Gaming can be an isolating pastime. Even with online connectivity and so-called social gaming, the end result is often still one person sitting in a room and staring at a screen.
Blizzard Entertainment is looking to promote actual human interaction with its accessible yet deep collectible card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.
As of today, April 26, players that gather together in the same place and play at least three matches against three other players on the same subnet will be rewarded with a special card back. You can read the full terms here.
Trash talking your buddy is so much more satisfying in real life than over a dodgy internet connection. Imagine the look on their face when you manage to come back from being 8-23 down by playing a great run of cards.
Even just the idea of Hearthstone being the excuse for friends to get together and catch up over a few hands is a nice one. Card nights have been a staple of social gatherings for many generations and using cutting edge tech to bring them back is a warming notion.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is free-to-play and the IAPs are not necessary to progress, or even to scratch below its surface and get to its strategic depths. Check out the trailer below, and you can grab the game here.
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