I used to be a gambling addict when I was a kid. I learned playing Pusoy when I was 7. Played professional mah jhong at 12. So when indie Pinoy game developer Rico Zuniga sent me a tip about this local game he developed, I spent over 3 hours playing tong-its.
Basically, it’s a tong-its game developed on Adobe Air. Tong-its is a local cards game similar to pusoy dos, poker and mah jhong. I’m sure a lot of my Filipino readers here are very familiar with it.
After about 78 rounds, I won 29 games and was on the top of the 3-player table. I think I would have won more rounds had I noticed an oversight on my end earlier. If you’re an avid cards player, you’d have fun with this one.
I really have to say that beyond the intuitive drag-and-drop interface, I loved playing with the AI (artificial intelligence). It was very challenging (though after several dozen rounds, I kinda got to know how the two other players cook their strategy that I’ve been able to predict when they will draw). But you guys have to try this. Props to Rico for a job well done.