A Less Friendly Game of Chess

Things have gotten a little underhanded at Medivh's Magical Chessboard. Bring 6 unique cards and hide them under the table, they could swing the match in your favor!


How It Works

  • Select a class and build a 6 card deck; 15 auto-attacking chess piece cards (first introduced in One Night in Karazhan solo content) will be added to it.
    • The starting deck will have 8 Pawns, 2 Bishops, 2 Rooks, 2 Knights, and 1 Queen.
  • You'll start from 20 Health, and play as White King or Black King. Your Hero Power is Castle.
  • Hero Cards, as well as Whizbang and Zayle are banned.

Castle Card ImageWhite Pawn Card ImageWhite Bishop Card Image

White Rook Card ImageWhite Knight Card ImageWhite Queen Card Image


Hot Decks for A Less Friendly Game of Chess


When We've Seen A Less Friendly Game of Chess

Week Started Ended Reward
Week #159 Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Saturday, June 30, 2018 1x Classic Pack
Week #216 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Wednesday, August 07, 2019 1x Classic Pack
Week #292 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1x Classic Pack
Week #348 Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1x Year of the Phoenix Pack

Comments

  • HolyWater's Avatar HearthStationeer 375 155 Posts Joined 03/15/2019
    Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    i really hate this brawl...

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  • Loknax's Avatar Enjoys Cake 515 25 Posts Joined 07/25/2019
    Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Have fun

    A less friendly game of chess
    A Dragon Druid Deck created by Loknax. Last updated 5 months, 4 weeks ago
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  • Zelgadis's Avatar Wizard 950 705 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    I tried Drakkari Enchanter, but apparently the auto-attacks are not considered to be end-of-turn effects.

    What did work though was using Darkbishop Benedictus:

    Shadow Chess
    A Shadow Priest Deck created by Zelgadis. Last updated 5 months, 4 weeks ago
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    • coriolis's Avatar Garrosh 380 256 Posts Joined 07/03/2019
      Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

      If you read downthread, you'll see that other people had the same idea regarding Drakkari Enchanter during previous editions, and it didn't work back then either.

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      • Zelgadis's Avatar Wizard 950 705 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
        Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

        I did a quick check before posting that, but too quick, since I didn't see there was a page 2 of comments.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1670 4229 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    At this point Im having to come to OoC just to see what the tavern brawl is this week.

    Rogue -> Plaguebringer + shadowstep + draw options -> easy win

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  • MurlocAggroB's Avatar COMMENT_COUNT_700_HS 1140 734 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Another one of my favourite brawls.

    Unfortunately, Jaraxxus is now banned, so no fun that way. However, Libram of Justice plus City Tax is pretty broken.

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    • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1450 586 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
      Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

      Thanks for the tip!

      In addition I'd like to add Lord Barov and Bunker Sergeant.

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      • MurlocAggroB's Avatar COMMENT_COUNT_700_HS 1140 734 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
        Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

        Thanks for the suggestion. There's not a chance I would've remembered that card existed on my own.

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  • sinti's Avatar Global Moderator Chocolate Cake 2050 2654 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    I dont like this one :/

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  • coriolis's Avatar Garrosh 380 256 Posts Joined 07/03/2019
    Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    There might be a bug in this edition (February 2022). Opponent conceded on turn 7 and I got my pack, but my daily and weekly quests weren't credited (play mage; win 5 arenas/battlegrounds/brawls)!

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    • coriolis's Avatar Garrosh 380 256 Posts Joined 07/03/2019
      Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

      A few more details:

      • The class you select is ignored for quests and any other effects that refer to class (one opponent used Guidance to get a Greater Healing Potion and Feral Spirits)
      • If you go second (Black King), the Coin will automatically be shuffled in your deck and replaced by a card on turn 1.
      • Further wins were credited to my "Play Arena/BG/Brawl" weekly quest, so I suspect the missing win was caused by the opponent conceding too early.
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  • Pezman's Avatar 2035 1684 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    Why have they banned some evolve effects, but not all? I had a quick, easy win yesterday with Explosive Evolution and Bogstrok Clacker, among other things.

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  • MurlocAggroB's Avatar COMMENT_COUNT_700_HS 1140 734 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    Hero cards are banned. Lord Jaraxxus however is not.

    If you want to goof around, that's a pretty good meme to do it with. Hero Power + Shadowflame isn't too shabby either considering everything has 6 HP.

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    • giantpunda's Avatar 195 62 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
      Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

      I won with Jaraxxus as well. Also pulled off a decent meme with Silas and Howlfiend. Discarded 4 of their cheat cards so their game plan was pretty much hosed.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar Gul'dan 1815 3125 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    Shocker, I went Warlock and used Plague of Flames, Raise Dead, Wicked Whispers, Shadow Council, Defile, and Shadowflame.  I've not gone past turn 6 without my opponent conceding.

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    • Janusi's Avatar Face Collector 580 223 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
      Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

      Tried it, lost the first game at turn 6 but the second one I won. Barely.

      I'm probably playing it wrong.

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      • Hydrafrog's Avatar Gul'dan 1815 3125 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
        Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago
        Quote From Janusi

        Tried it, lost the first game at turn 6 but the second one I won. Barely.

        I'm probably playing it wrong.

        To be fair... my post on this was from last year.  There could be a better combination no

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    • stratloc's Avatar Charmander 160 13 Posts Joined 08/08/2019
      Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

      I hate chess brawls.  Thanks for making something equally annoying as the brawl itself.

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    • CaptZoey's Avatar 740 176 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
      Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

      For the lazy:


      # 1x (0) Raise Dead
      # 1x (1) Plague of Flames
      # 1x (1) Shadow Council
      # 1x (1) Wicked Whispers
      # 1x (2) Defile
      # 1x (4) Shadowflame
      #
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      3

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