Today I’m writing about the deck building mechanic of Witches & Warlocks. If you’re already familiar with the core concept of a deck building game you can skip the next section. Everyone else might be thinking,
What The Heck is a Deck Building Mechanic?
In a traditional trading/collectible card game players spend time building a deck of cards before playing the game. So, each player starts the game with radically different, pre-built decks of cards. However, in a “deck building game” all players typically start a game with a small number of identical cards. During the game players improve their decks by acquiring various new, more powerful cards, and possibly removing old cards. This mechanic was first popularized by Dominion, an award winning table-top card game that relied heavily on the mechanic.