Goblin Game


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

greyninja on Animar's Communistic Reign

4 months ago

Animar is my favorite! +1 from me

One sure-fire way to build up +1/+1 counters on animar is to bounce your own creatures and play them again. Shrieking Drake is an all-star. It can target itself then be played again. Rather than playing a 4cmc creature and giving animar only one counter, instead play Shrieking Drake three times then the 4cmc creature and animar has 4 counters! Dream Stalker and Man-o'-War are good for redundancy. Cloudstone Curio is by far the best artifact you can run in animar for the same reason. Ancestral Statue is the #1 artifact creature; once you have four counters on animar this lil guy goes infinite!

Purphoros, God of the Forge (which you have) and Impact Tremors take advantage of rapid fire creature casting. As does Soul of the Harvest and the like

I'd shoot to get your creature count up to 35+. Once animar gets huge you likely won't need the artifacts that make things cheaper. Chlorophant I'd take out since it's kinda slow, as is Argentum Armor, Goblin Game, etc

You have a decent amount of instants and sorceries. Maybe swap those into creatures that do similar effects? Mystic Snake, Draining Whelk, Inferno Titan, Flametongue Kavu, Duplicant, Phyrexian Ingester, etc. Shock and Lightning Strike can be underwhelming in multiplayer, but are decent in 1v1. Depends on what you're going for. If you're truly going for counterspells and burn; Riku of Two Reflections might be the better commander, but I personally love animar beatdown tactics

Here's my animar deck for you to check out for ideas. If you get a chance please upvote and tell me what you think! It's not perfect; but it's fun af and can outright win turns 3-4.


WinterWarlord on Izzet Chaos

5 months ago

I'd planned to put in both Goblin Game and Game of Chaos but haven't been able to find them locally, so until I do I've had to replace them, but they'll be going in when I find them.

I'll defiantly be looking into the rest of that list though! Thanks!

Ziembski on Izzet Chaos

5 months ago

Nice to see another chaos deck!

I can't see my favourite chaos artifact -> Timesifter, this really is crazy in multiplayer games.

You are running Thieves' Auction, so how about Brand?

Another chaos thing you might think of are wheel effects like Windfall or Molten Psyche.

Also, think about coin flips. They are somehow chaostic. I mean Mana Clash or Game of Chaos. And if You want to go this road, Krark's Thumb and Chance Encounter are musts. Also Goblin Bomb is a lot of fun.

What about Goblin Game? This is also crazy in multiplayer games. In my playgroup we resolve it by writing down numbers and revealing them at once.

For more stuff You might want to check my Chaos does not choose its enemies. Chaos deck.

jplvette on Google It! (Zero Win Cons!) *Budget*

6 months ago

Shoot. You're right, I didn't think about Naked Singularity being illegal either. As for Goblin Game, I already bought the card, so I will probably keep it in there until I get to the "ugh, this card" mindset, then I will take it out. I played with what I had with my brother today (only had like 88 of the cards, I should be getting the rest tomorrow or in the mail next week). I cast Fascination for X being 8, copied it with Meletis Charlatan, and did not account for the traded Alhammarret's Archive under my control. With only 50ish cards left in the deck I drew 32 of them, which with all the extra card draw already on the field ended up costing me the game. It was hugely fun though.

greatgoofini on Google It! (Zero Win Cons!) *Budget*

6 months ago

LevahnTaupe I can't believe I never noticed that obvious mistake. Thank you for pointing it out. I'll have to come up with a worthwhile replacement.

jplvette I honestly put Primal Vigor in because I had an extra and it fit well in the group hug themeing. I also contemplated Goblin Game but i figured after the first couple times it would no longer feel like a fun card and more of a, "ugh this card," which I didn't want.

jplvette on Google It! (Zero Win Cons!) *Budget*

6 months ago

Haha I am definitely looking forward to it. I will edit it just a little, take out Primal Vigor and a few other things for cards like Shared Fate, Warp World, Goblin Game (maybe), or Psychic Battle. This will definitely be the most fun when playing this against a few guys at my local card shop who take casual EDH wayyyy too seriously. They'll be so butthurt and I am going to love it. Thank you.

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