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Hearthstone makes strategy card gaming funWith an easy tutorial and tons of ways to play, Hearthstone is a must-have game.
I must protect the wild. You asked for it. And now for something fun, and a little bit nerdy. Hearthstone from Blizzard is not a new game, but with continuous major updates, it's still fresh. Hearthstone is a strategy card game where you build custom card decks full of minions, spells, and skill cards to help you whittle your opponent's hit points down to zero. You can play several different classes and all are based on characters from Blizzard's MMO World of Warcraft. Here on the game board, your dealt at the beginning of each term. Then you use your available manicrystals to play them on the table. Each card has a Mana cost in the upper left, attack power in the lower left and health points in the lower right. So here's how it works. When I use my card that six attack power and seven health points, and I attack his card that has four attack power and two health points his card is destroyed. However, I still stick take damage because his four attack power subtracts from my seven health points, leaving me with only three. With each turn you get an extra mana crystal so later in the game you'll have a lot more cards on the board and you'll be able to lay down some really powerful ones. For example, when I use Flamestrike, which is one of my favorite cards, it takes four hit points off of all of his menus. Even when you're down, there's always the possibility that you'll get the perfect card for a big comeback. For example, with this Polymorph card, I can attack his powerful troll, only to turn him into a weak, one-attack power, one-hit point sheep. Finally when you're able to break through your opponent's defenses and bring his hit points to zero You win the game. [UNKNOWN] is one of the deepest, casual games that I've played on the iPad. It has a daily quest to help you earn coins. It has ranks and casual multiplayer, and it even has two expansion packs So far, with probably more to come and each expansion pack has a ton of cards which gives you more ways to play, more ways to have fun with the game. Even if you don't spend any real money, there's still a ton of content to this game and you're definitely gonna have fun.