The cards are alive with the sound of roars!
Hearthstone is taking the Internet by storm. Chances are you are not a “gamer” per se but you have played or at least heard of it. The iPad app has brought Hearthstone to the masses and remains a featured app with a MetaCritic rating of around 88-95 on any given day.. and it’s “just” a card game!
If you have been keeping tabs on Hearthstone, it may be worth noting that the first expansion, Curse Of Naxxramas, may come as soon as June 3rd 2014 (trust me.. June 3rd is a VERY educated “guess”). This expansion will introduce new cards, fresh game mechanics, and a deep single-player experience perfect for less competitive players. Regardless of the definitive release date, Naxxramas is gonna be awesome. Summer 2014 is gonna be the Summer of Hearthstone!
What excites me about this game beyond the marketing opportunities is the fact that this game is truly accessible. Blizzard knows how to develop games that are fun and easy to learn. Their properties become staples of geek and even mainstream culture. Heck, Hearthstone is still new and already tournaments are popping up with hundreds of thousands in prizes! #BlizzCon
Hearthstone follows the same tradition of accessibility and pervasiveness. It is simple while offering tons of replay value and depth. The layers of mastery are very satisfying indeed. Hearthstone is omnipresent. Do not resist. Give it a try.
Join us at #YOHTAI – Ye Olde Hearthstone Tavern And Inn!