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! The Movie. 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".

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 14 ("Ancient Tree of Enlightenment", "Change Slime", "Dark Prisoner", "Genin", "Lunar Queen Elzaim", "Madjinn Gunn", "Masked Clown", "Monsturtle", "Mountain Warrior", "Mystery Hand", "Serpent Marauder", "Shadow Specter", "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 name Japanese name Rarity Category
Ancient Tree of Enlightenmentさとりのろうじゅ Common Normal Monster
Basic Insect昆虫人間ベーシック・インセクト Common Normal Monster
Blue-Eyes White Dragon青眼の白龍ブルーアイズ・ホワイト・ドラゴン Ultra Rare Normal Monster
Change Slimeチェンジ・スライム Common Normal Monster
Charubin the Fire Knightほのお キラー Common Fusion Monster
Dark Prisonerダーク・プリズナー Common Normal Monster
Darkfire Dragonあんこくえんりゅう Common Fusion Monster
Dissolverockマグマン Common Normal Monster
Dragon Capture Jarドラゴンぞくふういんつぼ Common Continuous Trap Card
Fiend Reflection #2ミラージュ Common Normal Monster
Flame Ghostフレイム・ゴースト Common Fusion Monster
Flame Manipulatorほのおあやつもの Common Normal Monster
Flame Swordsmanほのおけん Ultra Rare Fusion Monster
Forestもり Rare Field Spell Card
Fusionistフュージョニスト Common Fusion Monster
Geninジャグラー Common Normal Monster
Green Phantom Kingりょくじゅれいおう Common Normal Monster
Hinotamaファイヤー・ボール Common Normal Spell Card
Hinotama Soulスティング Common Normal Monster
Kageningenシャドウ・ファイター Common Normal Monster
Key Maceキーメイス Common Normal Monster
King Fogキング・スモーク Common Normal Monster
Lunar Queen Elzaimつきがみ エルザェム Common Normal Monster
Madjinn Gunnジンガン Common Normal Monster
Masaki the Legendary Swordsmanでんせつけんごう MASAKIマサキ Common Normal Monster
Masked Clownめんどう Common Normal Monster
Monster Eggモンスター・エッグ Common Normal Monster
Monsturtleモンスタートル Common Normal Monster
Mooyan Curryモウヤンのカレー Common Normal Spell Card
Mountainやま Super Rare Field Spell Card
Mountain Warriorマウンテン・ウォーリアー Common Normal Monster
Mystery Handなぞの Common Normal Monster
Mystical Sheep #2スリーピィ Common Normal Monster
Necrolancer the Timelordときじんネクロランサ Common Normal Monster
Polymerizationゆうごう Super Rare Normal Spell Card
Raigekiサンダー・ボルト Super Rare Normal Spell Card
Ray & Temperatureきたかぜたいよう Common Normal Monster
Remove Trapわなはずし Common Normal Spell Card
Rock Ogre Grotto #2ウォー・アース Common Normal Monster
Root Waterルート・ウォーター Common Normal Monster
Serpent Marauderデビル・スネーク Common Normal Monster
Shadow Specterヘルバウンド Common Normal Monster
Skull Servantワイト Common Normal Monster
Sogenそうげん Rare Field Spell Card
Spiked Snailデビルツムリ Common Normal Monster
Two-Mouth Darkruler二つの口を持つ闇の支配者ツーマウス・ダークルーラー Common Normal Monster
Two-Pronged Attackはさみ Common Normal Trap Card
Umiうみ Rare Field Spell Card
Wastelandこう Rare Field Spell Card
Yamiやみ Rare Field Spell Card

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