Dead Man's Draw by Stardock (Universal)
For us PC gamers, we already know Stardock's great reputation with strategy games, and now they've staked their first foray into the iOS world. Based on a fun little card game featured in Epic Fantasy Civilization 4 mod, Fall from Heaven, but now all glossed up!
Yowza is this game amazing! Sure it is just that push your luck card draw game at its core but the game is INCREDIBLY slick looking and each of the suit's powers (unlocked 1 at a time on leveling your character) add some very cool strategic twists to the gameplay. Also, worth noting, as opposed to Farkle's dice, since your luck is based on open card draws, there is definitely room for some sneaky card counting (while I'm hoping to replace my lowly 4 of Anchors, I know that the 5 and 7 of Anchors have already been played...).
On top of the suit powers, it appears that characters (which you play and opponents) might have some clever powers (I haven't seen any yet this early in the game) that need to be recharged between uses.
The IAP seems to be of a coin doubler nature (since gold is your exp and what recharges your powers, 2x means progressing quicker) for $1.99 and coin packs (the coin packs seem pretty unnecessary at this point).
Last edited by VeganTnT; 10-23-2013 at 12:22 AM.