Shuffle Cats is an online game on Facebook, where you can see your cats shuffling their cards. To become the King of Shuffle Cats, you have to build an array of nine cat houses and place them on the opposite sides of the playing area, and earn money by being the first one to earn the maximum five stars. The game also has a Vs mode, where you can pit your wits against the computer. There are three levels (starting at zero stars), where the time taken to earn each star will vary. So if you're competing with bots, then be prepared to deal with their fast speeds!
SHuffle Cats isn't just a Facebook flash game - it's also a mobile game, with an elegantly designed interface that won't distract you like many apps do. As a bonus for Facebook users, the game includes an option to play against the computer, who will come armed with their very own computer program to thwart you. While this doesn't seem too helpful, as you'll quickly learn, the reality is that the computer isn't actually human, so they aren't as good at bluffing or thinking strategically to beat you at the game. In fact, as the game progresses you'll find that the computer is actually learning from your mistakes, so you can use that to your advantage to outsmart them in future games!
As with all online social card games, Facebook has baked in an option to challenge your friends, if you so desire. You can choose to play against them in one of two ways - in the traditional single player mode where you try and win the highest number of points (which awards you the title of King) or in multi-player mode where you can pit your wits against others who like to play Shuffle Cats the way I do. The multi-player mode works great for me because it allows me to spread my cat cards around the table, allowing each person to get a fair share of the action, and since there are other people playing the game it creates a nice, steady flow that isn't too frantic, which is nice when you want to get away from the stressors in your day. Plus, it's just a great way to meet new friends who may want to play the game as well, and even challenge me to a Shuffle Cats battle on Facebook! Who knows, maybe someday my cat opponents will be as skilled as me...