Besides allowing you to play card games, this fun application can draw cards on your screen from the available card decks at the click of a button or at the click of the mouse on the main canvas.
You can actually set up the application so that you can click anywhere on the main canvas to add new cards to it from the available decks.
There is a Draw button at the top right of the canvas which you can click to draw cards as well. The cards which are drawn using the top right Draw button
can appear either in the middle of the screen, or in card placeholders which you can add to the canvas before adding the cards.
The order in which the cards will appear over the card placeholders when you press the Draw button, is actually determined based on the order
in which the card placeholders were added to the main canvas.
Cards can be resized (press any of the CTRL keys and click on the card and drag it in the direction you want it to be resized), they can be rotated (press any of the SHIFT keys and click on the card you want to rotate, pressing LEFT SHIFT rotates the card to the left pressing RIGHT SHIFT rotates the image to the right), they can be duplicated (double click the card) and they can be deleted (press the card and then the Del key on your keyboard).
Output Window - the application has an Output Window which you can activate. This window records the number and suite of each card as it is drawn. This window also has a button which is called Calculate Statistics, and when you press this button, it will generate an overview based on all the cards present on the main canvas (total cards of each suite, sum of cards when Aces are 11, sum of cards when Aces is 1, how many cards show their face and how many have their face down, total number of cards on the canvas and how many decks of cards are used to draw the cards on the canvas).
Add A Specific Card To Canvas Window - the application has a window which allows adding specific cards to the canvas. Using this window you can also add an entire suite of cards within a specified card deck to the canvas. To add an entire card deck to the canvas, you would have to go to the Settings section (notice the Change button) and click the "Add To Canvas" buttons associated to each deck. You can add as many card decks as you want to the canvas and you can add a specific card deck as many times as you want to.
There is also a setting which you can enable so that each entry in the Output Window has a time stamp added to it. To access the Settings section you need to press the Change button at the top.
Playing Games - using this application you can also play different card games like Tabinet or Tablanette, Higher Card Wins, Order All Cards in Rows and many others, some of these games can be played against the computer like the game of Tabinet or Higher Card Wins. For the full list of games which you can play, scroll down a bit until you see the "Here are the available games you can play within this application: " text.
Draw A Card From The Deck runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11 - both 32 and 64 bits
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When drawing cards on the canvas, you can use either all, or some of the available decks or only one, specifically you can select from which decks the cards will be drawn. You can add all the cards from a deck to the canvas by simply pressing a button. Each deck has a setting to specify whether it allows duplicates, that setting is called "Allow Duplicates". When this setting is active and all the cards from the deck have been drawn, you can reset that deck using the associated Reset button from each deck.
Here are ACE cards from some of the available decks:
Here are the available games you can play within this application:
Games to play with the computer:
Games to play on your own:
And here they are presented in a bit more detail:
Play Tabinet / Tablanette against the Computer - in this game you play with the computer. Each player receives an initial set of 6 cards. Values of cards are: Aces can be 11 or 1, J is 12, Q is 13, K is 14. The same card, can pick up more sets of cards if the sum of each individual set is equal to the card which is played. For example, a K can take all of the following: 9 and a 5, 8 and a 6, J and 2, J and two Aces, 10 and 4 Aces. An 8 can take an Ace and a 7 or 4 Aces and a 4, or 4 cards of 2. If one of the players takes all the cards from the table, that player will be awarded a TABLE point which will be counted at the end when deciding the winner. After both players finished playing the cards from their hand, another set of 6 cards are given to each of them. The player who won cards from the table last (by playing a card), will also receive all the remaining cards when the game has ended. To decide the winner, the points are calculated as following: K, Q, J, Ace, 10 have a value of 1 point, the 10 of Diamonds has a value of 2 points and 2 of Clubs also has a value of 2 points.
Play 'Higher card wins' against the Computer - In this game you play with the computer. You start the game by playing a card. The other player can play any card he wants. He can play a card of the same suite as the first card played in the current hand or he can play any other card. The suite of the first played card in a hand is important because the highest card of that suite played in the current hand, wins the hand. A hand could last several plays as long as a player wants to continue and as long as it has higher cards (in the suite) than the ones already played on the table. The player who played the highest card in the suite wins the hand. For example if the computer plays 5 of Hearts and you play 6 of Hearts, then you get both cards. It may be possible that the computer wants to continue playing the hand if it has a higher card of Hearts (hoping to win the hand and get the cards on the table) for example if it has a 7 of Hearts, in which case you need to play another card, you could play a card of Hearts if you have one, if not then you have to play any other card. Once a player won a hand, the game draws new cards from the available deck so that each new hand will start with 5 cards. If there are no more cards in the available deck then the players continue to play with the available cards they have. The player with the highest sum of the acquired cards, wins the game.
Higher card wins (Aces are the highest) - In this game you need to drag a card over another card or over a group of cards, the cards with the lower values are automatically deleted. If you drag a card with a lower value over a card with a higher value, then the card you dragged will be deleted. When two cards of the same value are overlapped they remain on the canvas. ACEs have the highest value over any other card. You can add all the cards from an entire deck from the Settings section (press the Change button in the main window).
Higher card wins (Aces are low) - this game is similar to the one above except Aces have a value of 1.
Order all cards in the same suite horizontally - in this game you play by trying to order all the 52 cards on four different rows. The purpose of the game is that each suite of cards should be on its own row. It doesn't matter which suite is on which row. What matters is that at the end of the game (before you press the Verify button) each row has 13 cards and all those 13 cards should be of the same suite. In this game Aces have a value of 11 and an Ace is higher than a 10 and lower than a J (12).
Spawn a new card from two cards - in this game you need to drag a card over another card, the two cards will be deleted from the canvas and a new card will appear on the canvas. The number of the new card will be the addition of the two cards which were just deleted. So if you have a 5 and a 2 then the new card will be 7. If you have a K and a 2 then the sum of these two cards is 14 + 2 = 16 so the new card will be: 16 - 14 + 1 = 3. The suite of the new card will be randomly chosen from one of the parent cards which were deleted. Aces have a value of 11, J = 12, Q = 13, K = 14. The red joker has a value of 15 and the black joker has a value of 16.
Memory or Concentration - In this game you need to remove all cards from the canvas and to do this, you need to click on cards to find two cards with the same number/rank (regardless of their suite) and once you found them, they will be deleted from the canvas. Once all cards have been removed, you will be able to see how many seconds it took to remove them all. Initially all 52 cards from a deck will appear on the canvas with their face down, once you click a card, it will show its face, once you click the second card, it will also show it's face and if the two cards have the same number/rank (regardless of their suite), they will be deleted. If they do not have the same number/rank, then they will stay like that with their face up until you click a third card at which moment the first and second cards will be flipped (will have their face turned down). This third card will have its face shown and you need to click a fourth card which will also have its face shown. Then the same process is repeated between the third card and the fourth card: the cards number/rank are compared and if they are the equal then they are deleted, if they are not equal, then they stay like that until the fifth card is clicked, and so on.
Easy Solitaire - In this game you need to arrange all cards in the same suite in the top 4 rectangles. The first card which has to be added is the Ace, then 2, then the 3, and so on until 10, after 10 comes J then Q and K. All cards are showing up in the lower rectangle, so all you have to do is drag them into their appropriate spot in one of those rectangles. It doesn't matter which rectangle holds which suite, as long as you have 13 cards of the same suite in each of the four rectangles. At the end of the game you will see how much time (in seconds) it took to arrange the cards. Since all cards are visible and need only to be picked up and placed on the correct spot, that's why we called this game 'Easy Solitaire'.
Draw A Card From The Deck - In this game there will be a new button added to the canvas called 'Draw New Cards' and you need to click that button to draw a new card for yourself and one for the Computer. The higher card wins the hand. If there is a tie, the cards remain on the table and will be taken by the player who draws the higher card during the next hand which is not a tie. In this game there are two cards which can be drawn at a time but there is no limit to the total number of cards which can be drawn from the deck.
TriPeaks Solitaire - In this game you need to remove the cards in the top four rows. You can only click those cards which have their face showing. You need to click cards which have a number higher or lower by one compared to the card at the bottom, near the card deck. When you click a card from the top four rows, that card (if is 1 unit higher or one unit lower than the card at the bottom), will be moved on top of the card at the bottom.
Initial screen - The main canvas where you can draw the cards, has a width of 4000 pixels and a height of 4000 pixels.
You can press the Draw button at the top right to draw cards which will appear on the main canvas.
The trial version has the following limitations: draw only 10 cards maximum on the canvas, card/image size not higher than 200 pixels, rotation of a card/image does not go the full 360 degrees, the games have only 3 cards per user instead of their intended number of cards (5, 6 or 7 cards), the games don't have a full deck, not all settings are available to be modified.
To register the application, click on the "Register" button inside the application and then enter the registration key you received after purchasing.
Settings Screen - Here you can select different settings which affect how the application works, for example, which deck of cards to use, whether a specific deck allows duplicate drawings, the back cover image for a deck, the image to use for card placeholders, the initial width of a card on the canvas, and many other settings.
Play Games Screen - Here you can select which game to play. You can play games against the computer like Tabinet / Tablanette, Higher card wins, or games on your own like: Higher card wins (Aces are the highest), Higher card wins (Aces have a value of 1), Order all cards in a suite on its own row.
Overview of Main Window - Here you can view all the cards from the main window/canvas even if they are not visible in the current view. The view may be limited to the screen size but the main canvas has a width of 4000 x 4000 pixels. Once you have this overview, you could save it as an image.
Here are a few snapshots from playing Tabinete / Tablanette:
Here are a few snapshots from playing 'Higher card (in the same suite) wins' against the computer:
Here is a snapshot of playing the 'Order all cards in the same suite horizontally' game:
Output Window - you can activate this window to show the number and suite of each card as it is drawn. This window also contains a button (called 'Calculate Statistics') to show an overview based on all the cards present on the main canvas. There is a setting (in Settings) which you can enable so that each entry in the Output Window has a time stamp.