News | Marvel Snap will become 'the fastest card game'

Second Dinner, the studio of former Hearthstone designer Ben Brode, has announced its first game: Marvel Snap.

Marvel Snap will be a collectible card game (CCG) based on the Marvel movies and comics, bringing together (anti-)heroes from all kinds of teams such as the X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy. The game comes out for smartphones and PC.

Developer Second Dinner calls Marvel Snap “the fastest CCG ever” because the game has to be played in short, “action-packed” rounds. On average, a round of Marvel Snap should last three minutes. Players each have a deck of fifteen cards at their disposal. When the game comes out, there should be a total of about 150 playing cards available.

Marvel Snap is unlike games like Hearthstone and Legends of Runeterra, where players take turns laying down a card. Players can place their cards simultaneously in Marvel Snap. Ben Brode, previously one of Hearthstone’s chief designers, says players can only have one of each card in their deck to ensure both players have “the same strategic depth.”

News | Open beta for LoL card game Legends of Runeterra starts next week

Last year the League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra card game was announced. The beta will start next week, registration on the Legends of Runeterra website is open.

Legends of Runeterra is a card game similar to games such as Hearthstone. The open beta will start on January 24 for everyone who registers for this. The arrival of the open beta is also accompanied by a number of new features, such as a list of friends and the option to challenge a friend. There will also be new boards, updates for around twenty cards and the option to play ranked. This also opens the first ranked season of Legends of Runeterra.

Players who registered via the website before January 20 and players who participated in the preview options will be given the opportunity to start playing one day earlier. The rest can start working from January 24. Players participating in this beta will also receive a Moonstruck Poro Guardian when the game officially launches.

The open beta of Legends of Runeterra can be played on PC and mobile devices  from 24 January.

News | Gwent expansion Iron Judgment appears on October 2

Iron Judgment, the new addition to Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from 2 October.

The expansion adds more than eighty new cards to the digital card game. The new cards, for example, offer the possibility of setting up barricades. The story revolves around King Radovid who arrives with his army from the North to start the attack.

Last week CD Projekt Red already announced that Gwent would be coming to iOS (iPhone and iPad). The game appears in the App Store on October 29. The iOS version of Gwent uses the touchscreen and provides a simple way of playing. Moreover, progress and purchases can be transferred from PC to iOS and vice versa. In this way you can switch between the platforms quickly and easily.

Watch the announcement trailer here.