Physical Hearthstone card game spotted in China

An unofficial physical version of Hearthstone has been spotted in China, and it actually looks playable.

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Hearthstone players who prefer to sights, sounds and smells of a real-world card game rather than playing one from behind the comfort of their computer should head on over to China. That’s because an unofficial physical version of the popular online card battle game has been released.

Venturebeat reports on the physical version of Hearthstone, which features everything you’d expect it to prior to the release of the Curse of Naxxramas add-on including all cards, game board and counters that are based on the digital version. Tokens showing the status effects like Taunt, Silence and Deathrattle are also included and even wheels to attach to your minions to keep tabs on their health and attack rating.

If you feel like you’d prefer to take Hearthstone offline, which means you wouldn’t be a slave to Blizzard’s server maintenance schedule, then you could pick up a physical version of Hearthstone for roughly $50 from Chinese website Taobao.

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    September 26, 2014 8:45 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Physical Hearthstone card game spotted in China.

    An unofficial physical version of Hearthstone has been spotted in China, and it actually looks playable.

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      September 26, 2014 9:17 AM

      There was a physical WoW TCG game that I played a ton a few years ago but like NO ONE else knew about. The game was VERY similar to Hearthstone (and games like Magic). They eventually dumped the game, then Hearthstone comes out and it blows up, and now a physical version of Hearthstone pops up. Pretty funny, full circle!

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        September 26, 2014 11:36 AM

        Did you end up getting rid of them?

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          September 26, 2014 11:51 AM

          Yea VectorJKL ended up taking them - I know you had asked too, sorry if I forgot to respond back that he took them!

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      September 26, 2014 9:17 AM

      Lol China don't care, but this makes me wonder why blizzard hasn't done it themselves

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      September 26, 2014 2:28 PM

      Owning this sounds pretty amazing. Playing it sounds incredibly obnoxious. If I bought one I would just look at it for the pretties.

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        September 26, 2014 2:46 PM

        Definitely. Manually adjudicating the outcome of each card play would be a real pain. The interaction of multiple effects can get pretty complicated.