When you talk multiplayer gaming on BlackBerry 10, you have to think of Texas Hold'em King. Poker is one of the original multiplayer games and THK has been around BlackBerry forever. It is available on legacy devices and has recently been made available on the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 as well.
I used to be a big poker player way back when and I've recently fallen back into my addiction thanks to THK. It's a good way to kill a few minutes or even a few hours and I always want to come back for more.
In the latest version, Magmic has introduced an awesome new feature that allows you to start a private table and invite your friends over NFC or BBM. The one caveat is that you'll need 100,000 chips to do so, which isn't a bad thing as it makes it more of a VIP experience for long-term players. The game you create will stay private for 10 minutes and then anyone will be allowed to join, but it gives you enough time to rally up your friends so you can all play at the same table.
Once you get into the game everything is pretty straight forward. You'll see your player on the bottom and other players along the top. Listed under each is the current bankroll so you know just how much money everyone is working with.
Standard Hold'em rules apply - THK automatically assigns the dealer, small blind and big blind then deals out the cards. The rounds of betting progress thanks to simple buttons that let you check, call, bet and fold as you see fit. A quick audible alert and vibration let you know when it's turn, then you'll have a short amount of time to do your thing before your turn is up. Miss your time and your hand gets folded.
You can even talk to other players at your table thanks to the built-in chat feature. If you aren't catching the cards and your buy-in runs dry, you can always buy in again providing you have enough in your bankroll.
All in all Texas Hold'em King is an awesome game for BlackBerry 10. It's free to get started and with such a cool multiplayer feature, there's no reason you can't make your new poker night a virtual one. Check out more on Texas Hold'em King here or hit up the link below to download.
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