The Mincey clan are purveyors of fine traditions for generations dating back to the 19th century. There’s poker, photography, the stock market, cigars and scotch (even among some of the Mincey womenfolk), ponies, gambling, and politics. Not necessarily always in that order.
My personal Macs are home to plenty of photo enhancement apps, a number of stock tracking apps, and a single, solitary non-poker app called Pinochle. Pinochle? Yeah, I know. Sacrilege for a poker-loving Mincey, but we live in a new age, an era of equal rights and if my dear wife of more decades than I care to count has to suffer through 10 types of poker, I can do a little Pinochle from time to time (but not enough to make it a habit; there are limits to equality, you know).
Pinochle on the Mac can be fun. With the window blinds draw, the door locked, and enough scotch in the room.
The deck is standard Pinochle; 9s, Jacks, Queens, Kings, and Aces with all the basics built in to the game; pass cards, trump suit, trick-talking, melding, and so on. It’s not poker, but it could be a gateway card game. Regardless, a few shots of scotch and it’s not half bad.
Pinochle on the Mac comes with double-deck of 80 cards or single-deck of 48 cards so should be familiar to anyone who plays the game (after having been denied access to a poker game, or because of some other incentive to abandon the card game of the gods). The app works fine enough, though seemed a bit buggy.
There’s an iPhone and iPad version that would be a great companion to the Mac app if we could play each other from our respective devices.