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Dead Man's Draw

By Stardock

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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 in Version 1.24

● Bug fixes and performance improvements


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Customer Reviews

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.

Arrriginal card game

I've played a lot of good card games on mobiles. Spent money to support the decks where they deserved it (mtg, ascension, hearthstone) I didn't expect much from this game but the reviews got me curious and now I see why it's rated so highly. It's original, polished has a great play mechanic that evolves as you progress. When I need a break from the stress and frustration from the (sometimes not so) occasional mana screw (I'm talking to you magic duels) I'll come back to this game. Just goes to show you that there's still some great game ideas out there that involve nothing more than a deck of specialized pirate cards.

Gaaarrreat game all around.
And yes they've definitely earned some of my coin.

Simple Card Game

This is a simple card game that levels up nicely. You start out very easy and perhaps might think this is a kid game, but with each win it adds another layer of difficulty. After about 10 wins there are so many multiple meanings for each card and layers of strategy that it becomes challenging to consistently win. There is definitely an element of luck in the game and the best plans can be ruined with on lucky last turn when the game can be completely turned upside down(for example I was 60 points ahead "a lot of points" going into the last hand. The computer pulled out 65 points in one hand and won). Thankfully that is rare, but not impossible, so you have to play every hand carefully to the end. I can even count the number of levels in this game it just keeps going and going. Each level adding a new twist to the game.
Fast game (1 min)
Numberous Levels and added twists
Does not need internet to play

Luck will always win over strategy

Dead Man's Draw
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.24
  • Size: 46.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Simulated Gambling

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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