Face Down Defense Position

This is what a horizontal face-down monster card looks like


To say that a card is face-down, is to say the back part of the card is facing up. When a Monster Card is face-down, it can only be horizontal (i.e., in Defense Position). You can only have a face-down monster in Attack Position by the effect of "Darkness Approaches".

When a Spell or Trap Card is face-down, it is always vertical.

When any card is face-down, unless specifically mentioned by a card effect, its controller is not obligated to disclose any details of that card to his/her opponent, even if that card was face-up on the field a short time ago.

Monster Effects can not be activated Face-Down unless it says so on the card (ex. "Big Shield Gardna").

Face-down monsters have no name, type, attribute, ATK, DEF, Level until they are flipped face up.

Face-down cards cannot carry counters. Flipping a card face-down removes counters.