I never did manage to really get into Hearthstone. I think it’s because I kept comparing it unfavorably to my one true card game love: Pokemon.
Not only did I love these things “in real life” and have a binder full of ’em, but I also loved the Game Boy conversion. Yes, that’s right, they put Pokemon Trading Card Game on the Game Boy. It had this absolutely ridiculous story that involved beating trading card “masters” for legendary trading cards, but frankly that’s all fine because the point of the game was just to make decks and duel people, and that’s exactly what I did. Because despite the spartan UI and the silly story, there’s a surprising amount of depth in the good ol’ Pokemon TCG.
Oh, and good news everyone: Now you can download the game for pretty cheap in the Nintendo eShop, assuming you have a 3DS. I did that recently and have been replaying this game and having a blast. It’s really easy to pick up and go and very addictive.
Also, some of the music is fantastic. Some of the best you’ll find on original Game Boy.