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Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game (Abbreviated as "OCG") is the version of the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game manufactured by Konami. It is played mainly in Japan, South Korea, and other parts of Asia including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

OCG cards are printed exclusively in Japanese (JP) and Korean (KR). It has previously been printed in English (referred to as Asian-English); despite being part of the OCG, Asian-English cards have "Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game" printed on their backings, though with a different logo. In the past there have been 3 different Chinese prints of cards, including two "Blue-Eyes White Dragon"s and one "Dark Magician", though they were only for promotional purposes.

Starting from Duel Starter Deck and onward, the OCG has started to be officially printed and distributed in Traditional Chinese (TC), and will now follow a regular release schedule.[1]; additionally, starting from Duelist Alliance, Japanese cards distributed outside Japan are known "Japanese-Asian" (JA) cards.

Even though they are part of the OCG, Korean and Asian-English cards follow the TCG layout and artworks. Traditional Chinese cards follow the same layout and artworks as the Japanese ones.

TCG cards are not legal in OCG tournaments. Due to Japanese, Asian-English and Korean cards having different backings, if a player chooses to use a mixture, they must use protective sleeves that cover the back of the cards.

OCG tournaments are divided into three classes: Expert, which has no age restriction, Regular: for high school students and Challenge, for secondary school students.

Korean cards are only printed in South Korea, and distributed by Daewon Media. Asian-English, Japanese-Asian and Traditional Chinese cards are distributed in other parts of Asia by Konami of Hong Kong.

As of September 2013, the OCG and TCG have had different banlists, with multiple cards in fact being Forbidden in one list but Unlimited in the other (in both directions).

Names

Language Name Romanization Subtitle translation Language or Region ID
Japanese 遊☆戯☆王 (Yu-Gi-Oh!) オフィシャルカードゲーム デュエルモンスターズ Yūgiō Ofisharu Kādo Gēmu Dyuerumonsutāzu Duel Monsters JP (formerly omitted)
遊☆戯☆王 (Yu-Gi-Oh!) 5D’s (ファイブディーズ) オフィシャルカードゲーム Yūgiō Faibudīzu Ofisharu Kādo Gēmu Five D’s
遊☆戯☆王 (Yu-Gi-Oh!) ZEXAL (ゼアル) オフィシャルカードゲーム Yūgiō Zearu Ofisharu Kādo Gēmu Zeal
遊☆戯☆王 (Yu-Gi-Oh!) ARC-Ⅴ (アーク・ファイブ) オフィシャルカードゲーム Yūgiō Āku Faibu Ofisharu Kādo Gēmu Arc Five JP (Japan), and JA (other Asian regions)
Korean 유☆희☆왕 (Yu-Gi-Oh!) OFFICIAL CARD GAME Yuhuiwang OFFICIAL CARD GAME KR (formerly K)
유☆희☆왕 (YU-GI-OH!) 5D’s (파이브디즈) 오피셜 카드 게임 Yuhuiwang Paibeudijeu Opisyeol Kadeu Geim Five D's
유☆희☆왕 (YU-GI-OH!) ZEXAL (제알) 오피셜 카드 게임 Yuhuiwang Jeal Opisyeol Kadeu Geim Zeal
유☆희☆왕 (Yu-Gi-Oh!) ARC-Ⅴ (아크 파이브) 오피셜 카드 게임 Yuhuiwang Akeu Paibeu Opisyeol Kadeu Geim Arc Five
Asian-English 遊☆戯☆王 (YU-GI-OH!) TRADING CARD GAME YU-GI-OH! TRADING CARD GAME AE (formerly omitted)
Chinese 遊☆戯☆王 (YU-GI-OH!) ZEXAL (ゼアル) 公式卡片遊戲 Yóuxìwáng Zearu Gōngshì Kǎpiàn Yóuxì
Jau4 hei3 wong4 Zearu Gung1 sik1 Kaat1 pin2 Jau4 hei3
Zeal TC
遊☆戯☆王 (Yu-Gi-Oh!) ARC-Ⅴ (アーク・ファイブ) 公式卡片遊戲 Yóuxìwáng Āku Faibu Gōngshì Kǎpiàn Yóuxì
Jau4 hei3 wong4 Āku Faibu Gung1 sik1 Kaat1 pin2 Jau4 hei3
Arc Five

Logos

Japanese

Korean

Asian-English

Traditional Chinese

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Currently, the Japanese and Korean OCG is reusing their respective first logos, as with while the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime and manga was running. The new Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS logo is now only used for the anime and the manga, unlike the 2nd, 3rd and 4th logos below.

References

  1. ygorganization.com