Tavern Brawl – The Haunted Carousel

This week’s Tavern Brawl is “The Haunted Carousel”!

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Official Description for The Haunted Carousel

The Headless Horseman has cursed the carousel! Choose a class to get a random deck and climb aboard his Haunted Timeshifted Dreadsteeds. At the end of each turn all minions will rotate!

The Haunted Carousel Chalkboard

General Information

  • Earn a Standard card pack for your first win in this Brawl.
  • It’s the fifth time we see this Brawl. Last time we’ve seen it on October 26, 2022.
  • It’s a PvP Brawl.
  • Brawl’s format is Wild.
  • It’s a random decks Brawl. Just pick a class and play.
  • Each player starts with two pre-nerf Dreadsteeds on the board. Keep in mind that those are old versions of Dreadsteeds – they come back right after you kill them, not at the end of the turn.
  • At the end of each player’s turn, minions will rotate either clockwise (when going first) or counter-clockwise (when going second).
  • The goal is to try and “give” your opponent the worst minions while getting the strongest ones from them. Shaman and Paladin are good options because you can summon tokens with your Hero Power, and they’re good minions to “donate”.


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  1. Inhiszton
    November 1, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    With the addition of Death Knight, this brawl became completely broken. Here is the ultimate strategy: play Death Knight, and wait for a game when your minions rotate counter-clockwise, so you give your right-most minion to your opponent. Whatever cards you have, just be sure to use your hero power everey turn to summon a ghoul. It will be put on the rightmost position, and, because rotation happens before its automatic death, you can effetively steal all minions on the board for yourself. easy win.

    • Lithium91w
      November 1, 2023 at 9:35 pm

      Freakin brilliant!!!

    • Beccstah
      November 1, 2023 at 11:23 pm

      bad advice, it sits on the far right hand side and rotates clockwise (to the left)

      • Inhiszton
        November 4, 2023 at 8:50 am

        The direction of the rotation can be different from game to game. I do not know exactly how, I think it depends on wheather you play the first turn or not. This is why I suggested to wait for the right game which rotates counter-clockwise for you.
        I admit, this tactic can’t win all or most of the games, because it depends on luck, but it is a super easy way to win at least one game with very little effort to get the reward pack.

  2. BingBingBing
    October 24, 2019 at 12:02 am

    I did this with a friend and no Rise of Shadows pack, got “146 Dreadsteeds, congrats”. Today 186 of them, still nothing. Is this bugged?

    • Lamri247
      October 24, 2019 at 7:17 am

      I played with a friend too. It only counts if you play with a random opponent. I basic hit 100 with and friend and play a game with a random opponent. Played 1 more Dreadsteed and quit and got my pack!

  3. Z3ro
    October 23, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    i think this is the worst brawl i played so far (2 years playing hs)

  4. Cruxkid
    October 23, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    I can’t start the brawl it keeps giving me error message

    • 1ndustry
      October 23, 2019 at 5:51 pm

      Are you trying to use a 1000 win hero? I realized it wouldn’t let me play either until I used a non-1000 win hero.

    • ChakAttack
      October 23, 2019 at 9:55 pm

      Same here! I can’t start the brawl. Tried normal hero, 1000 win, restarted my iPad, still nothing.

      • BingBingBing
        October 24, 2019 at 5:05 am

        Happened to me on Android a few times, then it worked and I also got my RoS pack (which I mentioned above not working in Friendly matches). Try different devices if you have a PC or a phone.

  5. HS
    October 23, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Paladin is op with the coin, you always give a dude to the opponent when you press the button, without the coin that is not the case. Very weird.
    So paladin always win with the coin (almost always)

    • LazyTitanftMadB
      October 23, 2019 at 11:20 am

      Nope, Warlock is OP because when you play lord gofdrey you get an endless loop of summoning deadsteels which unlocks the secondary pack. Don’t quit the game, just do something else for 5 minutes and then the round will continue as usual.

    • OldManSanns
      October 24, 2019 at 4:32 pm

      Shaman is even more cruel IMHO. With the 1/1, your opponent at least has the option to attack. With an 0/2, it’s usually just going to sit there until next round when you can hit in and press the button again. Then they start their turn with a single totem against your 4 demons and the realization that any minions they play will be on your side of the board before their next turn starts.