The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG is home to a range of formats from officially sanctioned formats to popular fan-made formats. Many formats have their own limited card-pool and often contain their own banlist.
Officially Sanctioned Formats
The rarely seen alternative format
Created in 2004, the Traditional Format is a counterpart to the Advanced Format. The Traditional Format does not have a Forbidden List, instead having only Limited and Semi-Limited Lists, with all of the Forbidden cards from the Advanced Format being placed in Limited instead. The two formats are otherwise identical.
A blazing fast way to play Yu-Gi-Oh!
Speed Duel is a new beginner format for Yu-Gi-Oh!. The format contains vastly different rules to ease players into the game.
- Max of 4000LP
- 4 cards in the starting hand
- 20 - 30 cards in the Main Deck
- 6 cards in the Extra Deck
- 2 Extra Monster Zones
- Each player has 3 Main Monster Zones, 3 Spell & Trap Zones, and 1 Field Zone
- Makes use of Speed Duel specific Skill Cards.
The follow-on from Goat Format
Edison Format gets its name from the only Shonen Jump Championship (SJC) to take place during this time period, the 75th SJC in Edison, New Jersey which occurred April 24-25, 2010. This event marked the end of an era because it was the final and highest attended SJC with 2,175 participants, from then on the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) would replace the SJCs.View Edison Format Decks