Glossary - Card Game Design

Card Game design is a matter that specifies the physical interface and characteristics of the playing cards. Card game design is focused on game rules, strengths and weaknesses of the cards and overall it portrays all the aspects of the game. It can be both customized or standard. Customised card game design features famous characters or specific objects though standard card game design is mainly dedicated to traditional characters. For instance in blackjack, we have Queen, King, Joker, etc.  

Card game design includes pre-production, production, and post-production pipeline. Before starting to design cards, the game developer should grasp the story, objective, and the characters are. Then, the design of the cards should be made in accordance with the theme of the game.  Moreover, the game developer should consider the abilities of the cards because it is the key for card game design. 

The rules of the game should be determined in the first stage of card game design. For example, YuGiOh Duel Links video card game requires players to play with a minimum of twenty and a maximum of thirty cards at a time. The cards separated as monsters, traps, and spells. The effects of those cards are different. For instance, the defense score and offensive scores are defining results. Besides, players can block attacks with trap cards and empower your monsters with spell cards.

Besides rules, card game design should determine the timeline and gameplay of the game. Some card games end when there are no cards available in sockets. Others may finish when you did not have any cards in your hand, etc. Card game design is essential for the success of the card games. The visuals, texts should all be related to the theme of the game. Cards should include all the related information regarding the characters and usage of those cards.