Are Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards Worth Collecting?
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Yu-Gi-Oh! is a Trading Card Game designed for children six years and up. It is basically a simple game with a lot of complexities where children use mathematical and reading skills while exercising social skills to play against their opponents.
It is a game where two players attempt to defeat each other by decreasing their opponent's Life Points down to zero, using a collection of monster, spell, and trap cards. First introduced in 1996 with an annual tournament being held since 1999, the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise has expanded into several different anime series (each featuring different characters), movies, and an iconic trading card game.
The franchise also contains several video games.
Important aspects of a Trading Card Game are that it not only encourages interaction and socialization between players, but they are constantly changing with new and exciting content being added.
As with any other trading card game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Players start with ready-made starter decks and then add to those decks using new cards from booster packs. New booster packs with all-new cards are released several times a year. This keeps the play environment fresh and exciting as children collect their favourite Monster, Spell, or Trap cards and use their creativity and ingenuity to combine them to duel with their peers.
While some duelists focus on collecting all the cards, others are more interested in collecting the cards they want to use in their decks. Trading and expanding their collection are exciting activities for Yu-Gi-Oh! Players and, even those who started playing the game from its inception over 23 years ago, are still keen on collecting the newest cards for their decks. There’s even a website https://yugiohprices.com/ that’s a collector’s go-to site to check on the going prices for cards.
So, are Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading cards worth collecting? Well, yes, but it depends on who you are. Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading cards' value is based solely on their impact on the competitive arena, and most cards have no value outside the card game. The manufacturer (Konami) is also guilty of reprinting cards and increasing the number of holos in the packs.
The only Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards that have value are the retro packs and special tournament prizes. The rest of the cards are, like all art, worth whatever the buyer is willing to pay.