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Which games would you like to see as single/multiplayer games?

Juha Lindstedt

Posted on April 6, 2020

I've planned at least solitaire, poker (Texas Hold'em) and blackjack. Which games would you like to play, single and/or multiplayer?

Rik Janssen

Posted on April 8, 2020

Dear Juha, I would love to see the card game named 'Wizards' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizard_(card_game).
Furthermore I would like to connect with you to think about how we could make card of decks even more accessible for more people so they can have fun with each other virtually while many people face a 'lock down' due to the spreading corona virus. 

Juha Lindstedt

Posted on April 8, 2020

Thank you Rik so much for your contribution! Here's sneak peek of the new version of the library: https://cdn.pakastin.fi/cards/

Source code if you're in to those: https://github.com/deck-of-cards/deck-of-cards/blob/next/lib/index.js

The idea is to create as simple and flexible playing cards library/platform as possible, with open source game library, where anyone can create single/multiplayer games for everyone to play!

I'll study Wizard game, when I get the new library finished.

Doug Farquharson

Posted on April 18, 2020

I would like to see a fully open system, where we could state the cards of the deck that we want to use, the number of players, the number dealt out etc. then anyone could play any game they want on line.

The way I see it is each hand just gets put down and the players can score the hand off-line. So it just needs to clear when the next person puts a card down. We would coordinate the game on a zoom call or whatever.

The actual game I would like to have is one called bid-euchre. It uses 2 decks 9-A and there are 6 players (2 teams)

Thanks

Juha Lindstedt

Posted on April 18, 2020

Yeah, game designer is one of the biggest new feature this time and I'm already on it! Hope to get the new version released soon.. I'll keep you updated!

Doug Farquharson

Posted on April 18, 2020

Thanks

Rik Janssen

Posted on April 21, 2020

For inspiration about features you should have a look at http://playingcards.io it a really good implementation of a system which 'virtualizes' your 'tabletop' and let free in rules but provides the interaction to play all sorts of games. 

Juha Lindstedt

Posted on April 21, 2020

Yeah, that is a great reference!

Doug Farquharson

Posted on April 21, 2020

First Rik, Wizard can be played at http://www.wizardcards.com/ (3-6 players). It works pretty well.

Your  http://playingcards.io is a good site. I had not seen it before. It looks like it is limited to 1 deck of cards though. I think multiple wouldn't be that difficult.

The main game I am looking at is Bid Euchre. WE have a 6-some that use to play every week. Now with the lockdown we have switched to Wizard on line, but would prefer 6 handed bid-euchre. I agree with Rik, all we really need is the cards and the table so that it can be dealt and people can choose the cards to play. Although in the game you have to follow suit or trump, and you go through a bidding contract, all of that can be done manually like a physical game. The big ability is to have the cards, and to be able to play a card from your hand to the table.

So for this game we need two euchre decks (9-A) and 6 players.

Again, thanks for your help on this. 

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