The tap on the top middle comment was me, and it seems to work by far most of the time at least for me (Xs Max). Sometimes a card may not fully pop up, but it’s simply a matter of tapping again, very easily done. Honestly, I wouldn’t base your decision on the UI response as it’s functional and now I’m very used to it. Actually, that we have the option of either dragging and dropping cards, or taping to select and taping again to play, this is fairly unique, most games are one or the other, like it or not. So there’s a silver lining. I’d say get the game if it’s something you’ve been looking forward to already. I would welcome some UI adjustment, but enjoy it the way it is. Though understand that I’m playing on an Xs Max. It might be a different experience on smaller devices.