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By Dan Moren

Know when to Hold’em

Apple’s Texas Hold’em game is so old it was originally developed for the iPod. While it eventually made the jump to iOS, it eventually folded in 2011. But now it’s back! With updated gameplay, graphics, and “new characters.” 1 You can even play against up to eight of your friends via Wi-Fi. (What, no Game Center support?)

Amusingly, it’s built on the same App Store entry as it used to be, so you can still see the version history and reviews from a decade ago. I guess this counts as retro now, huh?

Texas Hold’em is a free download for iPhone and iPod touch—sorry, iPad fans.

  1. I’m guessing Jony Ive ain’t one of them. ↩

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[Dan Moren is a tech writer, novelist, podcaster, and the Official Dan of Six Colors. You can email him at or find him on Twitter at @dmoren.]