The beauty of trading card games, such as Pokemon and Magic: The Gathering, is that they were portable sources of entertainment where you could put a deck in your pocket and play with your friends anywhere and anytime. Oddly enough Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a digital collectible card game, was originally announced for Mac, PC, and the iPad, but the good news is that if you don’t own any of those devices or were looking for a more portable and mobile solution, you’re in luck. It was announced by Blizzard’s Rob Pardo during BlizzCon 2013 that Hearthstone would be making its way onto iPhones and Android devices in the second half of 2014.
Pardo admitted that while the iPad made sense to play the game with, not everyone has tablets, which is why we have to say that making it available on the iPhone and Android devices is a smart move for the company and could reach out to a wider audience. For those who don’t mind playing it on their computers or iPads, Blizzard revealed that an open beta could be launching next month, or as Pardo so aptly put it, “but in Blizzard language, that might mean January.” Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a digital trading card game that will be based on the Warcraft franchise. The game is free-to-play and will monetize by selling booster packs.