December 2011 | The Irish Duelist

Looking back over 2011



2011 has been another great year for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, and with the year about to end here's a brief look back at what's happened in the past 12 months.

Card of the Year (#1): Tour Guide From the Underworld



So here it is, the best card that was released all year (in my opinion). I hope you enjoyed this little series of articles and feel free to make your voice heard in the comments!

Card of the Year (#2): Reborn Tengu



There's only 2 cards left in my list of this year's Top 10, and here's the first. The "Card of the Year" (in my opinion) will be revealed later on today.

Card of the Year (#3): Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier



Now we're into the top 3. While everybody I've seen on the forums has accurately predicted the top 2 (though the order changes from person to person), the 3rd place card differs depending on who you ask. For me though it's this year's most powerful Synchro monster, which quickly became an Extra Deck "staple" no matter what Deck you ran.

Card of the Year (#4): Master Hyperion



As I was (shall we say..) "decomissioned" by the flu yesterday there'll be 2 blog posts today, and here's the first, #4 of my Top 10 cards of the year.

Card of the Year (#5): Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En



We're into the final 5 now, some of the strongest and most influential cards we've seen released this year, and we start with one of the strongest Synchro Monsters ever created!

Card of the Year (#6): Rescue Rabbit



Merry Christmas everyone! Here's number 6!

Card of the Year (#7): Shien's Smoke Signal



Here's number 7 on my list of the top 10 cards released this year.

Card of the Year (#8): Karakuri Komachi mdl 224 "Ninishi"



We're up to number 8 on my list of this year's Top 10 cards, take a look.

Card of the Year (#9): Gachi Gachi Gantetsu



Yesterday I started the countdown of the 10 best cards released in 2011 with Maxx "C". Now we're up to number 9!

Card of the Year (#10): Maxx "C"



A few weeks ago I made it known that I'd be doing a bunch of mini articles towards the end of 2011, highlighting what I thought were the best cards released over the past 12 months. After seeing things in action at YCS Brighton and getting feedback from the Yu-Gi-Oh! community it's time to start the countdown!

All the action from the YCS Brighton



Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Brighton took place over the weekend to round off the Dueling year and it was a huge success. As ever there was live coverage of the event and you can find links to all the articles the team wrote over the weekend below.

Off to YCS Brighton tomorrow.


YCS Brighton takes place this weekend, and I'll be heading over to the UK for the weekend to help provide live coverage of the event.

Oh look, a new DMG.


Here's something I came across on the forums recently, a new Xyz Monster being released in Japan. From the looks of it it's a retrained Dark Magician Girl with artwork drawn by Takahashi himself.

Last minute advice for YCS Brighton.



YCS Brighton takes place this weekend and here's a few things to be aware of if you're heading to the event.

Best cards of 2011?


We're nearing the end of another year of Yu-Gi-Oh!, one that has been quite eventful with new cards, Decks and so-on making a big impact on Duelists. I plan on doing a set of mini articles to round out the year, but I need some input from you all to help me out first.

UkayPro Podcast 5: YCS Brighton and Order of Chaos


The latest UkayPro podcast has been posted, with discussions taking place about the upcoming YCS in Brighton, and the new booster pack heading to the TCG after Christmas.

Have a listen here.

The third God Card...


Here's an interesting little bit of news I found via the forums yesterday, it seems that the OCG will soon be getting the final Egyptian God Card in legal form, Osiris the Sky Dragon.

Ra Yellow Mega-Pack announced.


Konami have recently added a new product page to the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website, with a spinoff product of the highly successful Legendary Collection 2.

YCS Leipzig announced.


YCS Brighton is only 2 weeks away but if you can't make it Konami have announced the next major European event to take place, in February next year.

Order of Chaos announced.


Konami have put up the product page for Order of Chaos, the next set to hit the TCG.