How To Play

GWENT is a game you can learn to play in just a couple of minutes. Here are the basics!

GWENT is a game about armies clashing, where the players are commanders and cards are their forces. Place a unit on the battlefield to add its value to your total score. The player with the highest score wins the round, and your goal is to win two rounds against your opponent. The battlefield in GWENT is divided into three rows: melee, ranged, and siege. Both you and your opponent get only 10 cards at the start of the game. There are, however, no resources stopping your from playing any card in your hand.

Recruit an army from among five factions. Each faction features unique cards and offers a different playstyle.

Nilfgaard

Nilfgaard is a powerful realm that rose to power through conquest of nearby kingdoms. More than any other faction in GWENT, the Nilfgaardian Empire relies on diplomacy and subterfuge to disrupt enemy strategies.

Monsters

The world of The Witcher is infested with unspeakable horrors and savage beasts. Most of them are gathered in the fearsome Monsters faction. Driven by their primal instincts, these creatures will do anything to gain more strength.

Skellige

Skelligers are a proud people, known to have the deepest respect for their long-standing traditions and their fellow clansfolk. These warriors embrace the glory of battle and draw strength from death and wounds sustained in combat.

Northern Realms

Representing the combined forces of Temeria, Redania and Kaedwen, the Northern Realms are proud kingdoms, united by their desire for independence. With near unmatched numbers and some of the deadliest engines of war, they are truly a force to be reckoned with.

Scoia’tael

The Scoia’tael are elven and dwarven rebels fighting against the discrimination of non-humans. Their forces are supremely agile, able to outmaneuver their foes on the battlefield. As befits guerrilla fighters, they’re masters of ambushes and traps.

Whether it’s a quick game against a friend, or a competitive challenge — GWENT’s selection of game modes has got you covered.

Casual match

Engage in a friendly game of GWENT against players from all around the world.

Ranked Match

Raise in the ranks and get rewarded for your effort in GWENT’s competitive mode.

Practice

Hone your skills against an AI opponent.

Challenges

Take on single player challenges to earn Ore and leader cards.

Arena

Draft a deck from GWENT’s entire collection of cards and conquer Master Mirror’s arena.

FUN ALL ACROSS THE BOARD

GWENT is a game you can learn to play in just a couple of minutes. Here are the basics!

GWENT is a game about armies clashing, where the players are commanders and cards are their forces.

Commanders

Place a unit on the battlefield to add its value to your total score. The player with the highest score wins the round, and your goal is to win two rounds against your opponent.

Battlefield
Unit
Highest score
Unit value, Total score
Your opponent

The battlefield in GWENT is divided into three rows: melee, ranged, and siege. Both you and your opponent get only 10 cards at the start of the game. There are, however, no resources stopping your from playing any card in your hand.

Three rows
Your hand

LEAD YOUR ARMY TO VICTORY

Recruit an army from among five factions. Each faction features unique cards and offers a different playstyle.

Nilfgaard

Nilfgaard is a powerful realm that rose to power through conquest of nearby kingdoms. More than any other faction in GWENT, the Nilfgaardian Empire relies on diplomacy and subterfuge to disrupt enemy strategies.

Monsters

The world of The Witcher is infested with unspeakable horrors and savage beasts. Most of them are gathered in the fearsome Monsters faction. Driven by their primal instincts, these creatures will do anything to gain more strength.

Skellige

Skelligers are a proud people, known to have the deepest respect for their long-standing traditions and their fellow clansfolk. These warriors embrace the glory of battle and draw strength from death and wounds sustained in combat.

Northern Realms

Representing the combined forces of Temeria, Redania and Kaedwen, the Northern Realms are proud kingdoms, united by their desire for independence. With near unmatched numbers and some of the deadliest engines of war, they are truly a force to be reckoned with.

Scoia’tael

The Scoia’tael are elven and dwarven rebels fighting against the discrimination of non-humans. Their forces are supremely agile, able to outmaneuver their foes on the battlefield. As befits guerrilla fighters, they’re masters of ambushes and traps.

MORE THAN ONE WAY TO PLAY

Whether it’s a quick game against a friend, or a competitive challenge — GWENT’s selection of game modes has got you covered.

Casual match

Engage in a friendly game of GWENT against players from all around the world.

Ranked Match

Raise in the ranks and get rewarded for your effort in GWENT’s competitive mode.

Practice

Hone your skills against an AI opponent.

Challenges

Take on single player challenges to earn Ore and leader cards.

Arena

Draft a deck from GWENT’s entire collection of cards and conquer Master Mirror’s arena.

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