Hearthstone Turned into a Physical Card Game in China

By   /   Sep 27, 2014

It has been six months and two weeks since Blizzard Entertainment released Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft the digital collective card game that has been keeping millions of genre lovers busy all over the globe.

Guess what, there are people who actually turned it into a physical card game in China.

Now I know the people who have played the real game know how ridiculous it might seem when you compare the two, but if some of you couldn’t guess the difference, here is a list.

First of all, you don’t get any automated features, even the statistics are supposed to be collected manually. Then, you don’t get any background audio, whether it is music or the voice overs. There will be no animations whatsoever. And, it is of course, offline.

Moving on there is a list of features that would make a real Hearthstone gamer facepalm himself. You can attach tokens to the card to show that it is meant to be Taunt, Silenced or Stealth. There are switches that you turn to manage health and attack of minions and it is priced at 300 Yuan which is equivalent to $50.

Since this is just a copied version, Polygon talked to Eric Dodds, the lead game designer who is clear that they have no plan of going physical so far.

I guess they knew it would looks as ridiculous as the counterfeited version looks right now:

We made a whole bunch of decisions from card design to how the gameplay flows to make it great online. Turning it into a physical card game, there’s already a great physical card game: WoW: TCG.

However, wouldn’t you feel awesome actually holding the cards in your hands? Let us know in the comments if you would give a try to the physical Hearthstone clone.

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