Last year we reported on an upcoming multi-player update to the iPhone card game Durak. The promised update has finally arrived and delivers a number of new multi-player features.

Durak is a popular Russian card game typically played between two to six people (two to four in the iPhone version). Each player receives six cards and the objective is to get rid of all your cards. The game is a trump-card based game where players take turns being on the attack. Attacking involves placed a card down face up. The defending player must place a card of higher value with the same suit or a trump card. Attacks can continue if you have additional cards in your hand whose face values that match any of the cards in play. If the defender can't defend, then they must take all the cards into their own hand. If the defender does successfully defend the attacks, all the cards get swept into the "graveyard" and remain out of play. The goal is to get rid of all your cards.

We described the iPhone implementation of Durak to be "top-notch" and the only real criticism we had was the lack of any sort of online multiplayer. A list of new features include:

  • More difficult single player
  • Online multiplayer (3G and Wi-Fi)
  • Bluetooth multiplayer
  • Chat
  • Buddy lists
  • Push notifications
  • Nudge notifications
  • Profiles
  • Private games
  • Local and global leader-boards

If you already own Durak, now's your chance to upgrade to try out the online features, or buy it if it interests you.

App Store Link: Durak, $4.99

  • Jeff

    the hell is a nudge notification?

  • Jeff

    the hell is a nudge notification?

  • http://www.losttoken.com Andrey

    Nudge notifications will alert you when it is your turn if you're not paying attention.

  • http://www.losttoken.com Andrey

    Nudge notifications will alert you when it is your turn if you're not paying attention.

  • Gord

    Ack, looks like I just missed a sale on this. I don't think I'd get enough use out of this for $4.99, so I'll hold off until it drops to $1.99 or so.

    • Gene

      I understand the feeling, but if money is not the object, the game is easily worth the $5 and will keep you entertained for hours (especially with the online update). I've gotten more play hours from Durak then most of the apps I've bought for $5+.

  • Gord

    Ack, looks like I just missed a sale on this. I don't think I'd get enough use out of this for $4.99, so I'll hold off until it drops to $1.99 or so.

    • Gene

      I understand the feeling, but if money is not the object, the game is easily worth the $5 and will keep you entertained for hours (especially with the online update). I've gotten more play hours from Durak then most of the apps I've bought for $5+.

  • Gene

    Durak is an excellent card game. This update makes it easily the best card game in the appstore, I recommend it highly. After you get the hang of it, start playing with your friends (with real cards) and spread this gem country-wide; it's THAT good!

  • Gene

    Durak is an excellent card game. This update makes it easily the best card game in the appstore, I recommend it highly. After you get the hang of it, start playing with your friends (with real cards) and spread this gem country-wide; it's THAT good!