The Hand consists of the cards you are holding during game-play.
At the start of each game, both players have 5 cards in their hands. The player who goes first in the duel does not draw a card. You may always look at the cards in your hand, but don't show them to your opponent.
You still have a hand even if you have no cards in it. For example, if a card tells you to discard your hand and you have no cards in your hand, you can still discard your hand, you just discard 0 cards.
There is no limit to the number of cards you can have in your hand at any given time.
- For cards that allow you to draw extra cards during your turn, see Card Draw.
- For cards that put cards from the top of your deck into your hand, see Hand Addition.
- For cards that allow you to discard cards from your or your opponents hand, see Card Discard.
- For cards that allow you to discard from your own hand, see Self Discard.