A fan has made a real-life rendition of Gwent, the card game from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, as a gift for her boyfriend. The craftsmanship is stellar, and fans of The Witcher will want to check this out.
CD Projekt Red did a phenomenal job on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and the game has earned critical acclaim and even scooped the Game of the Year award at The Game Awards. The world of The Witcher 3 is full of intrigue, engrossing sideplots, and plenty of details that make the Northern Kingdoms really come to life, and one of these little details is an in-game tabletop game called Gwent.
The card game is an optional choice for players, and some may have bypassed the entire Gwent experience without a second thought. Those who didn’t, however, found a deceptively simple-looking game which would eventually lead them to an in-game Gwent tournament to test their mettle against NPC competitors. Suffice to say, many gamers ended up enjoying the fictional game of Gwent, and now someone has gone ahead and made a stellar rendition of the card game in real life.
The real life Gwent set was made as a gift by a talented creator with the online pseudonym of Waffleguru, and we have to say it certainly holds its own against the sets from the actual game. From an authentic wooden case to a nice cardstock rulebook and a cotton/canvas play mat, it’s clear Waffleguru put a lot of effort into this Gwent set, and it shows.
Take a look below to check it out the full set:
The set was created as a gift for Waffleguru’s boyfriend, who reportedly spent a lot of his in-game time playing the card game instead of exploring the world. Waffleguru stated she wasn’t quite happy with how the counter tokens panned out, though she’s clearly a tough critic. Fans of the game have reacted with overwhelming positivity to her creation, with plenty of suggestions that the boyfriend who received the gift should ‘wife her immediately’.
Gwent has become so popular in the world of Witcher 3 that the studio has pushed out updates to bring fresh content to the minigame, and some fans – like Waffleguru’s boyfriend – reportedly spent half their time playing Gwent instead of actually playing the game!
Those interested in trying out the game aren’t entirely out of luck if they haven’t picked up The Witcher 3, however, as one fan of the game ported his own version of Gwent into TableTop Simulator, a much more affordable title for those who just want to get their card-based action on.
CD Projekt Red is currently hard at work putting the finishing touches on the upcoming Blood and Wine expansion for The Witcher 3, and recently had to shoot down rumors that they were working on Gwent-specific downloadable content.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is currently available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.