1. Yu-Gi-Oh is a card-game/show that tries to get in on the markets created by games such as Magic: The Gathering and Poke`mon. There are essentially three types of cards in this game: Monsters, traps, and magic (the latter of the two are nearly indistinguishable from one another). Comparitively, Magic: the Gathering has creatures, sorceries, lands, instants, enchantments, artifacts, and then various sub-types.

When a card is played, it stays face down on the table until you either confront it with something, or the owner chooses to flip it. Essentially, the game comes down to having the biggest, meanest, and (obviously) most expensive cards you can get for you deck. This game is about as complex as Pokemon, and that is a pretty sad thing.

2. The show the card game is based upon. Many claim that the dubbing ruined it- just like everyone claims every other anime show.

The premise of the show is basically Yugi's grandfather is captured by the evil Pegasus, who wants to unluck the power of the millenuim pieces and cards. So Yugi, who has a pyramid necklace called a "puzzle," sets out with his friends to Pegesuses island to enter his card competition. He then beats people in impossible situations using his puzzle to turn into his taller, deeper voiced alter-ego. Depite the fact that he's twice as tall as midget-boy Yugi and has a easily distinguished voice, the other characters remain ignorant of the change. He then wins by places his trust in the cards and lectures the people he beats about how they don't believe in their cards or treat them right. In other words, it's the same recurring theme from Pokemon.

The further the show progresses, the more ridiculous it becomes with it's Egyptian pharoh thing and the recent "God-cards" (further alienating those who don't have or refuse to spend large sums of money to buy those cards).

Don't believe what fans say: this is, essentially, Pokemon all over again- just with darker looking monsters.
Now the Yugi-fans are going to get me...
by Bobo the Goat February 26, 2005
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an extremely underrated card game that can be fun, but gets old fast. the show, on the other hand, sucks ass. but that's the american version. for all those people who say "it's the crappiest show ever", watch the japanese anime, the original version, on subtitles. it fallows a completely different storylinbe, and they play different games besides the card game.
*watches yugioh**.
"this show sucks!"
**watches japanese version**
"yay! better!"
#pokemon #digimon #magic #harry potter #cardgame
by hhhhhhhh October 13, 2005
Show about kid who is possessed by a spirit (his other self) and kills people who piss him off.
d00d i'll get yugioh on ur ass if you dont shut up
by Billy June 22, 2003
Yu-gi-oh is a television/manga series created by Kazuki Takahashi which is also a popular card game. The original manga was published in Shonen Jump Magazine. The title Yu-gi-oh is a play on words in japanese. "Yugi oh" translated means "king of games" which is the alternate title in the english version. An alternate spelling in Japanese, Yujyo (taken from the first kanji of the main character Yugi Motou and one of his friends Joey Wheeler, Katsuya Jounouchi in the japanese version, alternate spelling Jyonouchi) means "friendship" which is a reoccuring theme in the series.
In the dubbing process alot has been cut out and changed to suit a younger audience (and make more money of the merchandising). The dubbed version of Yu-gi-oh is not a true representation of the story and it is better to watch the subtitled Japanese versions that are floating about out there or even read the manga.
Visit yuigoh-card.com for more information on the yugioh trading card game.

#yugioh #yujyo #yu-gi-oh #yugi oh #yugi #jounouchi #jonouchi #joey #wheeler #kaiba #seto #jyonouchi #katsuya #trading card #trading cards #yu gi oh #kazuki takahashi #shonen jump
by isabelle_inka_brock May 01, 2006
A Japanese animation show. The people who dubbed it really messed it up, but if you read the manga, or watch the Japanese version with subtitles, it's actually pretty good. The card game's fun. I play it and it takes a bit of thinking to win.
Yu-gi-oh is nifty. Everybody out there who judges this show by one episode of the badly edited North American version needs to shut up plzkthx. D:
by A|_ex July 16, 2004
Yu-Gi-Oh, although a brilliant anime and manga, is misunderstood by most North American lamers. Recently, uncut versions of the show were released, and have been selling like crazy. I was very happy when I found out they were making uncut versions. Anyway lamers, lets clear your lamer minds.

1. The English version sucks because it is badly dubber (although, the English track on the uncut DVDS is pretty good...though most of you probably watch it subbed anyway.
2. It is not a kids show. The unedited version of the show is rated PG to TV14 and the manga is rated teen.
3. The whole "OMG! JAPAN IS USING IT TO SELL US THEIR CRAP THING!!!!" is also lame, the real first season of Yu-Gi-Oh didn't invlove cards at all, but people liked the idea of the issue of the manga he did use them so he decided to use them more.
4. If you make fun of someone for playing this, you might as well go make fun of people for playing Halo and chess. THEY ARE FREAKING GAMES! Who cares if you don't like them? People like to have their fun.
Yu-Gi-Oh is a good anime/manga series if you look over lame stereotypes and give it a chance.
by tyrantyoshi March 15, 2005
An anime most people say they hate, before watching the Japanese version.

Watch the un-Americanized version of Yugioh before flaming it, you idiots!
#yu-gi-oh #yuugioh #cards #anime #yugi
by Rorii November 23, 2006
A masochistic, sadistic card game and Japanese comic/cartoon dealing with a young boy who is possessed by a trianguar pendant he wears around the neck.

In this game, family members die, souls are kept hostage, the earth is near destruction, and ducks have the ability to spit fire at large Angelic Monsters.

Each of the characters are metrosexual or severely gender confused.They also appear to be having fantastic orgasms during duals.

Also see:



"I challenge you to a dual, love munchkin!"
by BotyBooty November 19, 2004
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