Big things are happening in the world of Yu-Gi-Oh gaming. What is happening you ask? How about new card sets, a perfect box set for new players and a Tournament to crown the Ultimate Duelist. There is a lot happening so let’s check things out one at a time:
Yugi’s Collector Box – This is the perfect box set for anyone looking to get into the Yu-Gi-Oh card game. It includes detailed instructions, a practice mat, 6 expansion packs (3 Yugi and 3 Kaiba), and a complete Starter deck. This is the one stop shop to get started in the world of Dueling.
The Code of the Duelists Special Edition Box – The Code of the Duelist Special Edition is the ultimate value for Duelists! In addition to 3 booster packs of Code of the Duelist, each box is guaranteed 1 of 2 Super Rare variant cards, PLUS 1 of 2 Super Rare preview cards of non-foil cards from the upcoming Fall 2017 booster set!
Code of the Duelist is the newest 100-card booster set that combines Fusion, Ritual, Synchro, Xyz, Pendulum, and the brand-new Link Monsters to kick off a new Dueling era of Yu-Gi-Oh! Code of the Duelist introduces the first new Deck strategies where the position of your cards matters just as much as which cards you play! There are endless possibilities for new strategies thanks to Link Monsters, and Code of the Duelist starts with 3 new ones, along with more cards to enhance the strategy from the new Starter Deck -Link Strike-.
Code of the Duelist introduces brand-new Deck themes like Gouki and Trickstar, and also features the first brand-new “Lightsworn” monsters since 2016’s Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn. You can also revamp your Pendulum Domination Structure Deck with upgraded versions of cards like D/D/D Gust King Alexander or D/D/D Wave King Caesar, learn the terrifying origins of monsters like Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon, and add an adorable new monster to the Rescue Squad!
You’re guaranteed one of these Super Rare variant cards in your Special Edition box, either Skull Meister or Solemn Strike, plus 1 of 2 Super Rare preview cards from the Fall 2017 booster set, AND the 27 cards you pull from your 3 booster packs! Code of the Duelist Special Edition is a great way to power up your current Deck, or build a whole new Deck, for less than it would cost to buy 3 individual booster packs!
Each Code of the Duelist Special Edition contains: 3 Code of the Duelist booster packs, 1 of 2 Super Rare variant cards, either Skull Meister or Solemn Strike, and 1 of 2 Super Rare preview cards from the Fall 2017 booster set.
Keep watch on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME product page as we unveil the preview cards that will appear in the Special Edition!
The Extreme Force Booster Set – Start 2018 off strong with Extreme Force, the first 100-card booster set of the year! Extreme Force features a number of powerful cards that Duelists can add to any Deck, as well as brand new strategies and individual cards to bolster old favorites, like Noble Knights.
For Duelists who were late to the party incorporating Link Monsters into their Extra Deck, this set has several powerful new Link Monsters to help them catch up, including a LINK-4 monster that gains extra effects depending on the number of monsters used to Link Summon it. Duelists who use the maximum of 4 different monsters will receive the ultimate hand-sculpting power to draw 4 cards and then return any 3 cards from their hand to the bottom of the Deck.
Extreme Force also introduces two new original strategies: one that preys on predictability and one that shatters preconceived notions about Pendulum Monsters!
Knights of living metal that enforce the law of the machine planet! They can be Special Summoned into any column that already has 2 or more cards in it. These monsters and the brand new “World Legacy” cards in Extreme Force combine to entrap your opponent by shrinking the number of zones they can successfully play their cards in. Add in standout Trap Cards Fuse Line and Broken Line from Circuit Break and you can gain absolute mastery over the field!
Inspired by Mythical Beast Cerberus, a favorite of Duelists in real life and in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, brand new mythical beasts emerge from the mists of time! Just like the original Mythical Beast Cerberus, these monsters gain Spell Counters when Spells are played that you can use to fuel their incredible monster effects, but that’s not all! This time, each Mythical Beast is a Pendulum Monster with its own Pendulum effect, so your cards are monsters when you need to Summon and Spells when you don’t!
Additionally, Extreme Force introduces the Deck of extradimensional terrors played by Akira Zaizen in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS in addition to adding more Cyberse monsters to pair with the Structure Deck: Cyberse Link as well as Altergeists and Rokket monsters to go with the strategies that were introduced in Circuit Break. You can watch each episode of the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! series soon after it finishes airing in Japan on Crunchy Roll (Simulcast currently available in the US and Latin America).
The Extreme Force booster set contains 100 cards: 48 Commons, 20 Rares, 14 Super Rares, 10 Ultra Rares, 8 Secret Rares.
The Yu-Gi-Oh Ultimate Duelist Series – t’s not just time to Duel – it’s time to decide the Ultimate Duelist! Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) presents the Summer Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Invitational, a prestigious invite-only tournament awarding one of the most coveted accolades in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG): the Ultimate Duelist Championship Belt! Qualified Duelists from the Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) will throw down at Osceola Heritage Park on September 23 – 24 in a full weekend of competition. When the dust settles one competitor will take home a wealth of prizes, including a massive Championship title belt! The ultimate honor is on the line: who will become the Ultimate Duelist?
Top finishers in the UDS Invitational main event will score a wealth of prizes, including Ultimate Duelist Series Lanyards, Pins, and Medals; UDS Points for next season; an exclusive plush cloth Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat; and Ultra Rare copies of the groundbreaking Prize Card Dark End Dragon. Not qualified for the main event? The Public Event playoffs will give eight Duelists a shot at their very own Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat.
Are YOU qualified to compete? The Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational is open to Duelists who have collected 100 UDS Points, awarded for competition in UDS Qualifiers and most Tier 2 events, such as Regional Qualifiers, Dragon Duels, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. You can find the UDS Points Leaderboard and see your status here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsrankings.html.
Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. sharp on Saturday, September 23, running to 9:45 a.m, with Round 1 beginning promptly at 10 a.m. The Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational main event tournament and Dragon Duels will be played in the Constructed Advanced Format. Duelists can find the answers to many questions here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsinvitational_FAQs.html.
Osceola Heritage Park
1901 Chief Osceola Trail,
Two Dragon Duel tournaments will also be played: Duelists born 2005 or later are invited to compete in special tournaments on September 23 and 24. Top finishers will receive a 2018 Regional Qualifier Game Mat, a Dragon Duel T-Shirt, and a Dragon Duel Medal to commemorate their success. Invitations to the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier will be awarded according to attendance.
A full spread of Public Events will also run all weekend long, including 2018 Regional Qualifiers; Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers; two ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! events; Win-A-Mat, Sealed Starter Deck, Sealed Structure Deck, Yu-Gi-Oh! Day, and Generation Duel tournaments.
UDS Invitational Prizing Information:
• 1st place – Ultimate Duelist Series Championship Belt; paid travel and accommodations to the winner’s next Season Invitational to defend their title; Ultra Rare Prize Card – Dark End Dragon; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Winner Pin; and 100 Ultimate Duelist Series Points (awarded for next season).
• 2nd place – Ultra Rare Prize Card – Dark End Dragon; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin; and 50 Ultimate Duelist Series Points (awarded for next season).
• 3rd – 4th place – Ultra Rare Prize Card – Dark End Dragon; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin; and 30 Ultimate Duelist Series Points (awarded for next season).
• 5th – 8th place – Ultra Rare Prize Card – Dark End Dragon; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin; and 20 Ultimate Duelist Series Points (awarded for next season).
All Day 2 finishers will be awarded an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Day 2 Pin, an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Day 2 Medal, and 20 UDS Points.
• Redemption Tier – 100 UDS Points – Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Lanyard; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin; and 10 UDS Points (awarded for next season).
• Redemption Tier – 150 UDS Points – Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Lanyard; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Medal; and 10 UDS Points (awarded for next season).
• Redemption Tier – 200 UDS Points – Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Lanyard; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin; Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Medal; a 1st Round BYE; and 10 UDS Points (awarded for next season).
UDS Invitational Dragon Duel Prizing Information:
• 1st – 4th place – 2018 Regional Game Mat; Dragon Duel T-Shirt; and a Dragon Duel Medal.
Both Dragon Duel tournaments award invites to the 2018 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier based on attendance.