addicts players rejoice! Blizzard’s incredibly compelling digital card game is now optimized for your iPhone or iPod touch.
We’ve heard rumors that some folks even use their iPhone while in the bathroom. Gross! If you’re one of those people, though, get ready to never stop playing Hearthstone again.
Sure, the video game company behind mega-hits World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, and Diablo III has had a version of this easy-to-learn, hard-to-master two-player collectible card game on the Mac and iPad since 2013, but this is the first time you’re able to play it on the small screen without any jailbreaking or hacking needed.
“Hearthstone is now officially supported on iPhone and iPod touch,” says the App Store description. “…Featuring an all-new intuitive interface hand-crafted for the mobile experience, it’s never been easier to take Hearthstone with you anywhere you want to play.”
The gameplay in Hearthstone is fairly simple, but the strategy involved in building a deck that can best other players on the internet, most of them with much more time than you have to learn the subtleties of card combat, is a steep learning curve.
Regardless, the visuals are bright, charming, and drawn from Blizzard’s robust World of Warcraft property, letting you play cards full of monsters and settings from the wildly successful MMO game.
You’ll log in to your Blizzard account on your iPhone or Android handset, which will give you access to all the decks you’ve already built. If you’re new, you can sign up right on the iPhone, making this free app a no-brainer to download.