The Fox in the Forest 4+

Dire Wolf Digital

Designed for iPad

    • $4.99



The Fox in the Forest is a beautifully illustrated trick-taking card game for 2 players.Use special abilities and take tricks to win, but don't get greedy! Win too many tricks, and you might become the villain of your fairy tale...

Once upon a time, a woodcutter and his daughter lived in a small village bordering the forest. She had traveled with him and had seen him speak with the forest animals...

Fairy Tale Characters
The Queen decreed that whoever defeated the monsters would be granted half the kingdom in reward. With the help of the woodcutter, swan, fox, monarch you will be able to collect treasures and gain the Witch's trust.

Trick-Taking Card Game
A trick-taking game for 2 players, each playing cards to win tricks against the other over multiple rounds. Players score points during a round depending on how many tricks they end of taking at the end of the round. Most points at the end wins.

Special Characters
All the odd ranked cards have special abilities printed on them. These cards change up the game play and might determine who the winner will be, or who leads the next trick. They are critical to you gaining treasures.

Dynamic 2 player Card Game
Variable length to the game by predetermining what score will end the game. Play 13 cards each round and plan your plays cunningly to score you the most points possible.

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

Patch 1.0.2 includes significant bug fix improvements, additional UI elements, and improved AI difficulty for solo play!


Updated AI difficulty and improved AI decision making to provide a more consistent and challenging opponent in Solo play modes.
Added visual element to display the target score to complete a match.
Reduced time between rounds, having the next round begin more quickly to improve the pace of the game.

Bug Fixes:
Improved visibility of text on smaller resolutions
Adjusted card positions in hand
Polish and improvements to sound effects
Improved Challenge scoring meter and tracker
Removed overlap of last scoreboard entry on widescreen
General bug fixes, stability improvements, and UI issue resolution

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Mlevad ,

Fine but I found a bug

I enjoy the game. However when I was playing a game the score was 21-21 and the game freaked out and shut down. It should have run another round.

Developer Response ,

Hello Mlevad! If you experience this issue again, please reach out to us directly at so that we can gather some info and take a look. Thank you so much@

TheBoojum ,

Faithful but a snooze

Face-to-face, The Fox in the Forest is the tensest game I’ve ever played, a trick taking knife fight with a disarming the fairytale theme. Until you’ve looked into the chilly eyes of a loved one as they force you to take a trick that pushes you from six points down to zero, you have not known fear. With its sylvan theme and ambient nature sounds, Dire Wolf’s transfer captures the fairytale feel, but replaces the knives with Ambien. Even the basic mechanic of dragging a card into the play space has been replaced by slotting little numbered tablets onto a sort of altar. It’s an unsatisfying and, as far as I can tell, entirely unnecessary cosmetic change. My heart goes out to anybody who has to adapt a trick-taking game— they tend to be as visually static as they are intellectually dynamic. Still, dire wolf did no favors for the original Fox in the Forest— execute the rules, but fails to capture the magic of its lightfooted and wicked source.

Update—the reason it makes you sleepy is that elements of the display gently bob, like a ship at sea. Bizarre—especially when it takes place in a forest.

Developer Response ,

Hello TheBoojum! Love the feedback, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and let us know about ways to improve the experience!

WRS15743 ,

Beautiful, enjoyable game

This game is wonderful, a great twist on the trick-taking genre. I usually don’t play landscape-oriented games, but this plays so well I made an exception.

It’s easy to learn, the tutorial is great, and the written rules are clear. It’s good on battery considering the animations, and the UI is smooth as can be and intuitive.

I do wish that when you hold on a card to make it bigger, it would be even a little bigger, the text is still pretty small. Even better would be if you didn’t have to hold it, you could just click once, then again to dismiss it after reading.

Although the text is small, because you learn the rules and card types very quickly, you don’t even need to refer to the text any longer, so at that point the small text is no problem.

I see the last update made the AI better, so as long as that’s indeed the fact as I continue playing solo, this wonderful game will be staying on my phone.

You did a great job developers for a very fair price with no ads or IAP. Thank you so much! This will be one of my go-to games when I want to relax now.

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