Governor of Poker by Youdagames is a Texas Hold ‘Em card game for the iPhone that will take you through 13 old west Texas towns as you win table by table. You begin the game in your “hometown” of San Saba. Once you’ve won that table you can move on to take the rest of Texas, purchasing transportation upgrades along the way.
Earning cash not only affords you the luxury of being able to buy into more exclusive games – it will also allow you to buy property in each town. Properties earn you a set dollar amount each day. If you ever find yourself with a shortage of cash and can’t buy into a game, advancing a few days will bring in property income, allowing you to increase your funds and continue in the game instead of going totally bust.
Once you start playing in larger towns, more tables that will be available to choose from and the skill of your opponents will increase. The game also tracks your reputation. As you win more hands and obtain more property, your reputation improves and you are invited into more games.
Governor of Poker provides a quick guide of the desired hands in Texas Hold ‘Em for the poker novice, ranking the hands from best to worst. The game also tracks the rewards you receive for placing high in a game, busting another player, or accomplishing other various feats. Perhaps one of the most convenient feature is the ability to leave the game and have your progress saved.
Other game features include:
- A statistics menu
- An easy to use toolbar for betting
- Realistic graphics
- Sound effects
Governor of Poker provides a variety of poker playing experiences, from larger tables to more intimate games. I think that both players new to Texas Hold ‘Em and those that have been playing for some time can both appreciate this app, though novices will need to pick up some basic skills elsewhere, as the game doesn’t outline any of the terms or fundamental rules of the game.
Governor of Poker is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch and requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later.