Monthly Archives: November 2020

Chips Rush Tournament 2020: The Winners

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UPDATE: The winners of our Chips Rush Tournament were determined!

Dear winners, to access your certificates, click your player name in the table below. Upon doing so, your certificate will be displayed for you to download directly.

Some games required several play groups: When a group reached maximum players, a new one was created. Places 1 to 3 were established for each play group. A tie within a play group could cause a place to be awarded several times. Which play group you were successful in is noted in your certificate.

Scroll ahead or click to jump to the list for your favorite game – Skat, Doppelkopf, Sheepshead, Mau-Mau, Rummy, Solitaire, Canasta , or Pinochle.

We congratulate the following players on gaining glory and their share of the extra large Chips jackpot:

 

Skat

 

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 35,000 Chips

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 10,000 Chips

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 5,000 Chips

Group 1

kalle 71 Tomasz Sp. hajo11

Group 2

Eberhard fwo57 Wolfgang

 

Doppelkopf

 

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 35,000 Chips

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 10,000 Chips

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 5,000 Chips

Peti Millo012 lügenbaron

 

Sheepshead

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 35,000 Chips

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 10,000 Chips

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 5,000 Chips

Apache Stefan Popolopus

 

Mau-Mau

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 35,000 Chips

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 10,000 Chips

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 5,000 Chips

steffenkili Marie butterblume1963

 

Rummy

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 35,000 Chips

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 10,000 Chips

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 5,000 Chips

Helene Ring Girl Begu

 

Solitaire

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 35,000 Chips

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 10,000 Chips

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 5,000 Chips

Dobi Just4FunHH bima1904

 

Canasta

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 22,500 Chips each

2nd Place

• not applicable

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 2,500 Chips each

ozjusko87 / bubu Schnatterinche / Toddie ( Kein Verein )

Pinochle

 

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 35,000 Chips*

* In Group 1, each 22,500 Chips

2nd Place*

• an exclusive certificate
• 10,000 Chips

* Not applicable in Group 1

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 5,000 Chips

Group 1

Nokel99 / Armin Lukas

Group 2

dietmar fabio Joe

 

Congratulations and enjoy the prizes!

Of course, we are delighted by every single player who took part. Praise, criticism, and suggestions for future tournaments of this kind are welcome. Feel free to comment on this post or send an e-mail to support@spiele-palast.de.

Greetings,

Your Palace Team

P.S.

If you could not join this time, there will be one more chance to take part in an official Palace of Cards Tournament this year, in the Christmas Tournament on December 19. We will bring youth details right here. Stay tuned 😊

New Feature: Leveling System

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Dear friends of the Palace,

It is time at last: We officially released the leveling system!

Of course, the leveling system comes with levels reached via experience points and new game contents as a cherry on top. That creates a new competition! And you can adjust the game’s looks to your wishes level by level.

Level Up

Now, you automatically collect experience points for each finished table. You love your game and regularly play a table? That will show soon! Also, winning deals additional experience points!

A table’s further characteristics can affect the experience points as well: They depend on the game and include the number of fellow players, your progress at the table, the bet, and a few custom rules.

You will reach each level with certain numbers of experience points. Fellow players see which level you are at, and vice versa. At the end of every table, you will see how many experience points you gained and if you reached a new level.

And in your own player profile, you can see how many experience points you need for the next level-up! Additionally, you can choose if you want to play using your own table and card backs only.

By default, the game will display the selections of the table host, if there is one. If you do not like that and would rather use your settings, just turn the option host table off.

New Game Contents

With levels reached, you unlock exclusive rewards in the game: We are thinking Chips, frames for your profile picture, skins for the tables at the Palace, and individual patterns for the back of the playing cards. These are unprecedented options! You get all these contents for free – by simply taking part in the game and collecting experience points.

What Will Change in the League?

To make it short: nothing.

The leveling system is a new and separate feature. You will collect league points, Chips, and stars just like before. And the experience points will top it up!

By the way: By popular request, our games now come standard with tables using the custom rule Training. These tables do neither affect the league nor the star rating. This way, you can practice risk-free at these tables without worrying about decreases in your stats. Nevertheless, you will still gain experience points at these tables.

Thank You!

We are incredibly glad to provide this feature to you! And you, the player community, helped to accomplish that directly. We had two beta tests in different games: One in Skat, Solitaire, and Rummy from October 21 to 29, and another one from November 4 to 9 just in Skat. This way, we could identify any bumps with your help and smooth them. For this, we are very grateful!

The Leveling Sale

We celebrate the new leveling system with a sale until Sunday, November 29, 2020! For now, your favorite products, Chips, for example, are available at a discount of up to 30% at the Palace!

At this point, we can tell you one thing: Have fun! We hope the new feature will bring you joy! And let us find out who will level up fastest.

We are always happy to receive praise and constructive criticism in the blog comments or via e-mail at support@spiele-palast.de.

Greetings and wishing you a good hand,

Your Palace Team

Chips Rush Tournament 2020 at the Palace

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Dear friends of the Palace,

The second last official tournament for 2020 is pending: On Saturday, November 21, 2020, we hold the Chips Rush Tournament. And it is a very special edition that is all about one thing – Chips, of course! For a small bet of 10 Chips, you get to compete for the never before seen jackpot of 50,000 Chips!

Participation

The Chips Rush Tournament will take place in the following games:

Skat 3 players per table
Rummy 4 players per table
Doppelkopf 4 players per table
Sheepshead 4 players per table
Canasta 4 players per table
Mau-Mau 4 players per table
Solitaire 4 players per table
Pinochle 4 players per table

Depending on the game, 200 to 450 players can play per group in every game. When the maximum of players is exceeded, the next group will open automatically. This way, every Chips miner can partake for a bet of merely 10 Chips! Of course, you will face tenacious opponents. But if you come out on top in your game, appreciation and Chips, Chips, Chips await you.

Registration

Sign up for the tournament via the game you want to compete in as of now. To do so, enter your desired game, and continue step by step:

On a tablet or smartphone

(except Pinochle)

On a desktop PC or laptop

(Any device for Pinochle)

1. Click Options.

2. Click Competition.

3. Click Tournaments.

4. Scroll until you see the tournament titled Chips Rush Tournament and click Enroll.

1. Click Competition or the trophy symbol at the bottom of the lobby.

2. Click Tournaments.

3. Scroll until you see the tournament titled Chips Rush Tournament and click Enroll.

Attention: In older Pinochle versions, this tournament might be displayed as Standard Tournament.

To participate in the tournament, you just need to be online in your game on November 21, 2020, shortly before 8:30 pm CET and enter the tournament.

Prizes

There will be exclusive Palace of Cards certificates and a jackpot with up to 50,000 Chips. We lovingly design the certificates exclusively for this occasion! All winners of the places one to three receive one as a PDF:

All winners means several play groups per tournament are possible: If 540 players registered for Sheepshead, we would split the tournament into three groups with a maximum of 200 players each.

As a result, there would be three first places, three second places, and three third places. Each play group has its separate jackpot. We will note in your certificate in which play group you were successful.

The jackpot and will be split among the winners per group. Usually, the first place receives 70% of the Chips in the pot, the second place 20%, and the third place 10%.

If two players in the same play group reach the same score, double placements can occur. In this case, the distribution of prizes changes slightly. This is always communicated clearly in our update post on the winners.

Let’s go!

Best sign up right away, so you cannot forget it. Once that is done, you can happily anticipate the tournament with us. Get ready for the clash of the best – practice makes perfect! So, don’t be intimidated and show your skills.

Greetings, and already wishing you a good hand,

Your Palace Team

PS: Keep the ASS-Altenburg-styled Christmas Tournament on December 19, 2020, in mind, too!

New Beta Test for Leveling

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UPDATE: SECOND BETA TEST COMPLETED

Dear friends of the Palace,

The second beta test ended today, on November 9, 2020. Thank you very much for your support!

We will now get to optimizing the leveling system. We want to be able to announce the feature release soon, after all. Keep your eyes peeled!

Your Palace Team


Dear friends of the Palace,

Recently, we introduced our plans for the leveling system to you. And from October 21 until October 29, 2020, you could try it out in the first beta test. Thanks to your participation and feedback, we were able to spot and remove bugs. Hence, it is time for the second round of testing!

The Leveling System

If you have not heard of it yet, you find a quick run-down here. And you can find more details in our first blog post on this topic.

You will collect experience points for each round, no matter if won or lost. You cannot lose XP you gained! As a result, players who come by often and spend time playing at the Palace gather many XP in the long run.

Fundamentally, every table brings experience points. Additionally, victory and taking higher risks by playing at tables with higher bets will increase your experience points even more! With certain numbers of XP, you will reach levels.

With levels reached, you unlock exclusive rewards in the game: We are thinking Chips, frames for your profile picture, skins for the tables at the Palace, and individual patterns for the back of the playing cards. You get all these contents for free by simply taking part in the game and collecting XP.

Border and shape examples:

Table skin examples:

Card back examples:

The Second Beta Test

We want to provide you with the best possible experience! Thus, we worked with your feedback from the first beta test and revised the feature. Thank you for participating!

To join the new version’s test, you can play the Skat Palace‘s beta version until November 9, 2020.

That means you will be entering a dedicated environment where the leveling system is already running. You can access the beta version when playing via browser or on android devices.

 

For Browser Players

For Android Players

Browser players can use these links to enter the game:

If you want to join later, you will also get the chance to enter the beta via a notification at the Palace.

Click the link in the notification, and you are good to collect experience points, level up, and unlock rewards on a test basis!

Android users can use these links to get to the fitting Beta App:

If you want to join later, you can find the app you want to check at the Playstore. Now tap it to go to the app detail page.

There you see if a beta version is available. Then, tap Join for the beta version.

Read more about beta versions in Android on Google Play’s help page.

You can tell if you are in the normal game or the beta version by looking at the game logo in the lobby. If you see “Beta” written on top of it, you are in the beta version. You can play like you usually do while exploring some changes caused by the leveling system. Meanwhile, we will check if the distribution of XP makes sense, for example. Should any errors or problems occur during the beta test, you will be able to report them in the game immediately. This way, you are directly contributing to developing new versions!

Chips, star points, and league points that you gain or lose in the beta version will be issued to your player account in the normal game as per usual. Furthermore, you will receive additional free Chips for reaching new levels, which get to keep when the beta phase ends.

Similarly, your positions in the league and, if applicable, Premium membership remain with you in the normal game and the beta version. However, the XP and levels unlocked in the beta test will be deleted once the beta test ends. As a result, all players will equally start from scratch in the leveling system when the feature is officially released.

To be Continued

Here goes the next shared test phase! Join the test or relax and wait until we officially publish the new version. We cannot wait for it either!

Meanwhile, feel free to let us know what you look forward to most with the new extension.

As soon as we know, when we release the full feature, there will be another blog post with more detail. So, keep your eyes peeled!

Kind regards,

Your Palace Team

 

Halloween Tournament 2020: The Winners

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UPDATE: The winners of our Halloween Tournament were determined!

Dear winners, to access your certificates, click your player name in the table below. Upon doing so, your certificate will be displayed for you to download directly.

Some games required several play groups: When a group reached maximum players, a new one was created. Places 1 to 3 were established for each play group. A tie within a play group could cause a place to be awarded several times. Which play group you were successful in is noted in your certificate.

Scroll ahead or click to jump to the list for your favorite game – Skat, Doppelkopf, Sheepshead, Mau-Mau, Rummy, Solitaire, Canasta , or Pinochle.

The following players gained glory and exclusive prizes from the Palace:

 

Skat

 

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

Group 1

Dave85 kunoherten Karsten

Group 2

Guido kuddel Björn B.Thüringen, hat Chat aus.

 

Doppelkopf

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

Group 1

Johannes M. Kape68 Hans-Peter

Group 2

Hardy Hardy Hardy Hardy hooooo Holla die Waldfee Becky

 

Sheepshead

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

NoRiskNoFun Apache matze

 

Mau-Mau

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

Big Andy Patricious Pidi

 

Rummy

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

Group 1

Harleyman Daniela Matthias Peter Senior

Group 2

enno Janedoe Nessy

 

Solitaire

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

RNCNOR Lydia H. urdei

 

Canasta

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 5% of the jackpot for each player

aingeal zoe Sabine L. / Ileg

Pinochle

 

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 45% of the jackpot

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 45% of the jackpot

*In group 2, both receive 15% of the jackpot each.

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

Group 1

Lena Neuling P aus O

Group 2

**Jürgen** Natascha / Andrea K

 

Congratulations and enjoy the prizes!

Of course, we are delighted by every single player who took part. Praise, criticism, and suggestions for future tournaments of this kind are welcome. Feel free to comment on this post or send an e-mail to support@spiele-palast.de.

Greetings,

Your Palace Team

P.S.

If you could not join this time, there will be several chances to take part in an official Palace of Cards Tournament this year. We will let you know right here. Stay tuned 😊