Durak - Fans of card games beware, addictive!

By Michael Hepples on 30 Jul 2010 08:58 am EDT

Durak is a popular card game, originating in the Soviet states, that pits player vs player in an attack/defense style card-shedding game. The last player to get rid of all his cards, is the "durak" or fool. BerryBlow has brought this game to the BlackBerry platform, and done it well, with great graphics and addictive play. With the ability to play a game with anywhere from 2 to 4 players, and 3 levels of AI difficulty, it will be a long time before you get bored playing. The rules of the game is simple yet challenging and thankfully included in the app for those not familiar with the game. Well put together and a great way to kill some time whenever the need arises, the app is also on sale right now in the CrackBerry App Store for $2.99 until July 31st. After that, it's only $4.99 - still a good price for an app that will keep you occupied for a good while. 

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Durak - Fans of card games beware, addictive!


Thanks, but I still have to think twice about paying even $2.99 for a game on my business device. At $.99 things would be more no brainers for me. But this price, still a ? in my book. Though it does look like fun!

I'm so fed up with all these "BlackBerry apps are SO expensive" comments. So $2.99 would really set you back but $0.99 wouldn't? You can't tell me that you don't have $3 to spare if you really wanted to buy this. It's so annoying how people go on and on about how expensive apps are. If they were $50 sure, but $5? or even $10? Devs put hard work into these apps on a PITA platform, and they just want to get something in return. They set the prices, and if they are too high just don't buy it but no need to go around saying you aren't going to buy it. If their app doesn't sell, they'll get the hint. Think of all the garbage you buy that is $10 or more. Half the apps are less than a cup of coffee. If you can't afford that ditch your BlackBerry and get a dumbphone. All this self-righteous crap is pointless. /endrant

I agree. I hear people complaining about paying for apps and themes and it's down heartening. As a theme builder myself (not to Hedone\Elecite standards) I still feel that there's a lot work put in to make them. I'm not trying to make a living for it, but some have the talent and can do it.

Can you play this online against another friend on their BB? I love card games and this sounds fun, but we need more games we can play aginst friends and not have to pass the BB back and forth. If this one does that I will definitely get it.

Unfortunately no. I reviewed this for Berryfication and I felt the same way. I've yet to see any BlackBerry game allow you to do this. I'm just now seeing ones that allowing to post your scores to online leaderboards and a few to Facebook.

Oh man, I play this all the time with the Ukranian side of my family. Too bad about the lack of multiplayer and the price point. The game is actually perfect with around 5 players total.