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This Week on Video (5/2023)

By CMInsightTeamYGO (2023-01-31)

Every week Cardmarket's YouTube channel publishes a lot of exciting Yu-Gi-Oh! content that you don't want to miss—discussing new cards and long-awaited reprints, the latest tech and the best decks, falling and rising prices … Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of January 30.

This Week on Video (4/2023)

By CMInsightTeamYGO (2023-01-24)

Every week Cardmarket's YouTube channel publishes a lot of exciting Yu-Gi-Oh! content that you don't want to miss—discussing new cards and long-awaited reprints, the latest tech and the best decks, falling and rising prices … Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of January 23.

Stories Inside Cards: Goblin of Greed

By TheSorcerer (2023-01-13)

Step right in for another tale from the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! lore. Our protagonist this time already appeared briefly in a previous article, trying to gain entry into the castle. It's none other than Goblin of Greed, a dubious character who attempted to become rich through the powers of Yu-Gi-Oh!'s most famous pot.

This Week on Video (46/2022)

By CMInsightTeamYGO (2022-11-15)

Every week Cardmarket's YouTube channel publishes a lot of exciting Yu-Gi-Oh! content that you don't want to miss—discussing new cards and long-awaited reprints, the latest tech and the best decks, falling and rising prices … Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of November 14.

This Week on Video (44/2022)

By CMInsightTeamYGO (2022-11-01)

Every week Cardmarket's YouTube channel publishes a lot of exciting Yu-Gi-Oh! content that you don't want to miss—discussing new cards and long-awaited reprints, the latest tech and the best decks, falling and rising prices … Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of October 31.

This Week on Video (39/2022)

By CMInsightTeamYGO (2022-09-27)

Every week Cardmarket's YouTube channel publishes a lot of exciting Yu-Gi-Oh! content that you don't want to miss—discussing new cards and long-awaited reprints, the latest tech and the best decks, falling and rising prices … Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of September 26.

This Week on Video (37/2022)

By CMInsightTeamYGO (2022-09-13)

Every week Cardmarket's YouTube channel publishes a lot of exciting Yu-Gi-Oh! content that you don't want to miss—discussing new cards and long-awaited reprints, the latest tech and the best decks, falling and rising prices … Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of September 12.

This Week on Video (30/2022)

By CMInsightTeamYGO (2022-07-26)

Every week Cardmarket's YouTube channel publishes a lot of exciting Yu-Gi-Oh! content that you don't want to miss—discussing new cards and long-awaited reprints, the latest tech and the best decks, falling and rising prices … Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of July 25.

An Introduction to Common Charity

By DiamondDude (2022-07-21)

Earlier this year, Konami introduced a plethora of new alternate ways to play the game. The most popular of these is obviously Time Wizard, which is just an official way to play Goat, Edison, and other historic formats. However, Common Charity is still a very merry, fun format to play!

This Week on Video (26/2022)

By CMInsightTeamYGO (2022-06-28)

Every week Cardmarket's YouTube channel publishes a lot of exciting Yu-Gi-Oh! content that you don't want to miss—discussing new cards and long-awaited reprints, the latest tech and the best decks, falling and rising prices … Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of June 27.

This Week on Video (25/2022)

By CMInsightTeamYGO (2022-06-21)

Every week Cardmarket's YouTube channel publishes a lot of exciting Yu-Gi-Oh! content that you don't want to miss—discussing new cards and long-awaited reprints, the latest tech and the best decks, falling and rising prices … Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of June 20.

How to Organize Your Cards

By TheSorcerer (2022-06-09)

Whether you are a collector, a competitive, or a casual player, you probably own plenty of cards. You probably have them all organized neatly, right? What? Your cards are a mess? You just have them mixed up inside binders and tins? Then you've come to the right place. This article may be able to help!

May 2022 Forbidden and Limited List Analysis

By TheLastPharaoh (2022-05-27)

Players expected to get a ban list update this month. But the timing—just three days before some National tournaments—was simply horrible. Some of the changes raised eyebrows too. Let's analyze the list and take a look at the impact it is expected to have on the metagame going forward!

The January 2022 Ban List: Finally a Big Shakeup!

By Lepprince (2022-02-02)

It's here! It took a bit, but we have finally received the long-awaited update to the Forbidden & Limited List. This format was fun, but it was getting stale, really. Most of the top decks relying on floodgates or un-outable boards didn't help, but did this ban list fix the issues?

First Impressions: Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel

By Lepprince (2022-01-27)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is upon us! Revealed half a year ago, the long-awaited official simulator for our favorite TCG is finally here. The trailers looked absolutely amazing, but does it live up to the expectations? Is it really free to play? Is it a buggy mess? Here are some first impressions!

Konami Made Five New Formats?

By Lepprince (2022-01-04)

Throughout the game's history, we've had extremely few options for alternative formats. There was that weird time when YCS top cuts were Battle Pack Draft and we also kind of had Traditional, but no one really played either. However, Konami has decided to create five new formats to spice up your locals!

Yu-Gi-Oh! History: The Gadget Archetype, Part 2

By RyanA (2021-10-19)

The last article went over the first six years of the Gadget life cycle. We talked about their initial play in the "Good Stuff plus Machines" deck. We talked about the Machina deck and how rank four xyz monsters improved them. But the Dragon Rulers were coming. How would they fare in that unfriendly landscape?

Diving Deeper: An introduction to Plunder Patroll, Part 2

By RobinS (2021-09-07)

Today we dive deeper into the ocean on which the Plunder Patroll sails. There are several ways to play the archetype, different ways for the strategy's ships to conquer the seven seas. This article takes a closer look at the going-second variant of the deck and discusses some additional tech choices.

Card Spotlight: Link Apple

By CloneBoyOllie (2021-08-24)

Dawn of Majesty is the latest set to release in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. With it come two new members of the cyberse type: Link Apple and Antihuman Intelligence ME-PSY-YA. Both of them are sought-after cards for more than just cyberse collectors, the difference in rarity notwithstanding.

Salamangreat in 2021

By RobinS (2021-07-22)

With the unbanning of Miragestallio, Salamangreat has seen a huge spike in popularity. Many players are returning to the deck, and a lot of players new to it are trying it out for the first time. Let's check in on data from the YCS, a possible decklist, and everything you need to know about Salamangreat in 2021!

Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring: The Best Card in the Game

By Lepprince (2021-07-13)

Yu-Gi-Oh! has seen its fair share of good or even unfair and definitely meta-defining cards, but Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring sits right at the top of the list of the very best. No matter what deck you play, no matter what format it is, Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring will always make your heart skip a beat.

The New Metagame at the Benelux Extravaganza

By RyanA (2021-06-16)

A new set being introduced to the game is often an exciting opportunity for duelists to build new decks or to update their old ones. Lightning Overdrive added cards to a couple different strategies, which were successful at the past Benelux Remote Duel Extravaganza. Let's see what changed!

Drawing Versus Searching

By TheLastPharaoh (2021-05-25)

To draw or to search? That is the question. Yu-Gi-Oh! is a game with no lack of draw and search cards, but is there an objective way to find out which outclasses the other? Is it better to increase the size of your hand or to get just the right cards for your strategy? Both have always been important …

More 2021 Rituals: Another Run with Drytrons

By Tatsym (2021-05-20)

We previously took the Drytron archetype, supposedly past its prime, to a first-place finish at the last Extravaganza. But winning one event wasn't enough, so we fixed the deck up, and took it to the next Extravaganza. How did the deck do in round two? You'll find the answers right here.

Interview: Sebastian's 8-0 Prank-Kids Deck from LCS XII

By TayfunB (2021-04-14)

This past weekend, Prank-Kids took the highest number of top cut spots at the Luxury Championship Series XII event. Sebastian Zimmermann started 8-0 into the tournament and finished the Swiss portion in first place. He joins us for an interview to share his experience and his insight!

Top 5 Best Budget Decks of the Format

By KoGames (2021-04-07)

Budget decks allow players to compete without having to break the bank, and they're often, by necessity, innovative. However, the term "budget deck" is subjective. These decks might include one or two expensive cards that are necessary to their strategy, while the core remains affordable to the casual collector.

Rulings to Know: Magical Meltdown

By RobinS (2021-04-01)

In this article of the Rulings to Know series we will take a closer look at Shaddoll Invoked. It seems Shaddolls are returning to the metagame once more and, as before, they are supported by Invoked's Magical Meltdown, a card that has been causing confusion ever since its release.

Staples Versus Your Wallet

By TheLastPharaoh (2021-03-17)

I have been playing a lot of remote locals recently and noticed a reoccurring pattern. Players try to build their decks well and are willing to pay to kit their deck out with key cards, but they skimp on the staples. I'm just as guilty of doing this as anyone, and today I want to look at why.

The Best Hand Traps of the Current Format

By TheLastPharaoh (2021-02-25)

Hand traps have played an important role in the game since they entered it, or at least since D.D. Crow. And in every format, some hand traps end up being better than others. This article will examine the most relevant exemplars from the current format. Let us see what it is that makes them good!

Deck Spotlight: Numeron Gren Maju

By TheLastPharaoh (2021-02-18)

Barely anyone talks about Gren Maju. By itself, it's a respectable strategy that players fear because it is so unexpected and can steal games in one turn. But what do you get when you add a bit of sauce in the form of the Numeron engine to the deck? A very frustrated opponent probably.

Battle of the Pots

By TheLastPharaoh (2021-02-09)

Another year, another Pot card! Once a year, Konami gives us a new Pot card that helps players dig into their deck to find cards that could potentially help them win their next duel. This year's Pot card is slightly different. Let's compare it with its peers, shall we?

Fear of Coming Back: The Erratum

By Tatsym (2021-02-04)

Occasionally, Konami releases cards from long stints on the ban list. But not all cards can be allowed back in. These rare cases where a card is too powerful, too unfun, or too time-consuming. But Konami has implemented a "nuclear option" for these situations: errata.

The Top 5 Best-Selling Monsters, Spells, and Traps of 2020

By ThomasR (2020-12-21)

For our final Insight article of the year, we're revealing the correct answers to our Christmas contests. It's time to show off the monster, spell, and trap cards that were traded the most on Cardmarket.com between January and the end of October. How many of them did you guess correctly?

The Mathematics of Pot of Desires

By RobinS (2020-12-10)

Few cards in the history of Yu-Gi-Oh! have caused as much controversy and as many debates as Pot of Desires. This article seeks to answer the questions surrounding this card, using math to figure out the pro and contra of running more or fewer copies of this powerful spell. Numbers ahead!

Is Virtual World the New Deck to Beat?

By TheLastPharaoh (2020-12-01)

Virtual World came out of nowhere and took down a major! Well, we all knew it was a good deck. But most people thought it would only come into its own after the upcoming ban list announcement, scheduled for the second half of December. In this article, we will look at why the deck has shown up to the party early.

Return of the Staples

By Tatsym (2020-11-25)

Yu-Gi-Oh! always has been dominated by strong generic cards. These so-called staples see broad application across all kinds of decks and strategies. Each format has their own, and each new release brings new staples. But nowadays it seems like 50% of any deck are good generic cards.

Should Broadbull Stay Banned?

By ThomasR (2020-11-18)

With the recent arrival of Phantom Rage, the TCG is seeing some new contenders to the heavy Dragon Link and Dinosaur metagame that preceded it. While some of the new themes introduced have been underwhelming, the set includes a wealth of support cards for pre-existing archetypes.

The Return of the Pranksters

By TheLastPharaoh (2020-11-10)

Sometimes, it doesn't take much to turn a deck from bad to good, or from has-been to relevant again. Phantom Rage offers players a way to rekindle their interest in Prank-Kids with the release of just one card. But this card is all that the deck needs to jump back into the competitive scene.

Ryan Goes Rogue: Dark Magician

By RyanA (2020-09-10)

Throughout the years, Dark Magician has seen plenty of support cards. Some of them were amazing cards that changed how the deck was played. Seeing as we just got one of those in the form of Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon, it seems like a good time to look into building a Dark Magician deck.

Practicing to Get Better at Yu-Gi-Oh!

By TomVie (2020-08-27)

A popular question to ask top Yu-Gi-Oh! players is how to improve at the game: and an answer that pops up almost invariably is to practice. While of course it is a good rule of thumb that practicing will improve your skill at almost anything you do, it is worth knowing its limitations also.

Drawing Two Cards in Yu-Gi-Oh! – A Look Back

By SamS (2020-08-25)

Drawing two cards is one of the most powerful effects in Yu-Gi-Oh! and over the years we've come a long way and have seen many variations on the theme, from Pot of Greed to Pot of Desires. In this article, we'll look at how drawing two has shaped the metagame of Yu-Gi-Oh! over the years.

Dogmatika – The New Meta Contender

By TheLastPharaoh (2020-08-18)

Dogmatika is one of the most anticipated archetypes of 2020. They are projected to be one of the top decks of the format. But they better function in mix with other archetypes. Let's find out what the cards do and what is the variant you are most likely to encounter in this format!

What's Stronger, Pot of Greed or Ancestral Recall?

By SamS (2020-07-23)

Inspired by a tweet from a former pro player and current designer at Wizards of the Coast, this article attempts to compare cards from two vastly different game systems. A thought exercise just as much as an exercise in hilarity, you may learn a thing or two about Magic or Yu-Gi-Oh! along the way.

The Cost of Playing Pot of Extravagance

By TheLastPharaoh (2020-07-09)

Draw cards are powerful and popular. Some are better than others, but only one of them could currently force you to stay away from certain decks due to financial implications. Is the card itself insanely expensive? Not really; it just received its first reprint. Nevertheless it is potentially quite expensive to use.

Should You Run Three Pot of Desires?

By TomVie (2020-06-25)

There are different opinions on whether it is correct to run two or three copies of Pot of Desires in one's deck. The classic argument for running three is that "it is a very powerful card and I want to draw it as reliably as possible," and the classic argument for two is that "I never want to draw two copies."

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