The Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game is a Japanese collectible card game based on the fictional game of Duel Monsters. It was launched in 1999 in Japan and 2002 in North America. In a game of Yu-Gi-Oh!, each player uses a deck containing forty to sixty cards and starts with 8,000 Life Points. The objective of the game to use monster attacks and spells to reduce the opponent's Life Points to zero.