山札 (Yamafuda)
デッキ (Dekki)
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The Deck is the gameplay zone where players draw cards from at the start of their turn and at the start of the game.


In the Duel Masters, all decks must follow these simple rules:

  • In the TCG, all decks must have at least a minimum of 40 cards with no maximum amount. However, it is often recommended to have the minimum of 40.
    • A deck in the OCG is limited to exactly 40 cards.
  • Your deck can contain up to 4 copies of any card with the same Card Name in your deck, except for cards featured on the Hall of Fame (or cards that allow unlimited copies). A card that uses a different artwork from a different set such as Spiral Gate still counts as the same card. A card may also be put into the Premium Hall of Fame, where it cannot be used at all.
    • No cards in the English TCG are restricted or banned as the game has been discontinued.
  • You may have up to 8 psychic creatures or Dragheart cards in your hyperspatial zone. You may have up to 4 copies of any particular Psychic Creature / Dragheart in your hyperspatial zone.
  • If card sleeves are used, all cards in a deck must be of the same sleeves. The player may use clear sleeves or opaque-backed sleeves (Often known as a "character sleeve" if it has any characters on the back of it).
  • During the game, unless a card says otherwise, neither player can look at the cards in each other's deck or change their order.

Related Categories

  • For cards that allow to search your deck, see Deck Search.
  • For cards that put cards from the top of your opponents deck into their graveyard, see Mill.
  • For cards that put cards from the top of your deck into your graveyard, see Self Mill.