Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel (遊戯王ラッシュデュエル Yūgiō Rasshu Dyueru) is a Yu-Gi-Oh! card game first released in Japan in April 2020. Rush Duels appear in the Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS anime and manga, and appear in Yu-Gi-Oh! GO RUSH!!.[1]

Rush Duel rules are designed to be simplified versions of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game to better appeal to younger audiences. Rush Duel card layouts also have simplified designs.

Rush Duels were introduced internationally with the release of the video game Yu-Gi-Oh! RUSH DUEL: Dawn of the Battle Royale!![2], but the physical card game is currently exclusive to Japan and Korea.[3]


Language Name Romanization First product release
Japanese ゆうおうラッシュデュエル
Yū☆Gi☆Ō Rasshu Dyueru April 2, 2020
Korean 유☆희☆왕 러시 듀얼
Yu☆Hui☆Wang Reosi Dyueol December 2, 2020



A Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel field

Rush Duel rules share similarities with Speed Duels, with additions of their own. Differences that Rush Duels were advertised as having include:

  • Players can Normal Summon/Set as many monsters as they want in a single turn. Level 5 and higher monsters still follow Tribute Summon requirements.
  • Players start the Duel with four cards in their hand. During their Draw Phase, the turn player draws cards until they have five cards in their hand. If the player has five or more cards in their hand, they draw one card.
    • Players have no hand size limit.
    • The player who goes first draws one card on the first turn.
    • If a player would draw, but lacks enough cards (e.g. the player has four or less cards in their Deck, and no cards in their hand during the Draw Phase), that player loses the Duel.
  • Rush Duels have a currently exclusive monster type: Maximum Monsters, which are composed of three specific monsters that can be Maximum Summoned as a single monster.

Other rule differences include:

  • The field resembles Speed Duels. Players have 3 Monster Zones, 3 Spell & Trap Zones. There is an Extra Deck Zone, but no Pendulum Zones or Extra Monster Zones.
    • Unlike Speed Duels, however, players start with 8000 LP and have 40–60 cards in their Deck. Players can have 0–15 cards in their Extra Deck.
  • Fusion Monsters appear, but have a different Japanese name: 「フュージョン」 Fyūjon instead of 「ゆうごうYūgō for "Fusion".
  • Monster effects on the field can be activated only once per turn while face-up on the field,[4] similar to a card in the TCG/OCG stating "Once per turn".
  • Card effects list activation requirements and costs on separate lines for easier understanding.
  • A card's [REQUIREMENT] and [EFFECT] are treated as being resolved simultaneously. If either the [REQUIREMENT] or [EFFECT] of the last used card meets the activation requirement of a Trap Card, that Trap can be activated without missing the timing.
  • If two or more Trap Cards meet activation requirements, only one can be activated. The non-turn player chooses first whether or not to activate a Trap Card. If they do not, the turn player can then choose whether or not to activate a Trap Card.
  • Like Speed Duels, there is no Main Phase 2. Furthermore, Rush Duels also omit the Standby Phase.[4]
  • Some cards are specifically marked as Legend Cards. A Deck can contain a maximum of 1 Legend Card.[5]

Legal cards[edit]

Similar to the TCG's Speed Duel format, only cards produced for Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel products are legal in Rush Duels.[6] Unlike Speed Duel cards, which can be used in the standard TCG, Rush Duel cards are not legal for use in the standard OCG.

Rush Duel cards use a new layout intended to be simple to understand and visually appealing. Art frames and effect text boxes are significantly larger; a Level is altered to a number over the Level star graphic along the ATK and DEF values and moved above the Type line, and the cards have "RUSH DUEL" printed at their base.


As Rush Duels are treated as a different card game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel products run in a separate product line to Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game products. The first sets released for Rush Duel were Starter Deck Yuga - Cut Through! Sevens Road!! and Starter Deck Luke - Explosive Supremacy! Dragias!!, which could also both be purchased in one set.

The following sets contain cards that can be used in Rush Duels:

 Set typeJapanese release dateKorean release date
Saikyō Jump May 2020 promotional cardMagazine promotional card2 April 2020
Starter Deck Set - Yuga vs. LukeStarter Deck4 April 2020
Starter Deck Luke - Explosive Supremacy! Dragias!!Starter Deck4 April 20202 December 2020
Starter Deck Yuga - Cut Through! Sevens Road!!Starter Deck4 April 20202 December 2020
Start Rush CampaignPromotional card11 April 2020
Deck Modification Pack - Hyperspeed Rush Road!!Booster pack11 April 20208 December 2020
Weekly Shōnen Jump 2020, Issue 21–22 promotional cardMagazine promotional card27 April 2020
Saikyō Jump July 2020 promotional cardMagazine promotional card4 June 2020
Victory Pack Legendary Red-EyesBooster pack30 July 2020
Deck Modification Pack - Shocking Lightning Attack!!Booster pack1 August 202015 January 2021
... further results


NameJapanese namePrimary typeAttributeTypeLevelATKDEFStatus
A.I. Bear CanエーアイくまキャンEffect MonsterLIGHTPsychic1600600Not yet released
Acacia the Shadow Flower PriestessそうのミモザEffect MonsterEARTHPlant310001000Legal
Accel Wonder Flareアクセルワンダー・フレアEffect MonsterFIRESpellcaster517001600Legal
Accel Wonder Pebbleアクセルワンダー・ペブルEffect MonsterEARTHSpellcaster51600700Not yet released
Accel Wonder Supraアクセルワンダー・スプラEffect MonsterWATERSpellcaster616001700Legal
Achacha CatcherアチャチャキャッチャーNormal MonsterFIREWarrior41400400Legal
Agaribel, the Finest Sushi Fairyごくじょう寿てん使アガリブエルEffect MonsterLIGHTFairy825001800Legal
Air Formula Eagleエア・フォーミュラ・イーグルEffect MonsterWINDWinged Beast723001800Legal
Alien Shocktrooperエーリアン・ソルジャーNormal MonsterEARTHReptile41900800Legal
The All-Seeing White TigerせきがんのホワイトタイガーNormal MonsterWINDBeast31300500Legal
NameJapanese nameCard typePropertyStatus
1-UpワンアップTrap CardNormal Trap CardLegal
7 ChanceセブンチャンスTrap CardNormal Trap CardLegal
Acetic Acid Trap HoleさくさんのたまったとしあなTrap CardNormal Trap CardLegal
Aegis of the Five HousesSpell CardNormal Spell CardLegal
Against Busterアゲインスト・バスターSpell CardNormal Spell CardLegal
All For Naught - Bubble Burstみずあわほうかいのバブル-Trap CardNormal Trap CardLegal
Anciant Barrierアンチアント・バリアTrap CardNormal Trap CardLegal
Ancient Barrierエンシェント・バリアSpell CardNormal Spell CardLegal
Ancient RulesいにしえのルールSpell CardNormal Spell CardLegal
Ancient TelescopeだいとおがねSpell CardNormal Spell CardLegal


In the Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS anime, Rush Duels were created by main protagonist Yuga Ohdo as an alternative format that anyone can enjoy, in contrast to the "rigid" Duels run by adults.[7]

Rush Duels also feature in the SEVENS sequel series Yu-Gi-Oh! GO RUSH!!.


The one-shot manga Let's Go! Rush Duel!! features a Rush Duel between Yuga Ohdo and Tatsuhisa Kamijo.

The serialized manga Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS Luke! Explosive Supremacy Legend!! features Tatsuhisa Kamijo (also known as Luke) as its protagonist, in contrast to the anime.

The serialized manga Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel LP features various Rush Duels.

The serialized manga Yu-Gi-Oh! GO RUSH!! uses the Rush Duel format.



  1. NeoArkadia (December 18, 2021). "Yu-Gi-Oh! Go Rush!! Reveal". The Organization. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  2. "Yu-Gi-Oh! Digital Next | See What's Next for Digital Yu-Gi-Oh!". YouTube. Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  3. Dan (January 20, 2020). "The Organization | [TCG] Major Changes For TCG Products". YGOrganization. Retrieved February 8, 2020.
  4. a b NeoArkadia (February 16, 2020). "[Rush Duel] Game Play Information and Yuga's Ace!". YGOrganization. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  5. NeoArkadia (March 6, 2020). "[Rush Duels] Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Legend Cards". YGOrganization. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  6. NeoArkadia (February 6, 2020). "[Rush Duels] More Information on First Products". YGOrganization. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  7. Satchmo (December 21, 2019). "The Next Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime". YGOrganization. Retrieved December 22, 2019.

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