The Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game was spawned from the Manga of the same name where it pops up briefly, and the anime of which it is a central theme. The game is essentially Duel Monsters, where the goal is that you bring your opponent’s life points down to 0 before they do the same to you. This is done by attacking them with Monsters.
The card game launched in Japan in 1999 and in North America in 2002. To date, it is estimated that 35 billion cards have been sold worldwide with approximately $9.64 billion grossed.
Since Yu-Gi-Oh!, the anime, first aired in 1998, there have been nearly a dozen different iterations of it, including Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, some of the most popular ones. Throughout all of them and the decades since its foundation, you might be wondering how many Yu-Gi-Oh! cards exist, or how many are allowed in a deck, or what the most powerful and valuable cards are. If so, you’ve come to the right place.