Dead Man's Draw 17+


Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 411 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Stand on the knife’s edge between risk and reward. The turn of a single card can win bags of treasure or lose it all in this simple and strategic game of chance and skill.

Every card you draw could be your last, but the right mix of wit and courage wins the booty.

“Creative card game that starts out simple and layers on the strategy”
Gamezebo – 9/10

“If you're after a polished and fun card game, this should be your first port of call.”
PocketGamer – 8/10

“‘baller x-treme’ (that is a compliment)”
Tycho of Penny-Arcade

“You’re not just getting a nifty card game; you’re getting a long steady feed of new ways to play.”
Quarter to Three – 4/5 stars

“Best New Games” and “What We’re Playing”

Dead Man’s Draw combines luck and strategy in a simple card-drawing format. Pulling the wrong card could bust your entire hand, but choosing the right target for a cannon blast or following a treasure map to the best destination can turn the tides in your favor more than any blind luck ever could.

Draw if you dare!


● Easy to learn, challenging to master
● Chain together card combos to rack up points
● Win gold and unlock new treasures
● Exploit unique powers granted by mystic jewels
● Earn special rewards with high scores
● Test your skills in 50+ distinct tournaments, with more to come


Follow us on Twitter: @DeadMansDraw

What’s New

Version 1.24

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

● Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
411 Ratings

411 Ratings

Junu3 ,

Simple card game with fun twists, but one con.

This is a simple card game where you try to collect the most points each round. You draw cards until you either collect them for points, or draw a duplicate suit and lose all of the ones you just drew. So it's a gamble, but it's very fun. Each card also has its own ability that changes the game up a lot, which is what I think makes this game fun. If not for that, it would probably be pretty boring. There are also tokens that beef up the cards, making the abilities of the cards more potent.

One con: it doesn't stay in game if I exit to my home screen or switch applications. It completely exits out, so I lose whatever game I had been playing and have to start over and create a new game. If they fixed this so I could continue the game I had been playing, I would definitely give it five stars. As it is, four stars is what it gets.

Midnightspecter ,

Endless fun

Update: the most recent update bugged the game out. Now whenever it’s the opponent’s turn, everything moves in fast forward as if the skip is permanently locked in. Sure the game still works but this makes it rather unenjoyable.

As far as card games go, this is a complete success. The gameplay and rules are solid, the card design easy on the eyes, and the pirate theme is achieved perfectly. So far the only area this game has fallen short of total perfection is the lack of an online multiplayer feature. That's what caused it to lose a star from me in the rating. I do hope this is being considered by the dev team.

MonkeyFist87 ,

Bust What Bust

My observation about the game. I play the game at a high level. I notice the computer will bust very rarely. You will suffer quick bust multiple time in each games. The kraken card will only be successful 20% of the time for you compare to the computer 90% success rate with this card. The computer will match your score. If you score a lot of points the computer will counter against you matching or surpassing your score. If you bleed the deck using up the cards quickly and keep the score low the computer's score will be low as well. This strategy can bring some comical moments and laughter. It's amazing to see the computer pull out the win at the end of the game. In fact I have become like Criss Angel and predict which card will appear. Overall the game can be beat but you must be willing to suffer multiple failures. Also I do not use any traits more of a challenge to acquire the three stars for each tournament.

App Privacy

The developer, Stardock, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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