My father was a card shark. I learned a powerful lesson from him while losing every card game imaginable at his hands. Don’t trust card players. I learned enough about cards from daddy to beat the socks off my brothers and sisters and neighbors and friends.
As the digital age matured, I began playing cards with my Mac. Funny thing. You can’t trust a Mac, either. Here’s the story of how to play Rummy against your Mac for fun and profit (minus the profit).
Mac The Knife Is A Card Shark
Romi is a Mac card game for Rummy Tile. It comes with 52 cards (two sets) with two wild cards and three different levels on your Mac.
So, it’s Rummy like, easy to play, and comes with a single gotcha.
If you’re a lonely Mac user, then you believe in the religion of Solitaire. Full Deck Solitaire is free and comes with 23 different solitaire games.
The only problem with solitaire is that it gets interrupted by life. Children. Husband. Work. Laundry. Dinner. Sleep.
How does Full Deck Solitaire compare to Romi? One is free. The other is $10.
Also free is Klondike Forever, also a solitaire game. This game differs because the interface is more of a 3-D look.
It comes with integrated animation, unlimited undo (how do you think I win so often?), auto moving, multiple card decks and full screen mode.
If you like online card playing, FunBridge app is free and lets you play with others in online tournaments. But you have to create an online account to join in the fun of losing to others.
Card games are not a dime a dozen on the Mac. Hoyle Card Games comes with 150 different card game variations from Old Maid to Go Fish to Poker to Gin Rummy to Hearts.
On a per card game basis, it’s a bargain at barely 13-cents for each game variation. But that adds up to almost $20 for the whole she-bang.
I have a hard time coughing up that kind of coin in an era when 99-cent apps are expensive compared to free apps that can beat you blind on a Mac.
Easily the best bargain in the bunch, and recommended by Mac360’s Value Vixen™ is Card Shark Collection.
I count about 50 different card games, and a dozen or so I’ve never heard of (Russian Cell? Thieves of Egypt?) in the collection. At about 6-cents per game, you’re sure to beat yourself silly trying to master them all.