It is a personal choice that you as a parent will have to make for your children, do some research online and believe me there is plenty to read and then go from there.
I let my sons have the cards, watch the cartoons and play the games, and now they hardly care for them anymore, when I made an overly big deal about it when it first came out, then, my kids, were like “oh, what is it about, why can’t we see it, why can’t we have a few of the cards” now, I have cards left all over because kids don’t even care for them anymore, that is just my personal decision and maybe you don’t feel that way, but, that is what worked for me, I kept a close eye on it and they like poke mon much more and even those cards are treated very poorly since they really don’t overly care either.
I think it is a phase, of course, you’ll get a few kids in the world who will over obsess about it but for the most part its a phase.
I know I went through plenty of that, had to have the Cabbage patch kids, care bear, strawberry shortcake etc. and once I had them, rarely ever played with them and then a few years ago these same toys all came back, that was creepy, oh, and my little pony, yikes, it was reliving my childhood all over.
My sons still prefer G.I. Joe, magnetix, air hockey, etc.
they like to build and when not building they like to be active, yu gi oh is pretty lazy and my kids don’t like to just sit and look at cards or card games duel very long.
I bet whoever came up with this junk is a zillionaire :eek: