Pinochle by NeuralPlay

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About this game

Just learning Pinochle? The NeuralPlay AI will show you suggested bids and moves. Play along and learn!

Experienced Pinochle player? Six levels of AI play are offered. Let NeuralPlay's AI challenge you!

Play with your favorite rules. Rule customizations include:
• Deck size. Choose single deck or double deck.
• Scoring style. Choose modern or classic scoring.
• Passing. Choose to pass from zero to four cards.
• Minimum opening bid. Set the minimum opening bid from 10 to 50 points.
• Bid increment after 60. Set the bid increment after 60 to one or five.
• Meld bidding. Convey your approximate meld points to your AI partner with jump bidding.
• Require marriage. Choose whether or not to require a marriage in the trump suit.
• Extra K or Q with run. Set the value for an extra K or Q in a run to 0 points, 2 points, or 4 points.
• Minimum meld points. Set the minimum meld points to claim meld.
• Minimum tricks to save meld. Set the minimum trick points to save meld.
• Surrender. Choose whether or not to allow surrender of the hand after bidding.
• Surrender opponent's score. Set the points awarded to the opponents when one surrenders.
• Initial lead. Choose to allow any suit to be lead or require trump to be lead.
• Must beat. Choose whether one must pay higher when any suit is lead or only when trump is lead.
• Card points values. Set the card point values for the A, 10, K, etc.
• Shooting the Moon. Choose to enable Shooting the Moon and determine the score point value.
• Both teams reach game score. Set whether the winning team is the team with the highest score or the one that made the last bid.
• Game over. Choose whether the game ends at a predetermined number of points or after a certain number of hands.

Features include:
• Undo.
• Replay hand.
• Skip hand.
• Detailed statistics.
• Bid and play hints. Uncertain of what to bid or play? See what the computer would do!
• Bid and play checker. Let the computer check your bid and play throughout the game and point out differences. Great for learning!
• Review the play of the hand trick by trick at the end of the hand.
• Six levels of computer AI to provide challenges for beginning to advanced players.
• Unique thinking AI to provide a strong AI opponent for different rule variations.
• Claim the remaining tricks when your hand is high.
• Show number of points taken by players during the play of the hand.
• Achievements. Challenge yourself to accomplish them all!
• Leaderboard. Climb to the top of the leaderboard as you win!
• Offline play.

We are continuing to develop and improve NeuralPlay Pinochle. We welcome all your feedback. Please contact us at
Updated on
Jun 23, 2022

Data safety

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This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
804 reviews
Michele Kaddy
March 26, 2022
Very childish graphics... wished cards looked real. Stupid way of showing cards when played. I went through all of the settings to make it look the best I could. The only thing that would have been good is the option to purchase the game to remove the ads ... but that would be a total waste of money. I played 2 cards (not 2 hands), wrote this review and am now uninstalling it.
17 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
March 5, 2020
Good game. I only have a couple of issues but they are big ones. #1 , why isn't there an option to play with real people?? That is something I would spend real $ for, Invite your friends to play option.#2 I have the difficulty level for your opponents set at 6, (the hardest) and I still win fairly easy. The only time I lose is when my teammate makes numerous mistakes. Everything else is solid! But playing against real people is what makes this game FUN. A chat option with real players= AWESOME!
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NeuralPlay, LLC
March 5, 2020
Glad to hear you are enjoying NeuralPlay Pinochle. Thank you for your review. We are working on improvements to the AI. You can use the Custom AI to make it play a little better than level 6. We are looking into a multiplayer feature. Please contact us at with other features you would like to see.
Felicia Gibson
May 11, 2020
I've been playing for a long time. Your partners in this game won't play their aces when they get in the lead then they end up getting them cut. I've seen the partner diss aces when they no longer have trump and keep lower cards. This is with the game settings on the highest difficulty. In addition their should be an option to give the opponents the 31 trick points and move on to the next hand especially when their isn't any possibility of saving the meld. It's time consuming.
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NeuralPlay, LLC
May 14, 2020
Thank you for your review. The AI uses an advanced simulation-based method to determine the plays. This sometimes results in odd plays. We are working on improvements. The surrender option is offered to give the opponents points after the bid is finished before play. Please see settings to enable. There is also 'skip hand' that might be helpful.

What's new

• AI improvements.
• UI improvements.

Thank you for your suggestions and feedback!