Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game (OCG) 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 equivalent game outside of Asia is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG).
- 1 Tournaments
- 2 Regions
- 3 Rule revisions
- 4 Names
- 5 Logos
- 6 References
The OCG and TCG are different card games. TCG cards are not legal in OCG tournaments, and OCG cards are not legal in TCG tournaments. World Championships are a special multi-format tournament in which both TCG and OCG players can compete.
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 senior high school students; and Challenge, for junior high school students.
Since September 2013, the OCG and TCG have had different Forbidden & Limited lists. While there had previously been different lists between the two games early in their history, they had mostly converged up until September 2013.
There are several different region prints within the OCG: Japanese (JP), Korean (KR), Asian-English (AE), Traditional Chinese (TC), and Japanese-Asian (JA). Currently, only Japanese and Korean are regularly receiving new prints.
Japanese (JP) cards used to be distributed in all Asian territories, but are now exclusively distributed in Japan by Konami of Japan. Korean (KR) 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.
Unlike TCG cards (which all use the TCG logo), different regions of OCG cards have different logos on their card backings.
- Japanese and Japanese-Asian card backs have a logo containing the Japanese Yu-Gi-Oh! logo (with English Ruby text) and the text Official Card Game Duel Monsters in katakana.
- Korean card backs have a Korean Yu-Gi-Oh! logo (with English Ruby text) and the text Official Card Game in English.
- Asian-English card backs have a Japanese Yu-Gi-Oh! logo (with English Ruby text) and the text Trading Card Game in English (depsite being part of the OCG and not the TCG).
Even though they are OCG cards, Korean and Asian-English cards use the TCG layout and artworks instead of the Japanese OCG's. Traditional Chinese cards follow the same layout and artworks as the Japanese OCG.
- Introduction of Tribute Summons
- Removal of the limit on number of Spell and Trap Cards that can be played per turn
- Allowance of selecting Fusion Material from the hand
New Expert Rules
- Introduction of the Deck out rule
- Introduction of the hand size limit
- Side Deck size changed from 10 to 15
- Scoring 1 win and 2 draws in a Match results in a win, rather than a draw
- Introduction of Synchro Monsters
- "Sacrifice" renamed to "Release"
- "Sacrifice Summon" renamed to "Advance Summon"
- "Fusion Deck" renamed to "Extra Deck"
- Main Deck size changed from 40+ cards to 40–60 cards
- Extra Deck size changed from 0+ cards to 0–15 cards
- Side Deck size changed from 0 or 15 cards to 0–15 cards
Master Rules 2
Master Rules 3
The Master Rules 3 were in effect during Series 9.
- Introduction of Pendulum Monsters
- Addition of Pendulum Zones
- Removal of the word "Card" in Zone names
- Draw Phase no longer conducted on the first turn
- Field Spell Card rule changed to allow each player to have an active Field Spell Card at the same time
- Reclassification of Flip effects
New Master Rules
The New Master Rules were in effect during Series 10.
- Introduction of Link Monsters
- Addition of Extra Monster Zones
- Relocation of Pendulum Zones to Spell & Trap Zones
Master Rules (April 1, 2020 revision)
The Master Rules, revised April 1, 2020, are in effect during Series 11.
|Language||Name||Romanization||Subtitle translation||Language or Region ID|
|Japanese||Yūgiō Ofisharukādogēmu Dyuerumonsutāzu||Duel Monsters||JP (formerly omitted)|
|Yūgiō Faibudīzu Ofisharukādogēmu||Five D’s|
|Yūgiō Zearu Ofisharukādogēmu||Zeal|
|Yūgiō Āku Faibu Ofisharukādogēmu||Arc Five||JP (Japan), and JA (other Asian regions)|
|Korean||Yuhuiwang OFFICIAL CARD GAME||KR (formerly K)|
|Yuhuiwang Paibeudijeu Opisyeol Kadeu Geim||Five D's|
|Yuhuiwang Jeal Opisyeol Kadeu Geim||Zeal|
|Yuhuiwang Akeu Paibeu Opisyeol Kadeu Geim||Arc Five|
|Asian-English||YU-GI-OH! TRADING CARD GAME||AE (formerly omitted)|
|Chinese||Yóuxìwáng Zearu Gōngshì Kǎpiàn Yóuxì
Jau4 hei3 wong4 Zearu Gung1 sik1 Kaat1 pin2 Jau4 hei3
|Yóuxìwáng Āku Faibu Gōngshì Kǎpiàn Yóuxì
Jau4 hei3 wong4 Āku Faibu Gung1 sik1 Kaat1 pin2 Jau4 hei3