Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards are not the things of the past, but with time they have gotten more popular. You might remember them from 2000, but with the easy availability of the cards, you can now find more people to play it with. Before starting in anything, it is better to know the basics of the game. This not just helps you to understand it, but also to enjoy it. If you don’t know the rules, you will not just lose but also will not have any fun in it.
How to play?
The game is played in turns that have to be followed in order. After the decks are shuffled, the players draw a hand of five cards. Some phases make up the game. Draw phase indicates that you draw a card at every turn and the Standby phase is when some card effects activate. The main Phase is mostly when you do most of your non-combat actions that include normal summon/set of one monster, special summons, spells and traps, and changing battle positions.
This is the phase where the action happens and each monster in position gets to attack. However, you have to compare your ATK value with your opponent. The main phase 2 is similar to the Main Phase where you are preparing for your opponent. In the end Phase, you will see in the cards text that some of the effects are activated. Discard cards until you have six in your hand.
How do you attack:
There are multiple ways to attack. You can attack a weak monster in the attack position by destroying it, and cause damage, or you can attack a monster of equal strength. That will result in both monsters getting destroyed. You can attack a weak monster in a defensive position and destroy it, and if you do that to a monster of equal strength, nothing will happen. If your opponent doesn’t have monsters, you are dealing with the full force of your monsters Atk damage.
How many cards are in a deck?
The main decks are made of 40-60cards. The rules are different for tournaments where you can bring a separate deck of 15 cards to swap in between the duels. The 40-60 cards are followed by an extra deck of 0-15 special monsters. You can either build a deck from the scratch or have a pre-built deck. Once you figure out how the deck plays out, you can consider making it a much stronger deck. You will also have to make sure that you know about the different card types. This is very important even if you are not making your deck from scratch. A little scan around the information will get you introduced.
Building a deck can sound a little intimidating, even though you can get a pre-built deck that you can slowly work on, you can also choose to build it from the scratch to make it more fun.