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For parents who would like to know more about the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME.

How Can My Child Begin Trading Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards?

Trading is a big part of Trading Card Games – after all, it’s in the name! Trading is a great way for Duelists to expand their collections and exchange cards that they already have or don’t need for cards that they are looking for. Since the cards have different values, it can take a bit of practice and preparation to make the best trades. If your child is interested in trading, you can help him or her get the most out of the process. You will find that when your child trades to get the cards that he or she wants, he or she is engaged in an exciting and challenging social activity!

First, help your child organize and store that collection!  Providing card boxes or binders keeps cards off the floor and in good condition, and easy to locate when needed. Organization is a good skill to learn, and maintaining a card collection is a great place to begin.

Second, encourage your child to learn about the value of his or her cards. There are lots of collectible magazines and online stores that list current prices. Your child doesn’t have to learn about every card, but having an idea of what his or her more appealing cards are worth will help your child make balanced decisions when trading. When your child adds up the values of different cards to make informed trades, your child is practicing important math and decision-making skills.

When your child is starting out, you might want to put limits on which cards can be traded—if your child has any valuable cards or cards given as gifts, you can let your child know that he or she should not trade them. Let your child know that he or she doesn’t have to trade if he or she doesn’t want to—sometimes children feel pressured into trades. Let your child know that it’s okay to turn down a trade if he or she doesn’t feel comfortable about it.

Almost all Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME players and collectors trade cards, so you can find kids for your child to trade with just about everywhere! If you’re having trouble finding kids for your child to trade with, you can take your child to one of Konami’s Organized Play events. At those events, there are usually lots of kids trading cards and playing the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME.

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