Tic-A-Tac Poker: Cards and Community Play Together


tic-a-tac poker iphoneTic-A-Tac Poker, from Treemo Labs, is a mashup of Tic-Tac-Toe, Poker and social networking. Surprisingly, they all go well together.

You have three games to choose from:

  1. Tic-A-Tac Poker is similar in concept to the kiddie game. Cards replace Xs and Os and the object is to make as many three-card poker hands as you can with the least number of discards.
  2. Poker Challenge is similar to Tic-A-Tac Poker, but this time you're playing against the clock.
  3. Draw Poker is based on three or five card draw poker. Each time you win a hand you can place a card on the Tic-A-Tac Poker table and earn additional points by making three-card hards.

All three games are entertaining, although I don't find them as addictive as some other reviewers have said. Luck plays a big part of these three games. To me, these games are "sorta-like poker." I prefer playing a more-realistic poker game like Zynga's Live Poker 40K, even though that game is much more expensive.

What I found most compelling is how the developers tied game play into a card-carrying community. Sign up and you can view leaderboards, track your stats, participate in a forum, post text and images and send emails. It's a way for like-minded folks to engage with the game on a completely different level.

Tic-A-Tac Poker features comprehensive instructions and the option of changing design on the front and back of your playing cards. Tic-A-Tac Poker is a rich-looking app too.

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