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Tonk card game (Tunk) app for iPhone and iPad

4.9 ( 2069 ratings )
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Developer: Joe Crump
1.99 USD
Current version: 1.1, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 12 Jul 2009
App size: 1.36 Mb

Play Tonk on your iPhone!!

Tonk (or Tunk) is a fast paced card game similar to rummy. Its a popular pastime for lunch breaks.

To interact:
- On your turn, touch the deck to draw a card. Call "Low" before drawing if you think you have the lowest hand.
- Rearrange cards in your hand if you wish by dragging them onto each other.
- Select cards by touching them and either discard one or play a spread (3+ of same rank, or 3+ of same suit and consecutive).
- You can also play on existing spreads already laid down.
- Win by getting rid of all your cards, or by successfully calling "Low" with the lowest hand. A bonus is awarded if you Tonk out by playing all your cards without discarding.

The cards will animate to their destinations and there is background music to select from (or turn off).

Your progress is maintained as a bankroll displayed at the bottom along with a description of your rank. See if you can reach the PRO status as you play against the iPhone computer!

Pros and cons of Tonk card game (Tunk) app for iPhone and iPad

Tonk card game (Tunk) app good for

Only thing this needs is multi player mode and Facebook connect.
I dont know anybody that plays Tunk, besides my uncles and aunts, and I hardly ever see them. It made me so happy to see this the app store because I havent played a game in years. Nobody my age seems to know it. Dude, this would be SO much greater if it were multiplayer and had a tutorial (I dont remember the rules too well)! And I think there was an "all under" version, wasnt it? Where you could grab everything from a particular card on up?... Something like that? Oh, and one more, if I could play my iPod. That would be effing sweet. Like... free tickets to ur favorite game with free buffet in a suite sweet.
I remember playin Tonk in highschool a few years ago, since then havent had anyway to play with really since then but this app does the job. But a Landscape mode would be grately appreciated.
This game is very nice, but has so much potential. - Let us shuffle/pair up our cards - Add 49/50 & 13 less as automatic wins (real tonk) - Show opponents purse - Allow betting options (high/low card) - Make game multiplayer like poker does (allow local LAN/Internet options) - Opponent always holds high (they can drop sometimes with low hand) - Allow opponent to pull first sometime - Incorporate a deal feature Again, great game, with much potential. Thanks
As numerous folks have mentioned, needs the rest of the rules implemented. Still fun
If you guys would add all the real rules like everyone had already asked for this game would be great. 5 stars great. But Im at pro. With 4,710. And to tell the truth I have been stuck at pro level sense like 2 grand. Do u get higher rank. Or should I just restart my money and build it up again.

Some bad moments

I paid for this app thru iTunes but everytime I click on the app it wont start up to play the empty app is showing on my iPhone but no game
Bought it, downloaded it, then it crashes. What else do you need to know.
How do u win at this game??? I have the three cards of either same suit sequence or three of a kind and I dont know how to put them somewhere to remove them from my hand... Where are the instructions to this game???
When winning or losing, is your account charged real money???
If you lay gets hit dont you have to wait 2 rotations for every card that you get hit with?
Launches, plays music, but is otherwise completely unresponsive (none of the buttons work, the cards wont move, etc).