Card Shark Collection™ (Deluxe)
By Easy 8 Software
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Card Shark includes a diverse and growing collection of solitaire and traditional card games. Card Shark is iPad and retina display compatible, and features the ability to install custom tables, card backs, and even card fronts.
Supported games include: Klondike (Classic Solitaire), FreeCell, Cassino, Canfield, Basic Rummy, Gin Rummy, Rummy 500, Spider Solitaire, Cruel Solitaire, Beleaguered Castle, Spiderette, Bristol Solitaire, Hearts, Memory Match (Concentration), Speed Match, Calculation, Forty Thieves, Euchre (US), Deuces Wild and Jacks or Better Draw Poker, Aces Up, Spades (non-partnership variant), Limit Texas Hold 'Em, Speed, Batsford Solitaire, Josephine, Red & Black, Sea Towers, Crazy Eights, Tripeaks, Golf, Eagle Wing, Pyramid, Old Maid, War, Go Fish, 13 Packs (aka Grandma's Game), Royal Cotillion, Blackjack (21), Royal Parade, Thieves of Egypt, Scorpion, Pile On, Montana, Canfield, Clock Solitaire, Kings Corner, Russian Cell, Yukon, I Doubt It, Four Seasons, Crescent, Osmosis (aka Treasure Trove), Canasta, La Belle Lucie, Australian Solitaire, Egyptian Ratscrew, SheepsHead(new), Kings in the Corner, Eight Off
Card Shark combines a silky smooth 3d presentation with tasteful animation, sounds, and an elegant drag-drop interface that has been lovingly fine-tuned for the touch screen. Touches and drag targets are forgiving, and piles are automatically split following completed gestures. Touch foundation piles to automatically complete a game.
Why clutter your device with separate card games, when you can stock it with a quality collection that continues to be expanded and improved regularly based on user requests?
- layouts for left/right handed stock placement
- infinite undo/redo supported in all solitaire variants
- tap foundation to autoplay cards
- does not interfere with ipod background music
- automatically saved/resumed games & statistics
- multiple cards fronts, backs, and tables with ability to install new ones from your photo library
An online FAQ is available through the in-game help system. This answers common questions about the supported games and offers a sneak peak at features and new games slated for the next update. Feature and new game requests are always welcome.
"Out of all of the solitaire type card games I have tried, this one is by far the best I have come across in quite a long while." - www.geardiary.com
Featured as an outstanding app in Wired Magazine's 2011 App Guide!
What's New in Version 7.3.1
Patch for "rate app" prompt, statistics improvements, in-game help for King's Corner, more aggressive picking in SheepsHead, and shorter auto-advance in trick-taking games (you can also tap the trick pile to immediately advance).
Lots of options
Been playing for a few weeks now and have some more comments. The tracking seems off a bit or the target zones are too small for my fingers and my hands usually fit on women's medium gloves. I have to hit the cards and buttons repeatedly to make them respond which is unusual given that I've had an iPhone for years. Also, it's the only thing like that only phone.
The games are easier to play with sound as there aren't very many visual cues as to what's going on. Let's take euchre as an example. The cards are dealt. Then it gives advice on what to do (ignore it), and you wait until its your turn. But there's nothing that shows its your turn. You just have to guess that it is because nothing else is going on.
There are quite a few games on here, that's for sure. The developer gets games up to a usable point and then adds more games instead of improving the interface or play of existing games. This means the instructions are good enough, as in, they remind you how to play a game you already know, and sometimes things are hard to see.
If you have a specific game you want, I suggest getting an app made for that game. However, if you're looking for a lot of games then this app is great.
For me, I still buy the apps for games this app already has because these focused apps better meet my expectations for long-time favorite games.
Always stimulating and refreshing
I have enjoyed this on my iTouch for the last few years, but recently bought an iPad and now see the games in a whole new light!! When I awake, before much of the day passes I play a few rounds. While at home I may play another round or two or three. Between work assignments, off the clock, I give it a go again for a few rounds. And by day's end, I have racked up a dozen or more games ...with a few before bed. This series is entertaining, addictive and simply refreshing while stimulating my gray tater that is rapidly turning white. I does what I expected and much more. Thanks, folks, for a fun game.
When I was growing up we had a book called "150 ways to play solitaire". Now this app does not have 150 games but sure has a lot! I play every day - on the train, going to sleep at night, waiting for the dentist. The one thing I would like to see changed is that it seems some games are mathematically impossible to win. All games should have the option for re-deal. Even if that is not how the original game is played, the option should be there to turn multiple deals on and off. Make it more or less challenging.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 12, 2013
- Version: 7.3.1
- Size: 24.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Easy 8 Software
- © 2009,2011 Philip Stroffolino
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.