The Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise is composed of a number of series' of games and video games, and a number of independent titles. In general, the franchise consists of the trading card game, Dungeon Dice Monsters, and Capsule Monsters. The trading card game is split into two official formats based on which region you play in: The Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game format covers Flag of Japan Japan, Flag of South Korea South Korea and other Asian territories, such as Flag of the People's Republic of China China, while the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game format covers Flag of the United States Flag of Canada North America, Flag of Europe Europe (including the Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom, and Flag of Australia Australia.

Collectively, Yu-Gi-Oh! titles have been released so far for the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Several browser and mobile games have also been released.


For most Yu-Gi-Oh! titles, barring specialist ones such as Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters, the player must duel other characters with a deck of Duel Monsters cards, often created from a card pool. In many games, battling other characters in the game grants you in-game currency (often called DP or Duelist Points), that the player can then usually spend on booster packs; these reflect the random nature of card acquisition in the real world, with certain cards often being much rarer than others to find. However, some games have different mechanics for progression.

In most games, players build their decks using a combination of Monster Cards, Spell Cards and Trap Cards. Monster Cards are initially separated into Normal Monsters, Effect Monsters, Fusion Monsters and Ritual Monsters, with later games also offering support for Synchro Monsters, Xyz Monsters, and Pendulum Monsters.

Many video games also have cards available for play that are not available in the real-world formats.

Difference in official gameplay terms

Since many of these video games were released, many of the terms used in the official game have now changed. For example, the Fusion Deck is now called the Extra Deck, and removing a card from play is now called banishing.

List of Yu-Gi-Oh! series'

List of Yu-Gi-Oh! video games