Since being launched in Japan in 1998, Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game has gone on to become one of the most popular trading card games in the world.
Created by Manga artist Kazuki Takahashi, it is based on the game ‘Duel Monsters’ from the Manga and Anime series phenomenon that is Yu-Gi-Oh!
For new and experienced players and collectors alike, Hill’s Cards aims to have everything you need to build your ultimate deck or to complete your collection.
Having first appeared in a 1996 Manga series by Kazuki Takahashi, Yu-Gi-Oh! gained popularity after being published in Shonen Jump, Japan's largest weekly comic magazine. Accompanying this new series was a 27-episode anime show and of course, the hugely popular trading card game of the same name. By 1998, the trading cards were already a huge hit in Japan however its huge following quickly spread to North America, Europe, and Australia. By 2009 alone, Guinness World Records officially named Yu-Gi-Oh! the top selling trading card game in the world having already sold over 22 billion cards worldwide. Since then, the game’s popularity has still only continued to grow and remain fresh and fun thanks to the constant amendments of its rules, updates to the ban-list, and of course the exciting and regular releases of brand new cards.
In terms of game play, Yu-Gi-Oh! is reliant on you having the best deck at your disposal, tailoring it for each duel that you undertake. Studying each card to become familiar with every monster, spell, and trap in your deck is essential! Although the game only requires two people to play, teams of multiple players can make each duel more fun and challenging. At the start of the game each deck must be shuffled, cut, and then placed face down on the game mat. You must then flip a coin to decide the play order with the winner choosing to either receive or challenge. To begin duelling you must then draw your first five cards by placing them face up and deciding the winner based on the cards information. Considering there are literally thousands of possible combinations of cards, beginners might need to think about having an official rule book at hand to help conclude an outcome. Starting with 8000 points each, the overall aim of the game is to either use logic and strategy to reduce your opponents points to zero, or simply have your opponent lose all of their cards.
So whether you're looking to treat yourself to a rare ‘Egyptian God card’ or the fan-favourite 'Blue Eyes White Dragon' to complete your perfect deck, we at Hill's Cards have literally thousands of mint condition cards of every rarity. As well as all of these individual cards we also sell a wide-variety of Structure decks and Starter decks which aim to provide players with a deck of cards that are playable straight from the box. On top of this you might also be interested in investigating our wide range of Mega Tins, Booster Packs and Boxes, and Special Editions which all aim to cater to your specific playing style and to make your game even more enjoyable. Beyond the cards we also offer hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh accessories which includes Sleeves, Binders, Deck Boxes, Play-Mats, and much more. In each case all of our products are available with next-day delivery, and excellent customer service. So have a look at what we've got and be sure to pre-order any of our new releases to get the edge on your competition!