Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game is the version of the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game manufactured by Konami. It is played mainly in Japan, South Korea, and other parts of Asia including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The OCG used to be printed exclusively in Japanese (JP), Korean (KR). It has previously been printed in English (referred to as Asian-English); despite being part of the OCG, Asian-English cards have "Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game" printed on their backings, though with a different logo. In the past there have been 3 different Chinese prints of cards, including two "Blue-Eyes White Dragon"s and one "Dark Magician", though they were only for promotional purposes. Starting from Duel Starter Deck and onward, the OCG has started to be officially printed and distributed in Traditional Chinese (TC), and will now follow a regular release schedule.[1]; additionally, starting from Duelist Alliance, Japanese cards distributed outside Japan are considered "Japanese-Asian" (JA) cards.

Even though they are part of the OCG, Korean and Asian-English cards follow the TCG layout and artworks. Traditional Chinese cards follow the same layout and artworks as the Japanese ones.

TCG cards are not legal in OCG tournaments. Due to Japanese, Asian-English and Korean cards having different backings, if a player chooses to use a mixture, they must use protective sleeves that cover the back of the cards.

OCG tournaments are divided into three classes: Expert, which has no age restriction, Regular: for high school students and Challenge, for secondary school students.

Japanese cards (JP) used to be distributed in all over Asian territories, but now exclusively in Japan by Konami of Japan. Korean cards are only printed in South Korea, and distributed by Daewon Media. Asian-English, Japanese-Asian and Traditional Chinese cards are distributed in other parts of Asia by Konami of Hong Kong.

As of September 2013, the OCG and TCG have had different banlists, with multiple cards in fact being Forbidden in one list but Unlimited in the other (in both directions).


Language Name Romanization Subtitle translation Language or Region ID
Japanese 遊☆戯☆王YU-GI-OH! オフィシャルカードゲーム デュエルモンスターズ Yūgiō Ofisharukādogēmu Dyuerumonsutāzu Duel Monsters JP (formerly omitted)
遊☆戯☆王YU-GI-OH! 5D’sファイブディーズ オフィシャルカードゲーム Yūgiō Faibudīzu Ofisharukādogēmu Five D’s
遊☆戯☆王YU-GI-OH! ZEXALゼアル オフィシャルカードゲーム Yūgiō Zearu Ofisharukādogēmu Zeal
遊☆戯☆王Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-Ⅴアーク・ファイブ オフィシャルカードゲーム Yūgiō Āku Faibu Ofisharukādogēmu Arc Five JP (Japan), and JA (other Asian regions)
Korean 유☆희☆왕Yu-Gi-Oh! OFFICIAL CARD GAME Yuhuiwang OFFICIAL CARD GAME KR (formerly K)
유☆희☆왕YU-GI-OH! 5D’s파이브디즈 오피셜 카드 게임 Yuhuiwang Paibeudijeu Opisyeol Kadeu Geim Five D's
유☆희☆왕YU-GI-OH! ZEXAL제알 오피셜 카드 게임 Yuhuiwang Jeal Opisyeol Kadeu Geim Zeal
유☆희☆왕Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V아크 파이브 오피셜 카드 게임 Yuhuiwang Akeu Paibeu Opisyeol Kadeu Geim Arc Five
Asian-English 遊☆戯☆王YU-GI-OH! TRADING CARD GAME YU-GI-OH! TRADING CARD GAME AE (formerly omitted)
Chinese 遊☆戯☆王YU-GI-OH! ZEXALゼアル 公式卡片遊戲 Yóuxìwáng Zearu Gōngshì Kǎpiàn Yóuxì
Jau4 hei3 wong4 Zearu Gung1 sik1 Kaat1 pin2 Jau4 hei3
Zeal TC
遊☆戯☆王Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-Ⅴアーク・ファイブ 公式卡片遊戲 Yóuxìwáng Āku Faibu Gōngshì Kǎpiàn Yóuxì
Jau4 hei3 wong4 Āku Faibu Gung1 sik1 Kaat1 pin2 Jau4 hei3
Arc Five





Traditional Chinese[edit]