A new mode?
Hearthstone is still a great way to spend an afternoon in my household. I really dig the mobile port, and the newest Blackrock expansion is superb. Even if I haven't played in weeks, it's incredibly easy to jump bac...
$20, coming this summer
Hey Boo Boo, let's go get us a pic-a-nic basket. Following leaks, we have official confirmation on Konami's upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist! The PS4 and Xbox One card game will be a $20 download that allows players t...
Sensible hair will come as DLC
IT’S TIME TO D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-delve in to the German ratings board’s latest classifications, as they include something of interest to those rare few who’re still in to Yu-Gi-Oh!.
Konami have apparently h...
Remember when KH was just a trilogy?
Kingdom Hearts Unchained X[chi], the iOS and Android game announced earlier this week, might actually be coming to North American devices. In an interview with Famitsu, Tetsuya Nomura mentioned that the app is currently ...
Last week was a bit shit for EU Hearthstone players. As reported by PC Gamer, server problems and lag really made it a pain in the arse to play, and some players even dropped out of their games early, resulting in them being ...
Good night, sweet teddy bear
With tabletop games, simplicity can go a long way. Sure, there are behemoth games filled with figures, dice, worksheets, grids, and more, but one of the best recent trends in the analog space has been a focus on elegance. The...
The best expansion yet
As I've described in the past, my history with Hearthstone is pretty much inline with how Blizzard wants most of its customer base to enjoy it. I'm loving it in spurts, as it's perfect for quick pick up sessions with fri...
Custom deck building at red traffic lights
When Hearthstone made its way to the iPad, I may or may not have played it for two weeks straight. My wife and I would sit down by the fire (or hearth, if you will) with our iPad and laptop in-hand and play for hours whi...
iPhone 4S and newer
Blizzard's digital collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (that's harthstone, not herthstone) will be available as a free download on iPhone and Android phones beginning today.
If you mispronounce the name, Kyle will break into your home, drop your phone in the toilet, and steal all of your rice. He told me that and whispered while saying it so he means business here.
This is what I get for procrastinating
I have to applaud Genius Games. I've had the idea for a card game based on ionic bonding kicking around in my head for years now, always with the thought that I could develop it and set up on Kickstarter for publishing. True...
New content weekly for four weeks
The time for celebration is upon us Hearthstone fans, the new Blackrock Mountain expansion is available worldwide right now.
Starting with today's Blackrock Depths wing, new content will be available weekly for the next...
Just over a year, in-game currency 'expiring'
Sony's gotta-catch-'em-all Vita card game Destiny of Spirits will be shut down June 30. Apparently the "over one million downloads" were not enough to sustain the free-to-play Vita title and so Sony will be "ending service." ...
Hearthstone player Mamytwink is going for a world record: longest turn taken. Setting up a match against a friend, Mamytwink has rigged Blizzard's card game to do a 40+ hour turn, which is slightly longer than the typical 90 ...
First gameplay footage released
The BlazBlue franchise continues to diversify its portfolio. Whether it be a mobile rhythm game or a visual novel, the series has grown from its fight-game roots.
With BlazBlue: Battle Cards, that trend continues -- but only...
Grab Them by the Eyes
First off, I recognize the irony in posting this on a website that gets most of its income from advertisements. Terry Cavanagh, best known for the punishingly difficult VVVVVV and Super Hexagon, has a new browser game out wit...
It's always fun to see what new mashups developers can come up with. Hand of Fate combines a card game with third-person action combat. Sure, why not?
It calls itself a deck-builder, though it isn't entirely clear from the t...
Glitch Hunter Kickstarter
Sometimes a change in setting is all that's necessary to interest new players
Glitch Hunter is Estonia-based One More Rabbit's cyberpunk interpretation of the collectable card game for digital platforms. It's taking the project to Kickstarter today in hopes of raising the $63,000&n...
'Rise of the Masters'
Mega Man Universal Fighting System is a neat officially licensed card game from Jasco. The presentation is great based on the tin box alone, and the actual mechanics are easy to pick up.
If you're into the game you'll be able...
Uh, who wants to come over and play some regular domino?
Most of the mahjong games on Steam are weird. There's a weird tower one, an Antiques Roadshow one. They either all have their own rules, odd set dressing, or both. In the case of Mahjong Pretty Girls Battle, these are, ...
Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
Hearthstone is now in its testing period for Android tablets in select territories. If you happen to live in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (or have an account in any of those regions), you can download the game now on yo...
Wait, no iOS for once?
Scrolls. Remember that game? The one that caused all that hubbub a few years back with Zenimax? It's finally coming out of beta and into a full-on release today.
The full game will run you $4.99, and it will feature a "cap" ...
Some jumping through Origin hoops, naturally
Dragon Age: The Last Court is meant to bridge the gap between Dragon Age II and the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition. The story-driven, text-based RPG is playable now provided you log in with an Origin ID. ...
120+ new cards for PC, Mac, and iPad
This trailer for Goblins vs Gnomes, an expansion for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft hitting next month, sure is fun. I like it when videogame trailers are basically just songs.
The expansion will add more than 120 cards, in...
Possibly not quite what you think
A number of videogames have shown up lately with the gameplay adjective "deck-building" in their descriptions. Steve Swink took a break from developing Scale in order to release Dad's Building a Deck. Coin...
All for naught, naughty bots
Blizzard's doing its best to keep Hearthstone players on a level playing field, and that has resulted in action against a significant number of users. Recently announced in a Battle.net post, "several thousand" accounts ...
First Hearthstone hit the PC, then it was available on iPads some time after that. But it still hasn't hit Android at all, and the iPhone release never really had a clear release date outside of "TBA 2014."Thankfully Bli...
Blizzard is looking to do a mix of Naxxramas and card expansions
Hearthstone is still chugging, and I had a blast with its Curse of Naxxramas expansion. It added a decent amount of cards to the game (30), and some single player content that kept me busy for quite a while.
The next exp...
Nope, no word on an Android version
The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online for iPad and iPad mini is out now as a free release.
The app is based on the existing game for PC and Mac, so expect a very similar experience. You'll be given some free decks to b...
All that's available now is a Chinese knockoff
I play a lot of tabletop games, especially on the card side (Dominion is a staple at this point). They're generally easy to set up and easy to play, but of course there are exceptions -- one of them seems to be a physica...
Playing for keepsies
Back in the day when I first played Final Fantasy VIII, I fantasized about a world in which people could walk up to random strangers, ask to play a card game, and be treated to one without it being weird. We are not there ye...