KubiTarock is a card game for four players. It is based on the popular Austrian Tarock - also known as "Königsrufen (king calling)".
The complete deck contains 54 cards, 32 color suit cards and 22 tarock cards. The color suits are: Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, and Spades. The tarock cards are labeled by roman numerals from I, II, III, ... to XXII and function in the game as a permanent suit of trumps. The playing order is counter-clockwise. The game starts with an auction process: The player with the highest bidding becomes the game declarer. There are positive games and negative games: In a positive game, the declarer must achieve a minimum number of points to win. In a negative game, the declarer must achieve his announced number of tricks exactly. Basically in all games, players have to follow suit. In negative games additionally, each player must overtrump if possible. Because there are special games for the forehand player, it never happens that all players pass and no game comes out. See Game Rules for the details.
In this version, a single user can control one player or even multiple players, i.e. for analyzing purposes. All players not controlled by a user, will be simulated by the program. The simulator by the way, sees only those cards real players would also see.
The user interface shows a gaming table in the middle where the players can place their cards. On the four sides of the table, the four players are located showing the hand cards, the tricks pile and other details. Only the hand cards of the user controlled players are shown face-up. All other hands are showing the cards face-down. At least one player must be controlled by you - the current Windows user.
You can undo and redo all actions of the game. You may also allocate a game archive where all played games are stored. These games can be reopened and automatically replayed to any situation of interest. Experts may even create their very own games by using the edit mode. This mode allows to exchange cards between players and between players and the talon.
Multiple settings options allow you to change game parameters and appearance. You may select another color theme or another card back for example. You even may insert your favorite photo in one of the card backs containing a special photo frame.
In the comprehensive online-help, you can find a detailed description of the game rules and of the user interface. It also describes how to perform each of the playing tasks.
KubiTarock is designed for the Universal Windows Platform. You can install and use the app on all devices powered by
Windows 10. The user interface adapts itself to the current device capabilities.
•The simulator has been enhanced.
•All errors detected in Version 2016.7 are fixed. See chapter "List of Open Errors and Requirements" in the online help.