I watched a couple of YouTube videos explaining the basics the night before but nothing helps to teach you like playing the game in the flesh. So my son and I had a duel this afternoon. It was quite a long game but would have been much longer if he hadn't have gone so easy on me. I did win but only because he used up most of his life points on a seriously demonic card. If his card had attacked me, I would have been destroyed for sure. Fortunately, I had a Trap card waiting and when he attacked me I sent his Monster card to the graveyard negating the attack. It was a high risk strategy he played and it didn't pay off.