– 5 to 6 players (difficulty between Casual and Merciless)
– 6 as the midpoint card
– 6 or 7 suits
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– 5 to 6 players (difficulty between Casual and Merciless)
Even though it’s early in the year, it’s safe to assume that the two apps listed below will be topping the charts for Best Card Game Apps of 2015. Both apps are developed by ThumbSnail Studios, and both are available for iOS and Android. Enjoy!
Simple Sevens is the free “lite” version of the above game. While not as action-packed as its brother Super Sevens, it’s nice to be able to try out the controls and confirm for yourself that it indeed plays smoothly.
(04/02/15 – UPDATE: This promotion is now over. You will no longer receive 60 Amazon Coins for downloading Super Sevens on the Amazon Appstore. Thank you to the one person who bought it during this promotional period. Did you like it? Was it fun? Did you tell all of your friends and family members about how awesome it is? I guess your family doesn’t value your opinions. That’s ok, thank you for trying. It might just be that your family is more interested in “Hearts” than “Sevens”. If that’s the case, you should totally let them know that there’s a new card game by ThumbSnail Studios out on the Amazon Appstore called “Super Hearts: Double Deck Cancellation Chaos”. It’s really fun, and I’m sure everyone you know will like it. Hopefully they’ll listen to you this time.)
Super Sevens for Android on the Amazon Appstore now rewards you with 60 Amazon Coins when you buy it! Each Amazon Coin is worth $0.01 when making purchases through the Amazon Appstore. Click here for more details on Amazon Coins.
Super Sevens for Android is also now integrated with Amazon GameCircle. This allows for the following benefits:
-Whispersync for Games: If you so desire, you can sync your data with the cloud and transfer your settings/stats over to another Android device.
-Achievements: Whether you sign into GameCircle or not, Super Sevens now comes with 29 additional challenges to overcome! Much like the game’s AI, these challenges range from very easy to very hard. Can you beat them all?
Simple Sevens for iOS by Jeffrey Derrenberger (ThumbSnail Studios) is now available for download on the App Store for free!
Simple Sevens is the classic version of the card game “Sevens”. Take the game for a spin, try out the easy controls (double tap or drag), and get a feel for the different difficulties (7 in total, ranging from very easy to very hard). And then consider getting Super Sevens, “Sevens” to the extreme with all sorts of customization options (up to 10 different suits) and challenges (such as double deck mode).
There’s even an Easter Egg in Simple Sevens where you can try out one of the game types from Super Sevens. Click on the ThumbSnail on the Title Screen. Then click on the ThumbSnail on the About Screen. This will let you play a game with 6 suits, 5 players, and an 8 as the midpoint. The AI type is randomly chosen to be Casual or higher.
Super Sevens for iOS just upgraded to version 1.1 on the App Store! The main difference in this version is that it includes 64-bit support. No, unfortunately, this does not mean that it now runs on the Nintendo 64. However, it does meet Apple’s new requirements for 2015.
Here are the other changes in this version:
– Changing the background color while in the middle of a game now correctly updates the background image on iPhones. (iPads were never affected.)
– Fixed a minor bug that no one would have ever seen or noticed. However, I noticed it. And it bugged me. So I fixed it.
Super Sevens by Jeffrey Derrenberger (ThumbSnail Studios) is now available for Android exclusively at the Amazon Appstore for $1.99!
But wait, isn’t Sevens just a fun and simple game for kids? Well, that’s true. It’s a card game based on building a sequence up or down the seven of a suit. It’s a great way to teach young children how to count. But counting up from 7 to 13 or down from 7 to 1 isn’t exactly exciting math. And certainly not the kind of math that would lead to so many sevens.
Enter “Super Sevens,” the card game where you don’t have to play with a standard 52-card deck. You can play with up to 10 different suits. You can have up to 19 cards in a suit. You can also play against up to 9 different opponents. So let’s do some more interesting math to illustrate a more interesting game!
Sequence: You can, of course, still play with a 7 as your midpoint card for the standard ace through king game. Or you can play with a midpoint as low as 2 or as high as 10 (for ace through 19). That’s 9 more different game types. 9 choices for the midpoint x 9 choices for the number of suits yields 81 different game types. So now we’re using multiplication.
Players: A typical game of Sevens has 4 players. In Super Sevens, you can have as few as 2 players or as many as 10. So that’s a choice of 9 for the midpoint, a choice of 9 for the suits, and a choice of 9 for the players. So now we’re using exponents. 9^3 is 729 game types.
Hearts-Style: But 9^3 is a long way away from 7^7. That’s alright, though, because Super Sevens also includes the option of playing in Hearts-Style, a mode where you try to survive several rounds of Sevens while having fewer passes than your opponents. This toggle option means we have 729 x 2 = 1,458 game types.
Double Deck: You can also face an entirely different strategy by playing with a double deck. This option is available for games with 2 to 5 suits. Thus… Uh oh, now we’re on to permutations with repetition allowed! 4 possible choices for suits x 9 choices for the midpoint x 9 choices for the number of players is 324. The total is now 1,782.
But you’re probably thinking, “Hey, 2,106 is nowhere near 7 to the 7. 7 to the 7 is 823,543. That’s not even close! What’s the deal with this ThumbSnail guy? I thought snails were smarter than that.” Well, there’s one other great feature about Super Sevens:
7 Different A.I. Difficulties: The computer opponents in this app can have one of 7 personality types, ranging from “The Friendly” to “The Merciless,” depending on whether you feel like playing a more relaxed game or a more challenging one. You can set all of your opponents to one personality type, or you can set each opponent individually to whatever personality you choose.
Thus, when you’re setting up a Custom game, you have a choice of 9 for the midpoint, a choice of 9 for the suits, a choice of 9 for the players… and a choice of 7 for each of the number of players’ personality types. That’s, um, a, uh… combination with repetition allowed within a permutation with repetition allowed? I… think?
Now, admittedly, this is beyond my mathematical ability, and I can’t wrap my brain around how to answer this. However, the equation for a combination with repetition (scrolling down to the bottom of that page) appears to be: (n + r – 1)! / r! * (n – 1) !, where n is the number of things to choose from and r is how many we choose. And now we’re using factorials!
I have no idea how to calculate this for every possible game type in Super Sevens. However, let’s just look at the number of combinations for a single game type: a game with 10 suits, 10 as the midpoint, and 10 players. The variable r is 9 since we are selecting the personality for a total of 9 opponents. The variable n is 8 (since there are 7 possible AI personalities plus we can also play against another type of opponent: a human in the same room on the same mobile device). Plugging those values in, we get:
(8 + 9 – 1)!/9!*(8 – 1)! = 16!/9!*7! = 11,440
11,440 is the number of combinations for a game with 9 opponents who each have a personality of 8 possible types. And that was just for one possible game type for 10 players. Since you have 9 choices for the midpoint and 9 choices for the suit, there are 81 possible game types with 9 opponents.
81 * 11,440 = 926,640
926,640 is greater than 823,543. That’s not even including Double Deck mode or Hearts-Style mode or Hearts-Style Double Deck mode. That also doesn’t include games with less than 10 players. So I don’t know what the complete answer is for the total number of game configurations in Super Sevens, but it’s more than 7 to the 7.
Super Sevens for Android requires at least Android 2.3.3