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The Zones as featured on a playmat: Main Monster Zones Spell & Trap Zones (Pendulum Zones) Field Zone Graveyard Zone Extra Deck Zone Deck Zone Extra Monster Zones
The Zones as featured on a playmat:

  1. Main Monster Zones
  2. Spell & Trap Zones (Pendulum Zones)
  3. Field Zone
  4. Graveyard Zone
  5. Extra Deck Zone
  6. Deck Zone
  7. Extra Monster Zones



Japanese (romanized)




A zone (Japanese: ゾーン Zōn) is a space for a card(s) on the Playmat[Notes 1]. Each side of the player features 16 zones, divided into 5 columns of 2 zones each, and 2 end columns of 2 zones each.


The top left zone is the Field Zone, where the player's Field Spell Cards are played. The bottom zone is the Extra Deck Zone, where the player's Extra Deck is placed.

The top right zone is the Graveyard Zone, where the player's Graveyard is placed. The bottom is the Deck Zone, where the player's Main Deck is placed.

The upper row of five central zones are Main Monster Zones, where Monster Cards are played; the lower row of five central zones are Spell & Trap Zones, where Spell and Trap Cards are played. The leftmost and rightmost is also used as the Pendulum Zones.

Between each player's field on the 2nd and 4th columns are the 2 Extra Monster Zones. These Zones are exclusively used for playing monster from the Extra Deck.

A pile of where banished cards are placed outside the zones, at the participating players' agreement. In video games, and general real-life use, it is typically located to the right of the Graveyard Zone.

Each vertical line of Zones stretching from one player's Spell & Trap Zone to their opponent's constitutes a column; there are five columns on the field.

Master Rule 3

There were middle zones of the left and rightmost columns, serving as the player's two Pendulum Zones, which had been introduced in Starter Deck 2014. The blue Pendulum Zone was on the left and the red Pendulum Zone was on the right, where the player's Pendulum Monsters were played as Spell Cards.


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