"Jack and the Roguelike"
In case you haven't deduced that the game's title gave away the concept... twice... RogueJack: Roguelike Blackjack is a "roguelike" product that uses Blackjack as its central gimmick. Based within a fantasy setting featuring the likes of giant spiders, ghosts, and goblins, you must travel inside a "cave," floor by floor, to unearth its many secrets and treasures. As you move about said cave, which is designed more as a dungeon in the game's overhead, minimalist 2D presentation, you do so square-by-square in a turn-based manner; whenever you make a single move, most randomly-placed enemies move in response, normally towards your player-character. When a foe eventually makes contact, a battle will commence where you and your opponent break out playing cards.
You haven't lived until a hobogoblin attacks you with a ten of spades and a nine of hearts.
Community review by pickhut (May 30, 2021)
Alternative tagline: Hit the Road, Jack.
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