Meaning of Drafting

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Drafting is a gameplay mechanic commonly used in card games and occasionally in board games. It involves a process where players choose cards or components from a limited pool, typically in turns, to build their decks or create their teams.

In a drafting phase, each player receives a set of options, often face-down. They then select one item from the set and pass the remaining options to the next player. This process continues until all options have been chosen. This can result in strategic decisions, as players must weigh their immediate needs against future possibilities.

Drafting adds an element of unpredictability and adaptability to a game, as the available options change with each pick. It requires players to think on their feet and consider their long-term goals. Games like “7 Wonders” and “Sushi Go!” are popular examples of games that prominently feature drafting mechanics.

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