Yaniv (by Tarnegol Games) is a fresh take on the classic card game where having the least actually gives you the most — points that is. Outsmart the computer or your online friends to become the Yaniv winner. If you love card games and are looking for an entertaining and quick-playing card game that you can play for just a few minutes or for hours on end, then Yaniv is your game for sure — although I’m pretty sure you’ll be tempted to play for hours on end.
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The objective of this classic Israeli card game is to get the lowest amount of points (7 or 5) in your hand before your opponent(s) does. This sounds like an easy task, but your opponent(s) is trying to do the same. There are some specifics to the playing cards that increase your odds of winning, such as playing pairs at the same time, or playing a set of 3 same suit cards, or using the Joker to help play special hands. The bottom line is — get rid of the cards, avoid high cards, and when you get to 7 or 5 (depending on game setup) you can press the Yaniv button. No problem, right? Be sure you have the lowest amount of points or it will cost you dearly, because if you hit the Yaniv button and an opponent has less points than you, you’ll be penalized (called Assaf) and actually get extra points placed against you — not good.
This FREE iPhone game can be enjoyed completely FREE, single player against the computer or online against a random opponent. However, if you want more challenging modes and game customization, including the opportunity to play up to 4 people (including yourself in that mix), then you’ll want to spend $1.99 on the in app purchase to get the pro Yaniv version. During my testing, I found myself having a great time playing and found it to be relaxing as well, and as much as I hate to use that overly used word — highly addictive. Having never played before, I actually held my own at times when playing random online opponents, as well as against the computer. One little tidbit I left out, the first player to reach 100 points is the loser, so watch your points closely. The developer has given us several promo codes below, so be sure to grab your FREE pro download and see how long it takes you to become the Yaniv champion. To redeem the promo codes below, you will need to type the promo code into the the promo code section of the FREE version of the app to unlock the pro version, but it is worth it. Check out more of our iPhone video app demos. Crazy Mike
Yaniv – Quick Card iPhone App Download Link