Card Shark Collection

Card Shark Collection is a collection of solitaire and traditional card games. We are always working hard to add new games and further improve existing content. Here, you can find links to detailed rules for each supported game, a FAQ answering CardShark-specific questions, release notes, and information about development in progress.


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If you enjoy Card Shark, please consider posting a user review. This is a great way to show support and ensure continued frequent updates. If you're having a problem that isn't addressed in the FAQ, please contact with the "contact author" link at the bottom of this page.

Additional Resources

Browse to options/customize/decks to find a suitable deck. Can't find something you like? Additional old & user-contributed decks are available here.

App Updates

(22 Mar 2021) It's been a crazy year - I fought off an unpleasant bout of COVD-19 but am fully recovered. Ths iOS port of Card Shark has been updated to version 10.0 (others to follow). This includes a handful of changes including:

One issue that has been annoying folk is dealing with the "home bar" Apple draws near the bottom of the screen. This is the black (or white) horizontal bar drawn near the bottom of the screen. By default, upward swipes starting near the bottom of the screen are consumed by iOS as a gesture to exit apps. This can be very annoying if you're actually trying to drag a card near the bottom of the screen. I will be releasing a fix to minimize this, but there are a few workarounds that can be used in meantime:

  1. Avoid starting an upwards drag from too close to the "home bar." There's usually room to start dragging from a given card, but still sufficiently above the home bar. In moost cases, Card Shark's "smart drag" feature means youo can start drag from anywhere in a stack of cards, and not have to worry about having to precisely start dragging from a specific card.
  2. With Orientation (Any) selected, you can temporarily go to portrait mode by rotating phone. In most cases, this will make stacks end well above the home bar, avoiding problem.
  3. This is an interesting option worth trying: there's an "Accessibility" shortcut called Guided Access that can be enabled at runtime under Settings->Accessibility. This provides a way to "lock" the screen to a specific app, i.e. to safely hand a device to a child and not having to worry about them switching apps. But what's nice about it, is that this also completely removes the annoying home bar! In this mode, swipes and touches near the edge of the screen instead go directly to the app without ambiguity. Once this iOS feature is enabled, you can get in and out of this mode fairly easily, by triple clicking the power button on the side of your device. Unfortunately, Apple requires a password to be configured and entered to exit Guided Access mode, but you can set it to something simple like all 1's. for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Supported Games

Gameplay Options

To view available gameplay options, touch the info icon on the bottom right of the screen to visit the main menu, then touch the "Options" button.

Under Development

Specific game requests are always welcome. Recent requests are listed below: Multiplayer support is working in a local build, but currently relies on GameCenter. For the folk that have inquired about this, apologies for taking so long - we want to make sure it's perfect when made public.

Release Notes

(24 Mar 2020) Hope people are holding up under the current scares with coronavirus! While it's been a while since an update has been been published (hope to correct this very soon!), wanted to confirm that Card Shark as currently available in the Apple AppStore is compatible with latest iOS 13.3.1, albeit with some minor letterboxing on newer devices. Will share an update here soon on upcoming improvements.

(29 Sep 2017) A 9.0.3 update for Card Shark has been approved by Apple, and should be trickling out now. It includes a small patch that should address two issues:

Apple's optional "portrait orientation lock" feature is overriding Card Shark's Landscape-Only setting - the following workaround avoids the problem:
  1. Swipe up from bottom of screen to open Apple's Control Center, then turn off Apple's 'portrait lock' setting.
  2. Launch Card Shark and rotate phone to landscape orientation
  3. Swipe up from bottom of screen to open Apple's Control Center (from inside Card Shark), then reenable 'portrait lock.' Card Shark will end up locked to landscape orientation, with other iPhone apps locked to portrait orientation.

Currently focused on the following priority recently-reported issues

(21 Sep 2017) Card Shark Solitaire & and Card Shark Collection have been updated to version 9.0.2

(19 Sep 2017) Notes from prior version 9.0.1

Updates for Android and OSX coming soon.

Miscellaneous News

If you are an iPhone/iPad user and would like to sign up to receive an advance copy of future betas, please email us!. This is a good opportunity to get special attention for any issue or new game request.

I recently had the pleasure of welcoming a beautiful baby daughter, Nicolette, into my family.

Easy 8 Software recently published "You Against Me" an original board/card game for iPhone/iPad combining elements of Bingo, Gin Rummy, and Tic Tac Toe - with vs. Computer, Hotseat, and Online (vs. Human) modes.

What's New (8.0.3)

What's New (8.0.0)

What's New (7.3)

What's New (7.2.1)

This is a follow-up patch release, correcting a layout glitch in iPad landscape mode causing cards on the sides of the screen to be cropped. This also fixes a 7.2 bug causing Custom background art to revert to the default table when screen orientation changes.

What's New (7.2)

What's New (7.0)

Known Issues:
Game picker's alphabetical order isn't quite right on iPhone5.

What's New (6.2.9)

What's New (6.2.8)

Older Versions

Custom Decks

Card Shark supports custom decks. Here is a sample deck. The sample deck is 1024x1024 pixels. Higher resolution decks at 2048x2048 are also supported. To install a custom deck on the iPhone/iPad:
  1. Load the custom deck png to your photo library by opening the image in Safari, then holding your finger on the image until "save image" is presented.
  2. Open the iDevice Photo Library to confirm that the image is present and selectable.
  3. Open Card Shark, go to "Options" "Customize" "Deck" then click the "Customize" button.
  4. Select the deck you saved in step#1.

Once a custom deck has been imported into Card Shark, it will be used by Card Shark until you select an alternate deck.

Tools and templates to simplify the construction of custom decks are available upon request. If you are interested in contributing decks to distribute here for use with Card Shark, please contact me.


Questions? Suggestions? Bug Reports?

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Programming: Philip J. Stroffolino, Mark Vuksani, Shripad Bankar

Graphics: Christopher Walsh