Gwent is one of the best cards games in recent years. Gwent takes place in “The Witcher” universe. Three years of development and solid updates for the better keep it as one of the apps with the highest valuation of the genre.
The polish studio CD Projekt have managed to create a unique continuity in The Witcher universe, introducing characters from Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels and characters from the PC game, giving a plus to attract new fans of the genre of trading card video games.
In Gwent we have to choose one of the six factions in game: Northern Realms, Nilfgaard, Scoia’tael, Monsters, Skellige and Syndicate; this last one is new in this line of continuity. In each faction you can build a deck from a bunch of cards, which includes units and spells, but it is possible to choose cards from the neutral deck, which allows you to add a favorite card to your deck.
The mechanics of the game are very simple. The game is divided in turns between two matches. Each game has three rounds and if there is a tie both players win the round. The decks are made up of at least 25 cards and there is a recruitment cost that will vary depending on the chosen faction. There are two types of cards in the game: gold, with powerful abilities, and bronze.
Each faction has a particular ability, a specific tactic which you must build your deck around, and therefore they have different leaders that will function as gold cards. For example, in Skellige they focus on damage and resurrection; at Northern Realms, they look for strength in numbers; in Nilfgaard, they use the opponent’s units to attack.
The player must win two rounds to score points called ‘power’ on the board. The ‘power’ of each card played is added up until one of the players achieves victory by obtaining more ‘power’ points. Therefore, the higher power and abilities of the cards often determine the winner in games.
The game also introduces a progression system, which will measure your development during the hours you dedicate to the game. There will be objectives that we must complete to unlock coins that will reward us with fragments of history of some faction leaders, an added value for those users who also value having a story behind in a game.
Gwent is not a pay game, but it has micro transactions where you can buy barrels of cards to equip your deck with new units; Of course, it is not the only way to get these barrels, accumulating the in-game currency is another option. Therefore, it is not so important to invest real money in this game.
The gameplay with the touch screen is simple, with an intuitive interface and very prominent graphics, which highlight the details of the avatars of the factions we choose.
Gwent, which is available for Android and iOS, is one of the most prominent card games on the market, especially due to its pace of play, the skill and dexterity required of the user and, of course, because it is free.