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The critically acclaimed card game is now available on PC! Dead Man’s Draw is a simple and strategic game of luck and skill that boils down strategy gameplay into a single, tense decision: to play it safe or risk everything in pursuit of killer combos and boundless treasure.
Release Date: Feb 6, 2014
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Dead Man's Draw v1.01 Released

February 19th, 2014

The first patch for Dead Man's Draw makes improvements to the AI and user interface, plus rebalances the Casanova trait to avoid some combos we felt were a little too good. A few bugs have also been squashed.

See below for the full list of patch notes:

Gameplay & UI Improvements

  • Re-balanced Casanova trait. It now auto-banks the card you choose to replay, instead of the Mermaid. This makes for a more interesting trait and eliminates some trait combo exploits.
  • Improved mouse input to make accidental discards & unregistered clicks less likely.
  • Misc AI improvements.
Bug Fixes
  • Fix for crash related to the Parry trait.
  • Potential fix for startup crashes related to save data.
  • Fix for infinite sound effect looping during XP and score awards.
  • Fixed visual issue of cards being stacked improperly in the river after some types of Mermaid combos.
  • Fix for Trait Info Screen input issues.
Thanks as always for your support and your feedback.

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Reviews

“The risk/reward gameplay combined with just the right amount of strategy makes Dead Man’s Draw a fun casual game.”
DieHardGameFan

“A card game that's actually done well.”
9 – Cublikefoot

“a fun and innovative card game”
8.5 – Softpedia

About the Game

The critically acclaimed card game is now available on PC! Dead Man’s Draw is a simple and strategic game of luck and skill that boils down strategy gameplay into a single, tense decision: to play it safe or risk everything in pursuit of killer combos and boundless treasure.

Key Features

  • Risk vs reward gameplay – Simple and strategic card game puts everything on the line for a single, tense decision
  • Create killer combos – Clever use of each card’s special power is key to victory
  • Dozens of tournaments – Unique rules add hours of new twists to gameplay
  • Eighteen game-changing traits – Customize your gameplay with special powers
  • Beautiful art without hardware requirements – Enjoy top-tier presentation and intricately detailed graphics without needing an expensive machine

How it Works

Players take turns drawing cards in search of the greatest number of points. The simple point values of each card are important, but their special abilities are even more critical. Swords steal cards from your opponent, Mystics reveal the next card, and combining a Chest with a Key leads to a huge bounty of bonus treasure. Clever use of each card’s special power leads to victory, but daring to draw is just as important – though any card could lead to a dramatic bust, it could also propel you to glory.


Traits and tournaments make every game of Dead Man’s Draw unique. Making your Cannon special ability discard an opponent’s entire suit instead of a single card alters the path to victory for both players. Special tournament rules like collecting the cards from your opponent’s busts force you to approach every turn differently. Dozens of tournaments each bring a unique twist, and each of the 18 traits has a profound effect on gameplay.

Upgraded for PC

The original Dead Man’s Draw on iOS was praised by users on iTunes (4.5-star average) and critics alike, getting positive reviews from QuarterToThree.com, 148apps.com, PocketTactics.com, and more. This PC version is better than ever:

  • No microtransactions or in-app purchases – all content is available, and traits can be used without spending gold
  • New Mermaid suit ability – Mermaids now allow you to replay a card in the river, leading to even bigger combos and epic turns
  • New Sirens trait – Steal any card your opponent replays with a Mermaid
  • Rebuilt for PC – Higher-resolution graphics and a UI specifically built for mouse-driven play

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8 / 7 / Vista SP2
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.5 or Higher Compatible Video Card
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1024x768 and 16-bit or higher color depth required
Helpful customer reviews
77 of 98 people (79%) found this review helpful
77 products in account
2 reviews
3.8 hrs on record
I love card games! And i love pirates! I love this game.

Good:
- Simple to learn
- Nice mechanics
- AI knows math =) (trust me, not all games have this)
- Beautiful artwork

Bad:
- Expensive compared to the iOS version, you can play for free on the ios, but it have microtransactions
- Dont have multiplayer (lot of potential lost)
Posted: February 6th, 2014
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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
168 products in account
2 reviews
6.0 hrs on record
A tactical card game with a mix of luck and thought. You might like it if:

+ You like cardgames that have a decent amount of luck,
+ You like making tactical combos with the situation at hand
+ You have a weakness for pirates
+ You like tactical/puzzle kind of game which provides many different challenges by having differenttakes on the rules
+ Choosing 2 bonusses/modifiers is enough strategy for you.
+ You like unlocking new possibilities
+ You want a quick game

You might not like it if:
- You're looking for Multiplayer
- you want deckbuilding
- you get frustrated about luck easily
- You're looking for visual spectacle.

I like to play it every now and then, and it's pretty relaxing and challenging at the same time.
Posted: February 7th, 2014
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28 of 39 people (72%) found this review helpful
138 products in account
20 reviews
5.4 hrs on record
This is the best card game on Steam! (Also one of the few card games lol) This game is easy to learn and very fun to play. It's a game of chance and wits. As you advance the cards have ablitities. This isn't some RPG game. If you like simple card games like you'd play with popular playing cards you'll love this game. It's not poker and you don't have to twist your brain to learn this. You can learn the game in just minutes and it starts with a tutorial. The visuals are great too. The cards look great and the environment has a nice pirate feel to it. So far this game is only single player. Hopefully they'll update it with online multiplayer. If you're still unsure if you want it, download it on an iOS device. It's free in the App Store. $10 sounds like a lot for this game but I gave this game a shot and a few hours later I was still playing! It's addictive :)
Posted: February 7th, 2014
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
194 products in account
5 reviews
9.5 hrs on record
This game is incredibly addictive. its a card game sure and therefore a casual gamers game but this game is really quite complex and tactical. Don't be put off by the piratey theme of this game, I'm not such a fan either. there are lots of rules but each rule is introduced to you one by one so its easy to pick up. I have alot of games to play at the moment but I find myself putting more hours into this than anything else. despite its complexity I cannot fault this game. its not always easy but it is well balanced and extremely well thought out. I do however wonder why there isn't an option for local or online multiplayer because this would be a great game to play against other people but I guess the the point of this game might be to promote the fact that this game exists as an actual card game. if this is the case then they have suceeded because I assuming I can find a copy I will buy a deck.
Posted: February 9th, 2014
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1,772 products in account
695 reviews
6.1 hrs on record
Dead Man's Draw is hard to explain. It's a card game with pirates, and it's a very casual one. Anyone can play it and anyone will understand it, unlike Magic The Gathering. Just believe me when I say that it's a very fun game and one that I'm still enjoying.
You'll be playing tournaments against other pirates, which start off rather easy, but increase in difficulty after just a few of them. And that's not because the game is becoming harder - it plays out the same way in every tournament you participate in - but the rules do change. Where initially your goal is to get the higest score, there'll be tournaments where you have to get a score of 60 or lower or certain drawn cards will be added to your opponent's score. This keeps things fresh and challenging.
You get XP for every opponent you beat and every tournament you complete. Leveling up allows you to unlock perks and portraits. Perks can be used to make your life a little easier. For example, there's a card that allows you to see the next card on the stack and 'activating' a certain perk might allow you to see 2 more after that. There are many more to be unlocked, but it will require quite a few battles. The limit seems to be level 34, by the way.
I'm not sure how many tournaments there are just yet, but there seems to be tens of them. I think I'm about 10-15% finished now so completing the entire game might take you more than 20 hours if I had to take a guess.
Plenty of content here as you can see. Unfortunately there's not much else to do but to battle opponents and level up. I have the feeling that it's missing something, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe I was hoping to see you get money for tournaments that could then be used to unlock things like portraits (instead of leveling up). It's not even worth mentioning if I look back now, but maybe I'm not the only one.
Dead Man's Draw is a fantastic little addictive game and truly is a game for everyone. Highly recommended !
Posted: February 12th, 2014
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