Fox 13 News ran a story Saturday evening about The Card Table. Many thanks to them for taking the time to speak with us and share our work with Utah.
We did it! Card Table took home the $2500 grand prize in the 2014 BYU Mobile App Competition. Thanks to everyone who downloaded helped spread the word in February. And congrats to our friends who made Sadie O'Green, Later, Pudgy Penguin, and Scrimp on jobs well-done.
We are now pleased to announce that Card Table v. 1.1 is now available on the App Store. This version represents our complete vision for Card Table. Version 1.0 was in many ways a proof-of-concept for us (and we were in a hurry to make the app available for the competition).
We love Card Table's free play mode because it lets you use your virtual deck of cards however you please. But if you don't know the rules for very many card games, free play may not involve a whole lot of playing. So in a series of blog posts we are going to teach you how to play some simple card games that you can enjoy on Card Table. In the future you will be able to purchase and download sets of instructions and rules for popular games. We think these downloads will make it even easier for you to learn to play new games on Card Table.
Crazy Eights is one of the simplest multiplayer card games to master. It is usually our fallback when we are testing Card Table. It is easy to set up and easy to play. You may recognize Crazy Eights as Uno with face cards.
You start by dealing 5 to 7 cards to each player, and then flip over the top card of the remaining deck and place it next to the deck to start the discard pile. You will probably want to triple-tap on the Card Table on the iPad to create a play point before beginning your discard pile, and then place the first card on top of the play point. That way players can play cards from their hands directly to the discard pile. (This game is why we realized we should build the play point feature!)
The objective of the game is to discard all of the cards in your hand. Players may make one of the following moves on their turn: