Goblin Game


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planeshift (PLS) Rare

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Goblin Game


Each player hides at least one item, then all players reveal them simultaneously. Each player loses life equal to the number of items he or she revealed. The player who revealed the fewest items then loses half his or her life, rounded up. If two or more players are tied for fewest, each loses half his or her life, rounded up.

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Goblin Game Discussion

raborj on Flip Yourself

3 months ago

Really cool concept and I look forward to playing against this.

Chance Encounter is awesome, and thats a quick wincon. But I think Frenetic Efreet is a must have as well.

Some cards to stay alive and keep your deck competitive in the meantime: Cyclonic Rift , Hour of Devastation , Spell Swindle

Rogue's Passage , Aqueous Form, Cloak of Mists , Hot Soup , Whispersilk Cloak are some options to get in if you get Okaun, Eye of Chaos huge.

The Locust God is a good option to take advantage of Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom on drawing a card.

Zndrsplt's Judgment , Goblin Game , Creepy Doll for flavor.

And 3-5 more bounce cards and counterspells to keep yourself viable.

Disrupt Decorum , Tide of War Puppet's Verdict

Sol Ring , Izzet Signet , Swiftfoot Boots , Rhystic Study to ensure viability .

I'll try to take another look later.

Matt_The_OGRE on Akroma Chaos

3 months ago

@Annexus - Thank you for the comment and the upvote. The only card I have left to foil right now that has a foil version is Commander's Sphere and I should be getting one soon. As for Goblin Game, I have actually never cast it during any of the 50+ games that I have played. It always seems to be in my hand when I cast Wheel of Fortune or Teferi's Puzzle Box. Although, people in my playgroup have played it before and everyone at least went along with it, mainly hiding dice behind there back or how many cards are in a deck box.

Annexus on Akroma Chaos

3 months ago

Lovely deck, I personally am a big fan of chaotic decks that mess with the rules. Also credits to you for almost foiling this deck out in its' entirety. I've been wondering: how does your playgroup react to Goblin Game? Mine is always a bit sceptic and won't play along with it. I hope yours likes it better.+1 from me anyways :)

metalnowak on Cards That People Underestimate

3 months ago

Regarding Goblin Games DrunkenReaps explained it well. I play this stupid card in my mono red chaos deck. Goblin Games often just confuses people which could be beneficial. Rather than literally hiding items a good way to do it is everyone writes down a number on a piece of paper and reveals it at once, or we place a spin down die and reveal it that way

Chasmolinker on Cards That People Underestimate

4 months ago

Goblin Game is basically everyone "hides" a number of "objects" (Dice, Counters, cards) from outside the game and then whoever hid the least amount of stuff loses half of their life.

Color_pie14 on Cards That People Underestimate

4 months ago

Thanks to all of you! I am currently looking at the cards you suggested, but I dont quite get how Goblin Game works. I had thought of Krark's Thumb but needed a rules clarification: if you have Krark's Thumb and Chance Encounter out, and you get two won coin flips off of Krark's Thumb, will you get one or two luck counters? My guess is one, but hey, who knows? Im also thinking about Mana Clash, and am deciding if I should put it in my deck. Again, thanks!

DrukenReaps on Cards That People Underestimate

4 months ago

That is a pretty tall order but ummm Goblin Game is fun chaos, that should work.

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