How to Make My Own YuGiOh Dueling Play Mat

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How to Make My Own YuGiOh Dueling Play Mat
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Making a Yu-Gi-Oh duelling mat is a simple task that shows off your artistic prowess and your devotion to the game. While you can add several designs to the mat, it still needs to maintain the basic set-up of any other duelling mat. Without the proper duelling mat set-up, you won't be able to battle within the rules. Visit a Yu-Gi-Oh retailer to browse the selection of duelling mats to help spark an idea for what you would like your mat to look like.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Scissors
  • Poster board
  • Yo-Gi-Oh trading cards
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Adhesive paper
  • Stencil

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  1. 1

    Cut a piece of poster board to 9 inches in height and 11 inches in width. Lay out 14 of your trading cards on the poster board in two rows of seven. Space the cards evenly on the board.

  2. 2

    Trace around each of your cards using a ballpoint pen. Remove the cards from the board.

  3. 3

    Sketch some of your favourite characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh television show onto the mat. Add details such as shadowing and colour to complete your drawings.

  4. 4

    Cut 14 pieces of adhesive paper into rectangles as large as your playing cards. Use any colour adhesive paper you think goes nicely with your drawings.

  5. 5

    Write "Monster Card Zone" on five of the adhesive squares and "Spell and Trap Card Zone" on another five squares. Use a stencil to create attractive lettering for each of the squares.

  6. 6

    Write "Field Card Zone" on one of the remaining squares and "Deck Zone" on another. Write "Graveyard" on the second-to-last square and "Fusion Deck Zone" on the final square.

  7. 7

    Peel the stiff backing off the "Field Card Zone" square and place it on the square to the top left of the board. Stick the "Fusion Deck Zone" card to the board in the square just below the "Field Card Zone."

  8. 8

    Stick the "Monster Card Zone" squares into the five centre slots on the top row of your board. Place the "Spell and Trap Card Zone" squares underneath the "Monster Card Zone" squares.

  9. 9

    Pace the "Graveyard" square of adhesive paper on the vacant outline at the top right corner of the mat. Place the "Deck Zone" card underneath it.

Tips and warnings

  • Some retailers of Yu-Gi-Oh merchandise may have special material you can use to create your board.

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