21 Blitz is an online game that puts a fun and quirky twist on blackjack and solitaire. Created by Tether Studios, this game is part of the Skillz mobile gaming platform.
It pits players in a head-to-head contest where the person with the highest score in three minutes or less wins. 21 Blitz is available in a heads-up challenge or you can opt to play the game tournament style using a brackets system, similar to sports.
This 21 Blitz review covers how to play, how to download the app and how to use the promo / match code to get free money.
The mobile app is easier to download for iPhone and iPad than it is Android. Here is a breakdown of how you can download the app on either system.
21 Blitz Android: To download on an Android system, players can download the app directly from the Skillz website. Steps include:
iPhone / iPad: The download for an iOS device is easier. Click the Apple download on the Skillz website. This will redirect you to the Apple App Store where you can download and install the app as per usual.
The promo code for 21 Blitz is: TBA
When you use this promo code, you automatically qualify for an additional bonus of $10 free.
To enter this promo code, go into the 21 Blitz app.
In the top-right corner of the app, there will be an amount. For players who have never deposited into this account before, the amount will be $0.00.
Click on this number and it will lead players to a deposit section where players choose their deposit amount.
A little lower on the screen, there is a button that allows players to: ENTER PROMO CODE. This is where you will need to use the promo code to redeem $10 free!
A promo code is used to receive a deposit bonus. A match bonus offer matches a percentage, or dollar-for-dollar on a specific deposit amount.
For instance, during the weekend of Black Friday, 21 Blitz offered a $50 match bonus. This meant that players could deposit $50 and receive an extra $50 free!
While the $10 promo code deal can be only redeemed once, there are different opportunities throughout the year where 21 Blitz offers different match bonuses. Players just need to keep an eye out for these different events.
|Jewel Blitz||21 Blitz||Freecell Solitaire Cube||Pro Pool|
|Cube Cube||Texas Hold’em Solitaire||Blackout Blitz Bingo|
The game is played with a deck of 52 cards plus two joker cards. The joker acts as a wild card and will earn you bonus points.
The game is spread across four rows with three chances for error. The object of the game is to get the highest score within three minutes or until you run out of cards.
When your hand equals 21, the row clears and points are added to your score. If you manage to get 21 consecutively across multiple rows, bonus points are awarded.
If your hand goes over 21, you automatically bust and receive a strike. The row will then clear, allowing you to try again.
21 Blitz offers players two types of tournament styles. These tournaments offer an exciting and fast-paced game. Here is the breakdown of how these games work:
21 Blitz Brackets: The entry fee is $3, and the prizes include a total of $65, 225 Z points, and 65 medals.
To win a brackets tournament, you will compete against 32 players. Players will challenge each other in pairs with the winner of each game moving onto the next stage and the losing player eliminated.
When you move onto the next bracket, you will have 24 hours to complete that game, otherwise you’re disqualified.
You need to be among the top 16 players to make it to the money.
If you’re playing 21 Blitz for free, you will only be able to enter into the Z points brackets, which award Z tickets only.
Head to Head: Head-to-head tournaments offer players more options. These games are between two players.
The rules are simple: If you compete against one other player. Whoever has the highest score at the end of the game wins.
There are multiple buy-ins available for these tournaments ranging from $0.60 up to the max amount of $175.
Here is a complete payout chart of the heads-up challenges.
|Rookie||$0.60||$1+50 Z points +1 Medal|
|Pro||$3||$5+250 Z points +5 Medals|
|Elite||$6||$10+500 Z points+10 Medals|
|Champion||$12||$20+1K Z points+20 Medals|
|Conquerer||$30||$50+2.5K Z points+50 Medals|
|Ultimate||$60||$100+5K Z points+100 Medals|
|Legendary||$175||$300+12.5K Z points+300 Medals|
If you would rather play for free instead of real money, 21 Blitz allows you to do so using your Z points. All new accounts start with 30 Z points. Tournaments range from 1 point up to 60.
21 Blitz also offers time-sensitive events, whereupon players meet, either digitally, or in-person to compete in tournaments.
Ticketz can be earned through the participation of real money games and free to play games on 21 Blitz. You will accumulate more Ticketz by participating in real money games than you would free play.
Ticketz are based on a multiplying-tier system that goes from 1x to 6x and is reachable upon earning a certain amount of Ticketz per calendar month. Once a player reaches 250 Ticketz, they move onto the second tier, where Ticketz come with a 2x multiplier.
Ticketz can earn you everything from stickers, to coffee mugs, novelty items, and even cash!
Z Points is the free money currency. There is no monetary value associated with Z Points.
There are three ways of getting free Z Points. Players can watch an ad, pick up their daily bonus, and earn trophies.
Trophies are earned by playing (and usually winning) a select number of games. These trophies gain players Z Points but they also offer a chance to showcase your experience on your profile.
There are two types of leaderboards – one for free play, called the Practice League, and the other for real money players, called the Pro League. The Pro League can award over $2,000 each and every week.