Curse of Naxxramas - Arachnid Quarter: Hearthstone Expansion Review and Playing Tips

Three months ago, Blizzard Entertainment released Hearthstone for iPad. Ever since that day, I've been playing it for up to 20 hours every week. And, I really enjoyed playing it on my Mac.

Yesterday, Blizzard released the first expansion to the game, called Curse of Naxxramas. The expansion is divided into five wings: Arachnid Quarter, Plague Quarter, Military Quarter, Contruct Quarter, and Frostwyrm Lair. Each wing will be released on a weekly schedule.

Within the next 30 days, players can unlock the first wing for free. After the month-long Naxxramas launch event, the Arachnid Quarter alongside the other wings will be available as paid expansions. Each wing costs 700 in-app golds or $6.99 in-app purchase.

Curse of Naxxramas brings 30 new cards that you can add to your decks. These cards can only be obtained by completing quests in the Naxxramas adventure. They cannot be found in booster packs, cannot be crafted, and cannot be disenchanted either. But once you've unlocked the cards, you can craft their gold versions.

Arachnid Quarter is the first of five wings in Curse of Naxxramas.

The Arachnid Quarter

Arachnid Quarter is the first wing in the Curse of Naxxramas expansion. Arachnid along with the other wings are located in the Solo Adventures menu. Each wing has three game modes: Normal, Class Challenge, and Heroic. Players need to complete the Normal mode to unlock the other two modes.

In Arachnid Quarter, you will face three bosses: Anub'Rekhan, Grand Widow Faerlina, and Maexxna. You can use any deck that you have to face them. And, here are their Hero Powers:

Anub'Rekhan: (2) Summon a 3/1 Nerubian.
Grand Widow Faerlina: (2) Fire a missile for each card in your opponent's hand.
Maexxna: (2) Return a random enemy minion to your opponent's hand.

Each boss has a specific reward card that you can unlock when you beat them. You can then use that card to modify your deck before the next battle. And if you manage to beat Maexxna, you will also get her Legendary card. All Naxxramas cards are legal for constructed play.

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Leo’s Fortune Game Review: A Platformer Gold You Don’t Want to Miss

In Leo’s Fortune, you control Leo through dangerous paths to regain his lost gold

Some days I visit the App Store and sigh at the appearance of yet another Flappy Bird clone. Other days I get lucky, and find a game that sweeps me off my feet.

The most recent of such a game is Leo’s Fortune, a stunning side-scrolling platformer that recently won an Apple Design Award. Starring a mustachioed furball named Leopold, the game follows his quest through hazardous landscapes to retrieve his stolen gold.

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Watercolors: The Mind-Painting Puzzle Game - Review and Playing Tips

Many of you are probably familiar with the Red-Green-Blue (RGB) color model used in many electronic systems. But, there is also another model primarily used in painting. Called RYB, it is a color model used in subtractive color mixing. So, if you combine Red and Yellow, you will get Orange. Yellow and Blue will yield Green, and Red and Blue will yield Purple.

Today, I have a brand new game that utilizes this color model as a puzzle mechanic. Called Watercolors, the game lets you paint your way to fill the glowing circles with the indicated colors. The game is simple to learn, yet difficult to master.

Watercolors is a color-mixing puzzle game where players need to paint the glowing circles with their designated colors.

The Gameplay

Watercolors have two game modes. The first mode is Free Play, which is suitable for beginners to grasp the game mechanic. The second is Time Trial, which should present seasoned players with added challenges. If you are new to the game, I would also suggest taking a look at the How to Play section first.

The first level in Free Play, properly called Noob, teaches you how to paint your way from one source to its destination. It’s fairly simple because there is only one color involved. The subsequent levels are more complicated as they introduce multiple colors into the mix.

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Hearthstone for iPad: Deck Building, Ranked Play and Arena

A few days ago, Blizzard Entertainment released Hearthstone for iPad. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a free-to-play digital collectible card game (CCG) similar to Magic: the Gathering. In late January, the game entered open beta for Windows and Mac platforms. After rolling out the iPad version for players in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, Hearthstone for iPad is finally available to players worldwide.

Hearthstone is a full online game. Every game is operated and tracked through Blizzard’s Battle.net. You will need to have a Battle.net account in order to play the game. You can also create this free account from the iPad app.

Hearthstone is an online 1-on-1 turn-based strategy card game that’s available on Windows, Mac, and iPad.

How to Play

Hearthstone is a 1-on-1 turn-based card game. Each player brings a 30-card deck that is custom-fit to the Hero’s class. A Hero starts the game with 30 health points. To win the game, you need to reduce your opposing Hero’s health points to zero.

In total, there are nine playable Heroes -- one for each class. In the iPad version, you start your journey as Jaina Proudmoore, a Mage class Hero. You can unlock the other Heroes as you defeat them in Practice game modes.

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2048: Strategy to Get 4096 Tile in the Game

I’m sure you still remember Threes, a fun (and addictive) number puzzle game for the iPhone. The app was a great success on the App Store, even reaching the top spot for paid iPhone apps.

Soon afterwards, many people created their own versions of the game -- one of the most popular being 2048. It started as a free browser game, but quickly transformed into a free iPhone app with ads. It’s been the #1 free iPhone app for a few days now.

2048: Strategy to Get 4096 Tile in the GameThe new version of 2048 allows you to continue playing even after you reach the 2,048 tile.

How to Play

2048 has a gameplay similar to Threes. It uses numbered tiles, and will combine two tiles with the same number into a tile of their sum. You play the game until you unlock the 2,048 tile or until the 4x4 board is filled with tiles. The recent update to this app allows you to continue playing after you reach the 2,048 tile.

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