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A fun card game but it will not save your progress if you have to stop playing a game in the middle!
on October 20, 2012
You start the game by dealing out one card to each player and the high card deals and the next higher card sets the direction of play. On following rounds of the game the dealer is always the winner of the last round and the direction of play stays the same as it was when the round ended. Getting rid of all of your cards first makes you the winner of the round. The players who still have cards add up their points and add them to their match score. Once a person wins 3 games the game is over. The player with the least number of points is the winner. This is the classic style of playing the game. There is also an elimination game style.
A card in your hand is playable if it is wild or if it matches the suit or rank of the card at the top of the pile. Playable cards will appear white (highlighted) on your screen to help you during game play. The boarders around your cards will flash yellow when it is your turn to play. If you do not have a card to play you tap the deck and draw a card. If it is playable then play it.
You can drag your finger across the cards to spread them to more easily see them and view their value and actions. To play a card then touch it and while continuing to touch it drag it to the center pile. If you have the wrong card then just release it and it returns to your hand.
If you play a Joker you get to select the next suit. Strategically select a suit that you have a lot of to dispose of your cards or one that your neighbor doesn't have and thus forcing them to draw a card. When a player plays their second to the last card four colored buttons pop up and a color code. Be the first to successfully key in the five color code and you get to call last card.
* Bonus blocks can make your entire hand of cards wild.
* Jokers let you change the suit and the next player gets 5 penalty cards they have to draw.
* Aces reverse the direction of game play.
* Jacks are wild and can be played on any cards except an active 2.
* Sevens skip the next player's turn.
* Fours let you play another card and you can play as many fours in a row as you have in your hand if you would like to.
* A two forces the following player to play a Two also or have to draw two cards for every two on the pile and lose their turn to play a card.
* Start game
* Leaderboard shows you top scores but requires you to sign into their network.
* Help & options include how to play, credits, audio and back.
What I like:
The description of the rules is very through and teaches you the game well. The game has three difficulties in easy, normal and hard. It makes it easy to learn the game without being frustrated. The game takes care of forcing you to take the extra cards and keep track of the scores and direction of play. It lets you concentrate on playing the game instead of trying to remember the extensive game rules.
Game play is fast and interesting and I liked playing the game.
What I don't like:
This game is pretty good and there is not much to not like but one is having to key in the color code on the last card. I don't quite understand that rule yet.
My least favorite issue is if you have to quit a game in the middle of the game, it doesn't save the game progress and you have to start a new game over. This is frustrating and you may have spent an hour or more playing a game and leading then only to lose your progress and score. This should be fixed.
I don't know why this game needs internet access except to share your score to the leader board which I could care less about. I wish this permission was removed from the game entirely.
This is a good card game and I enjoyed playing it and learning it. It has a lot of rules and I couldn't even go through them all above in my review. I found it best to play the game and learn by using the easy mode. It is not so easy though as your neighbors will nuke you to death!
While I don't like the network access I still gave this game four stars. It played well on the Kindle Fire and it did not have any failures. Game play was fun and it moved along quickly and was entertaining. This game will be a good time killer. I loved leaving my neighbor a parting gift card! I don't like not being able to leave the game and return later to finish the same game and this missing feature made me drop the score.
Size: the app is 472 KB in you app memory and 14.585 MB of memory in your storage area reserved for books and other entertainment items and data.
* Storage - modify/delete internal storage contents
* Network communication - full internet access
* Network communication - view network state