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Cards: Are there cards for other nations?

Cards: Why can I see the cards of the other players and vice-versa?

Cards: Why do some cards have a hatched border?

General: Is there any further information?

Windows and Mac OS: Is the game available for Windows or Mac OS?

Music: Can I alter the volume of the music?

Original board game: Can I still buy the original board game?

Rules: Why can I not trade in the second Joker?

Rules: Why can I only take two cards per turn?

Sound Effects: Can I switch the sound effects on and off?

Sounds: How can I restore the sound?

Voices: How can I get the voices back?

Cards: Are there cards for other nations?

Currently we can only offer the Nations built into the game, we hope in the future to give more choices to game players.

Cards: Why can I see the cards of the other players and vice-versa?

Café International can be an extremely strategic game, when playing solitaire you arrange your cards to maximise your possible score. In competitive games against the Café International computer or other players, you need to consider your opponents cards when deciding which has the biggest benefit to your game. You mave be able to place one card for 4 points but in doing it you may open a higher scoring opportunity for them. In that instance you may opt to place a lower scoring card for you to block their move completely and open up other opportunities for you later in the game. As you can see being able to view each others cards add and extra twist of fun to the gameplay.
A very important strategic aspect of the game revolves around the question of whether one can choose the cards, one uses so that the Defendant is not be able to score highly. Or if I can have a major promising next train without an opponent mucking one in this round. This is also in the board game, deliberate tactical starting situation. You can always see the cards of all opponents.

Cards: Why do some cards have a hatched border?

We designed the cards to make it easier to distinguish Male and Female cards especially on telephones where the screens are quite small (compared to tablets). The hatched cards are the Male cards.

General: Is there any further information?

We have put together a free little ebook with tips on strategy, which details all the rules and where you can find tips on how you can improve your game strategy. You can do it! Request free here.

Windows and Mac OS: Is the game available for Windows or Mac OS?

Yes, please take a look at our web site.

Music: Can I alter the volume of the music?

Sound effects (sounds), music and voices can be set separately via the "Settings" menu in the lobby. If you don't want to leave the current game you can select the pop-up menu, then select the pause button and you will enter the settings screen allowing you to make changes simply and quickly.

Original board game: Can I still buy the original board game?

Yes, please take a look at our web site.

Rules: Why can I not trade in the second Joker?

The rule states that for a multiplayer (classic or online) game a player can either replace a Joker card or perform one of the other valid choices of moves. If a Joker has been replaced in the first move, your turn is over for this round. Replacing a Joker as your second move is not allowed (since it's a complete move of it's own).
This rule does not apply to the solitary and time game, where you can exchange Jokers at any time in the game.

Rules: Why can I only take two cards per turn?

This is one of the rules of the original board game. You can place one card at the bar, you can use a joker or you can set one or two cards at the tables, before the next player's turn.
In the solitaire game and the time game you play the cards as you require, getting the highest score and being the fastest is your prioity here!

Sound Effects: Can I switch the sound effects on and off?

Sound effects (sounds), music and voices can be set separately via the "Settings" menu in the lobby. If you don't want to leave the current game you can select the pop-up menu then select the pause button and you will enter the settings screen allowing you to make changes simply and quickly.

Sounds: How can I restore the sound?

Sound effects (sounds), music and voices can be set separately via the "Settings" menu in the lobby. If you don't want to leave the current game you can select the drop-down menu then select the pause button and you will enter the settings screen allowing you to make changes simply and quickly.

Voices: How can I get the voices back?

Sound effects (sounds), music and voices can be set separately via the "Settings" menu in the lobby. If you don't want to leave the current game you can select the drop-down menu then select the pause button and you will enter the settings screen allowing you to make changes simply and quickly.

 

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