Skip-Bo by Magmic Inc is $1.99 to download in the app store. It’s a virtual version of the traditional card game, and it’s played just like you’d play it if you had a deck of cards in your hands! There are three levels of difficulty, as well as nine different opponents to choose from. The interactive animation will have you laughing, as the losing opponent bursts out in anger! This is what makes this classic card game even that much more fun!
If you need a refresher, you might want to begin in the “easy” mode. Skip-Bo will prompt you when there’s something for you to do, whether it’s dealing the cards out or just taking your turn. There are three other opponents besides you playing in a game. Each player will have one stockpile, placed faced down, with the top card of the pile turned face up. The remaining cards are placed face down in the center of the table, to form the draw pile. During the gameplay, up to four building piles can be started. Only a 1 or a Skip-Bo card can start a building pile. Each pile is then built up numerically in sequence, 1 through 12. Since Skip-Bo cards are wild, they can start a building pile and in addition, can be played as any other number! Once a pile of twelve cards has been completed, it is removed. This is when a new pile can be started. Also during your gameplay, each player may build up to four discard piles. They can build up any number of cards in any order in these piles, but may only play from the very top card. Those are some of the basic rules of Skip-Bo! For more details on how to play, visit the bottom of the “Official Rules” section. I definitely suggest checking out Skip-Bo! The controls are swift, the animation is great and the game even has humor! It’s a great way to virtually enjoy this all time classic!
iTunes lists Skip-Bo’s features as such:
- The official Skip-Bo™ App for your iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch.
- Compete with your friends on the weekly leaderboards!
- Test your skills with 3 difficulty levels and 9 challenging opponents.
- Go on amazing streaks and watch your opponents burst with anger.
- Amazing graphics, animations, and sound for one of the top card game experiences on iOS.
- More features coming soon. Stay tuned!
iTunes describes Skip-Bo like so:
Download the official Skip-Bo™ App! Skip-Bo™, the popular family card game, officially licensed by Mattel™ is now in the App Store! Test your skills, get into the action, and place all your cards in sequential order. Keep an eye on your opponents though, because the first player to get rid of all the cards in their stockpile wins. Challenge your friends and get in on the fun! Skip-Bo™ mobile brings you all the exciting action of the classic card game right to the palm of your hands!