Hearthstone was developed and released on March 11, 2014 by Blizzard Entertainment. Hearthstone is a turned based card game.

Hearthstone is free to play. It uses the battle.net client on the PC. You can get the game installer from their website. If you have battle.net installed already then the installer will add the game to the menu automatically.

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Apple users can find Hearthstone in the app store on the iPhone and iPad.

The game was designed to avoid pitfalls of other digital collectible card games by eliminating any possible plays from an opponent during a player’s turn and by replicating the feel of a physical card game within the game’s user interface.

Hearthstone is a digital-only collectible card game that revolves around turn-based matches between two opponents using pre-made decks of cards. Players can choose from a number of game modes, with each offering a slightly different experience. Players start the game with a limited collection of basic cards but can gain rarer and more powerful cards through purchasing packs of cards or as rewards from specific game modes. Hearthstone is purposely designed to exclude card trading, while allowing players to disenchant unwanted cards into a quantity of arcane dust that can then be used to craft new cards of the player’s choice. Players customize their decks with any gained cards to improve their chances of winning and gaining further rewards.

This game runs on mobile phones and iPad as well as the PC. Any Windows laptop from the last 5 years can play this game.

UPDATE: In 2018 Blizzard reported over 100 million players.


Operating SystemWindows 7 or better
CPUIntel Pentium or better
Memory2 GB or more
Hard Drive Space2.83 MB
Graphics HardwareHD1000 or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required

This game is built with the Unity engine.