so i think it was at the age of 10 that i got really into yugioh. The first time i saw the t.v. show was when yugi fought weevil in their epic battle at duelist kingdom. i saw the monsters and was fascinated by the game. so after that show, i was hooked. i started buying booster packs like crazy, and started watching the show more and more. soon, i was playing the game with my buddies at school. we would also trade and it was lots of fun. eventually, i had lots of cards and was building decks like crazy. my brother and sister also got hooked and we would all jump around like crazy when we got a new booster pack. so a few years pass and its middle school. I'm still a fan of yugioh but a lot of my friends who used to enjoy it lost interest. they all told me it wasn't cool anymore and to stop playing or i would be seen as a geek and a loser.this shocked me. all this time, i thought yugioh was the greatest but yet, now, it was dumb? i couldnt believe this and i would not abandon my love for the game. well, soon after that, i got made fun of, a lot. not because there was anything wrong with me, but because i played the game and still enjoyed the show. so a few more years pass, and I'm in high school. no one even mentions yugioh anymore but i still keep up. I don't mention it around but i still play the game at home with my siblings. I don't think there is an age limit to playing games. i see the yugioh tcg ust like i see the game of chess. a lot of skill required and u have fun doing it. also, just because some people don't like something anymore, doesn't mean you should stop liking that thing. I'm 18 years old now, and i am still a fan of the yugioh series. in conclusion, your never too old to play a great game.

  • I hope you never stop playing, even if everyone who use to play with you stops. ^_^ --TheDivineDuelist 18:21, November 2, 2009 (UTC)


If you enjoy it, then what difference does it make what anyone else thinks?Vulpine 02:27, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

  • Indeed, I have still playing since 1998, and I am 21 years old current. I still enjoy the game myself. FredCat100 02:34, November 1, 2009 (UTC)
  • Almost the same here, on a similar note I rather enjoy playing against people on the 16-24 age range, for some reason they are more into playing for fun than younger players, in fact not many players around my age play a meta deck.HouseholdCatDeity 05:05, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

My thoughts

I am 34 years old, most of my local hobby shop are younger then that, but I would agree with the above statements, it takes strategy thinking and planning to succeed in this game. It is fun, and as far as I am concerned there is no such thing as to old for the game.

Duelist33(My Talk) 00:52, December 20, 2009 (UTC)

  • There's a good load of thinking when it comes to crafting a Deck or a certain strategy, particularly a unique one, and getting said idea to work out. Then after that there's moderation and troubleshooting after the prototype has been tested. "Childish"? Nope. --Gadjiltron 09:05, November 1, 2009 (UTC)


we are the same fate, a story that you tell me exactly the same as my life. I've a Duelist for 9 years, and until now, at my 17th years old, I'm still a fan of yugioh. But do u know, i have a dreams that someday I'll make this game become more popular than other card game in the world. I hope you too have a dream like that.

I agree to this. I started playing....... when Dark Duel Stories came out for the Game Boy Color. I lost track of how many years that is.... but it was a while ago, and now I am a sophomore in High School and am 14 years old. I don't plan on quitting my dueling goals anytime soon.--Black Rose 16:57, November 1, 2009 (UTC)


You know I think about this sometimes.

When I was in grade school I never liked the game at all. This was around i would say 3rd to 5th grade? I loved pokemon! pokemon was better than yugioh and i always made fun of yugioh just because i didn't understand how to play. Later on, i tried to pick up yugioh but i guess i was to slow to really understand the phases and whatnot. I just collected the cards because i really love some of the art and the way they looked (Black luster). While I was in high school I made fun of the game a few times here or there never made of people just the whole "Heart of the cards" BS. After graduating from high school I became bored because i could not go to collage. I played a lot of video games but my parents thought it was a waste of time. (it kinda is but i didn't care)

One day I was looking over some of my yugioh cards that I had collected and decided I wanted to try to play again. I was much older now (17 at the time) and I was able to understand some of the concepts of the game and how things worked. Its been 2 years since i started playing the game and its going on 3. I love this game! Its all I ever do now. I take all my decks everywhere with me just because I think that one day I may bump into someone really famous who plays and they will totally duel me! I know I havent been playing that long but I love the game so much that I WENT BACK and read all the old cards; sat and figured out how they all work. Ive gotten all my firends here in FL to play with me and we started a team.

Believe it or not, but I actually met my fiance while I was playing yugioh in the mall. We have been together for over a year now. I wont say that this game had saved my life or changed it in any massive way but, I will say that this game has really gave me something to do then just doing nothing all day long.

BTW: Im 19 now. In 3 days it will be my birthday. I'm sure ill be playing yugioh long after im 21 and marrried.

Its fun, Its somewhat cheap (lmfao), It feels good to still kinda be a kid.

Ultimately...don't ever think your too old to so something. Enjoy life and all it has in store for you! ^_^

--TheDivineDuelist 06:27, November 2, 2009 (UTC)

  • This deserves to be saluted. --Gadjiltron 09:44, November 2, 2009 (UTC)
  • Thank you Gadjiltron. --TheDivineDuelist 18:19, November 2, 2009 (UTC)

I started playing when I was 8. I am 14 now, and I still enjoy it. There is no such thing as an age limit for anything (save for adrenaline park rides. Old people. Tsk tsk) User:Toob/Talk 09:54, November 2, 2009 (UTC)

Pft I can beat that!

I'm 19 and I'm still collecting cards and watching the anime with subs on youtube, and I bet there are still some older than me out there winning tournaments. Also back when I was in high school I used to see a few playing it (and Magic) around lunch time. --Azure Knight-Zeo 18:32, November 2, 2009 (UTC)

  • I don't think this was meant to be a One-up thing.... --TheDivineDuelist 19:26, November 2, 2009 (UTC)
  • I'm 19 myself and have my own dream regarding this game. I believe it'd be remarkable (and simply awesome) if the Yu-Gi-Oh card game could become so popular as to become a semi-sport, similar to Poker, complete with television coverage and the opportunity to make a profit from the act of playing it. I mean, come on, there's not much more to Poker than knowing when to bet, a Poker Face, and good ol' Lady Luck. At least it can be said that there's a good deal of work put into winning a duel, not to mention a match, as well as the luck of the draw, (and of course flip of the coin or roll of the die) and the occasionally needed poker face. Rose Duelist 19:12, November 2, 2009 (UTC)

since the beginning

I've been playing since the cards came out first and I'm still playing it at 18years old its just fun

It would indeed be cool if they made Yu-gi-oh into a "semi-sport", but what would we be watching? Allow me to answer that myself. We would be watching G.B vs. Lightsworn, Lightsworn vs. Blackwing, and Blackwing vs. G.B. Not very entertaining, if I do say so myself.--Black Rose 21:04, November 2, 2009 (UTC)

Good Point *sigh*

Aki is right. There would be almost no point in watching the same decks destroy each other. Or watching one deck destroy everyone else.

Maybe that's why 5Ds is about riding duels. It gives more to the game than jug est dueling...

--TheDivineDuelist 21:24, November 2, 2009 (UTC)

Well meta decks could be banned altogether forcing everybody to be creative HouseholdCatDeity 03:55, November 3, 2009 (UTC)

  • This is true but, maybe if they just limited the cards need to make meta decks to one. Only one J.Dragon. One Dad. One Gale. One Herankulious (I know, phial). One of each monarch. One Celestia. I think this would make people build better decks around there fave card. I could see alot of people bitching about this though....--TheDivineDuelist 06:30, November 3, 2009 (UTC)

I was 18 when i got into it. I felt like i was too old but my cousin (he was 20 and definitely not a geek) wanted to try it. And it became a guilty pleasure. We felt kind of embarrassed playing it at our age but it was fun so we kept at it.

Then we stopped playing it for 6 years. Then i move and i find my old deck. I decide to look at the cards and i get the urge to play again so i tell my cousin to dig up his deck so we can play again. We do and i wish i hadn't brought it up. For the last 2 weeks all we've done is breathed and lived yugioh! I've spend hrs on this wikia searching cards and I've spend $80 on new cards on ebay and my cousin has spent over $100. God damn, it can be so addicting finding and buying cards that i wish i hadn't gotten hooked again! Oh well, might as well enjoy it, even if we're both embarrassed to play it at our age. He's 26 and I'm 24.

Gaming Group

Heck, I'm 22, and my friends and I spend most of our off time between classes hanging out in the campus library flipping cards. Its not even for the competition - the most impressive thing you can do in a game is get your opponent to yell, "Shenanigans!" Favorite tactics include:

-Mind Master/Witch Doctor bombs. (Honestly my most impressive moment... final score was 24,100LP to 0LP)

-Cyber End Dragon OTK

-Bora the Spear Over kills

-Those Damned Shifty Magicians

-Any form of "Wall", such as twin Marauding Captains (set to the Brokeback Mountain theme), twin Valkyrias (set to 'All the Single Ladies'), twin Batteryman Ds (the Terminator theme) and last but not least, Spirit Barrier/Soul Barrier (generally accompanied by various thrown objects aimed at my head!)

Why play meta when you can be creative? And now that we've got all the girlfriends playing...

Not bad for a Children's Card Game! (Alas, if only the anime were more in style with the manga...) 04:04, December 11, 2009 (UTC)The Angry Dragon


I quote from Ron Stoppable from Disney's Kim Possible. Well, it's something along the lines to what people are saying are here. ^_^; So what it's for kids. Guess what? Adults got hooked on it too! So: AH HA! Take that spectators! Mawahahaha! >) Yu-Gi-Oh! is got to be (to me) the easiest card game out there and it's really fun also. I've tried with Pokemon, Dragon Ball Z and GT (not the new ones, the ones that came out in the late 90's early 2000's), .Hack, YuYu Hakusho, Inuyasha, Madabots, Duel Monsters, Cardcaptors, and Sailormoon. In the end, I did not know of how to play them, except Yu-Gi-Oh! (in high school, I began to understand the game a lot more). Then again, I was in that phase (I was a kid in middle school when Yu-Gi-Oh! came out) where if I like the show, I'll buy the cards. Boy, that was the stupidest thing I've ever done. >< I could have gotten more Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. But, that's not the point. The point is this: It's a game for all ages. Both male and female can play with it (I'm tried that people are saying it's just for the boys, well guess what, is not). It's their choice if they want to collect cards or not. No ones forcing them. Plain and simple. I love this card game just too damn much, and the anime to boot. I don't think I will ever stop playing and collecting Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. I'm 22 and a female to say: I LOVE YU-GI-OH!!! --Notra 05:40, December 11, 2009 (UTC)Notra

I'm 18 and i been playing for a few years, and I'm not embarrassed about it, me and my friends generally play at 6th form(college to the non english people out there) go to local tournies and stuff like that. None of us are really considered geeks.

Doz Bate 17:55, December 11, 2009 (UTC)

Same here. I'm not embarrassed to playing the card game (though my parents thinks it's a waste of time and money to spend on it), but it's not just the card game itself. It's the artwork and the storyline that these card have who got me into it. --Notra 01:16, December 12, 2009 (UTC)Notra

You'll get over it.

I'm 19, have a factory job, pay bills, insurance, feed my dog, run errands to the post office, and I'm going to drive 2 hours away from my home town this weekend just to play this card game. People have their hobbies, and while I don't purchase the cards anymore (my collection is out of hand), I do enjoy the game enough to keep playing. You can play at any age, heck I knew two 40 year olds who dabbled in the game, and it's not like your playing with dolls or something (no offense if any of you do). It's a freakin' time killer, as long as it isn't the only thing you do, there's nothing to be made fun of about. If you don't want to be made fun of for it, try doing something else along with the yugioh, like a sport. Heck, it's what I do to relax after work. It's either this or drugs and I don't like any of the drug dealers or drug users in this town so that's out of the question (they're either a**holes or dumba**es). Play the game and enjoy, eventually you will get bored with it and you'll move on. Youll get rid of your cards when you get older or you'll keep them and remember the fun times you had with them. Enjoy yourself.Land of dogs 23:18, December 11, 2009 (UTC)

Hear, hear! On that! --Notra 01:04, December 12, 2009 (UTC)Notra


I'm 13 IRL, and when I play the game at like hobby shops, most of the people are older than me. Majority of them is 15-20. Once though, a guy at the Stardust Overdrive sneak peak was 48 and still playing the game! He even had Kanan the Swordmistress and Japanese Dark Magician Girls, which he loved. Really unique. I personally enjoy the game with older people as it makes me feel confident that I can get across to those older than me, and be on a similar skill level. On the other end of the spectrum, I enjoy teaching younger duelists some tips and suggestions. --TehBazzard here! 22:31, December 14, 2009 (UTC)

For me, no metter how old are you, as long as you can see what's written in the card and still be able to hold your own card without help from others, then why not? I mean, come on! We got our own life to live so why bother others? Even if this is a Children Card Game played by adult, but who care? If the people around you make fun of it, then just tell them "This card game maybe too much for you to understand..". And if someone saying you are old enough to playing this, just say "Screw the Rules, I have Money!"

Well, just make sure you didn't say this to your parent, though... Lanspearsaber 15:17, December 20, 2009 (UTC)NoobYugiohPlayer

im 14 years old and i still play yugioh

from 6 years i had some decks and i played with my friends today i have built a standard synchro deck--Sartorias 16:40, December 20, 2009 (UTC)

I've seen men at my locals who look about 50 (doing pokemon aswell) your never too old!

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