The way characters have dueled since the creation of the original Yugioh series as evolved a lot. From duel boxes to d-gazers, every new season seems to introduce a new dueling mechanism. Here is a timeline of duel mechanisms that Yugioh characters have utilized throughout the history of the show.
1. Duel Ring
The duel ring was a large table-like machine that has place holders for cards. There is an area for two players’ graveyards, field spell zones, and 10 card zones: five for their spell/trap cards and the other five for monster cards. The duel ring was also the first mechanism that allowed duel monster cards to be viewed holographically. Because of this, the duel ring was a pioneering technology in the Yugioh series.
2. Duel Disk
Though it was created late in the Duelist Kingdom arc, the duel disk becomes the primary way of dueling for the rest of the original Yugioh series as well as the Yugioh GX series. Its functionality is the same as a duel ring, except it is portable. Personally, duel disks are my favorite dueling mechanism due to its sleek design.
3. Duel Runner
Perhaps the most advanced dueling technology, the duel runner is the primary dueling mechanism in Yugioh 5Ds. It is basically a bike with duel disk technology incorporated within it. One can even put the duel runner in autopilot so that they can focus completely on dueling. Duel runners can also go to very fast speeds, making the duel extremely fun andÂ exhilarating.
The d-gazer is an eye tool introduced in Yugioh ZEXAL that allows the user to view the duel in 3D when used with a duel pad, which is another sleek form of the duel ring. Besides allowing 3DÂ view-ability, the d-gazer allows the user to mess around with their surroundings as well, similar to a virtual simulator.