Friday, March 28, 2014

new game! - twenty-nine

"No 29 - lichen" by Kirsty Hall
There's a new game up at World of Card Games! It's called Twenty-Nine. It's a little bit like Euchre, a little bit like Spades. Give it a try and let me know what you think. I suggest running through the tutorial first, and maybe playing a few games with robots, before trying to play with other people. It can be confusing playing with new rules, especially since the cards do not have the "usual" ranking.

And do please report any bugs or problems, if you happen to notice them. I'm starting work on adding another game very soon...


Anonymous said...

Wow! I find out about the site today, and my favourite game has just been added. Awesome!

I'm from Bangladesh, and Twenty-Nine is extremely popular here... probably the most popular card game around.

Marya said...

Hi Anonymous, I'm very glad to hear that this is your favorite game! If you have any comments about it, feel free to post them here on the blog, or write me at

There is also a game called Twenty-Eight, which is similar. I am curious to know if this other game is more popular. I'd also be interested to know if there are any differences in the rules. The Pagat page for 29 lists several variations, including a "Bangladesh" version.

If you have any strategy tips, I'd love to hear those too! :)

Anonymous said...

how about pinochle, cribbage, or canasta?

Marya said...

Those are all on my to-do list :)

Everyone, feel free to email me with requests for new games!

cBe said...

Thanks. I had not heard of this game before. We enjoy such games, where one can try to keep track of what cards remain to be played, and with no hidden cards.