Credit Card Roulette by Hevva Corp. (iPhone)
Released: Aug 24, 2008
Version: 1.01
Size: N/A
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Credit Card Roulette

Hevva Corp.
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

Credit Card Roulette is a game that evolved out of the lunchtime ritual of paying the bill at a restaurant. There's always that unpleasant dance: will you split it equally, will there be change for people who have cash, etc. It's silly. So some of us came up with this game where in medium or large groups of people everyone puts their cards in a pile and someone holds them under the table for another to pick one out. While it's hidden, the remaining players are slowly revealed, to add suspense, until the final person learns that they have "won" and will be paying the full of the bill this go around.

This first-of-its-kind app not only lets you play the game without that awkward reach under the table, but also keeps a tally of who's really coming out ahead, and by how much. Frequent players are saved for easy re-playing in the future, and you can keep track of where you tend to lose the most.

It's a great game because it simplifies the divvying up of the bill while also making it easier on your server. If you play an infinite number of times, you'll also be sure to come out square with everyone else. In the meantime, though, luck plays a role and superstitions arise regarding the luck-factor of certain people, places, and meals.

I'm exploring ideas for future versions to allow you to cheat randomness to be "fairer" or to allow weighting of the odds when one person seems to always order a bottle of wine with their lunch. I'd love to hear how others play this game and how it can be improved. In the meantime, enjoy a new tradition!
Our verdict: Good
  • = Credit Card Roulette has average ratings (3-star).
  • + The app is currently free, instead of its regular price of $0.99.
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