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Time Wizard

Event Date:  1 July 2022

Time Wizard FAQ

In Effect as of July 1st, 2022



Time Wizard is an alternate format, available for local tournaments that are offered by Official Tournament Stores (OTS), designed to encourage Duelists to enjoy the full history of the Yu‑Gi‑Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG).

The format is primarily intended to be fun and casual, rather than being competitive, allowing Duelists different ways to enjoy participating in Yu‑Gi‑Oh! TCG tournaments.

To find out where Time Wizard tournaments are happening near you, utilise our NEURON support app, navigate to Tournaments, and select “Local – Time Wizard”. This will show you upcoming Time Wizard Events.

You can also find a release list via our Official Card Database.


Time Wizard tournaments require the OTS to select a period in time to host the event. The Forbidden & Limited List, available card pool, and game rules and mechanics are then made to match that selected period.

To find out where Time Wizard is rewinding your tournament to, the name of the event will contain the date that the event would be hosted. Please see the examples below to understand what cards are available.


Chosen Time Wizard FormatLatest Permitted Release Active Forbidden & Limited ListOther Notes
30-Jan-15Structure Deck: Hero StrikeOctober 2014Pendulum Zones separate from Spell & Trap Zones
01-Aug-05Dark Beginnings 2April 2005Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End uses its original text instead of the updated text from 2018
No Extra Deck card number limit
20-Apr-10Duelist Pack: KaibaMarch 2010No Pendulum Zones on the Field
01-Jan-05Structure Deck – Dragon’s Roar
Structure Deck – Zombie Madness
September 2004No Pendulum Zones on the Field
01-Jan-15Astral Pack SixOctober 2014Pendulum Zones separate from Spell & Trap Zones

As with all local tournaments, each OTS determines the tournament entry and prizing. So please check with your OTS for these details.


Here are some additional rules and variations your OTS can use. If you have any questions about any possible variations on your OTS’ Time Wizard event, please reach out to your OTS.

Time Wizard events can use either the Advanced or Traditional Forbidden & Limited Card List from the selected time period.

Only cards released up to the date listed in the event name are allowed to be played; however, you do not need a version of that card which was released by that date.

Example: At a Time Wizard – January 30th 2015; Dante, Traveller of the Burning Abyss was released in Duelist Alliance during August 2014 and is therefore eligible to play – you may however choose to play the version released in Battles of Legend: Monstrous Revenge. It is only important that the card is released by the date of the event, not the product you obtained it from.

If a card had received updated text after the selected time period, Duelists would play the card using the text without the updated text.

Example: Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End being used in an 30th April 2005 Time Wizard event will use the card text using its original text, and not the errata’d text from 2018.