Hello and welcome back! Today I wanted to talk about deck building games and the top three that I enjoy the most. A deck-building game is structured so that building your deck is the main component of the game. each player will build their deck which will be used to compete either with game elements or other players and their decks. There is a lot of cross over between collectible card deck and deck building games but the most notable difference is in most deck-building games all available resources are found within the game itself and do not require additional purchases to play.


Ascension, full name Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, is a deck-building card game for 1 to 4 players. The game is rated for ages 13 years and older and takes about 30 to 45 minutes to play. The starts with all players receiving similar decks, then through the game runes are earned and spent by each player to advance and customize their decks, so they become more adept in fighting monsters. Fighting monsters also earns players honor points which is how the game is won in the end, by having the most honor points.


Clank! Is a deck-building board game for 2 to 4 players. The game is rated for ages 12 years and older and it can take anywhere from half an hour to over an hour to play. The premise of the game is the players are all thieving adventures snaking into a slumbering dragons lair to steal valuable treasures. The deeper into the lair you go, the more valuable the loot you acquire. To retrieve and leave with your loot, however, you will need to be able to sneak, fight, and earn new skills. This is where your deck comes in which throughout the game you will modify to make your character faster, stronger, and more advance. The game is won by the player to retrieve the most valuable treasure while also getting out alive.


Dragonfire is a DND themed deck-building game for 2 to 6 players. It takes from an hour to an hour and a half to play, and it’s cooperative! The game is rated for ages 13 years and older.

Players will get to build their heroes, which will then form an adventuring party. These adventurers will fight together through many battles; going up against many different kinds of foes. To be better-equipped players will build out their decks with the gold they earn from defeating monsters to make them a better, well equipped fighting machine.


Deck-building games come in many different types and styles, but they all have the same basic mechanics, of using game resources to build your personalized deck. These games are so fun and exciting because you can play differently every time you experience the game. with so many ways to play

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Amber Crook