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Card Sharks

DOS - 1988

Also available on: Apple II - Commodore 64

Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Cards, Game Show / Trivia / Quiz, Licensed Title
Publisher ShareData, Inc.
Developer Softie, Inc.
4.76 / 5 - 62 votes

Description of Card Sharks

A fun game based on oldie TV game show Play Your Cards Right, Card Sharks combines amusing surveys with a lot of luck to create a lively and entertaining half-hour.

To gain control of the gameboard, contestants must predict how many of 100 people surveyed answered a question in a particular way. The questions themselves are often humorous: 'We asked 100 policemen: "If a naked female ran past you, would you be able to remember her face?" How many said yes, they would be able to recognize her face?' The opponents then predict whether the actual number is higher or lower than that selected by the first pair.

The couple who get closer to the right answer then move along a row of playing cards by predicting whether the next card will be higher or lower than the previous one. The first pair to win two games out of three go on to play the final round, which involves the same higher/lower concept but with a cash wager at the turn of each card. The game show lends itself to computer version quite well, perhaps due to the combination of luck and skill which keep the replay value high.

Softie's computer version unfortunately doesn't stand the test of time too well, not least because of its poor CGA-only graphics that could have been a lot better. Still, the questions are as hilarious as the show, and there are hundreds of them in the game. Recommended for fans of the TV original, but anyone who just wants a good trivia game may want to pass.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Crossman 2022-11-22 0 point

I'm going to have to disagree with you emphatically. This game is a true classic that can never be either boring or old. It's like the other game show games turned computer past times, it's always fun and educationally entertaining. How can you put a bar on such games as these, especially to those of us that watched these games in their childhood?
I'm pleasantly surprised that this game is even on the computer to be able to enjoy and relive those early days or yore, this is ONE game I will keep to pass down to my children and their children as a token of what game shows are really all about :-)

scratchy 2020-03-06 0 point DOS version

love card sharks

voice23 2018-06-12 0 point

We watch this every night on BUZZR TV

lil paul 2016-07-07 0 point DOS version

i'm gonna play card sharks

kyttymau 2012-08-17 0 point DOS version

Îmi place şi joc zilnic!

pws 2011-09-19 0 point DOS version

I loved this when it came out

syork16ss 2010-12-14 0 point DOS version


daniel 2010-07-12 0 point DOS version

press your luck

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