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October 12, 2016


Card Games Review: Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Microsoft Solitaire is a widely popular card game that used to be bundled with Microsoft Windows operating system in the earlier days. The modern iteration of Microsoft Solitaire Collection is included within the Windows App Store and users of Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 can get a hold of the game. Also check this out if you happen to be a user of the Windows Phone platform! card_games

The Microsoft Solitaire Collection

This game is called a collection because the Solitaire is in fact a collection of 5 different yet similar card games. People who are into the card games would know the differences, and even for the noobs to playing cards could learn through little bit of experimenting and messing up. The five games included within the Microsoft Solitaire Collection are FreeCell, Spider, Klondike, TriPeaks and Pyramid.go-fish

Exciting New Layout

The Solitaire Collection has come a long way from where these games had begun. Few of these games had been there since the incorporation of a graphical user interface into the Windows ecosystem, and having mouse based control for a card game was a big deal back then. This feature still exists, with the incorporation of touch support. Windows 8 and onward operating systems are meant to be used in tablet computers aside from regular PCs thus the touch screen support was highly necessary.

Customize the Games

The gameplay experience is already very pleasant, but if more customization are needed to be added to this game then the option for adding custom themes and background to the game comes very useful. The themes could also be made from the photos stored in a computer, or graphics made by the user.

Keep Track of Achievements

Using a Microsoft Account, one can keep track of their achievements and see their ranking on leaderboards. Since it’s a modern day Solitaire collection, Microsoft couldn’t just leave the gameplay at local storage like early days.


The Microsoft Solitaire card games collection would run on almost any Windows based computer these days. It’s available on the Windows Store for free!