Trap Cards (Japanese:
Normal Trap Cards are Spell Speed 2. They can be activated during either player's turn as long as it wasn't set that turn. The effects of certain Normal Trap Cards behave like Equip Cards, but the card is still considered a Normal Trap Card.
Continuous Trap Cards are also Spell Speed 2. Their effects are applied as long as they are face-up on the field.
Counter Trap Cards are a Spell Speed 3. No cards or effects, except other Counter Trap Cards can be chained to a Counter Trap Card.
Below are some of the cards that allow Trap Cards to be activated from the hand instead of being Set:
A Trap Card's type is designated by a symbol to the right of the words "Trap Card". The Trap Card types are:
- Normal Trap; No symbol, however some media give them a capital N symbol.
- Continuous Trap, symbolized with a lemniscate.
- Counter Trap, symbolized by a curved arrow.