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Korean cards are manufactured by Daewon for distribution in South Korea. The first seven sets with Korean prints (Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon, Starter Deck: Yugi, Starter Deck: Kaiba, Metal Raiders, Spell Ruler, Pharaoh's Servant, and Tournament Pack: 1st Season) were printed with card numbers containing the region code K; all subsequent sets have used the region code KR.

Being part of the OCG, Korean cards follow Japanese printing schedules. However, they also follow some TCG product lines, such as the Hidden Arsenal series, and have a few exclusive sets and cards.

The classic sets Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon to Ancient Sanctuary were released rapidly, one after another, in an effort to catch up with the 5-year-old game at the time. They were released the same as the TCG, having both First and Unlimited Edition prints. They used the same rarities, and the Secret Rare cards had the TCG foiling, with diagonal lines. Once all those sets were out they started following the Japanese products more closely, this among other things prompted the Secret Rare foiling change to the OCG cross-style format. So by the time the Unlimited Editions from those eleven sets were reprinted, the Secret Rares had a foiling change, and that way they can be distinguished from original Unlimited prints.

When Ultimate Rare cards were introduced to Main Sets for the TCG in Soul of the Duelist, they did so for Korean as well. From Soul of the Duelist up to Enemy of Justice they followed the TCG format of having all the Rare, Super Rare and Ultra Rare cards also as Ultimate Rare. This changed in Power of the Duelist where the Rare cards were left out to follow the Japanese format of only the foil cards being available in Ultimate Rare. But unlike with the Classic sets, later and modern reprints of those sets remain the same, and the Rare cards can still appear as Ultimate Rare.

Korean cards have their own backing, with the first Korean logo. They use a terminology translated from Japanese, but they are formatted with the TCG style. For example, the type line "[Dragon/Synchro/Effect]" is written "[드래곤족/싱크로/효과]", using a slash instead of a middle dot as in the Japanese style ([드래곤족싱크로/효과]); the copyright text on the bottom-right corner is English. They also use censored TCG artworks, though the Korean-dubbed shows have uncensored OCG artworks.

Near the end of Series 9, the last packs with both 1st and Unlimited Editions were released, after that, only Unlimited Edition packs were. Around the time of the release for LINK VRAINS Pack, the number of packs per box for Secondary Sets was reduced from 30 to 15 to coincide with the Japanese number. And for Main Sets it was done with the release of Dark Neostorm, this also marked the change from the Standing-style box with a single row of 40 packs, to the flat two-pile style with 30 packs only; again, just like the Japanese format. These changes and some others are being made to homogenize Korea and Japan, but some rarities and many promotional items are still exclusive to Japan.

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Currently 426 sets have been printed in Korean.

 Korean namePrefixRelease date
Starter Deck: KaibaSTARTER DECK스타터 덱 —카이바 편—SDK-K9 December 2003
Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon푸른 눈의 백룡의 전설LOB-K9 December 2003
Starter Deck: YugiSTARTER DECK스타터 덱 —유희 편—SDY-K9 December 2003
Metal Raiders강철의 습격자MRD-K9 March 2004
Spell Ruler마법의 지배자SRL-K7 May 2004
Pharaoh's Servant파라오의 사도PSV-K19 June 2004
Tournament Pack: 1st Season토너먼트 팩 1TP1-K4 August 2004
Duel Master's Guide promotional cards마스터즈 가이드DMG-KR9 August 2004
Starter Deck: PegasusSTARTER DECK조이 덱 —페가수스 편—SDP-KR16 August 2004
Starter Deck: JoeySTARTER DECK조이 덱 —조이 편—SDJ-KR16 August 2004
Labyrinth of Nightmare악몽의 미궁LON-KR2 September 2004
Legacy of Darkness어둠의 유산LOD-KR18 October 2004
Tournament Pack: 2nd Season토너먼트 팩 2TP2-KR28 November 2004
Pharaonic Guardian왕가의 수호자PGD-KR14 December 2004
Exclusive Pack영화 한정 팩EP1-KR18 February 2005
Magician's Force매지션의 힘MFC-KR8 March 2005
Movie Pack유희왕 극장판 빛의 피라미드 입장자 특전 카드MOV-KR1 April 2005
Starter Deck: Kaiba EvolutionSTARTER DECK스타터 덱 —카이바 편— Evolution에볼루션SKE-KR12 April 2005
Starter Deck: Yugi EvolutionSTARTER DECK스타터 덱 —유희 편— Evolution에볼루션SYE-KR12 April 2005
Dark Crisis암흑의 위협DCR-KR2 May 2005
Invasion of Chaos혼돈의 지배IOC-KR28 June 2005
Ancient Sanctuary천공의 성역AST-KR27 August 2005
Soul of the Duelist듀얼리스트의 투혼SOD-KR4 November 2005
Structure Deck: Special Set스트럭처 덱 - 스페셜 세트 - 특전 카드SDS-KR15 December 2005
Structure Deck: Dragon's RoarSTRUCTURE DECK스트럭처 덱 —드래곤의 힘—SD1-KR15 December 2005
Structure Deck: Zombie MadnessSTRUCTURE DECK스트럭처 덱 —언데드의 위협—SD2-KR15 December 2005
Rise of Destiny운명의 시작RDS-KR7 February 2006
Tournament Pack: 3rd Season토너먼트 팩 3TP3-KR5 March 2006
Beginner's Edition 1비기너즈 팩 1BP1-KR11 April 2006
Structure Deck: Special Set 2스트럭처 덱 - 스페셜 세트 - 특전 카드SDS-KR29 April 2006
Structure Deck: Blaze of DestructionSTRUCTURE DECK스트럭처 덱 —작열하는 대지—SD3-KR29 April 2006
Structure Deck: Fury from the DeepSTRUCTURE DECK스트럭처 덱 —해룡신의 분노—SD4-KR29 April 2006
Tournament Pack 4토너먼트 팩 4TP4-KR14 May 2006
Power of the Duelist듀얼리스트의 능력POTD-KR18 May 2006
Flaming Eternity영원한 화염FET-KR19 May 2006
Expert Edition Volume.1하이 그레이드 팩1HGP1-KR6 July 2006
The Lost Millennium잃어버린 천년TLM-KR29 August 2006
Tournament Pack 5토너먼트 팩 5TP5-KR17 September 2006
Beginner's Edition 2비기너즈팩2BP2-KR28 September 2006
Expert Edition Volume.2하이그레이드팩2HGP2-KR17 November 2006
Structure Deck: Warrior's TriumphSTRUCTURE DECK스트럭처 덱 —전사의 전설—SD5-KR5 December 2006
Academy Duel Disk (set)듀얼디스크 GX 특전 카드DSK1-KR18 December 2006
Structure Deck: Warrior's Triumph Special EditionSTRUCTURE DECK스트럭처 덱 - 전사의 전설 - 스페셜 에디션 특전 카드SD5-KRSE22 January 2007
Cybernetic Revolution사이버 혁명CRV-KR5 February 2007
Duelist Pack: Chazz Princeton듀얼리스트 팩 —만죠메 편—DP2-KR2 May 2007
Duelist Pack: Jaden Yuki듀얼리스트 팩 —주다이 편—DP1-KR2 May 2007
Elemental Energy절대원소의 힘EEN-KR17 May 2007
Tactical Evolution전술의 발전TAEV-KR8 June 2007
Structure Deck: Spellcaster's JudgmentSTRUCTURE DECK스트럭처 덱 —마법사의 심판—SD6-KR16 June 2007
Shadow of Infinity무한의 그림자SOI-KR3 July 2007
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