About The Game
Classic Card Games is a huge collection of the finest card classics and casino games – right in your pocket!
Classic card games include: Hearts, Spades, Euchre, Bridge, Gin Rummy, Canasta, Cribbage, Crazy Eights, Go Fish, Romme, and Skat.
The casino card games selection has: BlackJack, Texas Hold'em, Double Flop Hold'em, Omaha, 5-Card Draw, 7 Card Stud, Pineapple, Crazy Pineapple, and five unique versions of Video Poker.
Immerse yourself in the game with unique 3D environments and characters. Change many of the game's rules to your liking. An incredible, complete card game collection for endless fun!
Classic card games features a total of 52 different games
11 classic card games, 7 poker, 5 video poker, 5 black jack and 24 solitaire games.
I play a lot of poker (both online and in real life)so that's the area I tend to gravitate towards every time I start the game up but I tried all of the games at least once before the review
All the games feature stats like number of times played, won, money bet / won (poker / Black Jack) fastest win (solitaire)
Fans of card games in general should find enough here to keep you occupied for a good long while.
Poker is a particular passion of mine and I do like 5 card draw, 7 card stud and Texas holdem rather a lot!
The casino section of the game (poker, video poker and black jack) sees you start with just 1,000 dollars for you to work your way up with.
You can increase your money by playing any of the games but the stats also show how many times you've been declared bankrupt too which will presumably reset you at $1,000 (I haven't gone bankrupt yet thankfully)
The cpu for the poker games in particular seem fairly dense at times.
For instance I went all in with a straight during a game of 5 card draw I was called by 3 other players one had a low pair the other two simply only had a high card and the highest of them was a jack.
Needless to say I won the tournament rather quickly.
Video poker plays pretty much like real life by this I mean you'll keep putting money in the machine and losing it all.
And Black Jack is just simply Black Jack where the vast majority of the time it will come down to a bit of luck rather than any defined skill.
But it doesn't ever feel like the dealer is cheating as it does with some digital versions of the game.
All solitaire games play as expected and in the same vain as game on's previous release best of solitaire while that version had 101 different solitaire games for most people 24 is probably enough and it does contain most of the better known versions too.
Various options can be changed such as how you can place the card order and what you are allowed to place in empty spots.
I've played poker with thousands of people, in real life, online and in video games but I don't think I've ever met anyone like Alfredo who will purposely call an all in with 8 high!
The 11 classic card games also have various options of their own but there area couple of games I'd liked to have seen included along with the 11 they have.
Sevens and president in particular I played to death on Nintendo's own 42 game classic (club house games in the NA) and often featured a wealth of players online at the time too but neither are included here.
Speaking of online that's another feature you won't find which is unfortunate as no other card game on the system is currently doing so either.
At the very least it would have been a good idea to include some local download play multi player but even that hasn't made an appearance.
It's not even an option for 2 players that bought the game to play together.
Considering many of the games included are generally played by multiple players in real life this seems like a huge missed opportunity.
Finally like Game On's other similar 3ds releases (See the last 2 reviews) there are a number of options included for changing both the card style as well as the backgrounds colour or image to suit your own personal preferences.
Admittedly go fish is not one of my card game favourites.
Reasonable variety of games.
Stats for every game.
Game rules explained well for new players.
Plenty of rule customisation.
Options vary by game but most have some rule customisation.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Online play should have been considered.
Local multi player in either download or both own should most certainly have been included.
A bit more card game variety would have been appreciated.
Golf solitaire plays fine as it's a single player game but some of the others would have greatly benefited from some multi player action.
If you aren't a fan of card games this obviously won't be for you.
If you do enjoy card games and don't mind playing alone then providing you like at least half of the games on offer your getting fairly decent value for money here.
But the multi player option or lack of really annoys me.
I can understand a publishers apprehension with online play especially when if the game didn't hit certain sales targets they are still paying the costs of that online infrastructure.
I can also just about understand the lack of a download play option they are't Nintendo they need as many sales as possible if too people want to play locally the game is priced so low they could both just buy it.
But to not even feature a multi player (even 2 player) option for two people sat next to each other both having purchased the game seems like a huge mistake and one I know first hand has stopped some people from making a purchase in the first place.
As a single player experience the game works and functions well enough (other than some questionable AI at times.
In terms of price vs content it's a good deal and fans of card games that don't mind playing alone could quite easily get their fair share of game play hours from it.
A review copy of the game was provided by Game On and reviewed in accordance with the review policy.