Find your winning strategy!

By popular demand ThwartPoker Inc. is delighted to introduce single player Pick’em Puzzle for Skillz tournaments. It represents a revolutionary way to play cards where skill and mental savvy replace chance.

Play for fun or play for CASH!!

It's you against some of the smartest bots in the West. Everyone shares the same community cards and common deck. Privately pick a card from the same face-up limited deck that is randomly generated fresh from hand-to-hand and try to make the best poker-style hand possible. But watch out - if multiple players pick the same card, they are all dealt a THWART card that has no value!

Pick'em Puzzle has an UNDO button that enables the real player to backup one or more rounds at anytime and then to move forward. The goal of each hand is to find a winning strategy using the fewest number of UNDOs as possible. A tournament game consists of four hands. Earn points for the quality of your hand if you win - and lose points for each UNDO used. You also get points for time left on the clock.

There is no betting! Just smart card selection.

Your final tournament score is compared to another real player who is playing with the same bots and for each hand, with the same community cards and limited deck. And whomever gets the most points... wins!

Pick'em Puzzle is an exciting, challenging addictive game for all. By playing it you also become a better thinker, strategist and card player, particularly with respect to poker! (And maybe rich, too!)

Pick’em Puzzle blends compelling features of chess strategy and puzzle solving with traditional poker to take play to a whole new level. It’s UnPoker where mental skill generally replaces chance!


IGN gave an earlier single player form of ThwartPoker on other mobile platforms called Hold’em Poker+ its Editors’ Choice award, rated it 9 out of 10 and described it as a "not just addictive" but a "scary addictive" game.

The full March 2010 review on Shockwave of ThwartPoker’s single player All-Skill Poker Tour by user Maxoxo states: "This is truly a rare form of Poker. I find the psych, parameters interesting and makes playing poker a true game of skill and GAMESMANSHIP! ... am undecided, but will play till I drop ... requires unusual skill and thought, as well as luck ... is fun, and a welcome diversion. This is what games are for ... FUN, FUN ... FUN. You have to try it to like it! Most unique & best game ... that has come along in a long time ... ages ..."

A September 27, 2010 review in the Apps store of the iPhone single player Hold’em Blitz app by user Maxmojo99 states: "No more dumb luck ... U have to choose wisely to win. Highly addictive and I highly recommend!"