Card games are a great way of passing time as they need a good mix of fortune and brains to conquer. You simply cannot master any such game because there is a certain dependence on what cards you were dealt during the game. If you keep getting poor cards then even the best strategies in the game won't work. This normally means that every time you suffer a loss, you would want to carry on and try to win the next one. This keeps things addictive and it becomes difficult sometimes to stop playing such games. Durak Elite is an interesting card game which has been greatly popular in post-Soviet states. It is not known to most people in other parts of the world and this novelty factor about it can keep you interested for a very long time.
Durak stands for 'fool' in Russian and the name is a great choice for the game. The game's rules are such that if you end up with any card at the end of the game, you would be declared a 'Durak' i.e. a fool. This means that you would lose the game. The person who finishes the cards quickest and ends up with no cards wins the game.
The app starts off with a simple homepage through which you can start a new game or you can get acquainted with the game rules. The game rules provide a good explanation of how Durak is played. Basically, there are a total of 36 cards in the deck and six cards are dealt to each player at the start of the game. With a maximum of four players, this means that there are 12 cards left in the deck when the game is started. The suit of the top card in the remaining deck is declared as trump.
Afterward, you have to play with the same suit as the first player who starts a turn and the cards continue to be accumulated by players or let go. Whenever a player is left with less than six cards, a card from the deck is provided to the player. Once all the cards from the remaining deck are dealt, the game nears its end. Now, there is no addition of cards from the deck and whichever player is left with no cards the quickest wins the game. The game rules aren't explained that well in the app though and you would need to play a lot in order to understand the rules of the game. There is also an option of learning about Durak online and then playing the game against the AI or other players in a multiplayer format.
When playing against AI, you would have the option of choosing between 18 types of games. There are subtle differences in each game which can be enjoyed once you play them. You would have the choice of choosing between a two, three or four player format for the game. It's always better to start off with a one v one affair in order to understand rules and tactics and then try to conquer the card game with more players in the match.
You can also play in a multiplayer version by opening an account with Durak Elite. Once you register the account, you can easily start playing online against other players in the world too.
- Nice graphics
- Good AI gameplay
- Great multiplayer option for playing against other players online
- Over 18 game choices
Durak Elite is a card game which offers you the chance to learn about the game which has been greatly popular in the Soviet Region i.e. Durak. While the app doesn't explain the rules very well, the gameplay itself is smooth and the option of multiplayer is great as well. So, if you know the rules of Durak, you would find this app great for playing against AI and other players from around the world.