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Starter Box is the first Starter Deck in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game (OCG). It has only been released in Japanese.

It was initially released in theaters on March 6, 1999, coinciding with the Japanese premiere of Yu-Gi-Oh! (1999 flim). The official, widespread release date was twelve days later, on March 18. In addition to these cards, both releases of the Starter Box included a Deck box with belt clip, a Life Points calculator, six Star Chips and a playmat.

Konami substituted cards in the Starter Box between its theatrical and official releases. Those who purchased the Starter Box at screenings of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie received "Aqua Madoor", "Trial of Nightmare", "The 13th Grave", "Dark King of the Abyss", and "Turtle Tiger", while in the official release version these cards were replaced by "Genin", "Kageningen", "Rock Ogre Grotto #2", "King Fog", and "Spiked Snail".

This set introduced Fusion Monsters and Field Spell Cards to the OCG.

Like other cards printed early on in the game, the cards in Starter Box have no printed set numbers, and lack the holographic Eye of Anubis in the lower right-hand corner of each card.

Of the fifty cards included in the retail release, all but 11 ("Ancient Tree of Enlightenment", "Genin", "Lunar Queen Elzaim", "Madjinn Gunn", "Masked Clown", "Monsturtle", "Mountain Warrior", "Mystery Hand", "Serpent Marauder", "Spiked Snail" and Rock Ogre Grotto #2 ) have been since been released in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game; none of those 14 have ever been re-released in the Japanese OCG after Series 1.

Customers who pre-ordered the Starter Box also received a Super Rare "Celtic Guardian" promotional card.


Each version of the set contains 50 cards. These consist of:



English nameJapanese nameRarityCategory
"Ancient Tree of Enlightenment"「悟りの老樹」CommonNormal Monster
"Basic Insect"「昆虫人間」CommonNormal Monster
"Blue-Eyes White Dragon"「青眼の白龍」Ultra RareNormal Monster
"Change Slime"「チェンジ・スライム」CommonNormal Monster
"Charubin the Fire Knight"「炎の騎士 キラー」CommonFusion Monster
"Dark Prisoner"「ダーク・プリズナー」CommonNormal Monster
"Darkfire Dragon"「暗黒火炎龍」CommonFusion Monster
"Dissolverock"「マグマン」CommonNormal Monster
"Dragon Capture Jar"「ドラゴン族・封印の壺」CommonContinuous Trap Card
"Fiend Reflection #2"「ミラージュ」CommonNormal Monster
"Flame Ghost"「フレイム・ゴースト」CommonFusion Monster
"Flame Manipulator"「炎を操る者」CommonNormal Monster
"Flame Swordsman"「炎の剣士」Ultra RareFusion Monster
"Forest"「森」RareField Spell Card
"Fusionist"「フュージョニスト」CommonFusion Monster
"Genin"「ジャグラー」CommonNormal Monster
"Green Phantom King"「緑樹の霊王」CommonNormal Monster
"Hinotama"「ファイヤー・ボール」CommonNormal Spell Card
"Hinotama Soul"「スティング」CommonNormal Monster
"Kageningen"「シャドウ・ファイター」CommonNormal Monster
"Key Mace"「キーメイス」CommonNormal Monster
"King Fog"「キング・スモーク」CommonNormal Monster
"Lunar Queen Elzaim"「月の女神 エルザェム」CommonNormal Monster
"Madjinn Gunn"「魔人銃」CommonNormal Monster
"Masaki the Legendary Swordsman"「伝説の剣豪 MASAKI」CommonNormal Monster
"Masked Clown"「仮面道化」CommonNormal Monster
"Monster Egg"「モンスター・エッグ」CommonNormal Monster
"Monsturtle"「モンスタートル」CommonNormal Monster
"Mooyan Curry"「モウヤンのカレー」CommonNormal Spell Card
"Mountain"「山」Super RareField Spell Card
"Mountain Warrior"「マウンテン・ウォーリアー」CommonNormal Monster
"Mystery Hand"「なぞの手」CommonNormal Monster
"Mystical Sheep #2"「スリーピィ」CommonNormal Monster
"Necrolancer the Time-lord"「時の魔人ネクロランサ」CommonNormal Monster
"Polymerization"「融合」Super RareNormal Spell Card
"Raigeki"「サンダー・ボルト」Super RareNormal Spell Card
"Ray & Temperature"「北風と太陽」CommonNormal Monster
"Remove Trap"「罠はずし」CommonNormal Spell Card
"Rock Ogre Grotto #2"「ウォー・アース」CommonNormal Monster
"Root Water"「ルート・ウォーター」CommonNormal Monster
"Serpent Marauder"「デビル・スネーク」CommonNormal Monster
"Shadow Specter"「ヘルバウンド」CommonNormal Monster
"Skull Servant"「ワイト」CommonNormal Monster
"Sogen"「草原」RareField Spell Card
"Spiked Snail"「デビルツムリ」CommonNormal Monster
"Two-Mouth Darkruler"「二つの口を持つ闇の支配者」CommonNormal Monster
"Two-Pronged Attack"「はさみ撃ち」CommonNormal Trap Card
"Umi"「海」RareField Spell Card
"Wasteland"「荒野」RareField Spell Card
"Yami"「闇」RareField Spell Card