Get your free weekly Hearthstone pack with A Less Friendly Game of Chess Tavern Brawl, check out the article for deck codes.

The weekly Hearthstone Tavern Brawl is here, and it is one that we have known for some time: A Less Friendly Game of Chess. This Hearthstone Tavern Brawl uses Chess pieces with end-of-turn effects. With no further adue, let’s go over the basics of this Less Friendly Game of Chess and share some Hearthstone decks that would do well in this Tavern Brawl.

“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.”

Hearthstone Tavern Brawl Decks

This is the fifth time this Tavern Brawl makes an appearance, and by now, many have cracked the most efficient way of taking the win and getting a Standard Pack. The way this special event works is that players choose a class and 6 unique cards to bring into battle. Then, when the game starts, those are mixed with different Hearthstone-adapted Chess pieces that are a bit fewer Firedly than you would like.

Some good decks players have been using in previous editions of this Hearthstone Tavern Brawls involve either poisonous or consistent combos. Here are some decks you can try to get the weekly pack.

Ben’s Poison Rogue code: AAEBAdW+BQbPrAPD4QP2nwScoATMoASi1AQAAA==

Hearthstone Tavern Brawl Decks less friendly game of chess
Ben’s Poison Rogue
Hearthstone Tavern Brawl Decks less friendly game of chess
Zelgadis Shadow Priest

Zelgadis’ Shadow Priest code: AAEBAa0GBqEEmJsDyJ0D2awDgrEDu/cDAAA=

The first deck relies on the Poisonous effects to clear opponents’ minions. In the Less Friendly Game of Chess Hearthstone Tavern Brawl, positioning is one of the skills tested. So, if you are able to hit two opponent pieces with your poisonous one, it’s a win.

Then we have the damage approach, taking advantage of the 20 health Heroes. Zelgadis brings a Shadow Priest that proved efficient on previous brawls. Furthermore, I share with you my take on a Combo Priest that abuses the pieces’ high-health totals.

Hearthstone Tavern Brawl Decks less friendly game of chess
Rane’s Combo Priest

Rane’s Combo Priest code: AAEBAf6QBAb4AuUEpQmsigStigSJowQAAA==

Hope you enjoy this Less Friendly Game of Chess Hearthstone Tavern Brawl and that you find the decks useful.

Stay tuned to for more Hearthstone news and updates. See you next time in the Tavern.


Manuel "Rane" Delgado

Writer of the Month: August | Twitter: @RaneTDF

Manuel “Rane” Delgado is an experienced Hearthstone caster, content creator, and tournament organizer from Argentina. He started his career on Esports casting his own tournaments, now he currently covers Hearthstone Grandmasters’ Americas region for LATAM, among other content creation. Besides esports, he works in a construction company, which made him kind of a "handyman" when fixing everyday house problems.