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What's it about?
In PHASE 10: WORLD TOUR, you play a rummy- and Uno-esque card game in which you have to get rid of all your cards. To do this, you have to put them in the right pile as dictated by the computer: four of the same color, three in a row, and so on. Be the first to empty your pile and you win ... unless, of course, it's a two-round match, in which case you move on to the next round.
Is it any good?
While fans of rummy and Uno will have fun with this matching game, it won't win over people who don't enjoy traditional card games. Phase 10: World Tour has you trying to get rid of all the cards you've been dealt. To do this, you have to place them in piles where they meet certain conditions, such as three of the same color, four in a row, and so on. You also get to toss a card when you finish a pile, or have to take one when you have no other choice, while special cards work as wild cards or block your opponent from taking their turn.
While card sharks may appreciate this game, people who don't like card games will find it overly complicated and even a little redundant. The same goes for people into such faster and more action-oriented card battle games as Hearthstone and Magic the Gathering. Some more mellow card players might also get frustrated with how this can be as annoyingly exact as a relative or friend you won't play cards with anymore because they only count your six in a row if the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 cards are placed in the correct order. Still, if you're someone who likes playing rummy, Uno, or similar card games, and are OK with sticklers for rules, Phase 10: World Tour should provide a nice distraction when you can't find anyone to play against.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about advertising. Phase 10: World Tour rewards you for watching ads. Do you think that it should? Do you watch the ads? Is it fair that this game is making you watch commercials?
When does it make sense to pay to play a free game? Would it be better to simply pay a fee, even a small one, to avoid interruptions to your game sessions?
- Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
- Price: free with microtransactions and ads
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: November 8, 2019
- Category: Card Games
- Size: 150.60 MB
- Publisher: Mattel163 Limited
- Version: 1.0.8
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
- Last updated: August 15, 2021
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