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Many people say it's fun to go back and play previous formats of Yu-Gi-Oh, like the popular "Goat Format" from the mid 2000s. I have been having a hard time finding a resource to easily view every banlist since the beginning of the game (for the TCG). Is there a good website to look at that might have all this information in one place? The TCG NA website does not have easy ways to access previous banlists, which I was really surprised by.

Bonus points if there's also a way to find out what the available cardpool was for these periods, though you probably could work that out yourself.

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Is there a good website to look at that might have all this information in one place?

Seems that the good ol' Wiki has a complete collection of Historical Banlists.

It seems very exhaustive and complete.

I also found a Historic Limited/Forbidden Chart which displays the information regarding forbidden and limited cards in a graphical way (green, yellow, red color code). Perhaps that is a better way to see the evolution of bans of cards.

  • I've come across the chart before, and it's nice, except it hasn't been updated for banlists within a few years. The Wiki seems fine other than the fact that the lists aren't ordered. I would love to see anything more user-friendly than this though. – OutOfCharacters Aug 6 at 17:19
  • You can always give some love to the wiki and edit it (?) lol ... will see if I find any other useful reference – DarkCygnus Aug 6 at 17:25
  • It's not a website, so probably isn't worth making an answer out of, but it can also be noted that most versions/derivatives of YGOPro are able to use banlists from quite a while back; I can't check the exact range at the moment, but from what I recall it goes back quite a ways. The only disadvantage is that there's no real way (as far as I'm aware) to filter out only the cards from the F/L list. – Reinstate Monica Aug 7 at 12:29
  • @squid true. On ygo pro you can ... "browse"? on those past formats and select the one you want to apply for your current deck/game – DarkCygnus Aug 7 at 16:22
  • How do you do that? My ygopro only seems to have the current banlist, never any history of past lists. Is there some setting I need? – OutOfCharacters Aug 7 at 17:43
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Other option could be:

There, you can check the current and previous banlists.

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