Today, Blind Wizard Brawl by Wrench Games was successfully funded on Kickstarter. This mini deck-building card game features an app-based platform combined tabletop card mechanics. The minimum pledge is £9, or, about $11.50. This gets you one copy of the tabletop game (the app is free). While, the app is used to generate private characters, stats and abilities to be used during play, the physical game components includes three decks of cards (Wave Blaze and Growth). Each deck of 12 cards has four different art variations. Also included are three art transition cards and an instruction booklet. The cards are bright and the material is nice and thick quality.
The game play is extremely straight forward. Each player controls a wizard on her mobile device. This wizard is generated in the app, in secret. Cards are separated into three decks (Wave, Growth, and Blaze). All players draw one card from each deck to build a starting deck of three cards. Each player’s new deck is shuffled and a starting hand of two cards is drawn.
Interestingly, the player with the worst eyesight or the most magical powers-players’ decide-goes first. During a turn, a player performs some magic (Chant, Cast, or Mind Blast), then, draws a card from her deck. Play continues clockwise. Defeated players declare their demise and play continues until only one wizard (the winner) remains.
If you are looking for a game with minis or something complex, this game is not for you. However, this simple game successfully combines classic tabletop card gaming with digital mobile components. The accessibility and slight learning curve makes this an excellent game to play with newcomers. Because it is lightning-quick to learn and easy to comprehend, this is a great choice for a warm-up before breaking out your dungeon crawler. If you are looking for something new and unique, definitely check out this game.
Frank is an attorney and family man currently based out of Las Vegas. He’s a long time gaming enthusiast with a tabletop interest in most dungeon crawlers and map strategy games. If it has dice and minis, it probably has his attention.