The Internet has been determining the lives of many people for quite some time and has even become almost indispensable in many areas. Whether at work or for personal use, the Internet offers a wealth of content for a variety of applications. Since the beginning of the computer age, games have also enjoyed great popularity among users.
One of the first games released for computers was card games, as well as card games, such as Klondike, released in 1984 for Apple’s Macintosh. About five years later, in 1989, the developer Wes Cherry, who was working for Microsoft at the time, developed the Solitaire game. After completing the game, the game convinced Microsoft executives so much that they decided to make the game part of the Windows 3.0 operating system. Therefore, this card game should be a major part of Windows users to this day.
With the progressive triumph of the Internet in the following years, the number of card games that can be found here, sometimes rose rapidly. Today, the card games that can be found on the internet generally distinguish between the various types of gambling and card games that are solely for the enjoyment of the player.
Virtual gambling The games of chance
Found on the internet are mostly games that are known to gamers, including from casinos. For example, they can play poker online or play games such as blackjack online and even win real cash prizes.
Such games can be found on the Internet in the various online casinos, of which there are already quite a few existing today. Unlike one of the local casinos, players have the advantage of being able to use their favorite games whenever they have time – wherever they are, provided they have a stable internet connection ,
Virtual card games for entertainment
On the Internet, card games are by no means only in the form of gambling, but there are also a number of such games that are solely for the entertainment of the player.
- In addition to several variants of solitaire, poker and other classic card games, the players on the Internet, for example, a number of fantasy card game variants are available. This kind of card games were already known in physical form from “Magic: The Gathering”, a card game from which the first edition was published in 1993.
- In Magic: The Gathering, players take the role of two wizards dueling each other. At the beginning of a game, the two players have a certain number of life points. If a player has deducted the entire life from the other player, he has won the game. This is done by tactical skill attacks that can be performed using the creatures on the cards.
- One of the most popular card games that can currently be found on the Internet is based on a similar game principle.
In the card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, released in 2014 by Blizzard Entertainment for Windows PCs and computers running Mac OS, as well as for iPads and Android tablets, and subsequently also for iPhones and Android smartphones was, it is a trading card game, which can be played for free. The game and the design of the cards are based on the well-known Warcraft license of the developer studio Blizzard and can only be played online.