HS_on_Phone_3Well, it certainly is turning out to be a great week for iPhone owners who like to play digital board games.

Earlier this week we got the announcement that Pandemic : The Board Game will be going Universal this Friday, now, just a few days before its one year anniversary on the iPad, Blizzard’s a href=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hearthstone-heroes-warcraft/id625257520?mt=8&uo=4&at=11l4Bt” target=”itunes_store”>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

Fans of the game have been clamoring for an iPhone release since (before) the iPad version launched and now it is finally here. Instead of just porting the iPad interface to the smaller iPhone screen (which we’ve seen from Jailbreakers) is just not an ideal way to play and fortunately Blizzard, has implemented “an all-new interface specially crafted for smaller screens, making it easier than ever to keep the fun of Hearthstone at your fingertips”.

We’re excited to welcome mobile gamers to the Hearthstone community,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Hearthstone’s quick, super-accessible gameplay is perfect for gaming on the go, and with the mobile versions it’s incredibly easy to jump into a match and have some fun.

Having taken the new interface for a spin on my iPhone 6 Plus, I can say that it was a great decision and it is just as stellar of an experience playing on the iPhone. However, I will say that while intuitive, it may take some players a little bit of time to get used to. During my earlier matches, During my early experiences on the iPhone, at least once each match I accidentally activated the wrong card when I was just trying to cancel using a card I had tapped on to enlarge to read the text. But it is a small nitpick that is easily ignored due to the fact that I can play Hearthstone…ON MY PHONE!!!


In celebration of Hearthstone’s Universal update, “anyone who completes one game in any mode on their mobile phone will receive one free Classic card pack from the original Hearthstone set”. (Players who download Hearthstone on their iPad® or Android tablet and finish a game for the first time also receive a free Classic card pack.)

So no there is absolutely NO EXCUSE not to play this brilliant game.