KubiTarock is a card game for four players. It is based on the popular Austrian Tarock game "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 the announced number of tricks (0 to 2) 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. The current version provides five playing modes: •Offline mode In this mode, the user controls at least one player. All other players will be controlled by the simulator "Tarobot". The simulator by the way sees only those cards the human player would also see. But you, too, can let the "Tarobot" assist you in playing. If you select the appropriate setting, it marks the action (playing card) on the user interface that it would perform in your place. You can also undo and redo all actions of the game. •Learning mode In the learning mode you can question any action that the "Tarobot" simulator proposes for you. He will then tell you the reasons why he thinks the action makes sense. Of course, the Tarobot is not a person who takes into account the psychology of other players. He is a pure numeric, who expresses everything in numbers to evaluate them with his algorithms. But he knows all the rules and can give the beginner important hints when practicing the game. •Quiz mode This mode is a variant of the offline mode. In addition to enjoying the game, you can train your memory and improve your playing skills. Randomly selected questions about the game status are presented to you during the game. After you have selected the correct answer from a list of possible answers, the solution is presented to you immediately. Your answers are scored with points. In the quiz statistics you can see the development of your success in relation to the calendar. Depending on your level of success, you will also receive symbolic rewards such as a flower pot, medal and cup. •Online mode In this mode, up to 4 KubiTarock users can play together online. If less then 4 users are participating in an online session, the remaining players are simulated. In parallel to the playing session, a Skype audio conference should be held, enabling the same conversation between the players as in a real card playing group. •Autonomous mode In this mode, the application plays completely independently without user participation. This is primarily intended for testing. But it can also be fun to watch. Diverse setting options allow you to freely design the card table, card motifs, player portraits and other game parameters. In the comprehensive online-help, you can find all details about game rules, user interface, and playing tasks. The free online license is valid for 3 months. After that the usage can be extended by 3 months or one year by purchasing an add-on. KubiTarock runs on Windows 10 and Android Version 7.0 upwards. The license is valid on all devices on which you install KubiTarock regardless of the operating system.
What's new in this version
• The simulator has been improved further. • All errors detected in the previous version are fixed. See chapter "Errors and requirements" in the online help.
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Developed byPaul Kubitscheck, KubiConsult
InstallationGet this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.
Language supportedEnglish (United States)