Re-enabled the Apple Multiplayer interface. Other minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Ratings and Reviews
Decent with reservations
Pretty good version of the game, but with a couple of problems. Complaints by other reviewers about not being able to build are wrong, they just haven’t figured out how to do it: to start a build you have to tap a card on the table first instead of one from your hand. (Of course it would help if there were a “how to play” file to explain this, which there isn’t; I had to discover it for myself by trial and error.)
Scoring is wrong, or at least not what I’m used to. The way I’ve always played, it’s 3 points for Cards, 1 for Spades, 2 for the ♢10, 1 each for aces and the ♠︎2. This version scores only 1 for Cards, 3 for the ♢10, and 2 for the ♠︎2; makes the strategy a bit different. I also play that you get an extra point for a sweep (picking up the last card on the board, leaving the table empty); this version doesn’t do that.
Other problems: there is no command menu for stuff like quitting or starting a new game; only way to start over is to close and reopen the app. I have had it freeze on me a couple of times (not often). And the “You Win”/“You Lose” cartoon at the end is really ugly (see screen shot above). So there are problems, but still not a bad implementation and fun to play.
I’ve been looking for an app for this game. Good enough if you’re desperate and nobody is around but the app designers forgot to add anything to actually let you build. You’re supposed to be able to put a 2 on a 6 and say building 8s in one round. Instead here you have to put down the 2, hope your opponent doesn’t use it, THEN put the six on the two and take it with the 8. Horribly put together.
The last updates really made things a little more difficult.
The cards flash in and out when played, You have to click whether to pickup, cancel build, you can not select the card backs, the one that is on there now, is lame and this sliding action instead of clicking the card has become harder when you think your playing one way and it closes for you. I have played this game since the sixties and it is played differently.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.