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Dueling for days

posted Feb 18, 2015, 10:52 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 18, 2015, 10:54 AM ]

Do you need a new hobby? Sophomore Zach Schwarzenberger and juniors Joe Mies and Robert Sherman said they would, without a doubt, recommend playing Yu-Gi-Oh! The three have been playing for years. Sherman said he started playing once his friends started.

“I started playing when I was around 6,” Mies said. “I picked it up again a couple years ago.”

Starting the game is simple. Players buy a starter deck, which has the newest version of the rule book in it. The game is played one-on-one or two-on-two.

According to Mies, each card has an attack. Basically, the stronger attack wins; however, sometimes the weaker one has an effect that can help it win by causing the one with the stronger attack to be weakened.

“The objective of the game is to get your opponent’s life points to 0,” Schwarzenberger said.

Sherman said his favorite part of the game is a good duel. He said he doesn’t like to “straight up destroy anyone” and he doesn’t like to “be straight up destroyed.” He would rather the duel last for hours.

There are websites set up to play the game, if you don’t want to go out and buy the cards. The Yu-Gi-Oh! cards are very important to all of the boys.

“Believe in the heart of the cards, and you can get the perfect hand,” Sherman said.

Junior Robert Sherman participates in a Yu-Gi-Oh! duel at the homecoming dance. Photo by Danica Mercer.