Touring - a new card game

Hi folks. I wanted to try my hand at building a game in Lua and implemented an old card game from the turn of the 20th century. If you have time please have a look and give me some feedback. Thanks.

Touring by bwithers (



I know that game as Mille Bornes ("1000 miles" in French), and I like your version's look! It seems to work pretty well for Playdate! Will definitely give it a try!

Thank you. A lot of people believe that Mille Borne was derived from Touring. Frankly, I think it's a better game but Parker Brothers holds an active patent on Mille Borne so Touring was a safer choice. I hope you enjoy the game.


I looked through your game and played it a few times, and what I think you might want to implement is a difficulty slider for the AI player, or maybe support for more than two players, or both!

It's significantly harder to play against the Playdate, partially because it never makes a mistake, but I enjoyed winning my first game against it!

Maybe adding music or more sound effects could go a long way as well!

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll definitely keep these in mind going forward.

Well I coded the auto player so I can assure you it often makes mistakes but I'll think about levels of difficulty.

Cool—I know Mille Bornes when I see it! I used to play that version as a kid.

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I've seen somebody request this game at some point, because it's on my list of things to look into.

Was it you? Regardless, nice work!

I think it would be even better with some nice graphics.

Thanks. I'd love to add some nicer graphics but, unfortunately, that isn't in my skill set. Maybe some graphic designer will jump in and want to design some nice cards.

Oh, and it wasn't me that requested the game.

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