Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft finally makes its Android phone debut

If you're unfamiliar with Hearthstone, the game is based on Blizzard's wildly popular Warcraft franchise, and tasks players with building decks and going head-to-head by summoning creature cards and casting spells at their opponents. The game has an added twist, though, as players actually assume the role of one of nine heroes, each with representing popular hero characters from the Warcraft franchise and sporting their own unique abilities.

The game launched on Android tablets in December of 2014, and has been a tablet-only affair ever since. However, today's launch on iPhone marks the game's first foray into being truly mobile, and it comes at a good time — just after the launch of the game's second single-player expansion. If you're ready to get some card battling action in on your Android phone, the move to smaller screens comes as an update to the game, which you can grab from the Google Play badge above.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster