Traditionally, we may be used to carrying a deck of playing cards around with us while traveling to pass the time with a card game or two. Solitaire and Hearts are old favorites and easy to set up and play solo. However, there are loads of card games you can play with a friend if you’re looking to have some lighthearted fun.
Either way, it may be annoying to shuffle up, deal and handle cards at every round. Not to mention time-consuming when all you want to do is dive straight into the game. Thankfully, having card games shifting onto apps on our device helps us bypass this. Plus, you have your device with you everywhere and can basically access a variety of games at any time. What’s more, you can play games with friends without them being anywhere near you.
We’ve picked out the best card games you can download on your iPad now to take with you on the go. Both for solo play or multiplayer.
1. BC Blackjack
If you ask us, this is the most realistic free iPad card game, with great 3D graphics. Even if you’ve never played blackjack in a Canadian online casino, you can still enjoy some virtual casino vibes. Learning by using the app’s instructions and strategy tips, like insurance and surrender. You download the app for free and get play money chips to bet with so it’s also great to practice before playing in real life at some point in the future. You can even see how much better you’ve gotten through the progress tracker in-app.
The Spades app is another one you can download for free onto your iPad and play by yourself or with an opponent. It can be interactive in that you can chat to friends using the chat feature as you play. It’s an easy, fun game you can play when you’ve only got a few minutes to spare, like when you’re waiting in line, for example. Like the BC Blackjack app, there’s a learning curve to this one which you can see as the app tracks your performance over time. We reckon this would be a great one to use as a challenge against friends – or yourself! Check it out here.
3. Card Games
We put this one on the list because it’s a three-in-one of classic solitaire games you know and love. You can choose between Classic Solitaire, FreeCell Solitaire, and Spider Solitaire, as well as your difficulty level. The games are easy to play as you just tap or drag-and-drop to move cards around. As the names state, Solitaire is a solo game so to up the challenge, all the games have speed timers, auto-hints and/or a skill-based point system. You can take a look at it under this link.