Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is an online collectible card game. It is a free-to-play game but there are some options for micro-transactions to buy more cards or to unlock content faster. The game revolves around turn-based matches between to players. Players can play five different game modes: Normal, Ranked, Arena, Adventure and Brawl. They can earn gold by completing quests and winning games. This gold can be spend to buy card packs or unlock new content. At the moment there are over 40 million active players.
- Release date:
- March 12, 2014
How to play Hearthstone
First you need to have a deck with cards. You can select a premade deck or build your own. A wide selection of cards is needed though in order to craft a good deck. There are 4 levels of rarity in cards: common, rare, epic and legendary. The less common the card is ,the stronger it will be. You can only put two of the same kind cards in a deck and only one of each legendary. Crafting a good deck is hard and it might take some time to get the hang of it. You can also disenchant cards you have into dust. Dust can be used to craft new cards.
When your deck is ready you can start playing versus an opponent. You start with 3 cards and one mana in your pool and you both have 30 health. Each cards costs a number of mana to play. At the start of each turn you gain one extra mana in your pool to a maximum of ten. You win a game by getting your opponents health to 0.
The mechanics of the game are very easy. You only need to click and drag. The hard part is choosing which card to play!
Unfortunately the game is very hard to play with a visual impairment. There is just too much information on the screen and many moves are hard to translate into a voice command.
Although there a lot of sounds in hearthstone none of them really matter. You might miss some dialogue when you can’t hear anything but in terms of actually playing the game it does not matter at all.
The game mechanics are very easy. You only need to click and drag on a PC. On tablet and phone all you have to do is drag. The only problem might be when the screen is small it’s sometimes hard to click on the right targets.
The mechanics and basics of the game are very easy. The basic cards are easy to understand and play. Yet there is a lot of depth to this game if you want fully enjoy it. Theorizing and crafting your own decks is pretty difficult. Playing the game itself at a high level can be pretty hard since there a lot of thing you need to think about. Which card to play at what time, how to keep pressure and even which cards are in your opponents hand and deck. You also need to keep track of the cards that are played or remaining in both decks. There is a lot to think about but you can still have a lot of fun playing with or against your friends.