I think right now, my absolute favorite game to sit down and play is Hearthstone. While I would love to be able to focus more on it and really push getting ranked, I honestly just enjoy sitting down and knocking out achievements. Yesterday's achievement was the one where you need to play a certain number of two mana or less minions. So what better deck to use than my really old Face Hunter?
Now this deck hasn't been updated in quite some time and honestly, it still plays very well. Now I know many of you out there, myself at one time included, cannot stand to see the Face Hunter on the other side of the board. However, since picking up the deck and playing it, there is quite a bit of skill involved in playing it well, versus just throwing any card out there because you can.
A great example is your second turn play. Quite often you will see players throw any card out because they believe the goal is to just constantly churn out cards. In truth, this tactic does work, but it is not the most effective way to play the game. Sometimes holding onto your cards and simply using your hero ability is the best play for the round. Actually I would say that if RNG is hating you, quite often this is the smarter play as it will allow you to set up better plays down the line.
The screenshot from above was against a Shaman who had been really annoying throughout the game. You know the types. They're the ones who spam the taunts and then never end their turn until the rope is about to end. Well, he thought he would save himself by hexing what he perceived to be the card that would prevent me from getting the win for one more turn. Unfortunately for him, I drew my Abusive Sargent and subsequently buffed my hexed card and used the frog to end the game. It was a lot of fun, and not because it was an overly challenging match, but rather because RNG smiled at me and allowed me to have one last laugh, and that is why I truly love and hate Hearthstone.