Play Sheepshead at any time. Sheepshead is a trick-taking card game. This is a single player version with computer controlled opponents.
Sheepshead is played with 7-8-9-10-J-Q-K-A in four suits, for a total of 32 cards
*** Game Features ***
* Supports five handed, four handed, and three handed play modes
* Tournaments: The player with the highest score will be delared the winner after
ten hands of Sheepshead have been played.
* Partner variants of:
- Called Ace partner (allows calling of unknown, 10's , or going alone)
- Jack of Diamonds
- Call up next Jack is enabled by default, this can be disabled in the options menu.
In three handed and four handed play the picker does not have a partner.
*Leasters: Enable in options menu. If leaster is not enabled and picking is passed by all players, the dealer will pick.
* Scoring: Can either be 'Double on the bump' (default) or 'Single on the bump'.
* Knocking: Also called rapping or cracking. This can be enabled in the options menu.
* Statistics: Keeps track of your play statistics, such as games won, tricks taken, times picked, etc.
* GameCenter integration:
- Leaderboards: 'High Score' and 'High Tournament Score'
- Achievements based on game score and tricks taken
* Large Print Cards, if those small cards are just too hard to see!
An overview of Sheepshead rules can be found in the support page.
Double tapping to play a card is supported (it must be enabled in the options menu). If enabled, tapping a card once will select it, and tapping it a second time will play it.
This will allow you to change selected cards if you accidentally select the wrong card! Simply tap the correct card, and the first card will be unselected. Tap the second card again to confirm playing it.
* Added auto-play last card option (Options>General>Auto-play last card)
* Added ability to show points taken in the current trick (Options>General>Show trick points)
* iPhone X support
* Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I concur with much of what has been said. The deal does favor the computer players. Additionally, called suit goes around 85% for computer, 15% for human. I lead one of my fistful of clubs, computer takes it home with the AD. This happens maybe eight times more often than in a live game. These are just a few of many situations that are statistically improbable and stand out significantly to an experienced live player.
Honestly, it’s like playing with a bunch of kids. They don’t have a clue when to schmere, play top trump in reverse order (even on a no tricker, which in my experience might just precede a broken nose), lead foolishly, etc. The gameplay is often laughable.
That said...live games are rare as there are fewer and fewer of us left especially outside Wisconsin 😋. Also, the nuances of this particular game are hard to master for many, many otherwise good card players. If you can’t find some elementary school kids to furnish nickels, this game might scratch the itch. It does in fact resemble Sheepshead after all.
Lots of quirks
Watched the called suit go around on Called Ace without the ace being played. A 10 toon the trick. Player with the called ace then lead called ace (didn’t win the previous trick). Would be nice to see the logic built out for the bots like it is for the human player. Also lots of questionable plays by the opponents. They should assume perfect knowledge of cards played and minimal knowledge of unplayed cards. But there needs to be situational awareness. If trump is lead to start a game it should be assumed to be the partner if not the person who picked. Seemingly wrong cards are routinely played.
Fun but lots of stacked hands
I've been playing sheepshead more than half my life and I can't say I've EVER seen so many lopsided card distribution. Funny how when it's 2 computer players paired up 1) they have the majority of the trump in 95% of the games; 2) the partner "just happens" to have the queen of clubs; 3) my partners have terrible hands 75% of the time. Fun but some serious rigging of hands in favor of the computer.
EDIT: After further games downgrading rating. To many games where the computer is just GIVEN the perfect partner. Computer seems to find a completely LOADED partner to often to be pure "coincidence". Game needs MUCH better randomization of cards. Loading the computer picker's & partner's hands is called cheating.
EDIT 2: Last time I checked rigging hands was called CHEATING. Just saying...
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