Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a free-to-play digital collectible card game, developed by Blizzard Entertainment, and based in the Warcraft universe. This game allows you to challenge both friends and strangers, and is reminiscent of Magic: The Gathering, Scrolls, and Duel of Champions. But Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is able to surpass them in playability with the specific ruleset that makes this game simple and easy to understand.
Like those other games listed above, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft revolves around turn-based 1v1 matches between two opponents. As a player, you start with a certain set of basic cards, but have the ability to collect more powerful and rare ones as you progress. What is extra exciting is that because Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is offered in four different geographical regions (Americas, Europe, Asia, and China), you not only have the option to compete against people in your own country, but also people from all over the world. You just need to take note that if you want to play in a different region than your own, you must create a new profile, as there is currently no system for cross-region playing at this time.
Although the gameplay and even the additional boosters available are quite simple, what keeps Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft continually interesting is its four different gaming modes, Practice, Play, Arena, and Duels. In Practice mode, you can play against an AI called the Innkeeper. This is where you can learn the basics of the game and fine tune your skills. As Play mode suggests, you are matched up with other players of a similar skill level. Here you have the option to either play casual games or go for specific rankings. Arena mode requires either gold or real money to play, and is a drafted deck game. And lastly, in Duels mode you can challenge any other player in a friendly and unranked match.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft really seems to take the best aspects of 1v1 gameplay and makes a simple but fun online gaming experience.