The Card Table 4+

Play card games with friends

Porter Hoskins

    • $1.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases


It’s not a card game. It’s every card game. The Card Table gives you a virtual deck of cards so you can play any of your favorite card games. You are in charge of the rules, such as how many cards to deal, how to keep score, and how to take turns. If you know how to play a game with a physical deck of cards, you can play it with The Card Table—without needing to shuffle!

An iPad or Mac becomes your card table, players keep their hands on their iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iPod touch, and you “pass” cards between devices. Players’ devices connect to the iPad via Bluetooth and/or Wifi. The magic is in the direct communication between devices. When you pass a card it doesn’t go through a server—it goes directly from one device to the next! Now you can easily play your favorite games on road trips or airplanes.

*** At least one iPad or Mac and another iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with at least iOS 13 or a Mac with at least macOS 10.15.5 required***

What’s New

Version 3.1

Built for iOS 14 & 15 and new on macOS!

Ratings and Reviews

gat3keepr ,

Perfect for when you don’t have a deck of cards!

This app is great for when your in the car or on a plane and you don’t have a deck of cards or using cards is a hassle.

It is also great for playing cards around a little kids who get too grabby with the deck!

GMA03:) ,

Fun App

I like how unique this app is. It's easy to use, pretty to look at, and most importantly - fun! My favorite part is how it let's me really just focus on the game I'm playing and doesn't get in the way. The recent update has improved the experience even more.

I have a couple requests that would make it even better. 1) Sometimes the iPad and the iPhone disconnects in the middle of a game. If I restart the app on my phone it picks back up where I left off so that's good. I think this might just be a general Bluetooth issue, but if you could find a fix that would be great. 2) I'd like the ability to play with multiple decks. I would probably even pay for this feature. 3) I like the different custom styles I can choose from. It would be cool if there was even more or if I could customize my own cards. That would be really fun.

With those additions I would give this 6 stars if I could.

servuscmj ,

Great Potential, Needs Scalability

Great concept for a multiplayer game setup that allows us to pick the game without having predefined rules. We were able to setup quickly and get a game going quickly and had fun playing. There are a few features that would be good to see that would allow this to really succeed. First, we need an ability to organize the cards in our hand, without it it is difficult to follow what cards we have for specific games. Second, depending on what game you play, you run out of card table space very quickly. We played gin with 2 players and were running out of space, if we were to play with anymore players, there would not be enough room. Adding pinch zoom capability to allow us to scale the board would fix this. Third, having a cancel button that takes you to a home screen would be useful. Fourth, having a notepad style popup that would allow us to tally scores would be very useful. If you really wanted to get fancy you could have some predefined score sheets for specific common games that could even keep track of player totals so the user don't have to be responsible for the math (hopefully ending arguments :) )

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