Gwent is a collectable card game that simulates two armies meeting on the battlefield.
“Invented by dwarves and perfected over centuries of tavern table play, Gwent is a game of initial simplicity and ultimate depth, something beloved by both road-weary travellers during long nights around the campfire and elegant nobles looking to liven up dragging dinner parties.”
Gwent includes over 150 cards from the following factions:
Each player must have a full deck for at least one faction to participate in a game of Gwent. This includes a minimum of 22 unit cards and a maximum of 10 special cards. These unit cards can be made up of faction-specific units or Neutral cards, and if a player has more than 22 cards, they may choose to omit them from their deck in favor of drawing a better hand.
Players place various unit cards in one of three corresponding tiers: Close Combat, Ranged Combat and Siege Combat. Certain cards have bonus abilities, such as adding additional strength to cards in their row or re-drawing a discarded unit.
Many Gwent cards have their own unique abilities or skills, which can be used for varying purposes during a round of the game.