42 Dominoes (also known as Four Hand Texas or Texas 42) is a domino trick-taking game with bids and trumps like spades, pitch or bridge.
- ultra HD graphics for iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air display
- game scoring for marks or points
- manual or automatic bone dealing
- first player setup
- animated moves
- highlight legal moves
- easy to use interface design
- option to listen nice music in background
- change the appearance of the board and bones
- hint option to find out the best next move
- AI quick response time
- auto-save when exit or phone ring
Play one of the oldest and most enjoyable national game of Texas!
Support for iPhone models with wide screens.
Ratings and Reviews
Computer isn’t very strong.
I agree w another review that even w the smart partner option, the computer is not strong. As a teammate, in cases where it becomes obvious that the only trumps remaining belong to your team, it will continue exhausting trumps and forcing them from your hand unnecessarily, which often leaves you to to leadoff position but no more trumps and just bad off dominoes remaining. As an opponent, when it becomes obvious that it’s teammate has the strongest domino and that it will not be trumped, the computer will often refuse to add count to the hand and thereby set your team. IE sometimes you end up winning when you shouldn’t. Idk. Decent but not strong CPU. Technical issue the “tap” option doesn’t work, you have to hold it down for a long time to highlight trump dominoes in the betting round.
Flaws in Scoring
As a long-time player of 42, I know all the rules for 42. The main flaw is how the AI computes the scores. I just finished a hand and the AI recorded the last trick to my opponent. By doing this, I lost that hand. I had the bid. Trumps are gone. Last trick I played a double blank, my opponent played a double 4, my partner followed the suit, and the last player (my opponent) played a 6-4. Up until this last trick--not set. By my calculation, my double was a walker and I won the points. My game should have been recorded as a win. I went into detail to show this app will make such recording errors regularly. Also, in the stated rules shown in their menu, it is stated that doubles can be a suit of their own in nello. I wish the game creaters would add this as an option to the game. Such an option gives the players more possibilities in bidding. I've played nello with this option for many years--more fun. Otherwise, I enjoy this app. Finally, I wish there were more app choices for Texas 42 for us 42 players to choose from.
Game is good except for one big problem. Even though I paid for a “smart” partner and challenging competition, I don’t feel like I got that. Partner and opponents continually make rookie mistakes. Partner doesn’t seem to be able to recognize when he and I have all the trumps (or all of any suit), and doesn’t seem to have the ability to utilize the strategy of holding on to a trump to catch count that opponents are holding on to. When we both have all the trumps, he will play all of his trumps, even when he has other doubles in his hand, pulling all of the trumps out of my hand, and often causing us to lose the hand. Very frustrating. He and opponents also sometimes fail to play count when it’s obvious, or likely, that their partner is going to win that hand. Also sometimes fail to play a double when they should to win an important hand. Also very frustrating. In spite of these, I still play it. It has pretty good overall functionality. Just EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING when “smart” partner repeatedly makes stupid plays.
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- Sergey Skosyrev
- 25.3 MB
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Copyright (c) 2019 Skosyrev Sergey
- In-App Purchases
- All In One $9.99
- Partner difficulty $1.99
- Opponents difficulty $1.99
- Nello game option $2.99
- Force last player bid $0.99
- Win Points $1.99
- Hint option $0.99
- Out Bones $0.99
- All Bid Points $0.99
- Open hand options $0.99