Card Shark Collection™ 12+
Easy 8 Software
Designed for iPad
Card Shark includes a diverse and growing collection of solitaire and traditional card games. Card Shark is iPad and retina display compatible, and features the ability to install custom tables, card backs, and even card fronts.
Supported games include: Klondike (Classic Solitaire), FreeCell, Cassino, Canfield, Basic Rummy, Gin Rummy, Rummy 500, Spider Solitaire, Cruel Solitaire, Beleaguered Castle, Spiderette, Bristol Solitaire, Hearts, Memory Match (Concentration), Speed Match, Calculation, Forty Thieves, Euchre (US), Deuces Wild and Jacks or Better Draw Poker, Aces Up, Spades (non-partnership variant), Limit Texas Hold 'Em, Speed, Batsford Solitaire, Josephine, Red & Black, Sea Towers, Crazy Eights, Tripeaks, Golf, Eagle Wing, Pyramid, Old Maid, War, Go Fish, 13 Packs (aka Grandma's Game), Royal Cotillion, Blackjack (21), Royal Parade, Thieves of Egypt, Scorpion, Pile On, Montana, Canfield, Clock Solitaire, Kings Corner, Russian Cell, Yukon, I Doubt It, Four Seasons, Crescent, Osmosis (aka Treasure Trove), Canasta, La Belle Lucie, Australian Solitaire, Egyptian Ratscrew, SheepsHead(new), Kings in the Corner, Eight Off, Queenie (new), Samara (new)
Card Shark combines a silky smooth 3d presentation with tasteful animation, sounds, and an elegant drag-drop interface that has been lovingly fine-tuned for the touch screen. Touches and drag targets are forgiving, and piles are automatically split following completed gestures. Touch foundation piles to automatically complete a game.
Why clutter your device with separate card games, when you can stock it with a quality collection that continues to be expanded and improved regularly based on user requests?
- layouts for left/right handed stock placement
- infinite undo/redo supported in all solitaire variants
- tap foundation to autoplay cards
- does not interfere with ipod background music
- automatically saved/resumed games & statistics
- multiple cards fronts, backs, and tables with ability to install new ones from your photo library
An online FAQ is available through the in-game help system. This answers common questions about the supported games and offers a sneak peak at features and new games slated for the next update. Feature and new game requests are always welcome.
"Out of all of the solitaire type card games I have tried, this one is by far the best I have come across in quite a long while." - www.geardiary.com
Featured as an outstanding app in Wired Magazine's 2011 App Guide!
Animation patch (missed for some multi-player games). Cosmetic fix for player#1 score text placement.
Ratings and Reviews
Harassing me for a review
My original review was only three stars, because the app was harassing me to leave a review. I don't know if the app is able to somehow *tell* if I've left a review or not, but it's been over a year and I haven't been asked to leave a review since then. I'm raising my review from three to FIVE starts because, during the time since I wrote the review, Apple started forcing developers to share what kinds of information the app collects, and (at least according to the developer) this app doesn't collect ANY inforamation at all. In addition, I've been using the 1Blocker firewall (which blocks apps from being able to connect to certain domains, such as analytics and tracking services) and this firewall doesn't report any attempts to connect to such services while I've been using this app. To the developer: THANK YOU for respecting peoples' privacy, by not trying to collect any data yourself, AND by not using any third-party frameworks which collect data without your knowledge.
Hours of entertainment, but no multiplayer
This collection of card games is the most exhaustive of any app I've seen. It contains almost every card game I've ever played and many I'd never heard of. I purchased it specifically for Canasta, but have played some of the other games as well. Many are solitaire variants and others are multiplayer, but unfortunately you can only play against the AI. In some of the multiplayer games, like Canasta and Gin Rummy, the AI is relatively easy to beat, and they are only 2-player versions. Sheepshead on the other hand is a very challenging 3-player game. It would be nice to be able to adjust the difficulty of the AI and the number of players; even better to be able to play against other humans.
The app is strongest in the Solitaire department, but could be improved in quality and variety in the trick-taking and rummy type games. Contract Bridge is notably absent. Overall the poker games are disappointing, and I would not recommend it as a poker app.
All things considered, it's hours of entertainment for not very much money, and has many games you won't find anywhere else. The interface is solid overall and it has never been buggy or crashed for me.
This is really the best game app I’ve ever downloaded. I play this every day and I’ve still only scratched the surface of all the games available in the large collection. I have found a couple small bugs while playing, but they’re the type that you have to purposefully do something kind of weird in order to cause and therefore easy to avoid normally.
This is an essential app for anyone who likes card games, and, considering the number of different games that are included, very likely the best valued app in the entire app store.
Edit: One unavoidable bug I’ve found is that I’ll sometimes be dealt one or two extra cards in Crazy Eights. This puts me at an obvious disadvantage at being able to discard all my cards before the computer players who were each dealt the standard five cards, and the only solution is to quit and start a new game. I wasn’t in the habit of counting my cards because I assumed I was always getting a fair deal, but it turns out that I was often playing with an extra-card handicap.
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- Easy 8 Software
- 47.3 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
- © 2009,2022 Philip Stroffolino
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.