Tichu 4+

House Full of Games

Designed for iPad

    • $2.99



*** Listed on Games Magazine's Electronic Games 100 for 2011! ***

Shall I Teach You About Tichu?

Legend has it that over 642 million Chinese play Tichu nearly every day! I don't know about that. All I know is that Tichu might very well be the world's best card game.

Tichu is a partnership game for four players where partners battle to be the first to play all of their cards and score points. Each hand is filled with strategy and risk. Will you be the first player to play all of your cards? Perhaps you'd like to make a little wager on that? Are you willing to risk 100 points? How about 200?

Tichu has long been the favorite card game of all time on BoardGameGeek. Find out why! I promise that you won't regret it!

Tichu boasts the following great features:

* Fully licensed and authorized by designer Urs Hostettler and publisher Fata Morgana Spiele.
* Computer controlled opponents boast a challenging and lifelike Artificial Intelligence that is configurable in numerous ways.
* Up to 4 humans can play linked over Bluetooth or Game Center.
* Full support for Game Center! including achievements, leaderboards, and world-wide multiplayer!
* Extensive tutorial and in-game documentation will teach you how to play and have you playing like a champ in no time.
* Shake-A-Hint™ feature helps you play while you learn.
* Music and sound effects.
* Keep track of up to 4 games at once.
* Keep track of your game's progress with a fully automated score sheet.
* Track your statistics over multiple game sessions.
* Play in English or German.
* Optimized high resolution images for iPhone 4 and iPad.
(It also looks fantastic on older iPhones and iPod touch.)

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Note: If you encounter any issue which you think is a bug, or even if you would just like to drop me a line, please send me email at steve-at-housefullofgames-dot-com. Posting bug reports in the comments below doesn't help me because I can't contact you to ask for more details. Please don't hesitate to write. I'd love to hear from you!

What’s New

Version 1.10.0

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

* bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
237 Ratings

237 Ratings

xPokiBear ,

Just hope for multiplayer

This game in general is super fun and will be remembered throughout my childhood that I may even enjoy in the future! Very helpful and helps me practice until I play with my friends and family but I’m quiet upset that there isn’t multiplayer which may have made the game a little more fun and creative because of the very mistakes and very wise moves some players may make which makes it all in all way more entertaining and with communication at hand possibly with a mic making it even better of a game! Recommend it nonetheless. Hope it’s free in the future as well so more players can play and know about this very fun game.

JesseMax ,

Great way to learn

I have friends that play Tichu regularly and I’ve been left out since I don’t know how to play and they’ve been far ahead in strategy. They taught me how to play recently, but I struggled with learning the right strategy.
This app has helped with that immensely. Being able to adjust your opponents and try different partners has been outstanding for learning the game. It’s greatly improved my game!
The partner can make some pretty bonehead moves sometimes (like taking a trick from you when you’ve called Tichu and clearly heading out). But, then again, I make some bone head moves as well.

One wish - sometimes I hit Call Tichu and then play my cards, forgetting to hit ‘OK’ to confirm. I wish it would either prevent play until you hit okay or allow you to back up a round and replay.

dakarsenegal ,

Compelling game--like Spades but much richer!

I have never played Tichu before but I am now good and hooked! The game has one of the best tutorials that I've seen on a phone platform and the "shake a hint" is invaluable. Partner games are so rare these days and I want to get friends to play, but the computer players are the next best thing. And you can easily play online side by side with multiple phones!!! If you like Spades I promise you'll love Tichu. The help is also well written and close at hand to reference to help understand how the special cards work--even includes a bit of strategy. Can't imagine getting bored of this game. Well worth paying for. Thank you for bringing it to the iPhone, and thus, to me!!!

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  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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