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. 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?

GREAT! HERE’S THE RUNDOWN!

THE GAMEBOARD 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.

AT THE BEGINNING OF THE GAME, YOU WILL DRAW 10 CARDS FROM YOUR DECK

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, but you must play one every turn, or choose to pass. Bear in mind that, since you only draw 2 additional cards in the second round and 1 in the third, every card in GWENT is very valuable.

THE AIM OF THE GAME IS SIMPLE: GWENT® IS ALL ABOUT ACCUMULATING MORE POINTS THAN YOUR OPPONENT

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.

WIN TWO OUT OF THREE ROUNDS TO TAKE THE GAME

Either charge through the match winning two games in a row, or deliberately lose one game in order to emerge victorious in the next.

HOW TO PLAY

GWENT is all about accumulating more points than your opponent. Use cunning and deception to garner more points and emerge victorious in this best-of-three game.

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ABOUT THE GAME

PICK A SIDE, BUILD YOUR DECK, AND BATTLE FRIENDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

There's only one GWENT®, but there are several factions you can choose to command. The mighty Nilfgaardian Empire, proud Skellige, brutal Monsters, cunning Northern Realms, shadowy Scoia'tael — each offering a different playstyle which you can adjust to your liking via friendly deckbuilder and elegant card-crafting mechanics. Play for fun with friends or enter ranked battles in pursuit of fame and glory! With additional cards coming in the future, GWENT is endless fun!

IF YOU CAN’T OVERPOWER YOUR ENEMY, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW HOW TO OUTSMART THEM!

GWENT® is as much a battle of force, as it is a battle of wits. We’ll always try to match you up with a player whose cards are of similar strength to yours.

To win, play it smart and lure your opponent into using up their cards first. Alternatively sacrifice one round and take the game by emerging victorious in the next one.

EPIC QUESTS AWAIT IN A SINGLE-PLAYER CAMPAIGN RICH IN UNTOLD STORIES FROM THE WITCHER!

Brought to you by the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the single player campaign of GWENT® thrusts players into an event-rich world they can roam freely. To be released in episodes, the story unfolding in the campaign will feature the choice and consequence mechanic the Witcher games are known for.

Game features

In GWENT® you will command one of five unique factions. Adjust their signature playstyle to your liking via friendly deckbuilder and card-crafting mechanics. Play for fun with friends or enter ranked battles in pursuit of fame and glory!

Nilfgaard

More than any other GWENT faction, Nilfgaard relies on diplomacy and subterfuge to disrupt enemy strategies and enact its own. The empire plants Spies behind enemy lines to perform sabotage and reveal cards in the opponent’s hand. Well-aware of power’s benefits, Nilfgaardians target the strongest enemy units, crippling them or eliminating them altogether.

Monsters

The world of The Witcher is infested with unspeakable horrors, most of which are gathered in the fearsome Monsters faction. Foul weather does not hinder these beasts—in fact, they thrive in harsh conditions. They attack in vast numbers that grow into hordes with the Breed ability, and when brute strength is needed instead, they consume their kin and absorb their strength.

Skellige

Skelligers embrace death’s glory, knowing their priestesses and medics can summon departed heroes from the Graveyard to fight another day. A Skellige player sends units to the Graveyard on purpose… only to bring them back later, stronger than ever. Skelligers also turn wounds to their favor by inciting their bloodied warriors to attack with redoubled strength.

Northern Realms

The Northern Realms seek to gain control of the battlefield by reinforcing their numbers. Their valiant commanders march in the front lines to inspire their units and boost their strength. Their troops can be immunized against attacks and weather spells through promotion to Gold status, while Medics can return fallen soldiers to fighting form.

Scoia'tael

The Scoia’tael are supremely agile, able to outmaneuver their foes with units able to deploy to any row. As befits guerilla fighters, they often set ambushes: cards played face down which reveal themselves only when the trap has already sprung. To bolster their numbers, the Scoia'tael quickly raise new Commandos, zealous neophytes that take the opponent by surprise.

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Available on PC and Xbox One.

This game offers in-game purchases