Today, we are super excited to announce two completely new game modes along with the original game mode of "Original-52". The new modes are called "JAQK-16" and "Short-26".
The game is still played exactly the same way as before. To play,
- Turn any 2 cards face up.
Computer turns 2 cards face up.
- If they're same numbered cards, you score a point, and pick 2 cards again.
- If they're different, it's computer turn.
- If they're same numbered cards, computer scores a point, and picks 2 cards again.
- If they're different, it's your turn.
This way, the game goes back-and-forth between you and the computer. Whoever has the highest score at the end wins the game.
That's all same, but now onto what's new..
In the "Original-52" mode, there are 52 cards available for play. This is exactly the same mode you have been playing since we launched the Memory game.
We have only assigned a name to this mode, so now it's easier to remember.
In the "JAQK-16" mode, there are only 16 cards available for play. They are Jack, Ace, Queen, and King of all four suits, so only 16 cards.
We absolutely love this mode! You can play this mode much faster compared to the "Original-52" mode.
Try playing this mode at "Expert" difficulty with the computer, and see how it goes. You really need to have a strategy to win it!
In the "Short-26" mode, there are 26 cards available for play. In "Original-52" mode, you had two pairs of each card number available. For example, you had four queen cards, four ace cards, and so on.
This means, after picking up two queens, the game still had two more queens available.
In "Short-26" mode, that is no longer the case. In this mode, once you pick two queen cards, for example, then there will be no more queen cards available for the game.
Meaning, you can make only one pair for each card number/rank. The deck of 52 is cut in half to 26, but the cards are still shuffled.
So, in one game, you might get "ten of spades" and "ten of hearts" and when you play it again, you might get "ten of clubs" and "ten of diamonds".
This mode is a lot of fun the play, so please try it out.
Thank you for playing!
There were a lot of other code changes as well. Because of browser differences, before the code changes, the animations were only working in Chrome.
Now, after the code changes, the animations should work in all major browsers.
Other code changes included fixes for proper center-aligning of cards. This same code change allows for better organization of cards when there are less than 52 cards, such as 26 cards or 16 cards.