For no particular reason (perhaps because I’ve got lots of other, more important, things to do) I’ve been working on a version of Blackjack for Windows Phone 7. I’ve come across an interesting philosophical/moral problem.
At the moment my display has room for only five cards. If a player gets a lot of low cards then they can fall off the end of the screen. I can think of two ways to fix this.
- Spend some time re-arranging the display so that cards can overlap and I can fit up to 21 cards (the absolute limit given that you are playing with six decks in the shoe) on the screen.
- Make the fifth card you get always a king.