Used in CCG Magic: The Gathering. Used in major tournaments. It is a separate 15 card pile, aside from the main deck itself. It is composed of any cards that the player chooses but must be declared at the declaration of deck contents.

This is mostly composed of cards that either hose a specific color or a specific deck. Furthermore, in between matches, players are allowed to switch cards from their main deck with the sideboard on a one for one basis. They cannot drift off from this number and their main deck must be the same number as they started with before they switched cards with the sideboard.

Some popular sideboard cards are:

Artifact spells:
Cursed Totem
Null Rod

Black spells:
Dystopia
Stench of Evil
Extinction
Bereavement

Blue spells:
Hydroblast
Blue Elemental Blast
Chill
Douse

Green spells:
Tsunami
Hurricane
Oath of Druids

Red spells:
Pyroblast
Red Elemental Blast
Flashfire
Havoc

White spells:
Justice
Drought
Warmth

Side"board` (?), n.

A piece of dining-room furniture having compartments and shelves for keeping or displaying articles of table service.

At a stately sideboard, by the wine, That fragrant smell diffused. Milton.

 

© Webster 1913.

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