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The Card Table

By Porter Hoskins

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


It’s not a card game. It’s every card game. The Card Table gives you a virtual deck of cards so you can play any of your favorite card games. You are in charge of the rules, such as how many cards to deal, how to keep score, and how to take turns. If you know how to play a game with a physical deck of cards, you can play it with The Card Table—without needing to shuffle!

An iPad becomes your card table, players keep their hands on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and you “pass” cards between devices. Players’ devices connect to the iPad via Bluetooth and/or Wifi. The magic is in the direct communication between devices. When you pass a card it doesn’t go through a server—it goes directly from one device to the next! Now you can easily play your favorite games on road trips or airplanes.

*** At least one iPad and one iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with iOS 7 or greater required ***

*** BYU Mobile App Competition Winner ***

What's New in Version 1.31

Tons of new features in this one. Literally tons. In no particular order, here's a list of new things you can do:
- Use your iPad as a hand
- New card and table designs! These are made available as in app purchases.
- Use multiple decks
- Select how many Jokers (or other special cards) you want in your deck
- Save your favorite game configurations
- Play with three new deck types in addition to the standard face cards

***Fixed In-App purchases issue


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Customer Reviews

Great Concept, Needs Improvement

I have been looking for something of this sort for a VERY long time, and I was filled with joy when I stumbled upon this app. I began right away and played with two of my friends, having to single my third friend out because we didnt have enough devices, as his ipad was the table. It was very fun to have the freedom of all card games with no cards. We did think cards were a bit quicker and easier to handle. The main reason I got the app was to be able to play cards with friends wherever I went, whether in the car or on vacation or even on a long plane ride. BUT, in order for devices to connect, it requires all devices to be connected to wifi. Because of this, most people will only be able to play in settings where it has a wifi router, which usually means its in a place where physical cards become more relevant. In short, i love this concept, but it needs to need no wifi connection and rely solely on bluetooth connection in orde to play. Thanls dor reading.

Great but needs more...

Gameplay is quite awesome, swiping cards from device to device is a beautiful concept. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options make even Road trips possible when Wi-Fi does not exist. However there are some small flaws that need fixing and some recommendations I would like to make. Each time I start the game I must repurchase the free card table background. This is a minor inconvenience but fixing it would make it a lot better. I understand the game is free, but please let me purchase an ad free version. I use this with my family and would prefer not to have advertisements popping up on their displays. Please add some type of auto stacking teacher for playing games such as Rummy. When throwing down cards and games like Remi, there does not seem to be enough room on the "iPad table" for two players let alone four players. Overall this app is excellent and I would like to give it five stars, if you would at least allow me to purchase an ad free version. Thank you for the great game.

Super Fun- you can play anything :)

You need to have the app on all the devices involved, which must include at least 1 iPad and one other iPhone or iPad & have wifi and/or Bluetooth enabled on all devices. We bought, downloaded & were playing in minutes. Played Uno & 7 card gin rummy. Loved the flexibility in Freeplay to play any card game. Use the app tutorial to help you set up the card game of your choice (# decks, # cards in the deal, piles on the table, etc) & it's a breeze. Um, you DO need to know how to play the card game of your choice YOURSELF, it's not an app that teaches you HOW to play a game, but rather a VERY AWESOME app that you can use to replace a physical deck of cards to play ANY card game you like in a FUN way with your Apple devices. Can't wait to play with more family! This is a keeper.

The Card Table
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.31
  • Size: 22.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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