Verses of Enchantment: A Unique Blend of Magic, Poetry, and AI in Gaming

Written by Marcello TBL

Verses of Enchantment

Nachtvlam, the developer and publisher of the new PC game Verses of Enchantment, has released an innovative deck-building game that combines magic, poetry, and artificial intelligence (AI) in a unique and thematic way.

Verses of Enchantment Gameplay

In Verses of Enchantment, players take on the role of Merle, the son of a magician who discovered a great secret in the field of spell casting. Following in his father’s footsteps, Merle embarks on an adventure, wandering the land in search of other magicians and dueling them to gain their knowledge in thrilling poetry battles.

Magic Through Words

In this game, magic is cast by calling on the power of words. Words take the form of cards, and players can use three cards each turn to attack or heal. The game features standard combat for a card game, with effects like dealing damage or healing, as well as status effects, prevention cards, and cards that help draw more options for the next turn.

What sets Verses of Enchantment apart is that an AI-generated poem is written when players play their cards for a turn. These poems, though old-fashioned, are impressively crafted and packed with keywords that fall into different types such as gloom, nature, and ego. Players must use these keywords to their advantage to win duels.

Deck Building and Adventure

As players build their deck on their adventure, they will want to fill it with specific types of cards that take advantage of the poems they write. Some cards will deal massive damage based on the nature words in the last poem, while others will cripple opponents with status effects if the right mix of word types is present.

Verses of Enchantment Map

Players progress by beating opponents and collecting cards or cash. Careful planning is required with only fifteen cards allowed in the deck at a time. The game also includes elements of food management and exploration, with players needing to buy rations and wander around a map of locations joined by roads.

Additional Modes

For those looking for different gameplay experiences, Verses of Enchantment offers a straightforward gauntlet mode and a versus mode where players can play against the AI or a friend with any decks crafted on their adventure.

A Fresh Take on Card Games

Verses of Enchantment is a refreshing addition to the card game genre, offering a completely fresh experience with its blend of AI and poetry. While there may be some issues with repetitive battles, the game’s unique mechanics and thematic approach make it a must-try for those interested in a new twist on card gaming. The game is now available on PC via Steam.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.