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Mindgames(301) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Spell
Class: Priest
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 4 Mana icon.png
Abilities: Copy, Summon
Tags: Random

Put a copy of a random minion from your opponent's deck into the battlefield.

Sometimes it feels like this is all a game.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Mindgames is an epic priest spell card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit]

Mindgames can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Mindgames 400 100
Golden Mindgames 1600 400


  • This spell copies a random minion from your opponent's undrawn deck, not their total deck, and will not copy cards which have already been drawn.
  • Unless it has Charge, the copied minion will be exhausted, and unable to take action that turn. Minions with Charge will be able to attack immediately.
  • Any Battlecries will not be triggered, since the minion is not being played from the hand. However, any triggered effects in response to a spell being played (such as the effect of Wild Pyromancer) will be triggered immediately after the minion is summoned.
  • If you play Mindgames and your opponent has no minions left in their deck, you will summon a Shadow of Nothing to the field. While not mentioned on that card, the Shadow of Nothing will destroy itself at the end of the turn on which it is summoned, unless Silenced or Transformed.[1][2]
  • Mindgames can be used to grant you some strategic knowledge of your opponent. For example, any minion copied by Mindgames is currently in your opponent's deck, waiting to be drawn. Outside of arena, this means that if they have already played one of this minion, or if the minion is a legendary, you can be sure that they do not have one of that minion in their hand, while if they have only a few cards remaining, you can be certain that that minion will be drawn soon. If the Shadow of Nothing is summoned, this lets you know that they have no more minions to draw, which can be tactically critical. However, remember they may still have minions left in their hand.
  • For 4 mana, this card will most likely copy a minion with a lower cost, unless the opponent's deck's mana curve has an atypical skew. (Usually decks have positive mana cost skew. See Skewness.)
  • One of the best possible minions to summon is Ragnaros the Firelord since it can immediately deal damage. This can be devastating in the early game because it will be hard for the opponent to remove.


Zoltan & Gabor


Mindgames (full art)


  1. Randuin Wrynn Highlight #67 - It's Cuddle Time!. (2014-03-07).
  2. TIL about Shadow of Nothing - the minion that spawns from a Mind Games when the opponent has no minions. (2015-03-20).