New 'Gwent: The Witcher' trading card game in development, trademark filing reveals

trademark filing shows stand alone gwent the witcher trading card game 19440868840 9bb2ff7ede h
Video Game Photography/Flickr
If you spent most of your time in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt playing games of Gwent with every single nonplayer character that offered, here’s some good news.

As reported by Eurogamer, a new trademark filing shows that publisher CD Projekt has filed for something called Gwent: The Witcher Card Game.


Gwent is the in-game trading card game for the world of The Witcher. The easy-to- learn and addictive deck-building game tasks players with collecting cards to beat their opponent in a best-of-three match. The objective of the game is simple: in each round, have more points than your opponent. But it’s also a game of knowing when to go all in and knowing when to bow out. At the beginning of the game, you draw 10 cards, and those 10 cards will have to carry you through all three rounds. This means that you have to carefully maintain a balance and read your opponent. You wouldn’t want to throw out all your forces in round one and find yourself without any backup in rounds two or three. It’s this simple power balance that makes the game so addictive.

CD Projekt Red did mention earlier this year that it was developing a “new type of video game format previously unexplored by the studio,” one that “nobody has ever done before.” Maybe this is the game the studio was referring to.

This also isn’t the first time CD Projekt has released a Gwent game. Last year, when CD Projekt Red announced the Witcher 3 downloadable expansion pack, it also made available a physical edition that included an actual Gwent set. While the Gwent set that came with the Hearts of Stone expansion can still be ordered, the Blood and Wine sets have sold out, steadily increasing in price on sites like eBay and Amazon.


Cyberpunk 2077 dev speaks on gameplay and Witcher 3 Easter eggs

A Spanish publication had the opportunity to pick the brain of Cyberpunk 2077's quest director at CD Projekt Red and he speaks on gameplay changes, player choice, and how the team approaches Easter eggs across games.

These awesome free-to-play games might be even better than the ones you paid for

Believe it or not, free-to-play games have evolved into engaging, enjoyable experiences. Here are a few of our favorites that you can play right now, including Warframe and the perennially popular League of Legends.

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.

The best of the last generation: Our 50 favorite Xbox 360 games

The Xbox 360 thrived during a generation where games were plentiful. Here's our list of the best Xbox 360 games of all time, including all game genres and even a few special indie hits.

AMD's upcoming Navi graphics cards are incoming. Here's what to expect

AMD's Navi graphics cards could be available as soon as July 2019 — as long as it's not delayed by stock problems. Billed as a successor to Polaris, Navi promises to deliver better performance to consoles like Sony's PlayStation 5.

Working hard or hardly working? Do it right with these versatile PC desks

Looking for a new piece of furniture that will fit in your office, dorm, or gaming cave? Here are some of our favorite computer desks on the market, whether you're a serious gamer looking for an upgrade, or just moved into a new space.

Persona 5 The Royal due in 2020, will introduce new character and story chapter

Details for Persona 5 The Royal, an enhanced re-release of the original game, have been revealed in a new trailer from Atlus. The Royal introduces a new character that joins the Phantom Thieves and improves the overall experience.

From the most 'Toasty!' to the least, here are the Mortal Kombat games ranked

The Mortal Kombat franchise has provided shocking delights and spilled copious pints of blood since 1992. With Mortal Kombat 11 out now for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC, we decided to rank the mainline fighting series from best to worst.

Collected ’em all? Here are 10 collection-based RPGs Pokémon fans should try

The Pokémon games offer more than 700 monsters to catch and train, sure, but what do you do once you've caught 'em all? These 10 Pokémon-style games will help you find your next fix when need a new set of critters to catch and train.

Anthem Act 1 features and content delayed, including Cataclysm world event

The features and events from Act 1 in the Anthem road map are taking a backseat as the developers work on the game's direction while bluntly stating that the online shooter is a long way from being the game they want it to be.

15 Nintendo Switch games you should play in handheld mode

The Nintendo Switch's handheld mode is more than a convenient way to play games -- it's also the preferable way for some titles. Here are 15 Nintendo Switch games you should play in handheld mode.

These are all the games we want to see from Square Enix at E3 2019

Square Enix will once again hold its own press conference for E3 2019. These are the games we want the company to show during the event, including the long-awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Days Gone will receive free post-launch DLC starting in June

Days Gone launches this week and the developers are already setting the stage for post-launch content. Starting in June with the Survivor mode, Bend Studio will begin releasing weekly free updates that include various challenges.

These gaming monitors will transport you to another dimension

What are the best gaming monitors you can buy right now? We select five that are all priced under $900 packing premium technologies like G-SYNC and FreeSync, high resolutions, and fast refresh rates.