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As I completed the final class challenge of the Construct Wing, it hit me, next week is the last Hearthstone [Free (HD)] expansion wing to open... Potentially for a long time. Blizzard hasn't mentioned any solid plans for more expansions yet, and, knowing how Blizzard has operated in the past, it might be a while. So, let's savor these last couple wings, eh?! Also, I know I've been slow to put up the guides for the Heroic side of the previous wing. I really wanted to believe beating them were possible without just drawing a god hand and having the bosses draw crap the whole game, but I'm not so sure. I'll get it up soon...

We're 3/5 of the way through Blizzard's expansion to Hearthstone [Free (HD)] Curse of Naxxramas, and so far it's been awesome. I feel like the most recently released quarter is a bit easier than the last, but, defeating the bosses and class challenges is still a lot of fun. In case you've missed any of our guides on Naxx, or randomly stumbled across this one, here's the list of what we've posted so far:..

As promised earlier today, we're back again with the totally free to play deck lists to beat the heroic Plague Quarter. Keep in mind, this quarter is hard with good decks that cheese enemy health using Alexstraza… And is downright brutal with decks that only use cards that you get for free without buying any packs. But, it can be done. At this point though, you would've had to pay for this Hearthstone [Free (HD)] expansion, either with real-world money or a substantial amount of in-game gold, so I'd think you would have better cards to play with. But, hey, if you like a challenge, try these on for size...

Man, Hearthstone is really working up to be something awesome here with the way they're releasing new cards via these single player adventures. If you had any complaints about the difficulty of the heroic Arachnid Quarter, you should be more than satisfied with what you'll find in the heroic side of the Plague Quarter. These are easily the toughest challenges yet. In case you've missed any of our previous guides, here they are:..

Man, Hearthstone [Free (HD)] is getting awesome. I talked about this on our podcast, but I've got to say this is by far the cleverest way to release new cards that I've ever seen in a collectable card game. These boss (and class) encounters are a ton of fun, and if you liked the Arachnid Quarter, you're going to love the Plague Quarter...

World Of Tanks Blitz [Free] manages to pull off the difficult task of capturing the essence of its much-loved PC counterpart, allowing you to get into some pretty tense tank battles with players from around the world. While it lacks many of the vehicles and most of the modes of the PC version, it's still quite a deep game for a shooter, with a pace unlike most other games in its genre on iOS. The most important trait it adopted from the PC game is that you can enjoy a great gaming experience without spending a cent. I've been playing it a fair bit since its wide release a few weeks ago so, as usual, I've got some advice for players who are just starting out. Since this is a game which at its core is about teamwork, I've taken the unusual step of calling in a little field support from someone who has logged in countless hours on the PC version without dropping any cash: my son, Juon. We'll be breaking the guide into a few different sections covering various aspects of the game...

Yesterday I posted about how I managed to beat the heroic difficulty of Hearthstone's [Free (HD)] Arachnid Quarter in the new Curse of Naxxramas expansion. All three decks were loaded with epic and legendary cards, and I suspected that it was entirely possible to beat them with way cheaper decks...

Yesterday the Hearthstone [Free (HD)] expansion Curse of Naxxramas was released. The non-heroic difficulty levels of the three bosses and class challenges are pretty easy, but heroic is an entirely different ball game. If you're stuck on the normal challenges, check out our guide from yesterday. If you're stuck on the heroic bosses, read on, just keep in mind there are potential spoilers ahead as these single player adventures are essentially deck building puzzles...

The first Hearthstone [Free (HD)] expansion is here, and if all you care about is unlocking all the cards as quickly as possible, you can beat everything that provides card unlocks in less than a half hour. The first wing, the Arachnid wing, features three bosses: Anub'Rekhan, Grand Widow Faelina, and Maexxna. With the right deck, they're all really easy. If you want to figure this stuff out on your own, don't read this, obviously...

Lots of people in our forum are having fun with Gameloft's take on the social RPG genre, Dungeon Gems [Free]. As you can read in my review, it didn't exactly knock my socks off, but if nothing else, it's a fairly competent variation on Puzzle & Dragons [Free] with some spruced up visuals. Like I do for most games in this subgenre, I've spent a fair bit of time playing it during my downtime, and have put together a guide to help out beginners who are looking to dip their toe into the game. Some of this advice will be familiar to people who have played similar games, while other tips are unique to this game, but if you're getting started, you should find most of it helpful...

If you're tired of matching colored blocks, vegetables, candies, bubbles, and so on, King's Pyramid Solitaire Saga [Free] can make for a nice change of pace, while still offering you many of the things you would expect from a game developed by the Candy Crush Saga [Free] giant. The most familiar thing it offers up is an often maddening level of difficulty. As I noted in my review, sometimes you can make all the right moves and still come up short thanks to the heavy luck element inherent to most solitaire games, but that doesn't mean there isn't any merit to playing with strategy. While it's hard to make much of an absolutely terrible draw of cards, there are plenty of cases where the difference between winning and losing rests on making effective moves. Having poured a fair bit of time into this game, I've once again put together a bunch of tips to help you along the way...

As regular readers know by now, I like to get into games like Fable Age [Free] and basically go as far as I can without spending anything. It's an enjoyable challenge sometimes, like doing a solo or white mage run in Final Fantasy [$8.99]. Most of these games are actually very playable even if you don't want to kick in money or a lot of time, and Fable Age is no exception. Whether you want to pull off a little clever trick to get yourself a super-powerful character upfront or you just want to play it straight and slowly build up through persistance and a bit of luck, it's easy and fun to make progress in this game at a reasonable pace. As usual, after sinking some time into this, I've put together some tips and advice for anyone who's getting started with Fable Age...

While it has its share of problems, most of which are outlined in my review of the game, Bubble Witch Saga 2 [Free] is a pretty enjoyable way to kill a couple of minutes here and there. It's a bit of an oddball in King's lineup thanks to how strongly success depends on getting a lucky distribution of bubbles, but even when winning is futile, you can still sharpen up your skills for the next round. Having picked my way through all of the currently available stages, I've managed to put together a list of tips and advice for those of you trying to make your way through. Of course, if you've played the original game of this type, Taito's Bust-A-Move, or one of its many, many clones, you've probably already got a lot of great techniques in your arsenal, and I'll be going through a few of those here, but Bubble Witch has a few twists that require some specific strategies...

In the first part of our series of Hearthstone [Free (HD)] I covered some high-level basic tips and strategies that are useful for players new to collectible card games, then moved on to discussing how getting cards works in part two, along with analyzing some of the better neutral rares to get first. Today, we're going to look at decks for each of the classes. These decks are totally free to play, and you'll have all the cards needed to play them by the time you hit level 10 in a particular class, which is just a matter of grinding away against the AI for an hour or two using the basic decks included in the game at level 1...

In our previous installment of the Hearthstone beginner guide, I covered some super-high level tips that are common knowledge for anyone who has any experience in collectable card games that players new to the genre (and Hearthstone) likely haven't learned yet. I was originally planning on hopping right in with posting and analyzing some decks, but I realized dealing with the in-game economy and how you get the cards for your decks is more important to cover first...

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