Monsters, traps, and spells: the new fantasy game, Yu-Gi-Oh!

Khanh Dao, Staff Writer

The video gamers go to SMASH club. The board gamers have Dungeons and Dragons. And the card gamers can thank Sophomore Gabriel Ruelas for bringing the highest-grossing media franchise to Liberty—Yu-Gi-Oh!.
Based on Duel Monsters in the original manga series, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game has gained international popularity since its launch in 1999 (in Japan) and 2002 (in North America). Liberty’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Club meets every Thursday after school in portable 6, where members participate in a tournament to win the cards at stake.
“My friends and I got bored with only having two other people to duel over and over, so I had the idea to create a club where new people could come,” Gabe shared.
Never heard of Yu-Gi-Oh? “Come on and join,” said the club president. “I have spare decks and am willing to personally teach anyone who does not know how to play.”