By Jill Ciampa
The Yu-Gi-Oh club is brand new at Central. A role playing card game, it is based off of a Japanese anime TV show that originally aired in 1998. The club meets every Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 in English teacher Jim Walsh’s room (D205). There are currently ten people in the club and they are eager to gain more members.
“We started the club because it was one of our favorite pastimes,” stated Devin Lytkowski, a freshman and founder of the club. “We just do it for fun.”
The club was formed when Lytkowski and his friends were trying to play at school. “We tried to play at school but it didn’t really work. That’s when we came up with the idea to make the club.” With influence from family members, Lytkowski got the administration to form the club after school.
Lytkowski explained that two people are set against each other to duel, and the game is based on a point system. When one person has their turn, they can either use a defense against the other player, or use a card to decrease the life- points of the other player. The cards hold a certain amount of points, and depending on which strategy you are using, a player can diminish the life- points of the other player and win the game.
Tournaments are set up in a tournament tree; players are paired up until there are two people left to play. Tournaments are often in the club to keep diversity in the activity.
Other members such as Seth Grube, also a freshman, mentioned that they had started playing when they were very young. “I probably started playing before the show came out, but after it came out then I was really interested. I started picking up packs of cards when I was about five.”
The Yu-Gi-Oh club is eager to meet new members who share common interests. “We’re proud of what we’ve been able to do and it’s been great to meet new people,” agreed Lytkowski. The club is offering an environment filled with a fun atmosphere and a new way to bring people together.