5 Card Touch app for iPhone and iPad

4.3 ( 1113 ratings )
Games Card Casino
Developer: Griffin Technology
0.99 USD
Current version: 1.1.2, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 11 Jul 2008
App size: 3.01 Mb

Buy into action at the hottest table around with Griffin Technologys 5 Card Touch. 5 Card Touch stakes you $1000 (virtual bucks, of course) to get started at a fast-moving game of video poker. Play as long as you want, whenever you want; 5 Card Touch will keep track of your winnings, hands played and won, and more. 5 Card Touch by Griffin Technology... Its as much Vegas table action as you can cram in your pocket. Add Griffin Technologys Lucky 7 Slots or Double Bonus Slots for even more casino action when you want, where you want it.

• Easy to learn video poker; Jacks or Better to win
• Smooth animation and graphics
• Keeps track of your winnings and hands played, won and lost

Pros and cons of 5 Card Touch app for iPhone and iPad

5 Card Touch app good for

Great app and just as addictive as described. Is it hurting my Family if im gambling the virtual rent?
Outstanding game with excellent graphics and animation. Well worth the $2 price.
This is a great game that is easily worth the price. However I would change it so you can bet before and after the first 5 cards are delt. The game is very addicting and its great for long car rides.
Its a great time sucker, super fast, crisp graphics. Addictive for sure!
Fun, simple, and inexpensive. Id like to be able to bet more than $5 every time. I mean, come on, Ive got $1,000 lets see some risk!
Great app. Very good graphics and fast paced. You will never get tired of this one :-)

Some bad moments

Not a bad game, but instead of selecting the cards you want to hold as you would on a standard video poker machine, you select the cards you want to discard. So if you want to practice your video poker skills it is rather un-intuitive. For that reason, I cant recommend it.
I was indeed able to un-sync then re-sync this app and get it to work again...all is good now. Not a bad app if you dont run into issues with it.
Its a well designed game but ended up crashing and stalling on me within 2 days after buying it. Itd also be nice if you selected the cards youd like to hold instead of selecting the cards to be discarded. This took a few hands to get use to. Im hoping theres an update for this game coming soon because my game is frozen and I dont know how to fix it!
The only good thing I can say about this app is the smooth graphics; but it takes more than fancy graphics to make this app a winner. The fact is that the chance of you getting winning hands is less than that when playing in real life. Its either that or bad luck. Another thing is that you have to get a pretty high hand in order to win.
The game is okay, except for 2 things: 1) you have to turn your phone sideways (minor, not that big of a deal). 2) You touch the cards you want to get rid of - exactly the opposite of most poker (and video poker) games. So when you go to Vegas and you are playing video poker, watch out. Dont develop "bad habits!"
I bought this because Griffins hardware products and website have always shown attention to detail and good quality for the money, and because I wanted to test purchasing from the phone. I may be just missing something, but the attraction - indeed, the whole point - of this app completely eludes me. First, gameplay, or lack of it: Its a solitaire 5-card draw game, which doesnt make a lot of sense. With no one to bet against, there is no point in a second round of betting on the draw, and accordingly, the game doesnt give you one. So you bet between 1 and 5 credits from an initial budget of 1000, see what your first 5 cards are, discard some, and see your final hand. For the most part, the action then consists of watching your credit amount slowly get whittled down, occasionally to be bumped back up a ways by the random straight, flush, or full house. (If you played this for a really long time, youd get a definite thrill out of how far up your tally would rise when you finally hit a straight flush or four of a kind, but it would only be a thrill because it would contrast so vividly with the endless hours of hypnotic boredom watching hands go by. So basically, without opponents, there is nothing you can influence except the amount of your bet and the discards. The amount of the bet feels irrelevant in that betting the 5 credit max, it might take a hundred hours to slowly go bust or hit one of the big hands, while at 1 credit, the boredom would last 5 times as long. The discard choices feel pointless because those are really a matter of playing knowable odds. I dont know the odds, so I guess that I could get some experimental satisfaction out of playing for a few months and getting a sense of them, or I could just look them up in 5 minutes, in which case my actions in the game would become entirely irrelevant. And the animations are fluid but comically gratuitous like a bad PowerPoint presentation. Do we really need the Draw button to slide in and out from the wings every hand? And the "trails" effect of your bankroll diminishing starts out sort of annoying, eventually becomes a little soothing when you hit the hypnotic stage, then became for me a little annoying again because of its irrelevance. Somehow, Griffin has produced a game that consists solely of the elements of Poker that dont matter at all without the context of competition: luck of the draw and nonexistent currency. Changing the units from $ to credits makes sense for international appeal, but somehow also feels ironically like they have removed the only part of the game that could have elicited any reason to care, a sense of money changing hands. Unless you like trancelike meditation states for games (which is completely legit, but id opt for some headphones and a Phillip Glass CD instead), you should probably avoid the sense of your money changing hands to Griffin here. I hope that this is an embarrassing mistake for Griffin, and they put some focus on offering some games that live up to their brand.