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.

App Updates

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

(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.

Card Shark Ports

Card Shark CollectionCard Shark Solitaire (FREE)
iPhone/iPad/iPod More Info More Info
Mac App Store More Info More Info
Android Marketplace More Info More Info
Amazon App Store More Info More Info

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.

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

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?

Contact Author!


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

Graphics: Christopher Walsh