With Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, CD Project, maker of the successful “The Witcher” series, is launching a new collectible card game in which you can be a champion! Gwent is almost identical to the popular Minigame from The Witcher 3, but offers you more options and of course much more cards. In addition, the free-to-play game is built around the online mode. Players versus player duels are the heart of Gwent, single-player campaigns, and the ability to train against an AI, but they are also part of the online game.
Description of the game
A game in Gwent includes up to three rounds. They do not take long and are played in about 15 minutes. If you won two of a maximum of three rounds, you will be the winner of the match. At the beginning of a game, you will be given ten cards from your deck. Two of them can be exchanged for random new cards before the first round begins. In the rest of the game, you only draw new cards through special abilities or card effects.
Story of game
In a round in Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, you can play one card per turn. The game board consists of three battles per player (melee, ranged, siege) where you place your cards. The cards in Gwent are divided into spells, units, and heroes, each with different effects when you play them. Units are the core element, because their aggregated points are decisive for your current point of view. To win, you must collect more points on the game board than your opponent. This sounds halfway simple, but in combination with the different abilities, spells and effects, it is a strategically sophisticated concept.
Of course there are some tricks. On the one hand, some units have special effects and, for example, increase the values of all neighboring leaves in the same row. On the other hand there are weather maps, which reduce the values of the maps of a group to 1. Rain is, for example, bad for siege weapons, fog for distance fighters. But there is also a map that makes sunshine again and removes these negatives. Then Gwint still offers special and leader cards, which also have special abilities. The latter do not pull you from your card stack, instead you choose a leader at the beginning, whose effect you can use in the game.
In Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, you will not only be able to compete online with other players (friendships or rated duels), but there will also be a single-player campaign in which you will play events from The Witcher World. The title is announced for the PC, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Whether it is also smartphone and tablet versions, is not known. There is no date yet, but you can already register for the beta on the official website. And what we do not want to mention in the end: Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will, of course, be free to play.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game makes a very good impression as a free-to-play online collectible. I find particularly impressive the animated maps, designed by more than 50 artists lovingly and imaginatively. Of course, the game lives by its big name, but one notices at the announcements this year that the developer has big plans. Going into the e-sports area alone will probably make the game even more interesting for fans and collectors.