Monthly Archive:: January 2019

Review of Hearts+ Game for iOS, the highest rated Hearts mobile app on the Apple iStore. Hearts is one of the world oldest and most popular card games. Here in Canada, it continues to occupy the tables of friends/family game nights all across the country. And as so many of today’s trivial pleasures have,...
Review of Hearts + App for Android mobile devices. A quick search of the Google Play App Store reveals more than 50 ways to play Hearts on Android smartphones and tablets. Of those with 1k+ installs, they range in popularity from 2.8 to 4.6 stars. Most are free; some are not. With so many...
How to play Sergeant Major by its original, UK-preferred 8-5-3 card game rules and others. If you already know how to play the immensely popular Canadian card game of 9-5-2 (aka Canadian Sergeant Major), you should have no trouble picking up on its variant 8-5-3 rules. There are only a couple of differences between...
Review of Favorite Games’ Sergeant Major 8-5-3 app for Android smartphones and tablets. One of the most popular Canadian card games of all time is 9-5-2, a variation of England’s 8-5-3 trick-catching game. Its formal name, Sergeant Major, comes from its proclivity among the British Royal Navy more than half a century ago. Today...
A fun-filled list of the most popular games like Coup, filled with deception, deduction and dastardly deeds! Like many of you I’m sure, I’ve been playing Coup for several years now. Family game nights wouldn’t be the same without this amazing board game, released in 2012 by Indie Boards & Cards (IBC). Its popularity...
Complete list of Coup characters and player aid from the classic deck, promos and Rebellion G54 expansion. The following is a comprehensive guide to all Coup characters from the original game, special kickstarter promotions, and the extensive line-up of Coup: Rebellion G54 influences. The idea is to give you a better idea of what roles...
Guide to the evolution of Coup, alternate editions and expansion packs. Despite the game of Coup still being relatively new, as far as card/board games go, there have been multiple revisions and expansion packs launched since its official release in 2012. At that time, the game was known as “Coup: City State”. In subsequent...
Review of Coup card game for iPhone and iPad The game of Coup has only been around since 2012, but quickly rose in the popularity ranks among Canadian card games (or is it a board game?) The premise has a lot to do with it. Lying, stealing and manipulating your way into supreme political...
Fox City Games presents Coup card game for Android. It’s rather fascinating how quickly the game of Coup has grown in popularity. We can attribute its success, in part, to being such a fascinating game in the first place. After all, who doesn’t at least day-dream of world domination? However, it’s also attributable to...
Being a French Canadian card game of little-known origins, it’s not surprising that there are so many variations in the way people play Mitaine (a.k.a. Mitts, or Mittens). You won’t find it in any stores, and very few informational texts are even available on the internet. That means that the rules of Mitaine are...