# Help with card game (ace could be 1 or 11)

• October 29th, 2013, 10:23 AM
tonynsx
Help with card game (ace could be 1 or 11)
Hello,

In this project, the ace card could be either 1 or 11 depending on the situation. The objective of the game is to not go over 33.

example,

Ace calculates the values as either 1 or 11 according to the best interest of the player.

Ace, 5,7,9 is 32 , here ace is 11 because, (11 + 5 + 7 + ) is not over 33.

Ace, 6, 8, 10 is 25, here ace is 11 because (1 + 6 + 8 + 10 ) is not over 33. If ace was counted as 11 it will be 35.

All the other values of the card works, except for the ace card because it could be either 1 or 11. Other card has fixed values.

so if all 3 cards are aces, it should be 33, 11 + 11 + 11 (best interest of the player)

That's what I need help with. I'm sure there's something wrong with my if condition, but I can't figure it.

Here's the part of the code where the problem is:

Code :

``` playerTotal = playerPoints + playerTotal;   if(shuffleCards == 0 && playerTotal + 11 <= 33) { playerTotal = playerTotal + 11; }   showCard = showCard.concat(cards[shuffleCards]).concat(suits[shuffleSuits].concat(", ")); }   if(shuffleCards == 0 && playerTotal + 1 <= 33) { playerTotal = playerTotal + 1; }```

Full code:

Code :

```package cardgame;   import java.util.Scanner; import java.util.Random;   public class CardGame {   public static void main(String[] args) {   Scanner scan = new Scanner(System.in); Random rand = new Random();   String[] cards = {"Ace", "Two", "Three", "four", "Five", "Six", "Seven", "Eight", "Nine", "Ten", "Jack", "Queen", "King"}; String[] suits = {" of Hearts", " of Diamonds", " of Spades", " of Clubs"};   int shuffleCards = 0, shuffleSuits, playerPoints, dealerPoints, playerTotal, dealerTotal, wins, loses, pushes;   String play, anotherCard, showCard, playAgain, score;   StringBuilder PSB = new StringBuilder();   showCard = ""; playAgain = "y"; score = "";   playerTotal = 0; playerPoints = 0; dealerPoints = 0; dealerTotal = 0;   wins = loses = pushes = 0;   System.out.println("Welcome to Thirty3\n");   System.out.print("Would you like to play (Y/Q)? "); play = scan.nextLine();   if(play.equalsIgnoreCase("y")) { while(playAgain.equalsIgnoreCase("y")) { System.out.println();   System.out.print("Your cards: "); for(int a=1; a<=3; a++) { shuffleCards = rand.nextInt(cards.length-1) + 0; shuffleSuits = rand.nextInt(suits.length-1) + 0;   // shuffleCards = 0; // shuffleSuits = 0;   System.out.print(cards[shuffleCards] + suits[shuffleSuits] + ", ");   if(shuffleCards == 1) { playerPoints = 2; }   if(shuffleCards == 2) { playerPoints = 3; }   if(shuffleCards == 3) { playerPoints = 4; }   if(shuffleCards == 4) { playerPoints = 5; }   if(shuffleCards == 5) { playerPoints = 6; }   if(shuffleCards == 6) { playerPoints = 7; }   if(shuffleCards == 7) { playerPoints = 8; }   if(shuffleCards == 8) { playerPoints = 9; }   if(shuffleCards == 9 || shuffleCards == 10 || shuffleCards == 11 || shuffleCards == 12) { playerPoints = 10; }   if((shuffleCards == 10 && shuffleSuits == 2 )|| (shuffleCards == 10 && shuffleSuits == 0) || (shuffleCards == 12 && shuffleSuits == 1)) { playerPoints = 13; }   if(shuffleCards == 2 && shuffleSuits == 3) { playerPoints = 0; }   playerTotal = playerPoints + playerTotal;   if(shuffleCards == 0 && playerTotal + 11 <= 33) { playerTotal = playerTotal + 11; }   showCard = showCard.concat(cards[shuffleCards]).concat(suits[shuffleSuits].concat(", ")); }   if(shuffleCards == 0 && playerTotal + 1 <= 33) { playerTotal = playerTotal + 1; }   System.out.print(" (Total " + playerTotal + ")");   System.out.println();   System.out.print("Would you like another card (Y/N)? "); anotherCard = scan.nextLine();   while(anotherCard.equalsIgnoreCase("y")) { System.out.print("Your cards:" + showCard);   shuffleCards = rand.nextInt(cards.length-1) + 0; shuffleSuits = rand.nextInt(suits.length-1) + 0;   PSB.append(cards[shuffleCards].concat(suits[shuffleSuits]).concat(", ")); // dashes done here System.out.print(PSB.toString());   if(shuffleCards == 1) { playerPoints = 2; }   if(shuffleCards == 2) { playerPoints = 3; }   if(shuffleCards == 3) { playerPoints = 4; }   if(shuffleCards == 4) { playerPoints = 5; }   if(shuffleCards == 5) { playerPoints = 6; }   if(shuffleCards == 6) { playerPoints = 7; }   if(shuffleCards == 7) { playerPoints = 8; }   if(shuffleCards == 8) { playerPoints = 9; }   if(shuffleCards == 9 || shuffleCards == 10 || shuffleCards == 11 || shuffleCards == 12) { playerPoints = 10; }   if(shuffleCards == 10 && shuffleSuits == 2 || shuffleCards == 10 && shuffleSuits == 0 || shuffleCards == 12 && shuffleSuits == 1) { playerPoints = 13; }   if(shuffleCards == 2 && shuffleSuits == 3) { playerPoints = 0; }   playerTotal = playerPoints + playerTotal;   if(shuffleCards == 0) { if(playerTotal + 11 <= 33) { playerTotal = playerTotal + 11; }   else { playerTotal = playerTotal + 1; } }   System.out.print(" (Total " + playerTotal + ")");   System.out.println();   System.out.print("Would you like another card (Y/N)? "); anotherCard = scan.nextLine(); }   System.out.println();   System.out.print("The dealer drew: ");   while(dealerTotal <= 26) { shuffleCards = rand.nextInt(cards.length-1) + 0; shuffleSuits = rand.nextInt(suits.length-1) + 0;   if(shuffleCards == 1) { dealerPoints = 2; }   if(shuffleCards == 2) { dealerPoints = 3; }   if(shuffleCards == 3) { dealerPoints = 4; }   if(shuffleCards == 4) { dealerPoints = 5; }   if(shuffleCards == 5) { dealerPoints = 6; }   if(shuffleCards == 6) { dealerPoints = 7; }   if(shuffleCards == 7) { dealerPoints = 8; }   if(shuffleCards == 8) { dealerPoints = 9; }   if(shuffleCards == 10 && shuffleSuits == 2 || shuffleCards == 10 && shuffleSuits == 0 || shuffleCards == 12 && shuffleSuits == 1) { dealerPoints = 13; }   if(shuffleCards == 2 && shuffleSuits == 3) { dealerPoints = 0; }   dealerTotal = dealerPoints + dealerTotal;   if(shuffleCards == 0 && (dealerTotal + 11 <= 33)) { dealerTotal = dealerTotal + 11; }   System.out.print(cards[shuffleCards] + suits[shuffleSuits].concat(", ")); }   System.out.println(" (Total " + dealerTotal + ")");   System.out.println();   // change the conditions for win, lose // if the player is 32, and dealer is 31, player wins, who ever is closest to 33   if(playerTotal <= 33 ) { score = "win!"; wins++; }   if(playerTotal > 33 && (dealerTotal > 26 && dealerTotal <= 33)) { score = "lose!"; loses++; }   if(playerTotal == dealerTotal) { score = "tied!"; pushes++; }   System.out.println("You " + score + " - Current Total - Wins - " + wins + " Ties - " + pushes + " Loses - " + loses);   System.out.println();   System.out.print("Would you like to play again (Y/Q)? "); playAgain = scan.nextLine();   } } } }```
• October 29th, 2013, 01:24 PM
Norm
Re: Help with card game (ace could be 1 or 11)