioh players is that they’re spending too much money on cards and hoarding them like an apocalypse is coming and they need to have their pantry filled with supplies.

Undoubtedly, Yugioh is a competitive pay2win game but bear in mind that you are just starting. There’s no sense in emptying your wallet for Konami just yet.

Look out for offers, sales and promotion; you can also trade with other players. Almost all hobbies require money so it’s totally fine to spend a few dollars. What’s not fine is going on a shopping spree and be broke for the next few weeks.

Also, avoid buying booster packs. Buy the individual cards you need online!

  1. Keep on Practicing

Practicing with yourself may sound weird, but there’s no better way to go than doing this method. Though you need 2 decks for this, but it can work wonders. Have 1v1s with yourself, test your best decks against each-other and learn their strengths and weaknesses.

Instead of facing another player and getting creamed, practicing by yourself is the best way to test a deck you’ve just made.

  1. Be Consistent

If there’s one secret to a competitive deck, its competency. You need to have a consistent and reliable strategy if you want to win in this game. Have a clear purpose and keep it simple; avoid shoving 5 different combos and win conditions into one deck.

If you are not being consistent, you might end up in trouble. You may find yourself having 5 cards in your hand thinking ‘I can’t do anything!’

  1. Wasting Cards is a No-No

When you realize you can do a lot with your first hand, going balls deep is deliciously tempting.

You want to know a secret on how pros do it?

They do the best that they can with as little cards as possible.

Learning this trick can certainly go a long way for you. If you use your entire hand to deal some damage, it’s more likely that your opponent will clear your field, putting you at a field and hand disadvantage.

  1. Spell Cards

Another big mistake that many new players are guilty of committing is playing their spell cards face down without good reason.

Quick-Play spell cards are okay as you can activate them in your opponents turn but no others should go face down unless you need them to be. You should never forget their vulnerability while on the field so you should always keep them in your hand. They could get your zones locked and take up spell/trap zones if you can’t activate them.

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  1. Size of Your Deck Matters

Now this might elicit a naughty grin for those that have malicious minds, but the size of your deck really does matter.

If you want to determine the consistency of your deck, you have to get your deck to as close to 40 cards as possible. The more likely you are to draw the cards you need if you have fewer cards. The maximum number of cards that you must have on your deck is 60 while the minimum is 40.

  1. Save Your Traps

Traps are some of your only ‘get out of jail free’ cards so don’t be reckless in losing them.

Using them may be exciting and new for you so you may use it on the first chance that you get, but this is not a smart move. Instead, save your traps for other situations.

Many new players have lost a duel because they’ve lost their traps too soon. Don’t make the same mistake and only use them when it is best.

  1. Have Fun

This last tip may sound like a no-brainer, but it’s definitely the best tip there is. The previous 9 tips would be completely useless if you are not enjoying every minute of the game. What’s the use of playing when you feel like you’re in torture every time you lose?

Win or lose, remember that Yugioh is about F-U-N.

The art of making your own deck, using it in battle and winning is undeniably satisfying; make this your own motivation.

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3 reasons why Yo-Gi-Oh is better than Magic

Magic and Yo-Gi-Oh are both card games that have gained huge popularity. But many people prefer Yo-Gi-Oh over Magic. There are several reasons for it and these are discussed below.

The cards

The Magic cards have detailed paintings. Many Magic players love it. However, the look of Yu-Gi-Oh card is simple and this simplicity is very appealing to many people. You will get to see some unique creatures in the Yu-Gi-Oh cards that you won’t find in the Magic. The design of the cards in Yo-Gi-Oh is very impressive.

Nature of the game

The rules of the game are simple in Yo-Gi-Oh. There are only a few rules. So, people of all ages can enjoy playing You-Gi-Oh. Magic is for more serious players.   You need to know the game from before in order to increase your chance of winning. But you can learn Yo-Gi-Oh very easily and start playing right away.


The Yo-Gi-Oh is a very comfortable game to play. The game is simple and very easy to understand. When you play Magic, it will take a long time to learn to manage your resources the proper way. Yo-Gi-Oh is understandable and you won’t have to use much time learning the game.

Yo-Gi-Oh is played by many people around the world. Card games like Yo-Gi-Oh and Magic let people pass some great time. These games are very addictive. You can have a great time playing these games with your friends.

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How to Get Started with Yu-Gi-Oh: A Beginner’s Guide

Have you heard of Exodia the Forbidden One, Breaker the Magical Warrior, Buster Blader, Summoned Skull?

You might guess that they are characters in some mythical movie or game. Well, your guess is not entirely far-fetched. These what-seems-to-be-unfamiliar-names are only a few of the hundreds of characters in the Trading Card Game known as Yu-Gi-Oh.

Now there’s one more question that you might ask: What the heck is Yu-Gi-Oh?

This game first originated in Japan and has dominated the entire world. In fact, it has surpassed Magic: the Gathering and now holds the belt as number one TCG in the world. Yu-Gi-Oh started as a Japanese comic book and television cartoon but it widely spread to other parts of the globe. It has a surprisingly positive acceptance when it arrived in the U.S and soon Yu-Gi-Oh cards and merchandise were sold like hotcakes. In no time, it has become the most popular TCG in the world.

If you want to hop on to the Yu-Gi-Oh fever, you’ve got everything you need to know in this article.

Getting Started

The first thing you need is a deck. As a beginner, you can never go wrong if you have one of the four starter decks: Kaiba, Yugi, Pegasus and Joey. Though any of them works good, you can do even better with Joey and Pegasus decks since they are cheaper, better, and easier-to-find. There are 50 pre-selected cards in a starter decks and the cards in each deck will always be the same. The starter decks contain one ultra-rare (foil picture and lettering, two super rare (shiny picture) and 47 common (non-holographic) cards. Starter decks are the bare bones basic decks, and you will need more cards from booster packs in order to make your deck better.

You can bump into fellow Yu-Gi-Oh fanatics anywhere you go. Some card shops host open game days/nights, and others host tournaments, where you can challenge other players to win prizes. With the popularity of Yu-Gi-Oh, you’re more likely to find someone to play with anywhere and anytime. Don’t beat yourself too hard; you’re going to lose some game when you’re just starting so learn from every loss so that you’ll be better on the next game.

Monster Cards

Monster cards, which are the base of every deck, are a light yellow card. Effect monster cards are a dark orange, which sets them apart from other monsters.

Remember that your deck will not be complete without the monsters; these cards are the ones that do the fighting. You should have about 1/3 to 1/2 monsters in your deck. You can either summon the monsters to the field or set them on the field. Place your monster face up with the top of the card pointing towards your opponent when it is summoned. Place your monster face down on the field, pointing sideways when it is set.

There are five main stats in monsters. These are type, level, attack, attribute and defense. The types are: fairy, thunder, dragon, spell caster, fiend, aqua, fish, sea serpent, pyro, warrior, machine, lizard, beast, and beast-warrior. Type causes cards to be affected by other cards in different ways. The level is the number of stars that are on the top of the monster card, below the title. The attributes are: light, dark, earth, fire, wind, and water.


Monsters also have defense and attacks which are used for battles between monsters. One of these three things can happen when one monster attacks a monster that is in attack position:

  1. If the attacking monster has higher ATK than the defending monster, the defending player takes life point damage equal to the difference in ATK and the defending monster is destroyed.
  2. If the two monsters have the same ATK, neither player takes damage nor are both monsters destroyed.
  3. If the attacking monster has lower ATK, then the attacking player takes life point damage equal to the difference in ATK and the attacking monster is destroyed.

One of these three things happens when a monster that is in defense position is attacked by another monster:

  1. If the attacking monster has higher ATK than the defending monster has DEF, there is no damage in the life point and the defending monster is destroyed.
  2. Nothing happens if the ATK of the attacking monster is the same as the DEF of the defending monster.
  3. If the DEF of the defending monster is higher than the ATK of the attacking monster,  neither monster is destroyed, but the attacker takes damage equal to the DEF of the defender minus the ATK of the attacking monster.

Some monsters have “flip effects”. This enables them to activate the effect when they are flipped face up either by an attack or by an effect.

Magic Cards

Recently renamed Spell Cards, magic cards are a light green color.  It has five types: quick-play, normal, equip, continuous and field. Quick-play magic cards are signified by a tiny lightning bolt in the top right corner and can be activated anytime. Normal magic cards, on the other hand, can only be played on your own turn. Equip magic cards have a small cross in the top right corner and are attached to a monster and that monster gets whatever bonuses of the magic card. You can activate continuous magic cards on your own turn but the effect remains active until you remove the card from the field. Field magic cards are similar to the continuous magic cards, but they usually designate a certain type or attribute of a monster to power up.

Trap Cards

Traps are light purple and they have their own set of rules. They have three types: continuous, normal and counter traps. You have to set the traps on the field at least one turn before you can activate them.

Booster Packs

Booster Packs are the standard way of purchasing additional cards to enhance your deck. There are 9 cards in the Yu-Gi-Oh booster packs with one rare card in each of them. The other eight are common cards that may or may not be good, depending on the needs of your deck. If it’s your lucky day, you’ll find super rare, ultra rare, or even secret rare cards.

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