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Tips & Tricks: Deck Builder Games

Each Deck In A Deck Builder Game Is As Unique As You Are

In a deck builder game, each deck is as unique as the player building it. The game typically provides a pool of cards for players to choose from, allowing them to create a customized deck that reflects their playstyle and strategy. 

Players can experiment with different card combinations and synergies to find the perfect balance of offense and defense. The beauty of a deck builder game is that no two players will have the same deck, making each match a new and exciting challenge. 

The variety of cards and options available means that the possibilities are endless, making the game endlessly replayable and providing a sense of personalization and ownership over the deck. Each deck is a reflection of the player's choices and creativity, making it truly unique and special.

Deck Builder Tips & Tricks

Don’t Stress - Adapt and change your strategy to counter your opponent

One of the most important deck building tips to remember is not to stress and instead adapt your strategy to counter your opponent. In any deck builder game, there will be a variety of opponents with different strategies and playstyles.

It is important to remember that no single deck can be the best against all opponents. Instead, it is better to focus on building a deck that can adapt to different situations and be flexible enough to handle different opponents. This means that if you encounter an opponent with a strategy that is particularly effective against your deck, don't stress about it. Instead, take a step back and consider how you can adjust your strategy to counter their moves.

This might mean swapping out some cards or changing the way you play. The key is to be flexible and adaptable, which will help you to stay ahead of your opponent and come out victorious in the end.

Try Something New - if you play the same build too much, your opponent will counter it

Playing the same build for too long can make you predictable to your opponents and they will start to counter your strategy. This can lead to a stale gameplay experience and make it harder for you to win matches. To avoid this, it is important to try new things and experiment with different card combinations and strategies. 

This can be as simple as swapping out one card for another or trying a new theme for your deck. You can also try playing in different formats or tournaments to see how your deck performs in a new environment.

By trying something new, you can keep your opponents guessing and stay ahead of the curve. It also allows you to discover new ways to play the game and can make the experience more enjoyable. Remember, a good deck builder is not afraid to take risks and try new things, so don't be afraid to experiment and see what works best for you.

Play Towards Your Strengths

Playing to your strengths is an important strategy when building a deck in a deck builder game. Each deck has its own strengths and weaknesses, and it is important to identify and focus on what your deck does best. This will help you to create a deck that is powerful, consistent, and can effectively execute your chosen strategy.

For example, if your deck excels at creating a large number of creatures quickly, you should focus on building a strategy that takes advantage of that strength. This might mean including cards that buff your creatures or give them special abilities. On the other hand, if your deck is weak in creature control, you should include cards that can deal with opposing creatures or prevent them from attacking.

Playing to your strengths also means understanding the matchup and sideboarding accordingly. It means knowing what cards in your deck are good or bad against certain opponent's decks and swapping them out accordingly.

By playing to your strengths, you can create a deck that is tailored to your playstyle and can effectively handle the challenges that you may face in the game. This will help you become a more successful player and enjoy the game more.

Have Fun!

At the end of the day, a deck builder game is a game and should be enjoyed as such. A crucial aspect of building a successful deck is to have fun while doing it. The process of deck building can be challenging and rewarding, but it's important not to get too caught up in the details and to remember the joy of playing the game.

When building your deck, don't be afraid to take risks and try new things. Experiment with different card combinations and strategies, or even different deck builder games, and don't be afraid to make mistakes. The process of trial and error is an important part of learning and improving your skills as a deck builder.

Also, don't be too hard on yourself if things don't go as planned. Every player has losses and bad runs, and it's important to learn from them and use them to improve your game.

Most importantly, remember that the goal is to have fun and enjoy the experience. Whether you're a casual player or a competitive player, the most important thing is to find what you enjoy and do it to the best of your ability.

Our Favorite Anime Deck Builder Games

Heart of Crown

Heart of Crown is an exciting deck-building game for 2-4 players where you take on the role of a powerful figure in a conflict-ridden empire. Your objective is to claim the throne as quickly as possible in order to reunite the kingdom and restore peace and glory.

To achieve this goal, you must nominate a princess for the title, earn the support of your subjects, compete with rival candidates for the throne, and use your skills and strategies to secure your princess's rightful place as ruler of the kingdom.

Heart Of Crown - Unboxed with contents on display

Each player starts the game with the same deck of cards, but you can build your personal deck by collecting and playing cards according to your unique strategy. By doing so, you will earn Succession Points throughout the game, which represents the support of your subjects and other influential figures in the empire.

The first player to earn 20 Succession Points will ascend the throne and win the game. A thrilling and challenging game awaits you in Heart of Crown.

Kamigami Battles

Kamigami Battles: Rise of the Old Ones is a thrilling deck-building game for 2-6 players where you take on the role of a Great Old One, a powerful God from the Cthulhu Mythos. You will recruit Disciples and Warriors to join you in your battle against rival gods trying to conquer your domain.

You can play the game in two different modes: Team Match and Free-For-All. In Team Match mode, you team up with another player to face your opponents together. In Free-For-All mode, all players fight each other at the same time.

Kamigami Battles - Deck Builder Game

The objective of the game remains the same in both modes: defeat all the enemy gods. Each god has a pool of life force called energy. The game can be won by reducing a god to zero energy or by being the first player to attain 25 energy.

To achieve this goal, you will draw cards from your deck to boost your stats or attack an enemy god. Additionally, you have access to Powers, special abilities that give you an advantage over other players during the game. Lastly, you have Domain Cards, which give you access to additional abilities according to the different domains they control.

With the right skillset and strategy, you can triumph over the evil gods and secure your place as a powerful ruler of the domain!

Tanto Cuore

Tanto Cuore is an exciting deck-building game that is a must-have in your collection. You play as the Lord of a Mansion and hire various maids with different skill sets to fill your house (card deck) with the goal of becoming the most powerful Master of the House in the game.

Tanto Cuore Deck Builder Game


The objective of the game is straightforward: earn the most Victory Points by acquiring and employing different maid cards. Different card combinations give you different strategies that you can use against your opponents in your gameplay. Each turn offers an opportunity to hire more maids and use their powers and skills to your advantage.

However, it's important to keep in mind your opponents, as they can make your maids sick or give them bad habits, which will lower your Victory Points in the long run and hurt your chances of winning.

At the end of the game, the player with the most Victory Points is deemed the 'perfect master' and wins the game. Tanto Cuore offers a thrilling gameplay experience that will keep you engaged and challenged.

Closing Considerations

Ultimately, the choice is yours if you're looking for an exciting new deck building game to bring to the table. Finding a game that matches your playstyle, whether it's combat-heavy or more laid back, and then collecting the cards to build that deck is a process that can be enjoyed by a variety of gamers.

Whether you're just starting out or if you've been playing deck builder games for years, there's something here for everyone.


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