8.9.0for iPhone, iPad and more
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Oct 11, 2023
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About Pinochle

Full-featured, ad-supported pinochle app for iPhone and iPad. Play single- or double-deck with configurable options including meld bids and shoot the moon. Pinochle is updated frequently with user-suggested features and AI improvements. Also available in the App Store is a paid version with NO advertising: Pinochle Gold.

Pinochle is a card game played with a 48- or 80-card deck of 9s, 10s, jacks, queens, kings and aces. The game consists of a repeating sequence of bidding (for the right to name the trump suit and optionally to pass cards), melding, and trick-taking. Players score points by melding various card combinations and by taking tricks.

In this version, one human player (South) plays with a computer partner (North) and two computer opponents (West and East).

BIDDING: Each player bids the number of points she thinks she can make with her hand. Player to the dealer's left is required to bid, and bidding proceeds to the left. Players who pass are out of the bidding for that hand. A typical high bid is 35 points (for 48 cards) or 60 (for 80 cards). High bidder names the trump suit for the hand and optionally exchanges cards with her partner.

MELDING: Players get points by showing various card combinations. A run (or straight) in the trump suit is worth 15 points. Aces in all four suits is 10 points. Pinochle (queen of spades and jack of diamonds) is 4 points, or 30 points for double pinochle (two of each).

TRICKS: Play begins with the high bidder, and proceeds around the table to the left, 4 cards per trick. Each trick has a winner, who gets 1 point per ace, ten or king.

SCORING: If the high bidder fails to make the bid (his team's total meld plus trick points is less than the bid), the bid amount is subtracted from the team score. Play continues until one team goes out.
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What's New in the Latest Version 8.9.0

Last updated on Oct 11, 2023
Old Versions
Support for new devices. Minor bug fixes.
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Version History
Oct 11, 2023
Support for new devices. Minor bug fixes.
Jan 17, 2023
Minor bug fixes.
Jan 14, 2023
Minor bug fixes.
Nov 1, 2022
Minor bug fixes.
Oct 20, 2022
Better robot logic for passing lead back to partner; better robot bidding in double-deck no-passing game.
Sep 21, 2022
Support for new devices. Minor bug fixes.
Jun 30, 2022
Adds score sheet to show current game progress. Minor bug fixes.
Nov 5, 2021
In double deck, players can signal their partner that they have remaining aces in a suit by playing an ace on the partner's ace. Various bug fixes. Improved language support.
Jul 8, 2021
Robot card passing logic improvements.
Jul 3, 2021
Fixes bug that caused game to get stuck when player was shooting the moon.
Jun 24, 2021
Minor bug fixes.
Mar 30, 2021
Support for new devices; bug fixes; logic improvements.
Oct 23, 2020
Support for new devices.
Sep 2, 2020
Logic improvements. Also fixes issue with toolbar disappearing sliding behind ad on newer phones when held in portrait orientation.
Jun 6, 2020
Fixes autoplay mode near end of game so South only leads winning cards; fixes bug where robots would not pass some trump cards in double-deck if they were worth more than 26 pts. meld in the robot's hand; app now extends to the top of the screen on some phones in landscape mode; fixes dialog alert layouts that pop up in settings; during hand result, alert dialog no longer obscures West's or East's cards; improved font sizing when player has turned on larger text accessibility setting; robots no longer overbid with 3 legs of pinochle (and passing turned on).
May 28, 2020
Option to replay hand that just ended; robot logic and alert dialog improvements; score text size now respects user's device setting for accessibility / larger text; fixes alert dialog crash for German users after successfully shooting the moon.
May 13, 2020
Bidding, card passing robot logic improvements. Better dialogs for low-vision players.
Apr 11, 2020
Robot logic improvements and bug fixes.
Apr 7, 2020
Larger buttons in alert dialogs. Trump marriage setting now ignored if bid was dumped on first bidder. Bid-winning robot who the bid was dumped on now chooses better trump suit. If a player makes an unreasonable jump bid too extreme to be considered a meld bid, the robots no longer trust jump bids later that hand by the same player to be legit meld bids. Fixes logic error that caused robot to sometimes not pass 2nd queen of spades when partner bid pinochle suit.
Apr 2, 2020
New alert dialogs, robot logic improvements.
Nov 19, 2019
Fixes sound bug that stopped playback of your music.
Nov 6, 2019
Fixes bug causing sounds to play regardless of mute switch position.
Oct 17, 2019
Logic and sound fixes.
Sep 27, 2019
Minor bug fixes.
Sep 19, 2019
Dark mode support.

Pinochle FAQ

Click here to learn how to download Pinochle in restricted country or region.
Check the following list to see the minimum requirements of Pinochle.
Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
Pinochle supports English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Norwegian Bokmål, Swedish, Turkish

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