About

Oh Hell Scorekeeper makes keeping score for a game of Oh Hell easier than ever before. It’s also designed to help newcomers learn the game, with easy-access help at every stage of the game, from entering player names to dealing, bidding and scoring.

Features:

  • Play up to 13 cards
  • Play Up Only, Up & Down, Down & Up, or Down Only
  • Adjustable bonus for making bid
  • Adjustable points per trick for made hand
  • Adjustable points per trick for lost hand
  • Adjustable bid limit enforcement
  • Players, options and settings preserved between games
  • Screens progress naturally and easily through game
  • Color-coded functions
  • ‘Final Hand’ and ‘Game Over’ indicators
  • Bidding screen shows player scores
  • Scoreboard includes optional “Bids Made” totals listing
  • Details screen includes optional Bid / Took listings
  • Optional help text makes learning the game easy
  • Help text for each Option setting makes setup easy

Oh Hell is a game played under many different names – Wikipedia lists over 70! Some of the more popular are Nomination Whist, Up and Down the River, Oh Pshaw, Oh Heck, Swing 13, Riki Tiki, La Podrida, and many more. There are many variations to the gameplay, and I’ve included the ability to select many of these in this app, under “Options”. If you need another option not already included in order to play the game your favorite way, please email me and I’ll do my best to update the app with options needed to play it your way.

Blog

New Version Available

Version 2.0 of Oh Hell Scorekeeper is now available on the iTunes store! Changes include: Now works with 3-7 players Added Options brief at home (Players) screen bottom Options screen now scrolls, allowing less congested controls Revised help system enable/disable operation is now more intuitive Scoring screen now loads with focus on 1st result Added …

Coming soon: 3-7 players

At the request of a user, I’ve created a new version that will support 3-7 players.  It’s in final testing now, and should release later this month.  I’ve taken the opportunity to make some other refinements, which will hopefully make the Scorekeeper easier and more satisfying to use. As always, your feedback and suggestions are …

Alternatives

There are a number of Oh Hell sites online where you can learn more about the game, including rules and variations as well as other scoring apps.  Jan Adamec’s Oh Hell Scoring is nicely laid out for the iPad and inspired me to write Oh Hell Scorekeeper for the iPhone.

 

Contact

Please feel free to email me with questions or requests at nancy@nangeroni.net.