Online card games continue to carve out their own niche within the gaming community. MTG Online, Hearthstone, Gwent, and many others pit players against each other or AI opponents through a battle of damage and mitigation with cards and combinations that make up the gameplay. Add in some interesting storytelling, captivating characters, and the chance to win some extra loot, and you’ve got yourself a decent platform for an online card game. Slay The Spire comes on strong as a
Hearthstone is both a video game and collectible card game, and this leads to a bit of a balancing act on Blizzard’s end. Compare Hearthstone to the most obvious *other* in the card game space, Magic the Gathering, and you have a much cheaper experience. To get one, competitive, Standard deck in Magic, you’ll be spending well over $150. The catch is that you can resell that deck at a later time, and you’ll potentially have rarer cards that could get more of your money back.
We’ve known that Hearthstone is owed a new expansion, and we’ve pretty much known that it’s going to be based on the prehistoric homage that is Un’goro. Blizzard finally let us in on the opening act of the Year of the Mammoth in Journey to Un’goro. Breaking down the big mechanical shake-ups, we’ve got Adapt. Reminiscent of the Discover mechanic from League of Explorers, this allows you to give your minion one trait from three random ones. Your 5/4 for four mana all of a sudde
Defiant Games, the developers of Hand Of Fate 2, have dispatched a new trailer for the masses, opening the world up for all those eager for the release of the game. The sequel to Hand Of Fate, Hand Of Fate 2 promises to be more ambitious, with more cards, more combat, and the introduction of new combat companions. The game has been making rounds, thanks to the team at Defiant, with appearances at major conventions such as Pax West and PlayStation Experience 2016. The original
I’ve had somewhat of an affinity for card games ever since I was a kid. I remember sitting at my grandparents’ kitchen table for hours with them and my brother on many a Saturday evening; playing “Seven Cards Down the River” until well after the midnight hour had passed. Dark Summoner was the first mobile game I installed when I got my first real smart phone and I played for months on end with my best friend and was pretty severely addicted.
I was a late bloomer when it cam
Ever since discovering this game earlier this year I have been enamored with Sentinels of the Multiverse. I am a fan of co-op experiences and Sentinels does a fantastic job of taking the traditionally adversarial gameplay of a CCG and turning it into a blast to play with your friends instead of against them. One thing that is immediately obvious is the fact that this is not a tradition Collectable Card Game even aside from the co-op aspect. The decks for the individual heroes
It’s a brand new meta out there. Between the Whispers of the Old Gods expansion introducing a very popular, creeping and slow archetype, and the Standard and Wild formats changing the dynamic of the game so much, Hearthstone has gone through its biggest shake-up since launch. Despite all these changes, it doesn’t mean previous archetypes that did the job now fail to meet expectations. The Zoolock build is still going strong, with many new cards contributing to Zoolock’s stren