A Fresh Breeze for 2020

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Dear friends of the Palace,

We have some upgrades up our sleeves and they are coming soon! These updates will go live as soon as they are ready. Currently, we are polishing and testing all changes, and we expect to begin updating the games over the next weeks. Do not fear – nothing will be turned upside down: We mainly worked on a nicer, more accessible gaming environment for you. Some changes concern several games at once. Others are specific for Skat or Pinochle. Let’s get started with our announcements!

Skat: Timer and Prettier Bidding Interface

At the Skat Palace, you can soon see how much time a player has left for their action.

The looks of our bidding feature will be updated, as well:

Speech Bubbles for Bidding in Skat, Doppelkopf, and Sheepshead

So far, the bidding is displayed in the chat. In the foreseeable future, in Skat, Doppelkopf, and Sheepshead, you will see speech bubbles instead.

New Window for Voting in Nearly All Games

Skat, Doppelkopf, Sheepshead, Solitaire, Spider, Mau-Mau, Rummy, and Canasta will get a fresh new window to vote on playing another game at the same table. Have a look:

In-Game E-Mail Verification for All Games at the Palace

You can verify your profile using your e-mail address in Skat, Doppelkopf, Sheepshead, Pinochle, Solitaire, Spider, Mau-Mau, Rummy, and Canasta.

To this end, you receive a verification e-mail when setting up a new profile at the moment. Since this e-mail gets lost sometimes, you can soon resend it from your profile in the game. This is important since certain features can only be used with a verified profile!

As soon as this is available, you will find a new “Verify” button in your profile in the section „Personal Data“. It will only show up if your profile was not verified yet. When you try to use a feature requiring verification, it will be pointed out to you, and you can request the verification e-mail from there.

Club Feature for Pinochle

Our major announcement concerns Pinochle: The club feature will be here soon! Use it to found and join clubs and take part in the Club League!

When entering the competition area in the future, you can not only select the League but also Clubs. There, your first stop will be the club house, where the clubs you belong to are displayed. By clicking „Create“, you can found your own club.

The club area will have three more sections – the Club League, the search, and your mailbox. In the Club League, all clubs are ranked in relation to one another. Using the menu, you will be able to take a look at the club members, the ranking of members of one club, Champions of your club, and Champions across clubs!

With the search, you will be able to look for clubs, of course. Your mailbox will collect applicants for your club on one side and invitations for you to join further clubs on the other side.

This is it for today. We hope you are looking forward to these improvements as much as we do! For praise, criticism, and suggestions, feel free to comment on this post or send an e-mail to support@spiele-palast.de.

Greetings,

Your Palace Team

9 comments

  • Judy McKinley

    Where can I find instructions for Premier membership and how to locate specific other players I want to play with?

    Have been playing in person with another couple, but with the Covid-19 isolation we hope to play with them with this app.

    Can’t find instructions for how to do this HELP!

    Thanks

    • spielepalast

      Hello Judy,

      Thank you for your message and welcome. Especially at this time, you should make yourself nice at home. So it’s nice when there are alternatives for real activities. 🙂

      Basically, you can play our game for free, so you don’t have to invest any money to play. We don’t show ads in our game, so we can only offer some features for premium members to fund our game. We ask for your understanding in this regard.

      As with most card games, the rules can differ locally. We have approached various Canasta clubs and based their rules for the basic game.

      However, we offer variations through special rules so that each player can play the game as much as possible according to their preferences. We have e.g. “Strict end”, “Wild canasta”, “Sequences” and much more.

      Premium members have the option of creating tables with their own preferences for special rules. You can recognize these tables by the three red card backs and click on them to see all the rules. You can also sit at these tables without your own premium membership.

      There are three ways to play with friends:

      You agree on which game you want to go to and try to click on the table at the same time. However, all players can sit at public tables.

      The second option is to use a premium membership that either you or one of your friends need. (So ​​only one player at the table needs membership.) If you create your own table as a premium member, you can set the table settings to “Private”. When you open the table, you or one of your friends can choose who can join the table. All players can apply for the table by clicking on it in the lobby. The table maker can then determine who is allowed to sit at the table and who is not.

      The last option is to open your own table as a “normal player”. Here you can neither set special rules nor private mode, but you can set a very small amount of chips to open your own table. As a stake, you can use the free chips that you receive from us every time you log in for the first time. Now you just have to coordinate when the table will be opened so that you can click up together. Having reached a certain number of laps before does no harm.

      Premium members have the option of creating tables with their own preferences for special rules. You can recognize these tables by the three red card backs and click on them to see all the rules. You can also sit at these tables without your own premium membership.

      However, if you want to create tables yourself, we have provided the feature that you can exchange your chips in premium time. So you can play according to your wishes and do not have to spend any money.

      However, these common games should also take place on a balanced level, as our Canasta Palace is also about competition. It is certainly an exciting change to play with other Canasta lovers. 🙂

      We have also provided the feature that you can exchange your chips in premium time. So you can play according to your wishes and do not have to spend any money. We distribute free chips once a day when you log in.

      You are also welcome to found an association where all of your Canasta friends are members. Here you can meet in the club’s chat and play inside the club. Again, the interaction should be balanced.

      The founding of the club costs a one-off 100 chips. You can also open a club without a premium membership.

      Best wishes

  • About the update: it would be better iff you guys would have fixed the bug in rummy about not able to pick up cards with 4 people knocking table’s. This is very annoying. So can you pls pay attention to it and fix it?

    • spielepalast

      Hello Maya,

      If you found a bug in the game, please write us under support@romme-palast.de so that we can have a look into that matter. Please send us also your player and the Tablenumber oft that game in which the bug was shown.

      Best wishes

  • I have to say that it would be a improvement if you change the way your computer mixed up the skat games ! I think that could be a good thing to do !
    Because there’s no way that your computer generated games, that are impossible to lose ! So if you have time for chance please do so !
    Blessings wolfy
    Ps otherwise it is just boring to play skat, with absolutely nothing changed at all ?

    • spielepalast

      Hello Wolf,

      We have thousands of rounds each day. So there are thousands of good cards and thousands of bad cards dealt throughout every day. Which player gets which is pure luck. Our engine makes absolutely no difference in players!

      We have even got a certificate of a well known institution in Germany called TÜV that checks products and programms, etc. The text is in German, however, you may want to translate it via GoogleTranslator:

      https://www.spiele-palast.de/2016/12/12/tuev-gepruefte-kartenverteilung/

      Maybe you are interested in comparing your cards with those of your fellow players or opponents? To do so, simply click on the statistic button in your profile. Select the eye symbol to get a replay of every played round.

      Best wishes

  • Is there a way to get coins after running out, other than purchasing them?

  • Love your game!!!
    Have you consider adding a feature in the canasta games so players that choose to play sequence, can set the rules for an specific game: if you can pick up the pile only with sequence or not? It is hard to determine (if not explicated by the host at the beginning of the game), and I see it creates frustration. We all want to be honoring this but hard to tell when…
    Thank you,

    • spielepalast

      Hello Ceci,

      Hello,

      I’m happy to write down your suggestion. Maybe we will implement it in a later version of our game.
      Please feel free to contact us, whenever you have more ideas for the game.

      Best wishes,

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