NYCC 2018: EVERYTHING AT THIS YEAR’S ‘YU-GI-OH!’ BOOTH
Every year, Konami brings the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game to New York Comic Con, along with exclusives and plenty of activities for duelists young and old.
We took a tour of this year’s Yu-Gi-Oh! booth at NYCC 2018 to see everything they have to offer for fans of the card game.
PRODUCTS AND EXCLUSIVES
Each NYCC has an exclusive playmat that can only be obtained at the convention. This year’s edition features, Yusei Fudo of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s and the new Synchro monster, Junk Speeder.
For $30, duelists can pick up this exclusive playmat. Only 125 mats will be available each day of the convention and they will likely go fast. By around 2 p.m. Thursday, they were already sold out for the day.
Besides the playmat, duelists can pick up a litany of decks, booster packs, tins and other Yu-Gi-Oh! goodies. Also, Konami will have expert duelists on-hand to teach the basics of the card game and critique decks for players looking to improve. Those completing a demo with one of the experts will receive a show-exclusive coupon good for one free booster pack with the purchase of any sealed Starter Deck.
Konami will also hold tournaments like the Win-A-Mats, Attack of the Giant Card, Speed Dueling, and more throughout NYCC. Dragon Duel Tournaments, for young Duelists born in 2006 or later, will take place on Saturday and Sunday only. Attendees can also challenge one of the experts and spin a wheel to receive prizes after your duel is over.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links continues to make a splash at NYCC as multiple PVP and PVE stations are set up for players to compete. If you participate in a PVP match, you’ll be rewarded with a special coin that matches the one in the mobile game.
The 5D’s update in Duel Links recently launched, so those looking to try out some of the new characters and cards, can do so here.
New York Comic Con will be able to get a personalized Token Card during the event. Choose from a variety of backgrounds and borders, take a photo, and the Konami team will transform you into a card.
If you’re looking ahead to the new Yu-Gi-Oh! cards and products, the card wall showing off all the cards in the upcoming Soul Fusion set. You can also head over to the upcoming product wall to see what else coming down the pipe, including the Savage Strike set and Legendary Heroes Decks. There’s even an advent calendar featuring holiday-themed monsters that’s bigger than you’d imagine.
Konami is also giving away a Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links skateboard. Simply by entering a raffle, you are eligible to win when the prize is drawn around 1 p.m. each day so be sure to get to the booth early every day to try your hand at winning.