Many an hour has been lost to the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Gwent card game over the years. So many hours in fact that CD Projeckt Red is releasing a standalone version of the game this December. Thousands of Witcher fans can’t be wrong, but the game can still be intimidating for those who don’t understand it. Thankfully, CD Projekt Red is aware of this and has released a brand new trailer explaining exactly how Gwent works.
Each game is a one-on-one duel between two players, with each player building a 25 card deck. Players can swap their cards around before the game or between rounds. Each player has two rows to place their cards in, but optimal placement depends on each card and all other cards on the field. Players can also directly influence the game through their leader abilities, which will grow more powerful with experience. A match is won when one player scores more points than their opponent in two out of three rounds. It might sounds simple, but then the most complicated and addictive games always do.
GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is currently in beta on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It will be coming out of beta and releasing officially on all three systems on December 4.