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For real head games;
Play this, look carefully at each card in their library, then give them back the exact same hand they started with.

Note that while this does only target an opponent, not all opponents are equally opposed. Yes, you could use this to fill an opponents with marginal or uncastable cards, but you could also give an opponent exactly what they need to take down a third player, turning a game where neither of you would win into one where the two of you have a shot.

Even if your worried about them backstabbing you it's often possible to find cards in their deck which hurt a 3rd player but don't hurt you. Ie. find them a dead ringers, or an anarchy
Posted By: casual_melvin (2/17/2014 6:28:40 AM)


Posted By: ClockworkSwordfish (12/1/2010 9:36:42 PM)


Like this in bigger games. Cripple the player ahead, or gain an ally if need be.
Posted By: Mr.Wimples (1/7/2012 10:51:33 PM)


Mindlock Orb
Posted By: Gareth32 (3/2/2012 7:26:19 AM)


Hmmmm.... with Mind Funeral, you can give your opponent a handful of lands. But at five mana, maybe just a bit too late.
Posted By: Ritius (1/28/2010 11:27:54 PM)


I've played with head games extensively and although people's first impulse, including mine, is to fill their hand with land, I've found it depends on at what point the game is at.. If early game filling their hand with their most expensive cards is the most profitable, late game then land is the most efficient.

Bottom line though, if you find a way either through dark rituals, lotus or otherwise to pull this off on turn 1-3 you pretty much win unless you end up with an absolutely terrible series of draws..

5/5 for the utter destruction it causes no matter when it's played, as long as they have a hand..
Posted By: Revan312 (1/6/2011 10:18:52 PM)


Bomb in multiplayer, especially EDH. The more targets, the better.
Posted By: Coincidence (2/3/2010 7:46:39 AM)


Completely wrecks opponents - especially combo decks.
Imagine a storm combo player about to get their Lotus Bloom to resolve, with like, a hand with Rite of Flames, Manamorphoses, Seething Songs, all that jazz. And suddenly, HEAD GAMES. Replace all that stuff with like mountains, and unusable stuff. Your opponent cries.
Posted By: ObsessedAddict (10/26/2009 7:17:35 PM)


Okay, so the card isn't amazing. But why has no one mentioned how awesome the art is?! The guy is putting a bull's head on a dead dude. Or maybe taking the head off a minotaur. Either way, going straight into my cool art collection! :D
Posted By: BobbySinclair (10/22/2013 12:12:55 AM)


No reason to play this over mind sludge unless you play a second color, but with the BB in the cost that might be hard. Anyway, by the time you play this they will most likely have played out most of their hand and you're better of playing a regular discard spell (unless you are up to some mindslaver shenanigans).
Posted By: ratrase (5/19/2011 10:38:34 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!