Head Games


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Head Games


Target opponent puts the cards from his or her hand on top of his or her library. Search that player's library for that many cards. The player puts those cards into his or her hand, then shuffles his or her library.

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Head Games Discussion

justinspruiell on justinspruiell

1 month ago

Czxq1 its all ok on the linking I'm still figuring it all out too. Yeah I ended up finding a one shot kill combo in Blood Tribute + Sanguine Bond they can be really powerful and almost unfair depending on your play group. Head Games is a great politics card I would have loved it in my Queen Marchesa deck, the goal was to not attack and make crazy alliances until it was down to the last too.

Ziembski on In the Lab of the Mad Scientists

4 months ago

Rabid_Wombat of course there are other.

Hitting Eternal Dominion and Decree of Annihilation is probably win since You are picking value of opponents libraries while everyone else have nothing.

Soul Conduit + Treasonous Ogre mean You can pay almost your whole life and switch it with someone elses.

Scrambleverse/Thieves' Auction + Brand often makes everyone else scoop.

Warp World + Gather Specimens is also crazy good and often end games.

Other simple cards that win games late are Insurrection and Disrupt Decorum.

This deck doesn't really aim straight to win, more just to make fun games. You can also win with long painful games making everyone into topdeck mode while killing everyone slowly with Creeping Dread and Gibbering Descent.

Once, I "won" using Head Games and Worst Fears at opponent. Gave him all combo pieces to hand and won while controlling him. At least it felt like winning :D

RingoDingo92 on Cunning Queen

7 months ago

Interesting deck concept, no doubt. It wasn't easy for me to discern what's what in the deck without studying your various lists for several minutes, so you might want to consider revising that to help people help you, know what I mean? Anyway, at first glance I'd remove Aku Djinn, Wear / Tear, Rite of the Raging Storm, Luminarch Ascension, Divinity of Pride and Head Games. Some are just the casualties of cuts, some like Aku Djinn I don't understand how it benefits you. Anyway, I might look into Queen Marchesa myself too now, so thanks for the inspiration.

D-World on inundate&pillage (deck rape)

8 months ago

Though it's costly, a resolved Head Games lets you scout for the most dangerous threats whilst filling your opponents' hand with dead cards and/or lands.

ForestFire9 on Jeleva The Lone Spellslinger

8 months ago

Thanks for the response!

  • Well this is my first deck I ever made and I play it both with multiple people and 1v1. I tried to be smart and call it Jeleva solo because she is the only creature.
  • As for the budget limit I don't really have one but It would take me a long time to want to purchase say a 400$ card. Lets say 80$ and under per card.
  • The mill strategy has been in the deck since I started playing it against my buddy's first deck a Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker and I got tired of losing to the mill mechanic. So I introduced it with Traumatize which I used to tutor for often. So I'm a little attached because I play the Jeleva Solo Deck with the thought in mind of every card I play I want my opponents/friends to say "That's super lame but ok." i.e. Head Games, Army of the Damned, Propaganda, Exhaustion, and Mana Vapors But if I need to lose a mechanic to have a better win ratio I'm down.

Long story short I'm willing to pay mostly whatever and replace whatever to make this deck competitive so I can stomp all my friends. They play lots of green so I'm really looking at Acid Rain. I feel like I'm stuck in between combo and control and I probably should pick one.

shadowfrost on The Guildless

10 months ago

Suggestion that you definitely don't have to take, obviously, but I could see Oona, Queen of the Fae being this decks commander, or even just a creature in it. She isn't a rogue, but can make plenty of them. You would have to remove the red, but it might be cool. That's definitely more my opinion though. I am more a rogue wizard player myself. Lol Other cards ideas that wouldn't over haul the deck would be maybe Bribery or Acquire The jester cards and cards like Head Games might also be fun as they feel like something a rogue might do. Anyway, I love the rogue deck idea. Will give you a +1.

kizzet373 on Sen Triplets

1 year ago

Yo Jimmy John,

YOu don't have to take any of this advise, but heres just some suggestions.

Cut suggestions: Wrexial, the Risen Deep - Could be cool. Doesn't impact the board enough when he comes into play. Even then, he is situational. They may not have anything. A Relic of Progenitus could have went off and then he does nothing. :( I like him a lot though.

Blind Obedience - Not sure whether this should be Frozen AEther. Hmm

Stormscape Familiar - Now, I wouldn't say just take this guy out, but if you want to play all those artifacts and 1 drop colored spells, he really feels like a do nothing. You could easy make him amazing though. He's in the right colors obviously.

Gonti, Lord of Luxury - Too cute. Doesn't do enough.

Omniscience - You know why.

Counterspell - Double blue in the 3 color deck might hurt early game. Should be a Memory Lapse? Could be cool to cast the spell you put on top of their deck. Who knows. Also works way better with Stormscape Familiar.

Body Double - He's just not good when you have black. Also, look at your creatures. What is the best thing you can reanimate. Is it worth setting up and then paying 5 mana?

Diabolic Tutor - Eh, just diabolic tutor. Your call of course.

Academy Rector - No more Omniscience :(

Parallel Thoughts - Doesn't do anything..

Power Artifact - You don't synergize with the infinite colorless mana.

Cards I REALLY like:

Telepathy - Card is bonkers in here.

Head Games - Obviously great for ripping a hand to shreds.

Tezzeret the Seeker - Searches for Fellwar Stone, Chromatic Lantern, Phyrexian Metamorph when you put that in, and Relic of Progenitus when you put that in. Unless you'd rather play Leyline of the Void. You'd need some control in this control deck.

Fellwar Stone, Chromatic Lantern, and Exotic Orchard - Obviously an incredible choice in this deck haha.

Remand - Card is so awesome for triplets.

Time Spiral and Windfall - Great for Triplets again. Love it

Jace, the Mind Sculptor - Excites me to think about popping creatures to hand and then casting them for myself AHAHAHAHA!

Baleful Strix - You know I like that card. And you know why. Because it's good as fluck. And tutorable with Tezzeret.

Turnabout - I definitely think I like this card in here. It locks your opponent down on their turn so you can rip up their hand on yours. Also feels good to untap cabal coffers along with the rest of your lands again.

Cards that should go in:

Liliana of the Veil - After taking what you need, you make them ditch whatever else they have. You obviously shouldn't care about your hand. Just take care of the twins.

Lightning Greaves - Speaking of taking care of the twins. Take care of her.

Forbid - I know it's double blue, but it's too good with Necropotence, works with Stormscape Familiar, and is incredible for keeping the twins alive.

Vendilion Clique - Combat Tricks, Refills their hand just for you. Good attacker of course. But it's double blue. Up to you!

Devastation Tide or Kederekt Leviathan - You NEEEEED a field wipe in a control deck my man. My as well attempt to pop all those artifacts back to their hand and cast them yourself. AHAHAHAHA also, you already have the shitty Animate Dead for the combo. (;

Aura of Silence : is dope as a pope.

Anguished Unmaking: It's good.

Phyrexian Metamorph: Tutorable by Tezzeret the Seeker and is just bonkers.

Relic of Progenitus, Nihil Spellbomb: Yeah

Toxic Deluge, or Supreme Verdict: Up to you. They're both amazing.

Sakashima the Impostor - Might want to replace Clever Impersonator

Dude this will be so fun!

MagicalHacker on "His or her" or "their"? ...

1 year ago

Imagine if Head Games read as "Target opponent puts the cards from their hand on top of their library. Search that player's library for that many cards. The player puts those cards into their hand, then shuffles their library." You save 8 syllables! And WotC is known to change wordings to shave off syllables, like with the recent change to "create" being used for tokens.

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