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.


  • 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.


Version 2.1 Released

I just posted a new version which makes no big changes, but adds some visual refinements and fixes one bug.   OHS Version 2.1 changes: Bidding screen: changed color of scores text to white for better visibility changed orange “Score Details” button to “Scoreboard,” users can still get to Details page from Scoreboard, but Scoreboard …

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 …


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.



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