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Master Schnapsen/66 Lite

By Psellos

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Master Schnapsen/66 plays two classic card games, Schnapsen and Sixty-Six. Many people consider them the best two-person card games, and we’re inclined to agree. Our app plays the games at three difficulty levels. At the Master level it’s a formidable opponent.

Schnapsen and Sixty-Six are like miniaturized versions of Pinochle, easy to learn play well, but challenging to master. If you’re new to the game, there is a Suggest button that makes it easy to get up to speed. It’s like having an expert player to give you advice.

The Lite version of the app is exactly like the full version, except that the shuffled cards start to repeat after a while. Try it for free to see how much fun the games are.

For even more expert advice read the Schnapsen Log:

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Customer Reviews

Fun when it works

Game freezes when interrupted or when changing settings. Otherwise fun to play.

Fantastic app of a fantastic game

Schnapsen is one of the very best two player card games. It has been played for hundreds of years in Central Europe and it deserves to be more widely known. This app is a fantastic version of the game. The layout and controls are intuitive and the computer plays intelligently. The "Suggest" function (which suggests a play for you) makes learning the game easy. Also, if you go to the Psellos website, you will discover that the author of the app did extensive research to come up with a set of rules that best reflects how the game is commonly played (like many card games, there are lots of local variations in rules).

One note worth making: As the game is played face-to-face with real cards, typically no score is recorded by either player, and when one player thinks he or she has reached the target score of 66, he or she then "declares." After that, the points in the tricks taken are counted; if the declarer is right, then he/she wins the hand; if not, then he/she loses and is penalized. If I have one suggestion for this app, it would be that the app would allow you to play without it keeping explicit score for you, and then have a "declare" button for you to press when you want to declare. That would mimic real-life play and give players practice at keep mental score. (Of course, the computer could flawlessly declare, so perhaps that is why Psellos did not program the app with a declare option, but in theory the computer at lower skill levels could be programmed to be a bit slow to declare, that is, on occasion not declare as soon as it reaches 66. So I still think it could be a useful option.)

But this is a minor quibble: GET THIS GREAT APP!

Master Schnapsen/66 Lite
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 4.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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