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Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: 2-Player Starter Set Review

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In today's article, we'll analyze the 2-Player Starter Set, Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG's new product, which was created to make it easier for new players to start playing this card game.

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The 2-Player Starter Set is Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG's newest product. It is a starter kit made of two starter decks. This set originally was set to be released on October 27th, 2023, but it was rescheduled to January 26th, 2024.

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Each 2-Player Starter Set has:

> 2 precon decks with 44 cards each (main decks with 40 cards + extra decks with 4 cards).

> 4 Ultra rare cards.

> 40 common cards.

> 1 didactic comic book (64 pages).


Check out everything about the 2-Player Starter Set below!

About the 2-Player Starter Set

Created to make it easier for new players to start playing Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and immersing themselves in this universe, the 2-Player Starter Set is meant to be the best way for beginners to learn how to duel. This product's greatest features is that, besides being able to use it with a friend, you can also use it to learn on your own!

The 2-Player Starter Set brings a deck focused on xyz-summon and another focused on synchro-summon. Besides this, this product also comes with a didactic comic book that explains Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG's basic mechanics through a scripted duel. That's right! You should replay the story in the comics with this product's decks, and, like so, get familiar with the rules of the game.

Complete List of Cards

Synchro Deck

> Elemental HERO Sparkman;

> Inpachi;

> Spirit of the Harp;

> Launcher Spider;

> Ryu-Ran;

> Ojama Green;

> Gil Garth;

> Ally of Justice Clausolas;

> Swords of Revealing Light;

> Back-Up Rider;

> Apprentice Piper;

> Storming Mirror Force;

> Scapegoat;

> Cardcar D;

> The Warrior Returning Alive;

> One-Time Passcode;

> D.D. Crow;

> Obsessive Uvualoop;

> Visas Starfrost;

> Mannadium Fearless;

> Barrier Resonator;

> Fissure;

> Mask of Darkness;

> Dark Hole;

> Kunai with Chain;

> Mask of the Accursed;

> Magic Cylinder;

> Mage Power;

> Mobius the Frost Monarch;

> Card Trooper;

> Quillbolt Hedgehog;

> Dark Resonator;

> Power Frame;

> White Elephant's Gift;

> Liberty at Last!;

> Phantom King Hydride;

> Supply Squad;

> Galaxy Cyclone;

> Mannadium Fearless;

> Back to the Front;

> Stygian Sergeants;

> Coral Dragon;

> Rampaging Smashtank Rhynosaber;

> Mannadium Prime-Heart.

Xyz Deck

> Queen's Knight;

> Giant Soldier of Stone;

> La Jinn the Mystical Genie of the Lamp;

> Rabidragon;

> Dark Magician;

> Ojama Yellow;

> Swordstalker;

> Trade-In;

> No Entry!!;

> Draining Shield;

> White Ninja;

> Thousand Knives;

> Cost Down;

> Call of the Haunted;

> Cyber Dragon;

> Eldlich the Golden Lord;

> Skill Successor;

> Crane Crane;

> Xyz Reborn;

> Dark Magician Girl;

> Chiron the Mage;

> Magician of Faith;

> Penguin Soldier;

> Mystical Space Typhoon;

> Book of Moon;

> Needle Ceiling;

> Gravity Axe - Grarl;

> Dark Factory of Mass Production;

> Gyroid;

> Swing of Memories;

> Beast King Barbaros;

> Burden of the Mighty;

> Fighting Spirit;

> Gagaga Magician;

> Star Changer;

> Attraffic Control;

> Night Beam;

> Star Drawing;

> Magical Broker;

> Fierce Tiger Monghu;

> Daigusto Emeral;

> Number 20: Giga-Brilliant;

> Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer;

> Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder.

2-Player Starter Set Staples

The 2-Player Starter Set was criticized by more experienced players for not making the staples used in the competitive scene cheaper, but, despite this, this product has a few cards that can be useful in other decks that the new player will eventually build!


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D.D. Crow is one of the oldest handtraps in this game, but it is still efficient against some competitive decks. Currently, it is quite present in side decks used in the competitive scene.

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Dark Hole can be used both as a board breaker and to destroy your own monsters so you can hit their activation triggers. As for Book of Moon, it can be a good interaction both when you go first and when you go second (except against link monsters).

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This new product brings 3 different backrow removals which, despite not being the most popular ones in the game, will work for a new player.

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Not that impactful in the game, but quite useful as a co-star, Coral Dragon is an interesting card in synchro decks, considering it is an excellent way to scale to class 10 synchro monsters, and, besides this, draws you one card in the process too.

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Daigusto Emeral and Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer are good class 4 xyz monsters, even though they aren't popular currently. These cards can become relevant in the future again, depending on new strategies and decks.

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Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder is probably the most popular xyz monster in Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG's competitive scene, and is definitely the best card in this product. Even though it is very familiar to more experienced players, "Zeus" is a card that cheats out the xyz mechanic, and, as a result, I believe it is interesting to put it in a product meant for beginner players, even more because of the story included in the comic book, which will teach them how to use this card correctly.

Is It Worth It to Buy the 2-Player Starter Set?

I believe that buying the 2-Player Starter Set only makes sense for collectors and beginners that don't have the patience to learn how to play Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG through internet videos. This product's decks are extremely basic, and, besides this, it has just a few staples (cards that could be used in other decks later on).

Even then, the didactic comic book story included in this product is beneficial for those who are really just starting out, considering it makes it easy to learn Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG's rules in an uncomplicated way, besides being an accessible guide if this new duelist has any questions at any moment.

Final Words

What did you think of the 2-Player Starter Set? Will you buy it or suggest it to a friend? Tell us in the comment section.

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