Duckie Deck Card Wars


  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Recommended
$$2.99

  • Duckie Deck Card Wars
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  • Last modified: July 21, 2017
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Education
    Editor: 70%
  • Entertainment
    Editor: 80%
  • Value
    Editor: 80%
  • Child Friendly
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

Duckie Deck Card Wars puts a high tech twist on a traditional card game many have grown to love. A perfect app for long car rides or to pass the time on vacation!

App Info

Price: $2.99
AppStore User Rating: Download on the App Store

Overview

Duckie Deck Card Wars puts a high tech twist on the traditional game of war played with regular playing cards. This digital version plays very much like the traditional game only in a more compact and fun way with fun sounds and animations with each card that is played. Great to use on long car rides or while on vacation, this is app is one children will definitely enjoy.

Features include:

  • Easy to use
  • Great graphics
  • Play alone or with friends

Quality

Duckie Deck Card Wars is a simple and fun way to keep children engaged while on long car rides or a rainy day indoors. With lots of fun graphics, music, and simple animations, children are able to enjoy this classic game with a digital twist. The developers have done a nice job of making this app simple to use with tap and touch technology making it accessible to children of all ages. While the set-up is very easy to use, for children who have never played this game before, it could be a bit of a challenge getting started. Including a simple intro for children to better understand how to play, would be a great addition and it would definitely make it a bit easier to use.

Education

While this app is more of an entertainment app, it does give children the opportunity to practice simple math skills. The winner of each hand is the player who has the higher card so being able to recognize which number/card is higher or lower is key. For children who are new to this concept, this game provides great practice in a fun and engaging way.

Entertainment

One of the great features of this app is that you can play it alone (playing both sides) or play with a partner. The general set up is the same for each way of playing as children playing alone would simply play both sides. Adding an actual single or double player option where the single players are playing against a ‘computer’ would be ideal as it still keeps the competitive feel. With that said the game itself is fairly entertaining and for siblings and friends to play it can be quite engaging and a fun way to pass the time.

Value

Priced at just under three dollars, this app is a bit more than you might expect to pay for such a simple game. Of course there are fun images, animations, and sound effects that add to the overall feel of the app, but the options within the app itself are a bit slim. Adding the option to play against a ‘computer’ or another simple activity would definitely increase the overall value of the app.

Child Friendliness

It is always nice to find apps that are not only easy to use, but safe too. Duckie Deck Card Wars has done a great job of keeping the app virtually distraction free. The main page does offer an ‘other apps’ tab with additional apps from the developer with each additional button being protected. Adding the protection on the main page is ideal, however there are no other buttons or distractions to be concerned with.

The only other thing that would make this app a bit more child friendly is to add some brief instruction on how to play the game for children who may be new to the concept.

  • NO external links
  • NO social media
  • NO in-app purchase
  • NO 3rd party ads
  • YES external links (inactive, but visible)

Duckie Deck Card Wars puts a high tech twist on a traditional card game many have grown to love. A perfect app for long car rides or to pass the time on vacation!

$$2.99
Editor rating
Rated 4 stars