Tiến lên (Vietnamese: tiến lên, tiến: advance; lên: to go up, up; literally: "go forward"), also known as Vietnamese cards, Thirteen, American Killer, or Jamal Patel in India, is a Vietnamese shedding-type card game devised in Southern China and Vietnam.It is similar to Zheng Shangyou, which uses a specially printed deck of cards, Big Two, and other "climbing" card games popular in many parts of Asia. Tien len, considered the national card game of Vietnam, is a game intended and best for 4 players.

What's New

Version 2.3

Fix bugs

Ratings and Reviews

3 out of 5

27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Excellent! I play everyday.


I've been playing tien len all my life, and I find this app as fun and as exciting every time! Sure, there are lots of chops/bombs, but it's what makes the game intriguing. The app runs smoothly on my iPhone 6. I have downloaded many other tien len apps, and this one is simply the best. Simple yet sophisticated. It is just you versus three computer players, and every time I play, I get better. It also explains the tien len game in a very through manner. I feel that this app is excellent for people of all levels, beginners and advanced players. I never feel like I am playing against computers, which is a 5-stars in my book!

Best iOS Tien Len App

Lord Lman

I looked and found this to be the best. Don't listen to the people who say the AI is too hard. I'm not Asian and can hold my own. It's definitely challenging, but in a good way. Also, you can change the pass and play buttons by swapping in the settings.

Definitely hit it up for a good time and if you want a pick up and go app.

Fun, but all rules aren’t correct


I enjoy this game. It passes by a lot of time when I’m bored. The only issue I’ve had is for example, I’ll play a pair of 10’s. All players will pass. I’ll continue on with pair of Q’s, A’s, and 2’s. I’ll then get chopped. In reality, they shouldn’t have been able to chop me since they passed on all the other pairs. This also happens with single cards played. Oh, they’re able to do that, but not me.


Phuc Ly
22.6 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
© Phuc Ly


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