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Starter Deck

Japanese (base text)

スターターデッキ

Japanese (romanized)

Sutātādekki

English

Starter Deck

Starter Decks (Japanese: スターターデッキ Sutātā Dekki) are pre-constructed decks usually styled after a specific character's Deck, though this does not always ring true.

As opposed to Structure Decks, they are made for beginner players to learn how to play the game. As a result, the guides they give are more generally aimed (unlike Structure Decks, which are much more specific). Their content also contains generic, splashable or staple cards, such as "Mystical Space Typhoon" or "Mirror Force".

The mat also does not feature the cover monster, but has a general background design. The original Starter decks (before Starter Deck 2006) had 50 cards, but the newest usually have 40-45 cards each.

The first two, the Yugi and Kaiba Starter Decks, are each half of the first Yu-Gi-Oh card game product released in Japan, set EX.