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Deck Building Card Games

Deck-building games are a sub-genre of board and card games where the construction of a deck is one of the main focuses of game play. Some deck-building games are soley card based, while others are a hybrid with both deck-building mechanics as well as more traditional board game mechanics.

Deck-building games differ from collectible card games (CCGs) and trading card games (TCGs) in that the cards are not sold in randomized packs. Most deck-building games include all of the cards necessary to play the game in one box, although many will make use of expansions that add additional cards or mechanics to the core game.

Most deck-building games feature a mechanism to build a deck during the course of game play, rather than bringing an entire deck to a game. Typically, each player starts with identical starting decks and then an in-game currency is used to buy additional cards for your deck.

The first game in the genre was Dominion, originally released in 2008. We carry a range of Dominion games, as well as:

  • Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer
  • DC Comics Deck-Building Game
  • Clank! (and associated games)
  • Hero Realms
  • Legendary
  • Mystic Vale
  • Star Realms
Legendary is the best deck building game I’ve ever played. And I’m astonished by that. I could not believe that a licensed game was as good as it is, but it’s phenomenal.

Wil Wheaton, as quoted in GQ Magazine