App description: If words games and poker had a wild child it would be Poker Pals.

Play your friends in a truly unique game of poker. Take turns building 5-card poker hands by strategically combining your cards with the cards on the board. Play off your friends hands to create new exciting hand combinations. Every hand you play awards you points; the more hand combos you play, the more points youll receive.

TWO GAMES IN ONE: EPIC for long strategic games or CLASSIC for faster play

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Imagine if Poker by Zynga and Words With Friends were combined to form a super-addicting hybrid of the two. Well you can stop imagining because thanks to Chillingo fantasy is now reality with Poker Pals AppPicker, 4/5

Poker Pals just boarded my Addiction Train Appy Awards

"...I would be snatching up my iPod every couple of minutes to make my next turn, juggling several games at once, like a crazed poker addict." TouchArcade, 4/5

"Poker Pals is the best online turn based game in the App Store that you will no doubt love every minute of." Apple N Apps

"Poker Pals is a brilliant mix of poker and Scrabble that shouldnt be missed." GameZebo

"...the core game is a lot of fun (especially as an asynchronous title), and you can start games with friends right through Game Center..." TUAW, 4/5

"Poker Pals is an unusual, simple, and fun multiplayer title that hides a surprising amount of depth." Pocket Gamer, 8/10

Chillingo answered with a perfect game for the casual market: Poker Pals. A game that doesnt demand that you know poker that well, but still retains some of the excitement of the real thing. TouchGen Editors Choice

All in all, Poker Pals is an awesome mash-up of two classics, and we cant recommend it enough to fans of board games. Slide to Play, 4/4

Echoseven's comments:

Lite Version:
05-30-2012, 11:28 AM
@ DodgerBlue016 sorry for the inconvenience. The problem should be fixed now and ALL users, no matter if they had a paid version or a free version, should now get the free upgrade.

Thanks for playing!
05-30-2012, 11:59 AM
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Just loaded it and no ads were visible...I assume the game limits were removed as well?

Thanks for the fast response...HOWEVER, since the fix didn't come in the form of an update, I assume I can never delete and reinstall this app.

More importantly, you and I both know that the advertisement API inserted in this version is still there; ready for you to activate as soon as downloads decline sufficiently.

Did this game always say Aspyr at the bottom? Just wondering if EA/Chillingo dropped the distribution back to the original developer; sold the rights to another party; or none of the above.
05-30-2012, 12:26 PM
OK, so I have a new iPhone and just wanted to re-install Poker Pals on it.
I had purchased the full version some time last year.
Now I have ads in the game and am supposed to buy the premium version for 79 cents (europe).
I have deleted and reinstalled the game already, nothing changed.

I had already deleted my crystal accounts some time ago, but this better not be linked to a crystal account.
What am I supposed to do now?

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