Hand Management is a mechanism used in card and board game design. Hand management games feature cards that reward players when they play cards in certain sequences or groups. Effective play of cards and sequences of cards may vary, depending on board position, cards held or displayed and cards played by opponents. Good hand management means gaining the best value out of available cards under given circumstances. Many cards have multiple uses in the game, creating complex reasoning to identify an "optimal" sequence.
Hand management does not concern manual dexterity.