Beat boredom with these fun apps
Challenge your friends to a game of carrom or compete with rummy players across India on your smart phone. If you like taking risks, you’ll love these three mobile games
Teen Patti - Indian Poker
An alternative to Taj Rummy, Teen Patti (by Octro Inc) is a three-card game similar to other casino games like Poker, Texas Holdem Poker, Flash or Flush, Three-card brag. Needless to say, the game involves betting, and you will be required to make in-app purchases to buy chips to bet on a table. However, to let you start, the game offers 1,00,000 free chips on downloading the app. As for game play, you can either take part in Sit ‘n’ Go games, in high stakes tournaments or invite your friends to your private tables. There are free chip bonuses everyday as well.
Avaialble on: Google Play Store and Apple App Store
For those of you who have been regular on the Tajrummy.com website, it’s now possible to play the game on your smart phone. Tajrummy is available as an app (though currently only for iOS-based devices) on the Apple App Store. Log in with your Tajrummy.com account and continue to enjoy the game right from your handheld device. Your credits and balances remain the same as in the website. However, we must warn you that playing online Rummy requires betting with real money, and hence, caution is advised.
Available on: Apple App Store only
Log on to: Tajrummy.com
The popular carrom board game has gone digital, thanks to Octro Inc, an Indian mobile game developer. The game is available for free download and allows one to challenge friends on Facebook, or compete with complete strangers. You start as a novice and level-up by beating your opponents. Wins in the game also earn XP and chips. You can also unlock hidden achievements by playing some off-beat shots, especially those based on rebounds. While we are still getting a hang of the game, we have to admit; so far it has proven to be quite an engaging alternative to pass time.
Available on: Google Play Store