This article is about the division of a Duel. For the switch between face-down and face-up, see Flip
. For the switch between Attack and Defense Positions, see Battle position change
| Japanese (romanized)
| Other names
- French: tour
- German: Spielzug
- Italian: turno
- Korean: 턴 Teon
- Portuguese: turno
- Spanish: turno
- Chinese: 回合 Huíhé / Wui4 hap6
Turn (Japanese: ターン Tān) is the way of ordering a play sufficiently between players during a Duel, when a player can choose their actions based on their cards' effects and the order of the phases. Also unofficially called "Round".
Every turn is divided into the six following phases:
- Draw Phase
- Standby Phase
- Main Phase 1
- Battle Phase
- Main Phase 2
- End Phase
The turn player must go through one or more of these phases until they've finished their End Phase.
A turn could only begin when a player has conducted a phase out of the six phases, usually off first with the Draw Phase. A turn could only end after an End Phase.