1. Cardgame played by children between 8-12. As with most other cardgames; the cards are overpriced and playing it pretty much guarantees that you will not have a social life and/or be constantly beaten up*.

2. Spin-off TV show of said cardgame. highlights include cards that come to life (admit it, who wouldn't want to be able to summon a 60ft high monster in the middle of a crowded shopping centre), characters with the fashion tastes of Boy George and plots that can confuse MENSA members**.

* Although there is hard evidence for Yu-Gi-Oh fans being homosexuals Some girls have also been seen playing it. Therefore some Yu-Gi-Oh fans may be able to find equally geeky girls, eliminating the need for homosexuality.

** The dubbed version of the cartoon suffers mainly from over-zealous censors, characters who sound like they have been voiced by stroke victims and constant mention of friendship, the fate of the world and the "heart of the cards".
Yu-gi-oh diehard: There is no way that you can beat me! My monster has 4000 attack points, and it's special effect means that you can't attack it!

Normal person: (walking by) Beat you at what?! I'm just catching a bus.
by Martianorbit July 26, 2005
Top Definition
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!"
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.

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!
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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