Play Yu-Gi-Oh Online!
It has been a long time since we mentioned Yu-Gi-Oh! Online, the official place, operated by Konami, to play Yu-Gi-Oh against people from all over the world. Here are some important updates:
You still start with a basic 42-card starter deck and need to duel in order to earn more cards. However, you do start with 10 Duelpasses whenever you make a new account. You need these to pay for duels. Extra Duelpasses will need to be earned in game, or bought with real money at a store.
If you do not feel like paying real money to duel online, try out any of these free versions:
Yu-Gi-Oh Virtual Desktop: This is a very popular program used by many people and is probably the best available option currently. However, the controls and set up of the game is a bit complicated. But the game does come with an online chat room that often has a lot of people who are willing to help and also to duel with you!
Kaiba Corp Virtual Duel System: This is a manual, flash based version of the game that is still under construction. It is probably more trouble than it is worth at the moment, since keep track of life points and other things require complicated controls.
BYOND: BEYOND features three different programs that you can use to play online. These are all flash based games and are very simple in graphics and gameplay. The best of the three is probably Duel Monsters Unlimited. It is sometimes difficult to get a game going and some of the programs offered is not very stable and prone to crashes.