I’m a casual Poker player with a serious problem. I love to play Poker. In decades past it was just me and friends and a lot of late nights.
With the advent of high tech games, playing Poker didn’t even require my friends or late nights. I could sit in front of my Mac or PC and play until the cows came home. Often, they did. Why so much Poker? It’s a fun game. And I lost plenty which made me come back for more, only to lose again and again.
That Was Then, This Is Now
Today I use my Mac and iPhone to play Poker. Yes, I still lose, but it’s more fun and costs less.
Scenario Poker is a fun little game with multiple versions for Mac and iPhone users.
The Mac version is a Dashboard Widget game, which is perfect to help reduce office stress and productivity.
In this game you learn the popular Texas Hold ‘em Poker, so it’s quick to learn, easy to lose, and takes decades to master.
It’s the version you often see on television Poker tournaments such as World Series of Poker, and the World Poker Tour. Have no fear. I’m not in that league.
Scenario Poker Widget
There are plenty of advantages to playing Poker on your Mac using a Dashboard Widget. It’s not expensive. It’s always available with a click or swipe of the mouse.
And, importantly, it’s a game that can be put away, out of of sight in a heartbeat.
Scenario Poker is a basic three-round shootout tournament. You play against over two dozen simulated opponents so it’s just chips, no money. When your chips are gone, you’re gone.
If you win all the chips you simply advance to the next table with more opportunities to lose as the stakes get higher.
Five Basic Functions
What I like about the Widget version of Texas Hold ‘em falls into five very basic functions (besides playing).
First, it’s fast paced but help is a click away. Second, graphics are customizable so you can alter the look and feel. Third, statistics are tracked along the way, which helps to improve your game.
Additionally, you can create your own opponents using custom graphics (handy when playing to beat the boss or your spouse or someone you don’t like).
Finally, there’s no money to lose when you lose. It’s just digital chips. The Widget is attractive and the rules are straightforward. When you drop out of the Widget and go back to your Mac, the game pauses so you can start up again when the office coast is clear.
Another advantage is that Scenario Poker is both a Widget and an iPhone version, so you can add to your Poker addiction with a mobile game that functions much the same way. A single activation code will unlock both the Widget and the iPhone game.
My days of playing Poker until there was no more month left at the end of my money are gone. My quick fix is to play against characters I create and never to play for money. So, if that’s the case, how do I lose big?
It’s a game. It can be an addiction. And addictions often take a lot of time. If you can control the urge to become the next World Champion of Poker, Scenario Poker can bring you plenty of enjoyment for little effort or money but a lot of time.