The Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game is made by the Konami Corporation. The game is based on Konami's popular animated children's franchise of the same name and features monster cards, spell cards and trap cards to simulate the strategic duels depicted in the animated series .
According to the makers, the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game is meant to encourage social interaction between its participants and is unique from traditional board games and video games. Players collect and build customized card decks in order to duel with their opponents. The game is updated regularly as Konami releases new booster packs with additional cards several times per year.