Kiki’s Koi-Koi – a Japanese card game.
This game does an excellent job presenting and playing a card game. The animations are very well done. The tutorials and help are outstanding and are great for someone trying to learn the game.
Where I struggle with the game is the terminology. Even with great help and tutorials, I still guess a lot and depend on the hints to play the game. This is not a fault of the game because they do a lot to help you learn the rules and strategies.
I’m the kind of player I need to be able to pick the game up quickly and despite all the help the game provides, I struggled with it. But you should not read my failure as a failure of the game. You should see how long it took me to figure out “Freecell!” and that’s with standard cards! If you want to be good at the game quickly, you’re going to have to commit a bit more resources to learning the game. If you are familiar with it, you will 100% love it. If you pick up these kinds of games quickly, run to the app store and grab this one now.
From the Developer
Kiki’s Koi-Koi is a new iPhone app that lets you play the popular
Japanese card game Koi-Koi. Never played before? No problem; Kiki will
teach you…and you’ll soon be hooked.
Koi-Koi is a simple two-player card game played with the colourful
Japanese cards known as Hanafuda. Match certain cards to make sets or
call “koi-koi” and cross your fingers. A little strategy and a little
luck; soon enough, you’ll be saying “Koi-Koi”
– Beautiful, high-res backgrounds and cards
– Customizable play options
– Interactive tutorial that will walk you through how to play
– Two levels of AI difficulty to play against
– Pass and Play option to play against a friend
– Detailed rulebook and strategy guide
– Intuitive interface
– In-game guide to help new players identify sets
– Jazzy soundtrack
– …and much more!