Blizzard's Hearthstone team just published a new fireside chat today detailing the upcoming solo mode to the most recent Hearthstone expansion, The Boomsday Project. Mission designer Giovanni Scarpati and UI designer Max Ma discuss the new Puzzle Labs mode and how it differs from the previous two solo expansion modes.
Unlike in Kobolds and Catacombs or The Witchwood where players work through a gauntlet of card battles using unique decks, the Puzzle Labs is as it says on the tin, a series of puzzles using Hearthstone cards. There are four different types of puzzles or "labs" and over a hundred different puzzles in total.
Completing each lab will have a chance to face off one-on-one with Dr. Boom. Defeat his personal puzzle challenges in each lab and you'll earn the Boomsday card back. Here are the different labs you can test your brains in:
- Lethal – Defeat your opponent in one turn.
- Mirror – Try and create a mirror image board state of your opponent's side including minion positions, health value, attack, etc.
- Board Clear – Clear the board of all minions including your side as well.
- Survival – Try and keep your health up as your opponent does their best to take you to zero.
You can tackle each Lab in any order and stop and restart anytime as you won't lose your progress for exiting. So think of this almost as if it were a Professor Layton game, only the puzzles and solutions are done through Hearthstone cards.
Check out our Hearthstone Boomsday Guide for info on the most recent Hearthstone expansion.