This is a no-ads version of the first and most popular pinochle app for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac. Play single- or double-deck with configurable options, including meld bids and shoot the moon. 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

Version 5.7.2

Fixes a bug affecting some users which prevented bidding from starting. Some features added in 5.7.0 have been removed in this version, but will be re-added in a future update.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5

35 Ratings

35 Ratings


Having fun in Seattle

My favorite pinochle app. Faster and with more detailed options than other apps out there, and more realistic bidding by computer’s hands (though sometimes the computer is overly cocky).
Wish List:
1. Peer to peer capability
2. Allow for game of 1500 instead of 150 with an override adding a 0 on to all applicable settings.



I am 71 years of age and have been playing this game sends the age of 12, I love what you have been able to do in an app. You keep making it better and I thank yo for your efforts now you must go to the next level; PC VERSION 1🤓.

Thank you for all the fun.



Partner’s bids at times make no sense. As in having a run in hand and passing at 31 at other times bidding into the 40s without an ace in the suit they want to make trump and little to no meld support. The game play at times would have had my dad whack them along side the head


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18.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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