Card Games in 2020 

Matthias Sala
Plays + works at mixed-reality game studio @Gbanga; currently staying at home. You should, too; board member + president @SGDAch; one-boxer

Take a deep dive into Card Games in 2020  with this hand-curated series of 8 time-tested articles and videos from around the web. We’ll guide you through, one link per day, in the app or in your inbox.

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Over the past decades, video games and mobile games have evolved dramatically. Thanks to the ubiquitous access to those games, players enjoy player-vs-player moments in bed, at bus stops or in the elevator — moments that before were only possible at the table in the living room. This also changes the way card games are played. This is a deep dive takes you into the world of card games in 2020, and introduces you to some games that have new approaches to card gaming.


Matthias Sala is an indie game developer with a passion for novel designs. After his studies in Computer Science at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, he briefly did research at Xerox PARC in Palo Alto and then founded the game studio Gbanga which specialises on mixed-reality games.

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Glad to see you made it all the way through this Deep Dive. We hope you found it useful and can put some of the insights to good use in your own daily life.

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Deep Dives are carefully hand-curated series of time-tested articles and videos from around the web.

We’ll guide you through, one link per day, in the app or in your inbox.

Deep Dives come in bites that are short enough to fit in your day...

...but add up to a satisfying learning experience.

First, you have to understand the mechanics of card games. Also useful in your daily life...

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Our first game example: Book of Beasts is a card game that combines board game tactics with card game elements. (Disclaimer: the author of the article worked on the game).

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Card games have a history worth paying attention to. Learn from a card player that collects for posterity.

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Card games can be handy and engaging tools to tackle real-world challenges. Here’s an example for DevOps.

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Some business details about the inner works of physical and digital card games.

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KARDS is a card game with new mechanics and a historic background around the second world war.

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This deep dive comes to an end with this physical card game which is easy to learn and creates a rich and convincing experience of building a city — and it does so exclusively with cards.

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Well played! You completed this Deep Dive. You now have all the tools you need to gain tactical skills in battles on the mobile phone, at the gaming table, in the office or at the pub table ;)


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