Everyone wins with Yu-gi-oh
Taumarunui had its first official trading card tournament.
Yu-gi-oh, a popular children’s television series and trading card game in the late 90’s, was held at the RSA on Sunday.
A small crowd of 12 registered players battled it out in a series of four rounds before moving onto the semifinals and finals.
Organiser Niels van Buel said he aims to build the numbers of local players and to introduce the game to a younger generation.
‘‘Yu-gi-oh is classed as one of those nerdy games so I’m trying to organise it for the younger generation.
‘‘It’s not one of those things that sits in the back corner and people laugh at.
‘‘I’m trying to get the younger generation to come out and see.’’
Between 130 and 250 people will compete at regional and national championships in New Zealand.
Some series competitors brought along their competitive decks that would be used at a bigger tournament.
The tournament was about having fun and
‘‘I'm trying to get the younger generation to come out and see.’’