The general game rules is a summary of the detailed rules of the Trading Card Game.


Although all players that play the game don't need to be completely familiar with all of the rules, the general game rules can be useful if one wishes to know more details or help solve specific rules that may come up during a game.

The general game rules are based on the OCG and it can be applied on TCG for the most part. However, there are differences between the OCG and TCG rules. For example, rule 100.2. states that a deck must contain 40 cards exactly, while there is no maximum deck size in TCG.

The general game rules are officially provided only in Japanese, but the rules are translated by Duel Masters Wiki users.

Current version

From the Duel Masters - General Game Rules: Version 1.9 (August 9th, 2018)