It’s finally ready! There was some scope changes involved in this version, which is why it’s taken much longer than expected, but here it is!

Key new features in this version:

  • Achievements! Over 20 specific in-game achievements to unlock
  • Assisted check for new versions/update process
  • Support for fullscreen (and windowed fullscreen) display modes
  • Three different AI play styles to choose between
  • Bugfixes, new cardsets, new backdrops

Download here, or at the Downloads page.

Paradice 500 is totally free; and comes with no advertising, spyware, shareware or anything like that. It was created with the single goal of wanting to create the best computer version of Five Hundred, ever.

Five Hundred game

Five Hundred v1.2!

Please remember to leave a comment if you enjoy!

4 comments so far

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  1. I like the game, but where is the “Nello” (or zero) bid? That is a great weapon when the cards just aren’t coming your way.

  2. Love the game, have been playing it for a while, but for the last couple of weeks, whenever I try to open it it flashes up and vanishes immediately. Have uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail. Running Windows 7 Pro x64, wondering if this is a bug you know about? Also, your contact page form doesn’t appear to be working, hence the comment here.

  3. I enjoy playing this game but whoever wrote the code apparently has little or no idea on how to correctly play 500. There are a number of poor plays. Here are just a few:
    1. Generally speaking, the person winning the bid (contractor) should play trump early to minimize all the cross-cutting that happens when you don’t (as happens in this game).
    2. The team not winning the bid should never lead trump unless they have a majority of the trump. Leading trump just helps the contractor clear out trump (see #1).
    3. The contractor should never play themselves out of trump unless they have all the other suits ‘tied up’.
    4. When the contractor leads low to his partner, the partner should play his highest card (unless he’s trying for a finesse).
    5. Ugh. I could go on.

  4. To Mr. Lawrence Curwood at Paradice Software:

    I would like to thank you and your associates for developing and making available for download a version of the card game 500. I’ve played and enjoyed it every day.
    I would also like to ask if you know of any other card games available on the internet that I can download without too much fear of corruption from malicious software.
    Thanks again — Jim Duprey