Hearthstone (Free) is using a portal to go back in time this week – specifically back to August – and bring the Party Portals Tavern Brawl back. This Brawl came out in the middle of One Night in Karazhan adventure and brought along some of the adventure’s festive flavor. Party Portals fills up your deck with various portals that let you deal damage and summon a minion, heal and summon a minion, gain armor and summon a minion, buff a minion and summon another minion, add a random minion to your hand but reduce its cost, and summon a random Partygoer (you can check out all the Portals here). As you can tell, there’s a lot of minion summoning in this one. I still love the fairytale theme of Karazhan, so I enjoy seeing cards like Red Riding Hood and Romulo hit the board.
As you can imagine, portals means RNG, and Party Portals might as well be called Party RNG. Is that a bad thing? Not in my book because I enjoy seeing all kinds of crazy minions hit the board at unexpected times. And there’s still strategy in this Brawl since you have to use your removal at the right times. Keep in mind that while this Brawl is a repeat, it’s bringing along the new minions from Gadgetzan. The Brawl is live now, so go enjoy playing as Medivh – if you haven’t had the chance to purchase that hero already – and have a party with those portals.