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Rated 5 dimples by AppSmiles.com and 9/10 on The iPhone App Review!
PLAY ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST CARD GAMES!
Mü is a real thinking-man's trick-taking game. It offers the strategy of Bridge without all of the hassle of having to learn any bidding conventions. Find out for yourself why this game is beloved by gamers the world over.
HOURS OF REPLAYABILITY AND VARIETY
Partnerships and trump suits change with every hand. Sometimes trump is long, sometimes it's short, and sometimes there isn't any trump at all! It all depends on the bidding.
LET THE GAME TEACH YOU HOW TO PLAY
A quick-start tutorial and in-game tool-tips can help you quickly learn the basics of the game. You can also learn by reading the full rules complete with examples right from within the game.
PLAY AGAINST CHALLENGING AI OPPONNENTS
Mü boasts challenging and lifelike Artificial Intelligence opponents, each of which can be configured to match various skill levels.
PLAY AGAINST YOUR FRIENDS OVER BLUETOOTH
Want to play with a friend? Link your games over Bluetooth! Use the AI opponents to fill any empty seats around your virtual table.
ENDORSED BY MÜ CREATOR FRANK NESTEL
Frank Nestel has been involved from the beginning of development to ensure that the game would live up to his high standards of excellence.
PLAY IN ENGLISH, GERMAN, SPANISH OR PORTUGUESE
German Translation provided by Frank Nestel himself!
Find out for yourself why the community at www.boardgamegeek.com rate Mü so highly, many of whom will tell you that Mü is their favorite card game of all time!
Follow Mü on Facebook at http://facebook.com/MuGame.
See the demo video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNEYVF2i4hQ.
What's New in Version 1.3
Minor fixes to iPad version.
A trick-taking card game that's a real treat
If you enjoy trick-taking card games like Hearts, Spades, Bridge, or Wizard, you will be in heaven with Mü. With its slick, faithful, and feature-chocked adaptation of Frank Nestel's clever rule set, it is obvious that this game was a labor of love for developer Steve Blanding. Available in the physical world in the card game collections Mü & More and Mü & Lots More (both highly rated on BoardGameGeek), Mü offers a depth of strategy almost unheard of in card games. So much so that even with a thorough tutorial, I would highly recommend reading the in-game manual in its entirety.
One huge point in favor of this particular adaptation is the ability to play with up to five other local users through Bluetooth. Mr. Blanding has devised a way around the typical two-player limit to such wireless communication, one that I hope other developers will utilize in the future. Mü also saves automatically and transparently at every turn, a necessary feature for a longer game such as this. And I have to admit that another point in favor of this app is that the game plays in portrait orientation, though one can turn his/her device on its side to view the detailed scoring charts.
If you carry any fondness at all for card games, you owe it to yourself to give this app a try. It will provide you with countless hours of enjoyment for a mere pittance, whether you play it alone or with friends.
Best card game in the App Store!
Being a die-hard card game fanatic, my first two app purchases with my iPad were Tichu and Mu. I've now played a couple of hundred hands of each, and while the bloom is off the rose on Tichu, Mu continues to impress and challenge me. The AI here is outstanding (I consider myself a good player, and I only win about 30% of the time on the hard AI), and I think the game has helped improve my bidding immensely.
My only quibbles:
1) The pauses between moves are too long. You can tap to continue in most cases, but it still seems like it drags along
2) Need a better indication of the teams, particularly in the 5-player mode. The shades in the name boxes are a bit too subtle
3) The bidding controls are not at all intuitive-- Now that I've played enough it works, but it took me a very long time to get used to the "tap the arrow by the next player to continue".
Still, a great game, well implemented.
Take the time to understand it and you will be rewarded
This is not a mindless bird-thrower game to while away the hours. It's a first-class thinking game that will challenge you at every turn. The trump rules are odd and take a little time to get used to. I played the first couple games getting a hint on every play and had no idea why the suggestion was strong or weak. But when it fell into place in my head, it was beautiful. I play this all the time now, grabbing a round or two if I have a few minutes. An excellent game and perfectly suited for the Ipod.
My only beef is a small one. Sometimes when I try to tap a card on the left side of a full hand, I'll accidentally hit the trash can instead and it'll ask if I want a new game. I can always back out of it, but it's a minor annoyance.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Apr 08, 2010
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 9.1 MB
- Languages: English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
- Seller: Steve Blanding
- © 2010 Steve Blanding
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.