The Yugioh card game, which has origins all the way from Japan, is very popular amongst people of all ages today. This can be attributed to the popularity of the Japanese manga series of the same name. Other names for this game include Duel Monsters or Magic and Wizards.
The basic objective of the game is naturally to beat your opponent. There are actually three ways to do this, and these include draining your opponent by at least 8,000 life points, having your opponent use up all of his cards, or having one or more of certain cards in your hand during any point of your game. These cards include Exodia the Forbidden One, the Right and Left Arm of the Forbidden one, or the Right and Left Leg of the Forbidden One.
This card game cannot start without the Yugioh deck of cards and the game mat. Each player is required to have a deck handy, which should contain 40 cards or more. You are allowed to have a side deck, which should contain 15 cards, no more and no less. You can use the cards of the side deck to pit against decks that you have already played. The cards of the side deck can also replace the cards that your deck already contains. However, this particular move can only take place after the occurrence of the first round.
Another rule all players have to keep in mind is that only 3 copies of a particular card type can be used in a match. If you use more than 3 copies, this move can definitely disqualify you from a match. You best stay away from using more than 3 copies of your cards then.
The Yugioh game mat has 2 rows, each having 7 card slots. There are different zones on the game mat. The Field Card Zone holds the Field Magic cards. The rule to remember here is that only 1 Field Magic card can be played at a time. The Monster Card Zone holds the Monster cards. There is a limit of 5 cards for Monster cards. When these 5 spaces are filled, Monster cards can no longer be played.
The Graveyard Zone holds the destroyed cards. Players can look at the cards in this zone anytime. Just make sure to ask permission from your opponent. The Fusion Deck Zone holds the Fusion Monster cards. Make sure to place your Fusion deck facedown on this space. The Magic and Trap Card Zone holds magic and trap cards. This zone also has a 5-card limit. Depending on the player’s purpose, these cards can either be placed face up or facedown. The Deck Zone holds your deck of cards for the Yugioh card game.
Hopefully this guide to some of the lay-outs and deck arrangements will help you as you get started playing Yu-Gi-Oh. These are just some of the possibilities. And remember, have fun!