It’s like a Sorny or a MagnetBox

By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 30th, 2014

Polyhedron Collider has a post up talking about a Chinese knockoff version of the Hearthstone card game.
I know a lot of people who would love if this were really a real, licensed product.



From the post:

Those cheeky Chinese have done it again and created a physical version of the online CCG sensation Hearthstone. Since first released by Blizzard card gamers have been asking if Hearthstone will come to a physical version, hoping for a replacement for the now defunct World of Warcraft TCG but most people who have played Hearthstone agree that it just wouldn’t work as a physical game.

But that hasn’t stopped Chinese retailer Taobao from selling a copy of the game. As reported by Games in Asia the game runs a lot slower in real life and isn’t tweaked for balance like Blizzards digital version. Both these issues go to show off just how clever Blizzard has been with their design and implementation.

Will this get shot down by Blizzard? Well I doubt it. Copyright infringement in China is rife, this is the country of Nikee sportswear, eyePhones and, let’s not forget, the World of Warcraft theme park.

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  • Grindar

    Taobao isn’t really a retailer. It’s like saying Ebay’s a retailer, because it’s effectively Chinese Ebay. The individual seller would be the retailer.

    • Thanks Grindar, I did try to fund it on Taobao but even google translate was struggling with the site.

  • luckyb0y

    Good luck tracking all the hitpoints, divine shields, druid two function card, random effects and so on. Blizzard designed it from the ground up as a computer game. Physical version looks like more trouble than it’s worth.