show/hide the appropriate elements
Before "dealing" any cards, we need to set the player's card position and total to 0.
cardPos_P = 0; total_P = 0;
Next, we need to deal 2 cards to the player. Since we'll be dealing many times throughout the game, let's make a function that just deals 1 card (and call it whenever needed).
Let's name this function dealPlayerCard and call it inside the "deal_btn" event -- even though it's not defined yet. This way when we do start writing the function, we can use the deal button to test it.
Add 1 to the current card position
Select a random "card", using numbers 0-13
0, 11, 12, and 13 will represent Ace, Jack, Queen, and King
Print the position and card value
player card 1: 9
To display the card element, we need to know its ID.
Remember how the cards are named?
player_card1, player_card2, player_card3, etc...
This is why we need the card position. The position is the number that completes the ID.
Let's create a local variable (inside this function) called card_ID that returns the full ID, with the appropriate number attached:
Now that we have card_ID, we can show the card & write to it.
& test often
Go back to your "deal_btn" event and add a second call to dealPlayerCard
You should see two cards appear on the screen!
We now have the ability to "deal" cards - yay!
But, we should also update the player's total count every time a new card is added.
Cards 1-10 are straightforward in their point values.
Ace can be worth 1 or 11 points, depending on context
Face cards (J, Q, K) are worth 10 points
Modify your if statement to also update the player's total count variable, total_P. Write the final value of total_P to the player_counter element so you can see if it's working correctly.
Create a new function for dealing a card to the dealer. It should be pretty much the same as dealPlayerCard(), but using dealer variables/IDs instead of player variables/IDs.
Go back to your "deal_btn" event.
Add in the dealer variables and functions.
You should end up with something like this:
cardPos_P = 0; cardPos_D = 0; total_P = 0; total_D = 0; dealPlayerCard(); dealPlayerCard(); dealDealerCard(); dealDealerCard();
When the round begins, the dealer's second card needs to be hidden from the player.
This means we should also hide the dealer's counter.
Write an if statement that checks if anyone (player or dealer) has blackjack after the first two cards are dealt to each.
If only the player has blackjack, the player wins.
If only the dealer has blackjack, the dealer wins.
If they both have blackjack, it's a tie.
Use the provided
(already defined for you)
to display the results
replace dealPlayerCard and dealDealerCard with a single function that can do both
for accurate card frequency, "discard" cards (stop letting them appear) after appearing x number of times; usually dealer has 6-8 decks
adjust Ace values according to cards that come before AND after the Ace (currently only considers the cards that came before it)
add betting functionality (assume the dealer never runs out of chips)
instead of hiding the dealer's 2nd card, show the "back" of it (can just be a solid color) & then "flip it over" on dealer's turn