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Magic the Gathering: Puzzle Quest [Free] continues to keep up with all the Magic The Gathering expansions, and today's update has brought the Amonkhet expansion to the very entertaining mobile game. Amonkhet is the 74th Magic expansion and the first in the Amonkhet block. As you might probably have guessed from the name, this expansion was inspired by Ancient Egypt. The MTG: Puzzle Quest version of the expansion comes with 155 new cards, including 10 Masterpiece cards...

In early February we learned that Djinnworks would be taking on the sport of skateboarding with their popular Stickman aesthetic in a game called Stickman Skate Park. Then in late March, we got word that Stickman Skate Park had been renamed Stickman Skate Battle to put emphasis on its online multiplayer battling. Now, following a short beta test period, Stickman Skate Battle [Free] has arrived as of early yesterday. It offers a bunch of different parks to skate in, plus tons of unlockable characters and skate equipment. Check out the launch trailer to see Stickman Skate Battle in action...




Heroes Above: Sky Clash [Free], the casual, squad-based strategy game that mostly takes place across battling airships, has, well, flown out of beta and launched worldwide today. Heroes Above has you training and evolving various heroes as you strive to create the best squad you can. As is usually the case in games like this one, you get to pick from a variety of troop types as you try to customize the game to fit your play style...

Hearthstone [Free] is getting some pretty cool new features in the upcoming update, and Blizzard published a blog post today presenting two big ones. The first is the ability to complete quests in Friendly Challenges instead of just with randoms. We got a taste of this in the Friendly Feud event last year, and now we'll be getting this feature permanently. There are, of course, quests that can't be completed in Friendly Challenges, such as ones where you play against The Innkeeper or watching a match. This new feature should give players more reasons to play with friends, which is always a good thing in my eyes...

'To The Moon' Review - When the Moon Hits Your Eye

To The Moon [$4.99] is an experience that depends almost entirely on the way its story unravels, and the exceptional music backing it. Spoiling the story, any bit of it, beyond the premise would be doing any potential player a tremendous disservice. And while I can offer up all kinds of praise for the audio, it's not as though that's easy to convey through text. So what should I write here? Let's start with this: To The Moon is an amazing journey through the memories of a man who has reached the end of his life, and as long as you don't mind the fact that the gameplay doesn't involve much more than walking around and clicking on things, you really ought to play this...

I think it's pretty fair to say that Supercell has decided to troll the many Clash of Clans [Free] players. If you've been keeping up with the teasers for the huge upcoming Clash of Clans update, you'll know that the Captain's Day Logs haven't exactly been bursting with content; actually, you could say that they've barely contained any content at all. The fourth teaser, aptly named Losing My Mind, is all about Hog Rider singing about losing his mind because he's been in the water for too long. It's pretty easy to see that Supercell is teasing all those players who've been getting impatient and have started complaining about the lack of information in these teasers...

Quantum Revenge [$0.99] is a game that caught our attention way back in January with its manga-inspired visuals and hectic dual-stick space shooter action. It launched at the beginning of April but unfortunately all of its promise was countered with lots of bugs and some strange design decisions. You could tell there was a really good game buried somewhere in Quantum Revenge, but its problems resulted in our middling review. However, in just the short amount of time since the game's release, developer Realtech VR has gone in hard with updating Quantum Revenge and it's a much better experience because of it. While they've mostly focused on tweaks and bug fixes in updates thus far, next week will bring version 1.1 of Quantum Revenge which will bring a couple of cool new additions which you can see in the trailer below. ..

Reynad Interview, Best Legendaries to Craft, Rogue Quest, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' 97

Hello everyone and welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our roundup of the most interesting Hearthstone [Free] news and videos of this past week. This wasn't the most fascinating week in the history of the game, so don't expect to read any ground-breaking stories. Since we are a few weeks after the launch of Un'Goro, there's an understandable lull in the world of Hearthstone. Still, there were some interesting articles, and it's not every day you get to talk about Buffalo Wild Wings and Hearthstone in the same sentence. There's also an interview with Reynad, talk of Wild, and much more, so let's jump right in and begin...

If you're in the mood for some fun Clash Royale [Free] matches, make sure you check out the Double Elixir Draft Challenge, running from today until May 15th. As the title shows, this draft challenge will feel like playing overtime the whole time. The way the draft works is you pick one out of two cards and your opponent gets the one you don't pick, all the while you're getting his rejected cards as well. And that's how you build your deck, so you can imagine what kind of decks you can end up with in the Double Elixir Draft Challenge. The rewards for this challenge can only be collected one time, but they are plentiful. You'll be getting gold at 2, 5, 8, 10, and 12 wins, with 12 wins giving you 64000 gold...

It's hard to hear the word Faraway and not think of Eliss [$2.99] developer Steph Thirion's forever-in-development constellation creating game, but while I'm not sure if that one will ever actually see the light of day in the meantime there's a new Faraway in town that's stolen my heart. Officially titled Faraway: Puzzle Escape [Free], the game makes no bones about being a "modern tribute" to the all-time classic Myst. You'll explore 18 different temple ruins solving various types of puzzles in order to open the path ahead and continue marching onward. There's also quite a bit to discover, too, including hidden pages from your father's diary which will help flesh out the story and explain why you're doing what you're doing. Or you can just solve puzzles, it's up to you!..

If you've been consistently losing in Clash Royale [Free], it might not be you but the cards you pick for your decks (although it might also be you). A recent blog post by Woody, one of the fixtures of the competitive community, talks about the most popular cards in competitive decks and should help you improve your own decks. In order of most to least popular, the top 8 are Skeletons, The Log, Goblin Gang, Zap, Knight, Mega Minion, Elixir Collector, and Ice Spirit. The blog post has a ton of statistics regarding these cards and the top decks in the game. For instance, Skeletons and The Log are in over half of all the top ladder decks...

Zach Gage's Typeshift [Free] is a very clever take on word games, and I've quite enjoyed playing it. If you haven't played the game, you should first check out our review of it before reading the rest of this article. In a recent blog post, Gage talked about the game's design process and how he went about adjusting the game's difficulty curve. While the mechanic of sliding letters back and forth on a digital combination lock remained the same throughout the design process, everything else was designed and iterated upon repeatedly. He wanted a puzzle game where as you worked your way through it, the puzzle got easier to solve, which is apparently a common feature in crossword puzzles. However, in early iterations of the game the puzzles didn't seem to get any easier no matter how many words a player had solved...

It feels like just yesterday that Rodeo Stampede [Free] *ahem* stampeded onto the App Store, but in fact it was back in June of last year that it first arrived. During a time of Crossy Road-alikes galore, it was easy to see screenshots of Rodeo Stampede and think it's just another one of those, but its super unique (and super fun!) jump-from-animal-to-animal mechanic made the game stand out from the rest, and our own Rob Funnell loved the game in his review. Since that original release, Rodeo Stampede has received some of the best post-launch support I've ever seen, including adding in tons of new species of animals, special holiday events, and an entire breeding system so you could raise adorable baby animals and talk in baby talk to them. Or maybe that's just me. Anyway, the point is that Rodeo Stampede is pretty awesome, and it looks to get even better next Thursday when a new Jurassic update will add a ton of awesome dinosaurs into the mix...

'Miles & Kilo' Review - It's Dog-Gone Great!

The original Kid Tripp [$0.99] was an excellent ode to Westone's classic Wonder Boy and the Adventure Island series that it spawned. The game looked and sounded like a latter day Master System or Game Gear game, and the auto-running platforming was almost pitch-perfect. To this day, I consider it one of the better platformers available on iOS. Well, the kid is back, and this time, he brought his dog. More importantly, however, Miles & Kilo [$2.99] tries to advance the Wonder Boy-style gameplay with new moves, gimmicks, and obstacles that Tom-Tom never had to worry about. The result is a fantastic game with one foot planted firmly in the past and the other in the here and now. If you like platformers, you won't want to miss this one...

Nostalgia can be dangerous. While some of the greatest projects in recent years have drawn from old design philosophies and reintroduced to a new era to some success, strict adherence to outdated concepts can be disastrous. You run the risk of not only limiting your audience to an older generation, but creating a work that's boring and unbending. Clockwork Pixels decided on a mixture of those dueling ideas with Citadel 1986 [$0.99], and mostly came out on top -- as long as you have a soft spot for platformers...

Supercell continues to tease the huge upcoming Clash of Clans [Free] update, but the way it's doing so is on the questionable side. Captain's Log Day 3: Passing Time is full of ocean blue and a barely talking Hog Rider and nothing else, so it's no wonder that reddit users are frustrated with the way Supercell is going about teasing this update. The developer is known for giving us a ton of sneak peeks prior to updates, so these pretty vapid teasers aren't really doing the game any favors. Of course you could go all Sherlock on this short video and try and find some hints about the new update, but good luck with that...

As was hinted at last month, our little pal Red has gone to the casino in a new update for Red's Kingdom [$2.99] which just arrived this morning. Similar to the huge update the game received in early March, this latest update includes two new areas to explore, the fishing port called Roth Ennis and an area called Rath Crom which is home of the famous The Golden Nut casino, and more than 50 new levels to explore and solve. You can also expect to run into several new types of enemies and even some new puzzle mechanics...

One year ago today, Leap Day [Free] had the crazy idea of being an auto-running platformer built around having a brand new level each and every day. Combined with a vertical level design that could easily be played in portrait with one thumb, and absolutely spot-on physics and jumping mechanics, Leap Day totally pulled off what it was hoping to do. It's a challenging platformer completely tailored to mobile play. The formula seems to have proven popular too, as Leap Day has received a ton of additional content over the course of the past year feeding a hungry base of players. Well, to celebrate their one year anniversary, Nitrome have released the biggest update yet for Leap Day featuring tons of new enemies and obstacles to leap and wall jump your way through. Check out the new stuff in the trailer below...

As we wrote about a couple of days ago, Hearthstone's [Free] 100th Tavern Brawl is quite a crazy one. A Cavalcade of Brawls celebrates past Tavern Brawls by assigning one Brawl per class and having you fight it out with your opponent, even if the two of you are playing different classes and, therefore, different Brawls. As you'd expect, not all Brawl combos are fair, and you might be stuck in a Brawl with pretty much no chance of beating your opponent. For instance, I played the Shaman's Party Portals against the Priest's Cloneball and was pretty much massacred since he was throwing down legendaries and I was using slightly cheaper portals...

Rick and Morty is the greatest television show in history (it's a fact, Google it) and Pocket Mortys [Free] is the greatest Pokemon-like video game based on Rick and Morty (also a fact). We loved Pocket Mortys in our original review from January of last year, and it's only gotten better in the many months since then with a steady stream of content updates released for the game. Now, it's about to get even betterer as one of the key elements that would help it feel truly Pokemon-like, online battling, is apparently heading to Pocket Mortys and Adult Swim wants to recruit some beta testers for the new feature on Android...

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