Thursday, August 27, 2015

National Post Article

National Post Article August 26, 2015
Click on link below.
Then click on Pic to enlarge.

National Post Article 26.08.2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

                                                  One of these things is not like the others.....
                                                     BRIAN W and his new Bride Beth!
                                MONTANA, MUMM01 and ARIESGIRL and someone's knee
                                         I know Mac's exhausting, but this is ridiculous

Here are a couple of pictures from the recent Wizard Tournament in Toronto Ontario.
 All players in awe of Wizards knowledge and skills?  Or desperately waiting for him to play?
 This years, Wizfest "CUP.  Thank you Mudd for supporting us!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wizard on Facebook


YES! The BETA is up for public use.  I can access the game on SAFARI and FIREFOX but not on "EXPLORER" .
The  URL is
Click on "Play Game" to load.
Because there is a paucity of players you can try playing against the A.I. (which is not good) by clicking on "USE A.I." The main purpose of the AI is not to play practice games but to replace dropped players and permit a game to finish properly.
Then click "host". "OK"  and  "play".
NOTE: The dealer is indicated by a gold Crown next to his name.
The person to play is indicated by a gold star next to his name.
There is a slight delay as you cannot play your card until the gold star appears on your name.
Bid by clicking the arrow to the right to go up and to the left to reduce the number.
To see the scorecard click the "score" box in the upper right.
CHAT box is in lower left.
 Shortly we hope to get Wizard available on "Explorer" . Then we need players to host games on Facebook to test what we have available so far.

FACEBOOK is the future so if you wish to continue to play WIZARD and participate in online Tournaments you need to join FACEBOOK.
Although the old site will be maintained for an indefinite period all gaming activity will move to Facebook.

Unanticipated Problems: * We will try to correct.
1. Facebook appears to use the player's real first name and automatically displays a picture if one was provided. This is not what we want.
2. Wert reports that two players on the same router apparently are dealt identical cards. However I hosted on Firefox then joined under a different ID on SAFARI and was able to play a game.
3. If a Host is UP and you click, "Join Random Game" the only message you get is, "The game will start when the Host clicks Play".
However you can confirm the connection with the host in CHAT.
4. Question: when you click "4 Player Game" are you committed or can you wait for 5 or 6 players before starting?

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Wizard: Top Ranked Commercial Card Game

Try It – You’ll Like It!

“The proof of the pudding is in the eating”

“One’s man’s trash is another man’s treasure”
“Advice is cheap”
The point is you have to experience something yourself to find out if it is “your cup of tea”.

Nevertheless if a great majority of people enjoy something it is more likely that you will enjoy it too.

With this thought in mind a number of popular card games have been ranked. It is important to know who has done the ranking. The data used has been culled from the site called, “”.
BoardGameGeek” is a website that that reports on over 30,000 different games including card games and other tabletop games, as well as war games and video games. In addition to the game database, one of the key features is the statistical information obtained from player ratings. The site allows users to rate games on a 1–10 scale.

Ten games have been selected and their overall rankings are indicated. Only 4 of the 10 games are commercial games that require special decks. The 4 commercial games are marked with an asterisk *.

Game              Rank

Bridge             129
Cribbage         271
*Wizard          408
Spades             528
Euchre             635
Pinochle          753

Hearts             806
*Skip-Bo         6094
*UNO              6096

*Phase 10        6154

WIZARD…Try it! You’ll like it!