Classic Card Game Mille Bornes Now Available for BlackBerry

By Adam Zeis on 3 Feb 2010 12:22 pm EST
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One of my all-time favorite games is the classic card game Mille Bornes. I used to play it on family vacations for years, and although it has a pretty big learning curve, it is loads of fun to play. The premise is a road race where you take your "car" through a 700 mile trek, while your opponent(s) play hazards to hinder your progress. You are scored various points along the way, and the game requires multiple hands to win. Mille Bornes has been ported to BlackBerry by On Queue Software and while it doesn't have the greatest graphics, it still gets the job done and provides a load of entertainment. Mille Bornes is available now for all devices at ShopCrackBerry.com for $2.99.

19 comments

FyreFiend

Very fun game, though the controls are a little strange

Diggs31

I will def get this once I get a new berry, doubt this one could handle a game

MusicMtl

Does it support multiplayer? Either online or by passing the BB around from player to player?

grreyes24

Me and my firends play this original card game all the time... a lot of fun. I'm going to have to check this out. hopefully it's just as good on my berry.

Nightly Suicide

You too can have an 8 bit video game on your blackberry too!

ReeseyKups

omg! I loved this game as a kid. My mom, brother and I would play for hours. Definiely gonna have to check it out.

EnergyPlus

This was one of my favorite games as a child growing up, we played for hours and hours.

On the download page, I only see O/S 5.0 for "non touch screen" devices and for touchscreen devices, they only have the software for O/S 4.7. Hmmmm......

Also, is this only for multi-player or can you play against the machine?

EnergyPlus

This was one of my favorite games as a child growing up, we played for hours and hours.

On the download page, I only see O/S 5.0 for "non touch screen" devices and for touchscreen devices, they only have the software for O/S 4.7. Hmmmm......

Also, is this only for multi-player or can you play against the machine?

grreyes24

Is rhere multi player or can you play online?

smason1000

The game is available for all blackberry devices. The minimum OS for the Storm and Storm2 is OS 4.7 which was the first time Tap and Click gestures were added to the OS. The games will work the same on a 4.7 and 5.0 device with the 4.7 download.
The first release is not multi-player and I am planning to include this in the next release. Date to be announced. It was really hard to fit better graphics into the game and still maintain the whole tableau effect.
Please keep the suggestions coming so I can improve the game.

grreyes24

Sounds good... I think Im going to hold off for now, but once the multi-player comes out, me and all my friends will be getting it for sure. I don't mind the garphics at all, it does add to the classic feal of the game.
Looking forward to it.

FyreFiend

That sometimes happens when starting a new game on my Bold 9700. It clears if I end then resume the game. I can send a screenshot if you'd like

smason1000

Please send any bug reports and suggestions to support@onqueuesoftware.com. That way, we can get them addressed as soon as possible. Screen shots are always useful.
Thanks for your support.

IamJAd

Take a look at the iPhone version. The graphics and layout are more visually pleasing. I miss that version, but glad we now here it for the BB.

harringg

Used to play this all the time on my Palm Centro before upgrading to Storm 2. It was a free-ware game on the Palm (Rally 1000), but apparently got threatened legal action and has been pulled. :-(

This BB version works on my Storm 2, but would like to have larger cards. Also the card symbols could be better, which I'm sure would be easier with larger cards.

wnm

Finally a BB version. I've been playing this game for over 40 years.

eklisiewicz

Is there any way you can put this on a web site so it can be printed out? Or barring that, allow users to select it so it can be cut and pasted into a different app?