A Less Friendly Game of Chess

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"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!"

A Less Friendly Game of Chess is a Tavern Brawl. It debuted on June 27, 2018.

Based on the Chess encounter from One Night in Karazhan and on the previous brawl A Friendly Game of Chess, all matches in the Brawl are played on the Karazhan battlefield.

History[edit | edit source]

Tavern Brawl Start End
159 June 27, 2018 July 1, 2018

Overview[edit | edit source]

This Brawl sees players recreating the Chess encounter from One Night in Karazhan. At the start of each Brawl the players are randomly assigned to play either the White or Black King heroes, each with only 20 Health. Both use identical premade decks of 15 special cards and 6 cards chosen by the player, as well as the Castle Hero Power, matching the encounter's Normal mode version. With most minions unable to attack directly - instead dealing damage automatically - players will have to think carefully in order to triumph in this Brawl.

Heroes[edit | edit source]

White King(42262).png
Black King(42263).png

Hero Powers[edit | edit source]

Castle(42252).png

Special cards[edit | edit source]

White King[edit | edit source]

White Pawn(42243).png
White Bishop(42246).png
White Rook(42245).png
White Knight(42249).png
White Queen(42250).png

Black King[edit | edit source]

Black Pawn(42242).png
Black Bishop(42247).png
Black Rook(42244).png
Black Knight(42248).png
Black Queen(42251).png

Decks[edit | edit source]

Both decks are identical (colours aside), and are composed of only 15 cards and other 6 cards chosen by the player, matching the number of pieces in an actual game of chess (heroes included).

Class Card Quantity
Boss White Pawn/Black Pawn 8
Boss White Bishop/Black Bishop 2
Boss White Rook/Black Rook 2
Boss White Knight/Black Knight 2
Boss White Queen/Black Queen 1

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Please add any available information to this section.

Emotes[edit | edit source]

Both heroes' emotes match those from the original Chess encounter.

White King
Type Emote
Thanks How very kind.
Well played Checkmate.
Greetings Care for a game?
Wow Ah, exceptional.
Oops Oh, a blunder.
Threaten I see a mate in 4.
Concede Checkmate...
Opening remark En garde!
Thinking [1] Rook to A3...
Thinking [2] Knight to F6...
Thinking [3] Queen to E5... No, no...
Black King

Due to his original role as the enemy boss, many of the Black King's emotes are written as if in direct response to the matching emotes of the White King. The Black King also lacks Thinking and Concede emotes, for the same reason.

Type Emote
Thanks Any time.
Well played Not yet.
Greetings Always.
Wow Naturally.
Oops Or a trap?
Threaten I see one in 3.
Concede <No emote>
Opening remark None shall pass!

Unused[edit | edit source]

White King
Type Emote
Sorry A necessary sacrifice.
Black King
Type Emote
Sorry An unfortunate development.