Dog is a popular board game with cards. Your goal is to get all your and your partner's marbles into the target area before your opponents do. Our app is available for iPhone, Mac, iPad, and iPod touch. The iOS version recently reached rank 3 of all games in the Swiss App Store, with thousands of ratings at an astonishing average of 4.7 stars, and ranks regularly among the top ranks for card and board game apps in several countries.
In each round you first receive a handful of cards. You have to give one of your cards with your partner, and receive one of his cards. Cards that you play advance your marble. A marble that lands exactly on another marble sends it home. Special cards speed up your moves, by exchanging marble positions, going backwards, or splitting advances over several marbles. When you are done with your own marbles, you have to help your partner, as you can only win together.
The Dog Board Game app lets you play on boards of variable size, and offers a variety of bot players with different characters and strength that you can select as partners or adversaries. In addition we offer the following rule variants:
- Canadian Seven: A Seven may be split among all of a team's marbles, including own and partner marbles. Such splits are available during the entire game and not just when all own marbles have reached the target area. This enables more complex moves.
- Joker cannot win: A Joker may not be used for the final move to enter a team's last marble and win the game. This prolongs the game and improves the trailing team's chances to win.
Variants may be selected separately or in combination.
Invite friends to a multiplayer game, or find other players on the Internet! The players see your board and play their cards and marbles on their iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Your devices communicate easily over the Internet via Game Center, or locally (no registrations needed) via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi network. The app supplies bot players on empty game seats, so you can finally play with your friends even if you are missing a third or fourth player.
Many of you play Dog together through our app in these challenging times, and we are happy to enable it. For games between couples confined at different homes, we recommend that only two players connect through Game Center, and that the others join locally via Bluetooth/Wi-Fi. Some of you still report issues with Game Center, please take a detailed look at our instructions at dogapp.ch/faq.
This update works around half a dozen further scenarios that can lead to interruptions. The servers seem to be less overloaded, too, but unfortunately we cannot avoid all reasons for instabilities.
"We spent a wonderful evening yesterday with the Dog app. There were problems with the connection, and we had to try several times, but in the end it worked and with an accompanying video call it's almost like normal :-)"