Blizzard’s award-winning card battler – experience the magic, mischief and mayhem with your friends.
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DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE. INSANELY FUN.
Pick up your cards and throw down the gauntlet! In Hearthstone, you play the hero in a fast-paced, whimsical card game of cunning strategy. In minutes, you’ll be unleashing powerful cards to sling spells, summon minions, and seize control of an ever-shifting battlefield. Whether it’s your first card game or you’re an experienced pro, the depth and charm of Hearthstone will draw you in.
JUMP RIGHT IN: Fun introductory missions bring you into the world of Hearthstone’s intuitive gameplay.
BUILD YOUR DECK: With hundreds of additional cards to win and craft - your collection grows with you.
HONE YOUR SKILLS: Play in practice matches against computer-controlled heroes of the Warcraft universe. Thrall, Uther, Gul’dan - they’re all here!
COLLECTION TRAVELS WITH YOU: Your card collection is linked to your Battle.net account - enabling you to switch your play between tablet and desktop with ease.
AND FIGHT FOR GLORY: When you’re ready, step into the Arena and duel other players for the chance to win awesome prizes!
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This Hearthstone Update charges the nether coils as we get ready to push the big red button and unleash Hearthstone’s newest Expansion: The Boomsday Project, starting August 7! This is also your chance to participate in cutting-edge research: drop by a special Fireside Gathering for a Prerelease Event where you can open The Boomsday Project packs and play with the cards before the official release! This update also brings Arena updates, game mechanics updates, a few card changes, as well as some bug fixes and feature improvements.
Read on for details!
The Boomsday Project
The Boomsday Project is an electrifying expansion for Hearthstone featuring 135 all-new cards, starting August 7!
Harness the power of SCIENCE, including:
* New Legendary Spells for all nine Classes!
* New keyword: Magnetic! Combine Mechs into more powerful forms!
* Omega cards that are ULTRA powerful at 10 Mana
* The Boomsday Project's free single player content, the Puzzle Lab, opens on August 21!
For a limited time after The Boomsday Project starts on August 7, log in to claim 3 card packs and a random Class Legendary minion (or Hero card)—both from the new expansion—for free!
Get 3 more The Boomsday Project card packs FREE when you log in after The Puzzle Lab launches starting August 21.
The Boomsday Project Pre-Release Event!
Attend a Fireside Gathering Pre-Release to open your packs from “The Boomsday Project”—and play with your new cards in a special Fireside Brawl—BEFORE the official launch of the Expansion! Learn more here!
Arena Updates – Be sure to read the Developer Insights blog for details.
* Offering bonus for Class cards reduced.
* Offering bonus for spells and weapons reduced.
* Rarity distribution adjusted.
* Many cards promoted or demoted by 1 bucket based on their pick rates.
* This will result in Arena drafts having more neutral and common cards.
Game Mechanics Updates – Be sure to read the Developer Insights blog for details.
* Card Copying
** Cards that create copies of other cards that are then added to different game zones have been made more consistent.
** Whenever a card transforms it loses its enchantments.
Card Changes – Be sure to read the 12.0 Game Mechanics Updates blog for details.
* Shadowboxer now reads: Whenever a minion is healed, deal 1 damage to a random enemy.
** Shadowboxer can be disenchanted for its full Arcane Dust value for two weeks.
* The following Minions have changed Type:
** Ghostly Charger – No longer has the Beast Type.
** Ixlid, Fungal Lord – No longer has the Elemental Type.
* Living Mana now reads: Transform your Mana Crystals into 2/2 Treants. Recover the mana when they die.
Days of the Frozen Throne
A chilly new celebration is coming!
Added the following card backs: Dr. Boom’s Lab, Boomsday!, VanCardback.
* Golden animations and high resolution textures have been re-enabled.
For a full list of bug fixes and gameplay improvements, visit www.playhearthstone.com
Ratings and Reviews
Blizzard’s first iOS game takes the form of a wonderfully robust card battler. Hearthstone's gameplay strikes an enchanting balance—it's easy enough for anyone to pick up in short sessions, yet deep enough to keep the experience feeling fresh. Whether you're practicing against the computer or creating your own intricate deck of minions, Hearthstone gleams with the polish of premier development.
The game is very fun. The only downfall is the amount of space it takes up and the wonky nerfs that get put out occasionally. The game is fun and every class has something unique. You don’t need to pay any money to earn cards and logging in daily grands a very steady flow of gold. Your starter deck is fairly decent and can win you games so you can actually progress in the games. The expansions are easier to but but if that’s not an option you can save your gold up to buy it. The game is more fun to play with friends as queing into priest or mage can be annoying as blizzard is to key on nerfing them. However with smart deck building they can be beaten as every class has a few very powerful decks. The dust system for cards is a little wonky because you only get a quarter of the dust you spend on the cards which makes the cards difficult to make unless you just drop 10$ on 7 packs. The last notable point is that the prices on packs are a little inflated as for 10$ you get 35 cards and since it’s all rng there is a good chance all you’ll get is 1 or 2 epics a couple rares and a bunch a commons. So the card crafting system could use some work. In all the game is really fun and with its flaws I would suggest it. I wouldn’t listen to most reviews that claim the game as a money grab as at its core it’s not even though the prices are a little high. It’s more fun the longer you play and it’s definitely a game to play with friends.
Haters gonna Hate
Hearthstone is an incredible game. The depth of gameplay is tremendous for a free-to-play. I’m not exactly sure what people expect to get for FREE. The amount of content that is available at absolutely no cost makes HS a compelling part of my daily routine (don’t want to miss the FREE gold for completing the daily quest. Let me try an analogy: I can go outside with a friend and play baseball for free, just pick up a stick and a small rock and we’re in business. If we had a bat and a ball and maybe a glove or two it would still be fun (maybe more fun) but we definitely would be better at it. Is the sporting goods store supposed to GIVE me the bat, ball, and gloves for nothing? Or will I have to buy them...
And regarding skill level, a professional baseball player would whoop up on me playing with a stick and a rock; same equipment, different skill level. Same thing applies to HS. Thankfully, the ranking system mitigates this a bit. I play it because it’s fun and I spend a little money because that makes it more fun. For me.
I admit I pre-order every expansion. It’s a good price for the number of cards/dust you get. And relative to other forms or entertainment ($15 for a movie, $60 ($90 with DLC) for a video game) I really get my money’s worth. I’m actually tempted to calculate the per hour entertainment value of all of my options but it would cut into my HS (and Fallout) time!
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- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
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- In-App Purchases
- Arena Admission $1.99
- Bundle of 7 Classic Packs $9.99
- Bundle of 2 Classic Packs $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.