IPG 2.4 Game Play Error — Mulligan Procedure Error

Definition

A player makes an error in one of the steps of the mulligan process. Once the mulligan process is complete and the game begins, any excess cards arising from an improper mulligan should be handled as Game Play Error – Hidden Card Error.


Unintentional process errors that provide no advantage, such as declaring an intent to mulligan early or exiling too many cards to Serum Powder, are not an infraction.

Examples

  • A. A player draws eight cards at the start of the game (instead of seven).
  • B. A player chooses to not take a mulligan then takes a mulligan after seeing their opponent choose to take a mulligan.

Philosophy

Errors prior to the beginning of the game have a less disruptive option—a forced mulligan—that is not available at any other point during the game.

Additional Remedy

The player takes an additional mulligan.