2023 Wrap-Up: Shanghai Rummy's Year of Growth

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As we reflect on 2023, it's clear that Shanghai Rummy has experienced a year of remarkable growth and innovation. Our community has expanded significantly, with the number of players and played games continuously soaring to new heights. Here's a closer look at the milestones we've achieved together and a glimpse into what 2024 holds for us.

A Surge in Engagement

Shanghai Rummy has seen a substantial increase in player engagement:

  • The total number of unique players grew threefold, from 1,215 to 3,652. These are players who've played at least one round of Shanghai Rummy, showcasing the game's rising popularity.
  • Our platform hosted 4 times more played games, escalating from 6,375 to an impressive 26,111. This demonstrates our game's ability to engage and retain players.
  • Remarkably, the total finished games—where all 11 rounds have been completed—also quadrupled, from 4,355 to 17,737. This indicates not only an increase in plays but also in games brought to completion.

Furthermore, the community has expressed its appreciation through feedback, with 255 ratings received in 2023 and maintaining an average player satisfaction rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. This feedback is invaluable as it helps us to continuously improve the gaming experience for our community.

Introducing VIP Subscriptions

2023 was a year of innovation for Shanghai Rummy, marked by the introduction of VIP subscriptions. This new feature offers exclusive benefits to subscribers, including:

  • The ability to set a custom profile picture, adding a personal touch to the gaming experience.
  • A special sound alert when it's the player's turn, enhancing game dynamics and engagement.
  • Customization of the back of the card design, allowing players to enjoy a more personalized and visually appealing game interface.
  • Control over bots speed, giving players more influence over the pace of the game.

These VIP-only features have not only enriched the gaming experience but have also fostered a more engaging and personalized environment for our players.

Looking Forward to 2024

As we look ahead to 2024, we're excited to announce upcoming features that promise to make Shanghai Rummy even more enjoyable and customizable:

  • Enhanced Game Customization: Players will gain the ability to change the number and kind of rounds played in a game, allowing for a more tailored gaming experience.
  • Tournament Organization: The introduction of the ability to organize tournaments for a large number of players. This feature will bring a new level of competitive play and community engagement to Shanghai Rummy.

The strides we've made in 2023 have set a solid foundation for an even more exciting year ahead. We're committed to continuing our journey of growth, innovation, and community engagement. Here's to a fantastic 2024 filled with more games, more features, and more fun!

Thank you to all our players for making 2023 an unforgettable year for Shanghai Rummy. Your enthusiasm, feedback, and participation are what drive us forward.

Warm regards,

The Shanghai Rummy Team

As always we're looking for feedback, feature requests or bug reports.
Feel free to reach out via team@shanghairummy.cards