ONE NIGHT IN KARAZHAN: A HEARTHSTONE ADVENTURE
OUT now / Android, ios, mac, Pc director James Mccoy
BLIZZARD’S APPALLINGLY SUCCESSFUL strategy card game — boasting more than 50 million registered players — goes disco for its latest adventure, a mix of Warcraft in-jokes, so-bad-they’re-good puns and carpet-burning dance moves. The stand-out battle is the chess encounter, a table-flipping head-scratcher that forces players to actually, really think. That this is unusual is Karazhan’s biggest flaw: it’s just too easy. Keeping this now two-year-old collectible card game painless for newbies comes at a cost for utterly addicted old-timers, with the harder ‘heroic’ mode merely a minor nuisance. Still, with its superb artwork, card design and bonkers blame-it-on-the-boogie theme, it’s the most fun — and funky — expansion yet.