Every Card Minigame We Want to See in Grand Theft Auto 6
The most famous video game of all time is on the horizon. Another installment in the Grand Theft Auto series is yet to be announced but it is almost certain to be released at this point with several leaks and pieces of information pointing heavily at Rockstar cooking another game for the players. Grand Theft Auto VI is on its way, and every player wants this game to be an enormous success.
The previous game in the series GTA V and by extension GTA Online had a lot of minigames which players could play, especially with the Diamond Casino and Resort update that added an entire casino to Online mode of GTA. Here are some ideas for games that could be included in the upcoming game in the franchise.
Classic Games Return
First, almost every game that was present in GTA Online should remain in the next game. It is already somewhat created and programmed so it could be easily imported to GTA VI, and players would love to engage with a game on another level and immerse themselves in the life of a true fictional criminal. Some of the main games that were present in the Diamond Casino and Resort were Three Card Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, Slot Machines, Inside Track, and Lucky Wheel.
There are two standouts in particular with Blackjack which is an instant classic game, where you bet on a card trying to get as close as possible to twenty-one. Poker is an immortal card game, which can be played anywhere around the world. You can even visit Bovada to play online poker from the comforts of your own home. It is available anywhere you can imagine so it would be just silly to omit it from the upcoming Grand Theft Auto game.
First, we start with the casino war. It is a standard war game, but you play against the banker in a casino, so only one deck of cards is used, without the Jokers of course. From the entire deck, cards have value with two being the lowest and ace being the highest, so it goes in a simple line of order. The dealer deals (duh) one card face-up to all the players involved and themselves. If a player has a higher card than the dealer that player wins, if the dealer has a higher card the player loses. Players do not play against each other but against the dealer. However, here’s the twist. If the cards are the same the “war” begins.
Then you have two options, you can either surrender or go to war. If a player chooses to surrender, they forfeit and lose half of their bet, they will not lose everything. If a player chooses to go to war, however, they must place an additional bet that is equal to the original one. In the game, it could look like double-or-nothing, and you could play against other players or NPCs. To resolve the war a dealer deals two cards for him, and the player engages in a war with them. One card is face down, and the other face-up. They compare the cards and resolve the war. If they are once again the same, another war begins.
Rummy is a game usually played by two to six players and uses one or more decks of cards. It is known for its simple rules and strategy. If there are more than two players, you can add additional decks. Every player is being dealt several cards. You get seven cards in a game for two players and six cards for three or more players. Other cards are placed face-down on the table and the top card is turned to start the discard pile. The objective of the game is to form sets or runs by just collecting cards from your hand or the discard pile. The set consists of three or four cards of the same rank as 3 of Hearts, 3 of Clubs, and a run are three or more consecutive cards like 2,3,4 of Spades.
Original Card Game
Here is an idea. Create your own card game, which is unique, and maybe uses some items or avatars from the game itself. It sounds a bit silly, however many games proved that this addition could change the pace and change the culture. Witcher 3 added Gwent as a minigame and it became its own thing and was even released in physical form.
With the rising popularity of digital card games like Hearthstone, aforementioned Gwent, Legends of Runeterra and more, you can create something somewhat original that is approachable and simple to understand for any player, also using already created assets for the game. GTA VI could be the place to do it and popularize that trend even further, especially if there is going to be integration with GTA Online in some shape.