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Pinochle Gold


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This is a no-ads version of the most popular pinochle app for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. Play single- or double-deck with configurable options. Pinochle Gold is updated frequently with user-suggested features and AI improvements. To try before you buy, see our free, ad-supported Pinochle app.

Pinochle is a card game played with a 48- or 80-card deck of 9s, 10s, jacks, queens, kings and aces. The game consists of a repeating sequence of bidding (for the right to name the trump suit and optionally to pass cards), melding, and trick-taking. Players score points by melding various card combinations and by taking tricks.

In this version, one human player (South) plays with a computer partner (North) and two computer opponents (West and East).

BIDDING: Each player bids the number of points she thinks she can make with her hand. Player to the dealer's left is required to bid, and bidding proceeds to the left. Players who pass are out of the bidding for that hand. A typical high bid is 35 points (for 48 cards) or 60 (for 80 cards). High bidder names the trump suit for the hand and optionally exchanges cards with her partner.

MELDING: Players get points by showing various card combinations. A run (or straight) in the trump suit is worth 15 points. Aces in all four suits is 10 points. Pinochle (queen of spades and jack of diamonds) is 4 points, or 30 points for double pinochle (two of each).

TRICKS: Play begins with the high bidder, and proceeds around the table to the left, 4 cards per trick. Each trick has a winner, who gets 1 point per ace, ten or king.

SCORING: If the high bidder fails to make the bid (his team's total meld plus trick points is less than the bid), the bid amount is subtracted from the team score. Play continues until one team goes out.

(This edition is functionally identical to the no-ads app called Pinochle Plus.)

What's New in Version 2.8.2

Minor bug fixes, localization improvements.


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Customer Reviews


This is a good app, but sometimes my partner doesn't make the smartest decision. Also, it would be cool if you could pick your partner. Like have different avatars. You could have multiplayer too.

Pinochle Gold

Really bad. Obviously creator doesn't know pinochle unless he deliberately created a partner robot who is very dumb. Partner meld bids with nothing drops out after I pass but bids me up to the sky. Overbids and loses. The meld bidding is useless. I meld bid and partner passes consistently. Passing cards partner robot holds 20 point meld cards in trump losing a 160 double run in my hand extremely rarely passes a jack of trump. Very aggravating. Wouldn't play at all but laptop unavailable to play with humans in yahoo. Partner will hold jD qS for 4 points meld when D's or Spades called trump. Just really stupid playing. Trump called Pass trump!! Amen!!
Still the same. Partner holds 4 pts jD qS I have 12 trump need Q for dbl run. Partner doesn't pass the queen to save 4 points Hand lost w/o playing a card.
Creator if this game is very stupid. Doesn't know pinochle from Old Maid.
Sorry I've wasted so much time with this game. Obviously creators can't fix meld bid problem or card passing mess either. Worst possible partner. Holds 15 pt run in trump avoiding possibility of 150 pt dbl run. Lose hand after hand for lack of partnership skills in meld bidding and card passing. That I win single handedly quite often is a miracle. I'm done.

And the worst partner in the history of pinochle after many "improvements" still holds and then loses aces and still does not pass trump.
Also and again partner knows NOTHING about meld bid Meld bids 20 has very consistently 6 or 8 pts and no playing hand
Jump from 52 to 54 means 20 meld. No pinochle player EVER meld bids 10 pts ever. Except as 51 opener for aces which is not available in this game.

Finally dumped this game. Creators don't know how to play. Got tired of watching robot partner play like a moron playing jacks on my tricks holding aces and playing points on opponents tricks. Loses at least 2 aces per hand. Can't understand why game programmed for opposition to know to play trump 10s when all aces out, to play points in partners tricks and to play aces but the robot partner if live player doesn't know this? And meld bid? Creators have NO CLUE! Bye. Thanks for all the aggravation. Supposed to be fun. NOT!!!

Pinochle Gold
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Mar 07, 2014
  • Version: 2.8.2
  • Size: 26.6 MB
  • Languages: English, German
  • Seller:, LLC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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