Searching for Cards is done by using the top level main search bar or going to the Advanced search section of the site.
Typing a Card Name exactly as it is (e.g. Dark Magician) then it will bring you directly to that cards information page.
If you typed part of the name (e.g. Dark Magic) and hit the enter key then it will bring you to the Advanced search page and then search for what you typed.
The system also has an auto-complete feature which will help prompt you on the card you are currently searching for.
Our database stores multiple card artwork and will also suggest similar cards based on the currently viewed card.
Alternative artwork is only shown on the card information page and will not be shown on the Advanced search page.
The Similar Cards section is done programmatically using MySQL Full Text Search. It breaks down each word in the card name and then searches the database using each of those words. It then finds up to the top 8 best matched cards and displays them.
Our database calls on the APIs of multiple sites for prices. These site are: TCGPLayer, Cardmarket EU, Amazon, eBay and Yu-Gi-Oh! prices.
Prices are obtained via the following methods:
Our database calls on the API of Yugioh Prices to determine card sets and the value of them.
Our database has a set amount of cards marked as "Staple" cards. We consider "Staple" cards to be cards that you could benefit from owning and that work in a wide variety of decks (but not necessarily every deck).