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.
Beta: We also have a Fuzzy Search mechanism that we are currently testing. More information can be found here.
You can do an advanced card search on our Advanced search page.
We inclue many filters to help you break down your search. You can filter the following information:
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.
Counter Cards is an always ongoing project to showcase cards that will counter the specific card you are viewing. This is a huge task and as such, not every card currently has counters displayed. Many newly added cards will take time to update and show card counters. A current example of a card with counters is Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon.
We now show some select card rulings for roughly 6000+ cards in the card database.
These rulings are shown under the Counter Cards/Similar Cards section.
These rulings are combined from multiple rule categories: OCG Rulings, TCG Rulings, Q&A Rulings, Mentions in Other Cards Rulgins and so on.
We currently consider this a beta feature as the system is still being refined and bugs are being ironed out.
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:
Clicking on "Historic Prices" will show you the card price from each of the vendors above for the last 6 months.
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).