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Blackjack – Kindle Edition

Blackjack is now a part of the Kindle’s ever growing game collection.  It includes many of the popular game features such as splits, double down, surrender and insurance.  Best of all, its free!

Robin L. McLaughlin does a really good job of explaining the nature of Blackjack for Kindle:

“One of the things that has struck me, especially with this game, is how responsive the e-Ink screen can be for games that require a quickly changing screen. It’s not something I ever expected in terms of performance. It’s not really that much slower than card games on my computer, because of all the animations they use.”

Z.H.:

“I’ve even found that it is extremely informative with tips and hints on when to Hit, Stand, Double Up, etc. It even has a counter built in for how many consecutive times you make the correct moves without using the Hint feature. Even though I don’t like to gamble, I find that I would feel a whole lot more confident, should I ever find myself at a table.”

Barbara Fox “pop culture diva”:

“One of the best-designed games for the Kindle I’ve encountered so far. I really feel as if I’m sitting at a casino table, playing the house. The rules are clear and easily available and there are ways to customize the game. There is also the option of getting ‘advice’ from the game.”

There wasn’t much criticism besides the game being really addicting, however, there was one review that I thought was interesting:

Robert Merivel:

“I’d be curious if others have noticed…. When you play the same hands the same ways, the same cards come up for all your hands if you play long enough. Are they using the clock to generate the random numbers for the cards like 20 years ago?”

So, overall, great addition to the Kindle game collection.  It has a few minor bugs, but for a free game, Blackjack is a pretty darn good game.

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