The open Beta to the witcher Card Game recently released and I thought to myself Let's Try GWENT. So here we are in a Let's Play series about the all so popular side quest mini game of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt which became so popular that the developer CD Project Red decided to make it a standalone game like YU-GI-OH, Magic the Gathering, Hearthstone and many others. In this first episode I show you gameplay of the beginning of the game where we play through the Tutorial and learn how to play Gwent and what the GWENT rules are. I am going in totally blind, all I have seen of the game so far are little gameplay videos of GWENT on social media sites which is how I got interested and noticed the game.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is an upcoming free-to-play collectible card game being developed by CD Projekt RED for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game was announced in June 2016, at Microsoft's E3 Xbox briefing.
The game is derived from the card game of the same name featured in Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher novels and playable in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video game. It will feature cross-platform play between the Windows and Xbox One versions. A closed beta was released in October 2016 for Windows and Xbox One, with the public beta being released in May 2017.
The game is a turn-based card game between two players, each player must play one card each turn from a deck of twenty-five to forty cards with a faction that offers different play styles and unique abilities. The goal is to win two out of three rounds by playing cards and spells to gain strength on the board. Winning a round rewards the player with either ores, scraps or cards. Players can gain additional cards by buying kegs with ores or through microtransactions, each keg contains five cards. Cards can also be crafted with scraps.
How to Play:
While offering some serious, mind-bending tactical possibilities, GWENT® remains a game you can learn to play in less than 15 minutes. Either charge through the match winning two games in a row, or deliberately lose one game in order to emerge victorious in the next. Seems easy, right? Apply for the Closed BETA, fire up the tutorial and see for yourself! There’s a friendly tutorial built right into the client, but if you’re here, it means you want to know the gist of it now, right?
The game board is divided into several areas, but one is particularly important, it’s the battlefield. It contains three rows: Melee, Ranged, and Siege. You’ll populate each of these rows by placing cards with a different combat value.
Each card has a combat value, a row designation (Melee, Ranged, or Siege), and some of them also have an ability. Playing cards doesn’t cost you any resources and every turn players must place a card on the board, or pass. Bear in mind that in GWENT® you don’t draw additional cards during the game unless you have cards or abilities which allow you to do so. This makes every card in your hand very valuable. The same rules apply to your opponent.
How to Win:
You’re winning as long as your total score is higher than your opponent’s. The trick to winning a match lies in thoughtfully gathering points and manipulating their count through different combos.
The codename for Gwent full game was Seawolf.