Elevens is a solitaire card game in which players lay down cards, face-up and in a grid of 3X3. They then remove the cards in groups when they add up to eleven, and go until they can go no more.
Cassandra’s 11 is based on this game, in that you must tap cards from a grid when they add up to eleven. Tap a Nine and Two card, for example, or a Five, a Four, and a Two. What takes this universal app from developer Plexonic to the next level is the puzzle aspect.
Each “deck” section includes several groups of levels, each of which containing a treasure chest containing in-game currency that must be unlocked by tapping on cards that add up to eleven. Complete eleven levels in a row and you’ll get a fortune from Cassandra. There are, of course, in-app purchases that will net you power ups like a full life refill–if you fail to open the treasure chest on any level, you lose a heart point. You can also purchase in-game currency as well if you’re running low; each fortune will cost you a little bit.
Combinations of more than two cards create row-clearing explosion cards, additional obstacles like frozen cards, and the like. The game includes five level packs, each with its own card design, and Cassandra’s 11 supports Game Center achievements and sharing to Facebook.
The universal app, which will work on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch natively, is free and available in the App Store now.
I’m not a huge fan of playing solitaire on your iPad, but Cassandra’s 11 brings enough puzzling goodness to the genre, that won’t give you too much of a hard time if you download it.
- Source App Store