Last updated on June 4th, 2023 at 04:20 am
Mü is one of the best $2.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by Steve Blanding, Mü is a Strategy game with a content rating of 4+.
It was released on 21st January 2010 with the latest update 11th November 2014
Whether you are a fan of Strategy, Entertainment, or Card games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.
6 people have rated 1.4
You can download the game Mü from APP STORE.
Rated 5 dimples by AppSmiles.com and 9/10 on The iPhone App Review!
PLAY ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST CARD GAMES!
Mü is a real thinking-man’s trick-taking game. It offers the strategy of Bridge without all of the hassle of having to learn any bidding conventions. Find out for yourself why this game is beloved by gamers the world over.
HOURS OF REPLAYABILITY AND VARIETY
Partnerships and trump suits change with every hand. Sometimes trump is long, sometimes it’s short, and sometimes there isn’t any trump at all! It all depends on the bidding.
LET THE GAME TEACH YOU HOW TO PLAY
A quick-start tutorial and in-game tool-tips can help you quickly learn the basics of the game. You can also learn by reading the full rules complete with examples right from within the game.
PLAY AGAINST CHALLENGING AI OPPONNENTS
Mü boasts challenging and lifelike Artificial Intelligence opponents, each of which can be configured to match various skill levels.
PLAY AGAINST YOUR FRIENDS OVER BLUETOOTH
Want to play with a friend? Link your games over Bluetooth! Use the AI opponents to fill any empty seats around your virtual table.
ENDORSED BY MÜ CREATOR FRANK NESTEL
Frank Nestel has been involved from the beginning of development to ensure that the game would live up to his high standards of excellence.
PLAY IN ENGLISH, GERMAN, SPANISH OR PORTUGUESE
German Translation provided by Frank Nestel himself!
Find out for yourself why the community at www.boardgamegeek.com rate Mü so highly, many of whom will tell you that Mü is their favorite card game of all time!
Follow Mü on Facebook at http://facebook.com/MuGame.
See the demo video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNEYVF2i4hQ.
Updated on 11th November 2014
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
- Now works properly on iOS 8.
- Updated to take advantage of larger iPhone screen sizes.
Update… This game has been updated and no matter how many times you click on the disabled tips button, once you start the game again the tips come back. Then when we change the settings to move the game from normal to fast that only lasts for that time while the games open when we go to open it back up again later it’s back to the normal speed. We get that they are not probably going to be making any corrections but we sure wish that they would. This is a great game and excellent alternative for Rook, which doesn’t seem to yet be available as a computer/ipad game. The only downside we’ve come across is that the game sometimes ends before any player reaches 400 points (my setting). Most recently for us the high score was 378 when the game ended. Please fix!
When we tilt screen the bidding chart no longer comes up.
We wrote the developer an email, but the biggest flaw is that the game plays as if everyone (AI) can see each others cards. Makes it unplayable.
The engine for this game is full of misplays. It takes a great game ruins it by making bad plays.
Downloaded this after reading the sparkling reviews and now we’re adding one of our own: FANTASTIC game, which we hadn’t heard of before (along with Tichu, also fantastic). The one thing we would suggest: add some sound, particularly music – this would really add to the atmosphere of the game, the way the music for Tichu does.
We’ve got a lot of games on our iPad. This is the first review we’ve written. We love this game. It is fun, challenging and interesting. We like the bidding process and how some hands( depends how bidding goes) you play with a partner against other players and some rounds you play against the partners alone. The tutorial will smooth you right into play. We play with 4 virtual players almost every day.
Outstanding card game we play all the time – wish it were back in print as the cards are getting worn. Anyway the port is outstanding.
Being a die-hard card game fanatic, our first two app purchases with our iPad were Tichu and Mu. We’ve now played a couple of hundred hands of each, and while the bloom is off the rose on Tichu, Mu continues to impress and challenge us. The AI here is outstanding (I consider myself a good player, and we only win about 30% of the time on the hard AI), and we think the game has helped improve our bidding immensely. Our only quibbles: 1) The pauses between moves are too long. You can tap to continue in most cases, but it still seems like it drags along 2) Need a better indication of the teams, particularly in the 5-player mode. The shades in the name boxes are a bit too subtle 3) The bidding controls are not at all intuitive– Now that we’ve played enough it works, but it took us a very long time to get used to the "tap the arrow by the next player to continue". Still, a great game, well implemented.
Bought yesterday after a fruitless search for Rook on the iPad … This seems to be closest. BUT we cannot get the Shake A Hint thing to work … Our iPad just rotates it’s screen around and we get no hints, which we could sorely use. Any secret to making this feature work in iPad?
Major request, easy fix!!!!! Please add a hint button so we don’t have to shake for the hint. Very embarrassing on a plane and hassle when playing in stand on desk. One just like you have for Tishu. Thanks.
We really wanted to like this but it just isn’t as fun as Tichu. Very nicely designed and good instructions – well developed. A good iPad version of the classic Rook game (which is similar but with regular cards) would be awesome…
We bid 3 or 4 and win 5 books worth supposedly 1 or 2 points each but somehow missed our bid?? The rules do not explain how scoring works. Also, why does our partner always cut us or force us to cut them especially when im chief and chose trump to begin with!???
Where is this "Shake a Hint"? We mean, you go to the trouble of trademarking it and mentioning it repeatedly in the tutorial, but where is it? We’re sure we would enjoy this game but this is frustrating!
It appears that the strategy of the game occurs during the beginning phase (bidding part). After that, it comes down to which team can create more winning tricks. Also, teams are created during the beginning phase as well… Like we said, confusing.
Since the iOS 8 update MU no longer works.
We tried this on iphone and to be honest didn’t grasp it. Think we wasn’t thinking clearly at the time. Anyway tried it on iPad and got in after a few plays. We think we understand all rules and loving the strategy involved. It’s really a simple game once you know all the rules just seems so complex looking at the rules initially. Only thing we’re still figuring out is why we can’t play a trump card in that color. For example say chief’s trump is played then the vice’s trump looks like it’s voided or maybe we’re remembering it wrong. Anyway that’s it though we understand the rest.
We are nowhere near an authority on either game playing AI’s or Mu strategy, but it seems that the computer opponents here are more than a match for most players. The game itself is a trick-taker, one of the oldest and most-explored genres of card games, but Frank Nestel managed to breathe new life into it with several innovations. This app-icized version is a very professional version that is absolutely true to the original game, boats a great look and UI, and provides a challenge for even seasoned players. It is not for the casual player, as this game easily rivals bridge for depth of gameplay, and with the possibility of more than four players, there is also room for a good deal of chaos. A near-=perfect game for the thinking gamer.
This is a great card game. We hope this developer does more games as it runs very smoothly and is beautiful to look at. Worth the $3 we paid for sure!
Warning This game will consume all your free time. Once you understand the game you will never put it down. Last card game you will ever play. Every thing else will be child play. With the built in self play, detailed instructions, and hints during play, you will grasp the game in no time. Give it time. Once understood the beauty of the games complexity and genius unfolds. Guarantee last card or strategy app you will ever buy.
Excellent implementation of an excellent card game.
Few people are willing to look beyond a deck of 52, and they miss out on gems like these. Mu is tough to learn, but once you do it will ruin you for other trick-taking games that simply don’t have this amount of depth. Terrific design, and this is a masterful implementation. Here’s hoping it’s just the first of many games to show card players what they’ve overlooked all these years.
This is not a mindless bird-thrower game to while away the hours. It’s a first-class thinking game that will challenge you at every turn. The trump rules are odd and take a little time to get used to. We played the first couple games getting a hint on every play and had no idea why the suggestion was strong or weak. But when it fell into place in our head, it was beautiful. We play this all the time now, grabbing a round or two if we have a few minutes. An excellent game and perfectly suited for the Ipod. Our only beef is a small one. Sometimes when we try to tap a card on the left side of a full hand, we’ll accidentally hit the trash can instead and it’ll ask if we want a new game. We can always back out of it, but it’s a minor annoyance.
We had never played M before playing this iPhone game, but its extensive help system and tips got us up to speed. It’s cool to play against automated opponents, then try our skills against human opponents.
If you enjoy trick-taking card games like Hearts, Spades, Bridge, or Wizard, you will be in heaven with M. With its slick, faithful, and feature-chocked adaptation of Frank Nestel’s clever rule set, it is obvious that this game was a labor of love for developer Steve Blanding. Available in the physical world in the card game collections M & More and M & Lots More (both highly rated on BoardGameGeek), M offers a depth of strategy almost unheard of in card games. So much so that even with a thorough tutorial, we would highly recommend reading the in-game manual in its entirety. One huge point in favor of this particular adaptation is the ability to play with up to five other local users through Bluetooth. Mr. Blanding has devised a way around the typical two-player limit to such wireless communication, one that we hope other developers will utilize in the future. M also saves automatically and transparently at every turn, a necessary feature for a longer game such as this. And we have to admit that another point in favor of this app is that the game plays in portrait orientation, though one can turn his/her device on its side to view the detailed scoring charts. If you carry any fondness at all for card games, you owe it to yourself to give this app a try. It will provide you with countless hours of enjoyment for a mere pittance, whether you play it alone or with friends.
We were completely new to M, having never played the game. It takes a while to understand the game and master the strategy, but once you do it is a blast. M walks you through the game play as you learn the game with helpful hints. Once you get up to speed you can turn the hints off an just play. The ability to play against real opponents via Bluetooth adds an extra dimension to the game. It’s a fun game and even better iPhone game.
We were only slightly familiar with Mu when we started playing the game, but we were familiar with other trick-taking card games so we picked it up quickly. The game is fun, but challenging — certainly no walk in the park for a beginner. But, the in-game helps re-inforced what we had learned and helped the game quickly become something we enjoy playing. This app has simple and straightforward UI elements, which quickly fade into the background as you focus on the play of the game. The idea to shake the phone for a hint is clever, and great if you feel stuck in the game. Surprising even myself, we did finally win a game, and was able to see the fireworks for our victory, and they were a nice touch as well.
While we still barely know what we’re doing, this game is indeed pretty complex and the AI seems pretty competent. At its heart, think of a game almost like Bridge with the weird twist that in each hand teams are chosen. Basically each hand starts with players bidding for the honor of being the "Chief" (this is the guy who will determine the main trump and is entitled to a bonus if he succeeds), the second place bidder is the "Vice" (this is the guy leading the opposition against the Chief and has the option of declaring a secondary trump). The Chief then chooses a partner (anyone but the Vice), and the rest of the players will help out the Vice in trying to stop that sneaky bastage of the Chief from succeeding with his bid. This twist of never knowing from hand to hand who you’ll be teaming up with is definitely unique. Another very original concept in this game is how the game not only can have a Major (the Chief’s trump) and Minor (the Vice’s trump) trump, but either the Chief or Vice can declare either Color or Numeric trumps (if a numeric trump is declared, say "5", now all 5s become a separate suit unto themselves of equal rank with the first player to play this trump in the given trick the winner). This concept of two trumps can get weird, to be sure, especially if, say, the Chief calls Red and the Vice calls 7 as his trump. In such a case Red would be the major trump, all 7s the minor and the Red 7, the highest ranking trump of all! Good mind expanding fun with our only gripe being that the game won’t display your trick point total of your current hand so far. The dev said this omission is intentional but maybe if enough people whine about it he might work it into an update.
If you have found what you believe is a bug in M, PLEASE send email to us, the developer (steve-at-housefullofgames-dot-com). Or you can follow the support link for the email address. We respond to each and every email that we receive and if anyone reports a bug that we can reproduce, we promise to address it in a future release.
It really is as well done as they say. Check out "Lord Gek"’s review on June 25th. He explains in plain terms what this game is about. Thanks Lord Gek. It is definitely worth $2.99 one of the pricier card games in the store, but this is way more involved than any Poker or Solitaire app out there. Give this app a try AND give yourself some time to figure it out (with extensive help from the in-game tips), and you’ll be a fan for sure. Great job!
Amazingly fun game and great intructions! You can’t even tell this game was made by steve blanding IN HIS SPARE TIME! It is very prifessionaly done.
One of the best card games. Period. Likely the best card game on the iPad. Get this one if you like a deep, strategic card game. It truly is a bidding for contract every-man-for-himself shifting partnership, multi-trump-trick taking masterpiece. Hope the author does Tichu next… He knocked this one out of the park.
This is an excellent example of how Apple devs expose card games to the App Universe in a well-executed game that serves to promote the game as well as provide some clean and complex gameplay.
Once we learned the general gist of playing this game we had a lot of fun and it can be quite addictive! We have only two suggestions to consider – one is to have a running tally of each players score on the screen while they are playing… Instead of having to turn the phone sideways each time you want to check the score. And the other suggestion would be to add a section on bidding advice/strategies in the "how to play". We would highly recommend this game, particularly to those folks who like bridge, euchre, spades, or other bidding card games!
This is a great game and could be 5 stars if it wasn’t for several occasions when the computer us dealt highly preferential hands just when you are about to win and just now one of the computer players didn’t even follow suit when they should even though they had the relevant suit!
One minor issue and one fairly major one: 1. Minor: At any difficulty higher than Normal, the AI gets much slower (even on an iPhone 4 or iPad) 2. Major: The new game button is way too easy to hit accidentally and if you mean to tap twice, such as to play the far-left card and confirm, you wind up confirming that you want to lose your game instead :-( This has happened to us three times. Big problem.
Decent game but still has errors to work out. You can make the bid but the message will say that you did not make the bid. Hopefully, they will keep trying to improve. It is worth the effort.
We like card games, we’ve played spades a few times. To be honest, trick making games we have not really played. But we thought…"hey, it has a tutorial, it can’t be that hard to learn". Was we wrong. We went through the tutorial twice and we still don’t get it. For $2.99 we thought this was going to be a pretty awesome looking game, cool graphics, sounds… Something… But what you see is what you get. The cards are a bit tough to read on the small iphone screen, this might be better suited for the ipad.