Anyone for Cards? is a good collection of card games for Windows 3.1 from Capstone, and provides yet another proof to a curious fact that the only decent releases from Capstone are either card or casino games.
Anyone For Cards? offers a variety of games, ranging from the popular to the obscure: Cribbage, Gin, Hearts, Spades, 31, 99, Whist, Pinochle, Oh Hell, George, Euchre, and Crazy Eights. Similar to Sierra?s Hoyle?s Book of Games series, Anyone For Cards? lets you play against 18 computer-controlled characters, each with his/her own style of playing. Although there is no modem or network support, the computer players provide a decent enough challenge. In addition to a nice range of card games, Anyone for Cards? lets you customize many aspects of the program including card graphics, background tunes, and multiple skill levels. There?s even a Practice Mode that reveals all of the cards each player holds to help you learn the rules, as well as well-written on-line help.
Overall, Anyone For Cards? is a game that card game fans should enjoy. It could have been better and more varied, but like Sierra?s Hoyle games, it combines nice window-dressing touches with a solid underlying gameplay into an enjoyable and relaxing experience. Well worth a look.