Actual Play of Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure (with two players)

In this live play video my wife and I play a two player game of the boardgame: Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure.

Clank! was designed by Paul Dennen and features art by Rayph Beisner, Raul Ramos, and Nate Storm. It was published by Renegade Game Studios in 2016.

Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure Live Play:


Recorded April 22nd
Player Count: Two
Game: Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure
Number of Plays: One

This game took place during Renegade Game Studios’ Clank! World Wide Play Day on April 22nd. The goal was to get people around the world playing Clank! at the same time. During this special event Renegade sent out messages for global events that we used during our gameplay.

From the Publisher:

Burgle your way to adventure in the deck-building board game Clank! Sneak into an angry dragon’s mountain lair to steal precious artifacts. Delve deeper to find more valuable loot. Acquire cards for your deck and watch your thievish abilities grow.

Be quick and be quiet. One false step and CLANK! Each careless sound draws the attention of the dragon, and each artifact stolen increases its rage. You can enjoy your plunder only if you make it out of the depths alive!

Clank! is a deck-building game. Each player has their own deck, and building yours up is part of playing the game. You start each of your turns with five cards in your hand, and you’ll play them all in any order you choose. Most cards will generate resources, of which there are three different kinds:

Skill, which is used to acquire new cards for your deck.
Swords, which are used to fight the monsters that infest the dungeon.
Boots, which are used to move around the board.

Every time you acquire a new card, you put it face up in your discard pile. Whenever you need to draw a card and find your deck empty, you shuffle your discard pile and turn it face down to form a new deck. With each shuffle, your newest cards become part of a bigger and better deck! Each player starts with the same cards in their deck, but they’ll acquire different cards during their turns. Because cards can do many different things, each player’s deck (and strategy) will become more and more different as the game unfolds.

During the game, you have two goals:
Retrieve an Artifact token and escape the dragon by returning to the place you started, outside of the dungeon.
Accumulate enough points with your Artifact and other loot to beat out your opponents and earn the title of Greatest Thief in the Realm!

Clank! is one of my all time favourite deck-building games. Do you enjoy deck-builders? What is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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