Developer: Crystal Squid
Price: Free (upgrades are available using any major credit card i.e. www.AmericanExpress.com/Confirm Card, Visa, Mastercard)
Remember the card game Blitz? Well, Stop the Bus is Blitz with a twist. Even if you haven’t played Blitz before, this card game app will quickly become addictive.
So you ask “How does the name ‘Stop the Bus’ have anything to do with cards?” It’s simple. Each player will start the game with three bus tokens and if you lose all your tokens before everyone else, you are off the bus. At some point, you or another player elects to stop the bus, each player will receive one additional turn, and then the hand will be over and all cards will be revealed. Each hand is reshuffled at this conclusion. Basically, you are trying to get as close to 31 with a three card hand. Aces are worth 11, face or Royal cards are worth 10, and all the other cards are at face value. Cards must be of the same suit in order to count towards 31, and as I mentioned there is a “twist.” Three-of-a-kind is worth 30 points no matter what the face value of the cards.
As far as your opponents are concerned, you can choose to play online or against computer players or “bots.” If you choose to play against the computer, you can select easy, average, or challenging opponents. Options for playing online include a quick game with random opponents or custom game by which you can pick who to play with so reach out to online friends, family, or even random opponents for invite to a more personal game.
It is my duty to mention that there are video ads which will pop up between hands and games, but they are quick and easily closeable. The game is free and can be played endlessly which another reason why this is one of the best card game apps going out there. As an additional feature, the app will keep track of your stats, and you also have options such as sounds, background music, and card style selections so make this card game as personal as you can. This app comes highly recommended, and if you find this card game entertaining (which I am betting you will), click on the “more games” icon on the home screen for more app offerings by this developer.