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A number of booster packs have been released for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. Every booster pack up to Ancient Sanctuary contained around 110 cards (some have more, some have less), but they are typically sold in nine card packs, with each package featuring at least one rare card. Every booster pack set starting with Soul of the Duelist contains 60 cards. The only exceptions to this are the Dark Beginnings 1 & 2, as well as Dark Revelations 1 , 2, & 3, which contain cards from past booster sets.

Where the starter decks are based on characters from the animated series, each booster pack has a different thematic element, which provides for new battle strategies.

Sets available in the U.S.

  • Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon
  • Metal Raiders
  • Magic Ruler

It is composed of the Japanese sets Magic Ruler and Pharaoh's Servant. This set contained the first appearances of Ritual Magic and Monster cards and Quick-play Magic cards. This booster has a Magic theme as well as a set of unique "Toon Series" monsters that require the Magic card "Toon World". Highly sought after cards include Delinquent Duo, Snatch Steal, Painful Choice, Mystical Space Typhoon, Confiscation, Giant Trunade, Megamorph, The Forceful Sentry, Nimble Momonga, Giant Germ, and Mystic Tomato. It contains two Secret Rares, ten Ultra Rares, ten Super Rares, seventeen Rare cards, and sixty-five Common cards.

  • Pharaoh's Servant

This set comprises the Japanese sets Curse of Anubis and Thousand-Eyes Idle. This set also has a wide selection of Trap cards as well as some powerful effect monsters like Thousand-Eyes Restrict. It also contains the first Secret Rare card that is not a Monster; instead, a Trap card, Imperial Order. Highly sought after cards include Imperial Order, Ceasefire, Call of the Haunted, Premature Burial, Nobleman of Crossout, Limiter Removal, Jinzo, and Gravity Bind. This booster has two Secret Rares, ten Ultra Rares, ten Super Rares, seventeen Rare cards, and sixty-six common cards.

  • Labyrinth of Nightmare

It consists of the Japanese sets Labyrinth of Nightmare and Spell of Mask. It also contains the Destiny Board cards, the second instant victory method (after Exodia), and Gemini Elf, the first normal monster with 1900 attack points that requires no tributes. Highly sought after cards include Torrential Tribute, United We Stand, Dark Necrofear, Magic Cylinder, Card of Safe Return, Mage Power, Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer, and Bazoo the Soul Eater . This booster contains two Secret Rares, ten Ultra Rares, ten Super Rares, seventeen Rares, and sixty-six Commons.

  • Legacy of Darkness

It consists of the Japanese sets Struggle of Chaos and Mythological Age. It introduces "Spirit" cards which return to the owner's hand after every turn. It also contains many Warrior, Dragon, and Fiend support cards. Highly sought after cards include Yata-Garasu, Dark Ruler Ha Des, Marauding Captain, Spear Dragon, Fiber Jar, Exiled Force, Freed the Matchless General, Injection Fairy Lily, Tyrant Dragon, Airknight Parshath, Creature Swap, Reinforcement of the Army, Twin-Headed Behemoth, and Bottomless Trap Hole . Inside are two Secret Rares, ten Ultra Rares, ten Super Rares, seventeen Rares, and sixty-two Commons.

  • Pharaonic Guardian

It comprises the Japanese sets Pharaonic Guardian and The New Ruler. It contains a large number of Zombie-type cards and a set of cards called "Gravekeepers", as well as the "once per turn you can flip this card into face-down Defense position" mechanics which allowed the reusing of Flip effects. Highly sought after cards include Ring of Destruction, Don Zaloog, Nightmare Wheel, Spirit Reaper, Mirage of Nightmare, Metamorphosis, Lava Golem, Pyramid Turtle, Gravekeeper's Spy, and Book of Moon, . This booster contains two Secret Rares, ten Ultra Rares, ten Super Rares, seventeen Rares, and sixty-nine Commons.

  • Magician's Force
  • Dark Crisis

It comprises the Japanese sets Power of the Guardians and Threat from the Demon World. It revolves around Fiend-type monsters and contains two new types of Monster cards. The first one is Guardian cards. These monsters each require a specific Equip-Spell card to be summoned. The others are Archfiends. They require a Life Point cost to use, but have powerful effects. This set also had the third instant victory method with Final Countdown. Highly sought-after cards include Vampire Lord, D.D. Warrior Lady, Terrorking Archfiend, Tsukoyomi, Reflect Bounder, Cost Down, Skill Drain, Great Maju Garzett, and Dark Master - Zorc. It contains two Secret Rares, ten Ultra Rares, ten Super Rares, seventeen Rares, and sixty-seven Common cards.

  • Invasion of Chaos

It is composed of the Japanese sets Controller of Chaos and Invader of Darkness. It contains a variety of powerful cards for many different types, including Dinosaur, Insect, Sea Serpent, and Beast. It also contains the immensely powerful "Chaos" monsters (Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning and Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End) that further promoted the use of the already powerful Dark and Light monster, therefore polarizing the worldwide metagame, and in doing so, were the main cause for the introduction of the "banned" list of cards not allowed in tournament play. It was originally released in a special edition set which included three Unlimited Edition booster packs and one Limited Edition holofoil card (either Gemini Elf, Magic Cylinder, Ring of Destruction, or Lava Golem). Highly sought after cards include the aforementioned "Chaos" monsters, Levia Dragon - Daedalus, Dark Magician of Chaos, Strike Ninja, Smashing Ground, Manticore of Darkness, Dimension Fusion, Stray Lambs, D.D. Scout Plane, and Ryu Kokki. It contains two Secret Rares, ten Ultra Rares, ten Super Rares, eighteen Rares, and seventy-three Commons.

  • Ancient Sanctuary
  • Soul of the Duelist
  • Rise of Destiny
  • Flaming Eternity

It contains a few new level monsters. This booster contains a high number of Beast monsters and Fusion support cards. Highly sought after cards include Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys, Lightning Vortex, Granmarg The Rock Monarch, Deck Devastation Virus, Gatling Dragon, and A Feather of the Phoenix, . It contains four Ultra Rares, seven Super Rares, fourteen Rares, and thirty-five Commons.

  • The Lost Millennium
  • Cybernetic Revolution
  • Elemental Energy
  • Shadow of Infinity

This set includes the three "Sacred Beasts" from the television series Yu-Gi-Oh GX, new support cards for the Cyber Dragon and Ancient Gear series, two powerful new Ritual monsters, and a great number of Insects. This set was also released in a special edition box that included three Shadow of Infinity packs and one of four variant cards (Riryoku, Acid Trap Hole, Mesmeric Control, or Windstorm of Etaqua). Highly sought after cards include Treeborn Frog, Demise, King of Armageddon, Ruin, Queen of Oblivion, Ancient Gear Castle, Proto-Cyber Dragon, Doom Dozer, and the three Sacred Beasts. This set consists of four Ultra Rare cards, seven Super Rare cards, fourteen Rare cards, and thirty-five Common cards.

  • Enemy of Justice
  • Power of the Duelist

The set contains 60 cards, including 4 Ultra Rares, 7 Super Rares, 14 Rares, and 35 Commons. Every Ultra, Super, and Rare card has an Ultimate Rare counterpart in the English language release. Highly sought after cards include Chimeratech Overdragon, Destiny Hero - Dogma, Future Fusion, and Overload Fusion.

The set contains 60 cards, including 9 Secret Rares, 5 Ultra Rares, 7 Super Rares, 14 Rares, and 35 Commons. Every Ultra, Super, and Rare card has an Ultimate Rare counterpart in the English language release. Highly sought after cards include Prometheus, King of the Shadows, Mist Archfiend, Plague Wolf, Eradicator Epidemic Virus, Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus, Volcanic Doomfire, Rare Value, Raiza the Storm Monarch, and the Sky Scourge monsters. There are also 9 Secret Rares included in the set, 8 of which are cards from the Curse of Darkness Structure Deck. In addition, a single card was designed specifically for the TCG and distributed as Force of the Breaker's Sneak Preview promotional card, also a Secret Rare.

The set contains 80 cards, including 1 Ghost Rare, 5 Ultra Rares, 9 Super Rares, 18 Rares, and 48 Commons. This is the highest amount of cards available in a non-reprint TCG expansion since Ancient Sanctuary. Tactical Evolution introduces a new rarity to the game–Ghost Rare[1]–which includes multi-colored name text and image, an alternate version of an Ultra Rare available in the set. It also reintroduces Short-Print Commons. Every Ultra and Super Rare card has an Ultimate Rare counterpart in the English language release. Ten cards were designed specifically for the TCG, one of which will be distributed as Tactical Evolution's Sneak Preview promotional card. Highly sought after cards include Il Blud, Mormolith, Rainbow Dragon, Vennominaga the Deity of Poisonous Snakes, Crystal Seer, Chthonian Emperor Dragon, Zombie Master, and Double Summon.

  • Gladiator's Assault
  • Phantom Darkness

The Japanese set contains 80 cards: 1 Ghost Rare, 5 Ultra Rares, 9 Super Rares, 18 Rares and 48 Commons. The English set contains 100 cards (the largest set since Ancient Sanctuary): 1 Ghost Rare, 10 Ultra Rares, 10 Secret Rares, 12 Super Rares, 20 Rares and 48 Commons.

  • Light of Destruction
  • The Duelist Genesis
  • Crossroads of Chaos
  • Crimson Crisis
  • Raging Battle
  • Ancient Prophecy

Reprint Packs:

  • Dark Beginning 1 (DB1)
  • Dark Revelation 1 (DR1)
  • Dark Beginning 2 (DB2)
  • Dark Revelation 2 (DR2)
  • Dark Revelation 3 (DR3)
  • Dark Revelation 4 (DR4)

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Duelist Packs:

  • Duelist Pack - Jaden Yuki (DP1)
  • Duelist Pack - Chazz Princeton (DP2)
  • Duelist Pack - Jaden Yuki 2 (DP03)
  • Duelist Pack - Zane Truesdale(DP04)
  • Duelist Pack - Aster Phoenix (DP05)
  • Duelist Pack - Jaden Yuki 3 (DP06)
  • Duelist Pack - Jesse Anderson (DP07)
  • Duelist Pack - Yusei Fudo (DP08)
  • Duelist Pack - Yugi Mueto (DP09)

Sets available in Japan

  • Series 1: The original series. These "sets" (Since Booster Series aren't sold as a pack, rather, they're sold via vending machine) features the original layout that can be noticed by the lack of card number, and very wide box displaying attack/defense strength, & the lack of "Eye of Anubis" on lower right corner. Also, different types of Spell/Trap aren't distinguished, rather, they're simply stated in the text (i.e. "Put this card into Graveyard after activation" on Normal spells.
    • Starter Box
    • Volume 1
    • Volume 2
    • Volume 3
    • Volume 4
    • Volume 5
    • Volume 6
    • Volume 7
    • Booster 1
    • Booster 2
    • Booster 3
    • Booster 4
    • Booster 5
    • Booster 6
    • Booster 7
    • Booster R1
    • Booster R2
    • Booster R3
  • Reprint Series 1: This series contains a selection of cards from Starter Box, Vol. 1 to Vol. 7, and the Booster Series in Series 2 card layout.
    • Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon (LB)
    • Phantom God (PG)
    • Revival of Black Demon's Dragon (RB)
    • Metal Raiders (ME)
    • Booster Chronicle (BC)
  • Series 2: The 2nd Series. Main change from Series 1 include the "New Expert Rule", use of icons on Spell/Trap cards, and a new layout that feature set numbers, a smaller box display the attack and defense strength, and the "Eye of Anubis" on lower right corner.
    • Magic Ruler (MR)
    • Pharaoh's Servant (PS)
    • Curse of Anubis (CA)
    • Thousand Eyes Bible (TB)
    • Spell of Mask (SM)
    • Labyrinth of Nightmare (LN)
    • Struccle of Chaos (SC)
    • Mythological Age (MA)
    • Pharaonic Guardian (PH)
  • Reprint Series 2: The Duelist Legacy sets contain a selection of cards from the Series 1 reprint sets and Series 2 sets with Series 3 layout.
    • Duelist Legacy 1 (DL1)
    • Duelist Legacy 2 (DL2)
    • Duelist Legacy 3 (DL3)
    • Duelist Legacy 4 (DL4)
    • Duelist Legacy 5 (DL5)
  • Series 3: These cards have numerical set-identifiers, rather than alphabetical. The major change from Series 2 to Series 3 is the numbering system (From 2-letter abberviation to simply 30x) and a "World Standard" layout that make OCG and TCG cards looks the same on the front (Outside of language, that is).
    • The New Ruler (301)
    • Descent of Union (302)
    • Champion of Black Magicians (303)
    • Power of the Guardians (304)
    • Threat of the Demon World (305)
    • Controller of Chaos (306)
    • Invader of Darkness (307)
    • Sanctuary of the Sky (308)
    • Pharaoh's Inheritance (309)
  • Series 4: These sets feature the same "World Standard" layout featured in Series 3. The main difference being yet another changed in the numbering system to distinguish it from different region (JP for Japanese, EN for English, etc.) - partly because Series 4 sets are released "parallelly" (Not exactly parallel due to a 3-month "delay" in TCG release) in TCG, since English sets are released in a combination of 2 Japanese sets before this series.
  • Series 5:
  • Series 6:
    • The Duelist Genesis (TDGS-JP)
    • Crossroads of Chaos (CSOC-JP)
    • Crimson Crisis (CRMS-JP)
    • Ancient Prophecy (ANPR-JP)
    • Stardust Overdrive (SOVR-JP)
    • Absolute Powerforce (ABPF-JP)
  • Series 4 Reprints: Beginner Edition are reprints of Duelist Legacy Sets, while Expert Edition are the reprint/reissue of Series 3 and Series 4 sets.
    • Beginner Edition 1 (BE1-JP)
    • Expert Edition 1 (EE1-JP)
    • Beginner Edition 2 (BE2-JP)
    • Expert Edition 2 (EE2-JP)
    • Expert Edition 3 (EE3-JP)
    • Expert Edition 4 (EE4-JP)
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Invasion of Chaos
Expansion cover card Dark Magician of Chaos
OCG release date n/a
TCG release date n/a
Mechanics Dark Monsters, Light monsters, Dinosaur, Insect, Sea Serpant, and Beast-type monsters
Size North America and Worldwide 112 (73 common, 17 rare, 10 super rare, 10 ultra rare, and 2 secret rare)
Expansion code IOC
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
Expansion Chronology
Dark Crisis Invasion of Chaos Ancient Sanctuary

Invasion of Chaos (IOC) was the tenth English booster to be released in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. It is composed of the Japanese sets Controller of Chaos and Invader of Darkness. It contains a variety of powerful cards for many different types, including Dinosaur, Insect, Sea Serpent, and Beast. It also contains the immensely powerful "Chaos" monsters (Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning and Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End) that further promoted the use of the already powerful Dark and Light monster, therefore polarizing the worldwide metagame, and in doing so, were the main cause for the introduction of the "banned" list of cards not allowed in tournament play. It was originally released in a special edition set which included three Unlimited Edition booster packs and one Limited Edition holofoil card (either Gemini Elf, Magic Cylinder, Ring of Destruction, or Lava Golem). Highly sought after cards include the aforementioned "Chaos" monsters, Levia Dragon - Daedalus, Dark Magician of Chaos, Strike Ninja, Smashing Ground, Manticore of Darkness, Dimension Fusion, Stray Lambs, D.D. Scout Plane, and Ryu Kokki. It contains two Secret Rares, ten Ultra Rares, ten Super Rares, eighteen Rares, and seventy-three Commons.

Contents

Contents

Secret Rares

  • Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End
  • Invader of Darkness

Ultra Rares

  • Strike Ninja
  • Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning
  • Dark Mirror Force
  • Dark Magician of Chaos
  • Insect Princess
  • Guardian Angel Joan
  • Manticore Of Darkness
  • Levia Dragon-Daedalus

Super Rares

  • D.D. Scout Plane
  • Freed the Brave Warrior
  • Chaosrider Gustaph
  • Wild Nature's Release
  • D.D. Designator
  • Reload
  • Big Burn
  • Orca Mega-Fortress of Darkness
  • Dedication Through Light and Darkness
  • Trap Jammer

Rares

  • Sasuke Samurai #3
  • Beserk Gorilla
  • Drillago
  • Lekunga
  • Fuhma Shuriken
  • Chain Disappearance
  • Mad Dog of Darkness
  • Enraged Battle Ox
  • Dark Driceratops
  • Mataza the Zapper
  • Getsu Fuhma
  • Stray Lambs
  • Ultra Evolution Pill
  • Destruction Ring
  • Compulsory Evacuation Device
  • Curse of Darkness
  • Robbin' Zombie
  • Big Bang Shot

Commons

  • Ojama Yellow
  • Ojama Black
  • Soul Tiger
  • Big Koala
  • Des Kangaroo
  • Crimson Ninja
  • Gale Lizard
  • Spirit of the Jar of Greed
  • Chopman the Desperate Outlaw
  • Coach Goblin
  • Witch Doctor of Chaos
  • Chaos Necromancer
  • Inferno
  • Fenrir
  • Gigantes
  • Silpheed
  • Chaos Sorcerer
  • Gren Maju Da Eiza
  • Lord Poisen
  • Bowganian
  • Granadora
  • Heart of the Underdog
  • Ojama Delta Hurricane!!
  • Stumbling
  • Chaos End
  • Yellow Luster Shield
  • Chaos Greed
  • D.D. Boarderline
  • Recycle
  • Primal Seed
  • Thunder Crash
  • Dimension Distortion
  • Soul Absorption
  • Blasting the Ruins
  • Cursed Seal of the Forbidden Spell
  • Tower of Babel
  • Spatial Collapse
  • Zero Gravity
  • Energy Drain
  • Giga Gagagigo
  • Neo Bug
  • Sea Serpent Warrior of Darkness
  • Terrorking Salmon
  • Burning Inpachi
  • Burning Algae
  • The Thing in the Crater
  • Molton Zombie
  • Gora Turtle of Illusion
  • Stealth Bird
  • Sacred Crane
  • Don Turtle
  • Balloon Lizard
  • Hyper Hammerhead
  • Anti-Aircraft Flower
  • Prickle Fairy
  • Pinch Hopper
  • Skull-Mark Ladybug
  • Amphibious Bugroth MK-3
  • Torpedo Fish
  • Cannonball Spear Shellfish
  • Manju of Ten Thousand Hands
  • Ryu Kokki
  • Gryphon's Feather Duster
  • Smashing Ground
  • Salvage
  • Multiplication of Ants
  • Earth Chant
  • Jade Insect Whistle
  • Fiend's Hand Mirror
  • A Hero Emerges
  • Self-Destruct Button
  • Begone, Knave!
  • DNA Transplant

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