A players 'hand' are the cards they hold and can play a various Phases during the game. In the beginning of the game each player randomly gets 5 Room cards and 2 Spell cards and discard 2 of the cards so that they have a starting hand of 5 cards.

The only cards a player can have in there hand are Room and Spell cards, though, with the addition of Item cards in Tools of Hero Kind, Item cards may also be put in a players hand.

At the beginning of each turn each player draws 1 Room card into their hand.