Game Five Hundred was originated in US at the beginning of XXth century as an extension of game Euchre that uses all cards in play and has an auction similar to Bridge. While Five Hundred wasn't as popular in USA as Bridge, the game gained recognition in other English-speaking countries becoming a national game in Australia.
While Bridge requires four players playing in pairs, Five Hundred can be played in groups or individually. The application supports three-player version which is considered to be the best fit for individual play.
As far as we know there are no official rules of the game, while numerous sources (books and online) provide different and often controversial descriptions of game rules. Though we tried to realise numerous variations of the game ("Tweaks"), we couldn't of course implement all of them.
In addition to rule modifications, 500+ allows to set up appearance of the game (e.g. background image, style of face cards, picture of card back), customise sound effects, specify play list for custom background music.
500+ keeps game summaries and score tables.
The application requres iOS 9.0+, gaining advantage of newer OS features, if available.
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If you like 500+, you might be also interested in King Solo: another trick-taking card game, which have a very similar look and similar customised features.
As opposed to 500+, King Solo, does not involve bidding. Instead, for each deal it offers a choice of different game types (taking tricks, avoiding tricks or specific cards in tricks), each requiring its own approach and tactics.
Dodo is the name of an extinct bird species, however this time it is the abbreviation of "DOuble DOzen". This is our implementation of math game "24" popular in China and other countries with significant Chinese population.
The game doesn't involve any long-term strategy, so the logic is pretty straightforward. This makes "24" an excellent family game, and Dodo offers different levels of difficulty to suit both adults and children. Also images of playing cards can optionally be replaced by numbers.