The SnakesCast

Bite-sized bits about board games from the game gurus at Snakes and Lattes

  • Deckbuilding Games

    A new(ish) genre of tabletop game

    Anyone who loves starting with something small and growing it into something massive and awesome can enjoy the basic engagement of a deckbuilding game. And although other games as early as 1993 featured building a deck of cards from a collection, it wasn't until 2008's Dominion that players would get to build their deck as part of the game itself. In this week's SnakesCast, we take a look at this popular genre and what makes it so widely beloved.

    Co-hosts: James Soares, John Lowndes

    Games mentioned: Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic: The Gathering, Dominion, Flip City, Dominion: Intrigue, Star Realms, Ascension, Dice Masters, Hyperborea, Smash-Up, DC Comics Deckbuilding Game, Lord of the Rings Deckbuilding Game, Street Fighter Deckbuilding game, NHL Power Play, Trains, Mage Knight, Concordia, Legendary Encounters: An Alien Decibuilding Game, Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island

    You can also download last season's episode about collectible games, like Magic: The Gathering. They feature a very different kind of deckbuilding, and were an important inspiration for the kind of modern deckbuilding games we discuss in this week's episode.

    Season 3
    Published: October 20th, 2015 Length: 00:15:13