A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Uses simple touch controls and does a decent job of explaining the rules and mechanics, but is still rather complicated.
Products & Purchases
Players use in-game currency they earn by playing or watching ads or buy from the in-game store. This currency is used to play the game solo or against other people.
Parents Need to Know
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.
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