4K Media’s Yu-Gi-Oh! October 2017 Sweepstakes / Duel Links Loot Crate

October 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Konami | Leave a comment
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Yu-Gi-Oh! October 2017 Sweepstakes banner from YUGIOH.com

It’s that time again — a new monthly sweepstakes from 4K Media! Now live is the Yu-Gi-Oh! October 2017 Sweepstakes, where one lucky fan will take home the following prizes:

  • One Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Circuit Break booster box. This latest set includes the newest cards from Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, like Revolver’s Rokket monsters and Ghost Girl’s Altergeist monsters. Each box contains 24 booster packs, with 9 cards per pack.
  • One Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly board game from USAopoly.

The entry period for this giveaway begins today and runs through November 2 and is open to residents of the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. ages 6 and up. Check the official rules for more information.

Konami UK's Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links loot crate giveaway

Plus — for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans in the United Kingdom only — Konami is giving away one Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links loot crate. It’s literally a wooden crate branded with the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links logo and filled with loot! It includes:

  • One Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links playmat
  • One Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Starter Deck: Link Strike
  • One Yu-Gi-Oh! red double deck case
  • One Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links puzzle
  • Five Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Legendary Duelists booster packs
  • One Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links postcard flyer
  • One pack of Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary card sleeves

To enter, follow @KonamiUK on Twitter and retweet the giveaway tweet. Or, Like the Konami UK Facebook page and Like the giveaway post. This competition ends November 5.

[YGOFTH 2016] Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly by USAopoly

December 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 3 Comments
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Front of the Monopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Edition game box by USAopoly

How can you tell when a franchise has truly penetrated mainstream culture? By one measure, it’s whether or not it has its own official version of Monopoly! Today’s Yu-Gi-Oh! for the Holidays (YGOFTH) entry looks at Monopoly: Yu-Gi-Oh! Edition from USAopoly, a producer of games and collectibles that feature big-name brands and pop culture properties. The company currently has over 20 special-edition, officially-licensed Monopoly games on the market. This year, USAopoly released three Yu-Gi-Oh! products: Monopoly, a Millennium Puzzle coin bank, and a 550-piece puzzle.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly is, quite simply, a variation of the popular “Fast-Dealing Property Trading Game” Monopoly by Hasbro. The game plays exactly the same as the standard Monopoly game, except all of the game elements are Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed. Let’s open a box and see what’s inside.

Back of the Monopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Edition game box by USAopoly

All of the game pieces can be organized in the Monopoly banker’s tray.

USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly banker's tray

Duel Points (DP) have exited the fictional world of Yu-Gi-Oh! video games and entered the real world! Here they are, as real as real Monopoly money.

The different denominations of USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly Duel Points money

Here’s the game board in all its glory.

USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly game board

There are three types of properties in Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly. The first are Monster Cards, which take the place of streets and avenues in the standard Monopoly game.

Front of the USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly monster card title deed cards

Back of the USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly monster card title deed cards

The second type of property is Egyptian God Cards, which replace standard Monopoly’s railroad stations.

USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly title deed cards for Holactie, Ra, Slifer, and Obelisk

And the third type of property is Tournaments, which take the place of the Electric Company and Water Works utilities.

USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly title deed cards for the Duelist Kingdom and Battle City tournaments

Community Chest cards in standard Monopoly are replaced with It’s Your Move cards in Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly.

Back and front of a few It's Your Move cards from USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly

And Chance cards are replaced with It’s Time to Duel cards.

Back and front of a few It's Time to Duel cards from USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly

Standard Monopoly’s houses and hotels are now Game Shops and Duel Arenas, respectively. These small plastic pieces are surprisingly detailed. All of the windows of the Game Shop, and even the “GAME” logo hanging above the front entrance, are visible. The Duel Arena pieces show all 20 monster and spell/trap zones.

USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly Game Shop pieces viewed from different angles

USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly Game Shop pieces on Thousand-Eyes Restrict and Toon Blue-Eyes properties

USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly Duel Arena pieces viewed from different angles

Exodia, obliterate their income!!

USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly Duel Arena pieces on Exodia and Game Shop pieces on Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon properties

The tokens are gorgeously crafted Millennium Items. They are all made of metal and feel substantive and heavy when you hold them in your hands.

USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly Millennium Item tokens on the GO space

Let’s see, there’s the Millennium Puzzle, Millennium Eye, Millennium Necklace, the…

Wait a minute…

The seven Millennium Items highlighted on the back of the USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly box

The Millennium Staff and Millennium Scales highlighted on the back of the USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly box

Uhh, okay. Millennium Staff. Millennium Rod. Sure, whatever. Scales. Scale. No problem.

And then there’s the… Umm…

The Millennium Ankh and Millennium Dream Catcher highlighted on the back of the USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly box

Ah, right! The legendary Millennium Ankh and Millennium Dream Catcher. How could I forget. These names are also used in the included rule book, so they must be official!

In all seriousness, these Millennium Item tokens are beautiful and very well made. Their pictures on the back of the box are quite ugly and aren’t representative of what they actually look like.

Close-up of the Millennium Necklace, Rod, and Scale tokens on the USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly board

Close-up of the Millennium Ring and Key tokens on the USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly board

The bottom of the Millennium Eye is flat to prevent it from rolling away.

Close-up of the Millennium Eye and Puzzle tokens on the USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly board

And last but not least is a fold-out rule book with instructions for how to play Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly and a summary of the differences between this game and standard Monopoly.

USAopoly Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly rule book

In total, USAopoly’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly includes the game board, 28 Title Deed cards, 16 It’s Time to Duel cards, 16 It’s Your Move cards, 32 Game Shops, 12 Duel Arenas, 7 Millennium Item tokens, 2 dice, and a stack of Duel Points money.

Where To Buy

USAopoly’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly is available from numerous online retailers, including Amazon.com (from both Amazon itself and third-party vendors), Dave and Adam’s Card World, and Fry’s Electronics. The MSRP is $39.95. (Note: The vendors’ links are provided as a convenience. I do not endorse or recommend any particular vendor.)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly, Yahtzee Coming Soon

September 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm | Posted in Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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USAopoly logo

Yugi is the King of Games — all games! — and soon, he will be bringing his name to one of the most recognizable board games in the world. 4K Media (Konami) and USAopoly, a producer of board games and puzzles, today announced plans to create new Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed products, including Yu-Gi-Oh! Monopoly, Yahtzee, coin banks, and puzzles.

The items will include artwork from the classic Yu-Gi-Oh!, GX, 5D’s, ZEXAL, and ARC-V series. Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed Monopoly, coin banks, and puzzles will be released sometime in 2016, and Yahtzee sometime in 2017.

The manufacturer, USAopoly, is a gaming company that creates special-edition Hasbro games featuring big names from brands and licensors like Nintendo, Warner Bros., and Disney. Some of its products include Pokemon Monopoly, Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit, Game of Thrones Risk, Donkey Kong Jenga, and Doctor Who Clue.

Other Yu-Gi-Oh!-licensed games currently on the market include the miniature figures game Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix and the dice-rolling game Yu-Gi-Oh! Dice Masters. Both are produced by WizKids.

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