So my latest addiction is Blizzard’s new card game, Hearthstone, and while I’m pretty useless at it I love how Blizzard handles the rankings so I am at least given a chance while I sit in my level 19 pit of squalor.
The rules are straightforward and the cost of entry is absolutely nothing which suits my pocket. If you win you will take home a $20 Steam voucher with battle coins being given for the next two runners up.
If you haven’t played Hearthstone there is something wrong with you and while you are downloading it onto your iPad or PC you can watch this video which explains all the basics of the game and gives you some ideas on how to play.
But don’t worry if you can’t watch the videos, the tutorial in the game is very simplistic and it won’t take more than 10 minutes before you fully understand all the rules of the game and think you have it mastered.
You don’t though, the complexity and detail in the game is fantastic and while a lot of people are claiming it is simply a different version of Magic or Pokemon I disagree, the game is far easier to get into and the balancing appears to be incredibly well done for new and expert users alike.
So since the game is free and the tournament is free then you have no reason not to join the 24 registered users already. Let us know how you get on.
Oh and the best thing about all of this is that Hearthstone is a cross platform game so if you are an iPad player you don’t need to install the PC version to play against PC opponents. In fact you won’t even know what platform your opponent is on.
Last Updated: April 24, 2014