I've spent the past few months helping Che and others to test his new
products, and--hands down--I think everyone is going to love them. He is
releasing two new games which, in addition to being well-polished and
brilliantly conceived, are both fun and challenging to play. To date I
haven't found anything as strategically complex as a good game of hearts,
and nothing can beat the raw psychology and luck of Texas Holdem.
Beyond the games, though, I've been extremely impressed with Che's attention
to detail--right down to the ability to play with your chips while playing
holdem. (I'm a terrible fidgeter, so this comes in handy.) If you want to
play a game of hearts but don't have four players, you can invite 1 to 3
monkeys in to fill any vacant seats--and watch out! Those little buggers can
shoot the moon!
His tournament system is extremely easy to use and can make for some
interesting competitions. I have yet to finish in the top three of a hearts
tournament, but I'm just biding my time. In addition the mini-tournaments he
alluded to in his earlier post add some fun to Texas Holdem. If you don't
want to be bullied around by people with way too many chips for the smaller
tables, just set a specific buy-in amount, and everyone is on an equal
footing. If you like the high-stakes play of unequal stacks, just set the
max bet higher.
I'm also a big fan of the invitation tables, especially where hearts is
concerned. My wife and I moved away from our friends almost a year ago, and
we miss playing cards with them. Now, though, all we need to do is set up a
private hearts table with specific invitations, and we can still battle it
out over the internet.
Blind Adrenaline's new games are going live very soon, and I hope everyone
takes the opportunity of a free month to find out just how much fun they
are. I'm sure you will all be just as impressed as I am.
Thanks Che for keeping the community strong, and keep up the good work!
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