TichuIQ is a website for playing tichu with other people online.

I with a friend created it on 2012 as the final project for a web development seminar we were attending. It offers features such as global and room chat, private rooms, score tracking, ranking, achievements and of course playing tichu.

The main game webpage of TichuIQ

It was written from scratch in PHP and we are using MySQL as the database server. It uses only HTML5 so it can potentially run everywhere. It is essentialy a server side game and can run even on cheap hosting. However, since it relies on polling to get data, it doesn’t scale very well. In 2013 we had to switch to a dedicated server. On the time of writing this it has about 35.000 users and about 100 online at any given time.