Microsoft brings Solitaire to iPhone and iPad

By , Nov 23, 2016

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Microsoft’s version of Solitaire has been available on Windows PCs for more than 25 years, but up until now the game has not expanded to other platforms. With Microsoft Solitaire Collection for iOS, the Windows maker is finally bringing its version of the classic card game to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Available free in the App Store, the app includes 5 of the top Solitaire games that you can play for free—Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Tripeaks and Pyramid.

As a bonus, daily challenges will extend longevity of the game and built-in support for Xbox Live will keep your achievements, competitions and game progress in sync between Windows 10 and iOS devices.

As mentioned, the game offers daily challenges where you play “new guaranteed solvable challenges” in all five game modes with four levels of difficulty every day. By completing Daily Challenges, players will earn badges and rewards.

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Here’s the description of the five Solitaire games included in the app:

  • Klondike—Timeless and classic Solitaire. Clear all the cards from the table using one or three-card draw. Also try out Traditional or Vegas scoring.
  • Vegas— Eight columns of cards await you. Clear them all with fewest moves possible. Play single suit or challenge yourself with four suits.
  • FreeCell—Be strategic and use the four extra cells to move cards around and try to clear all cards from the table. FreeCell rewards players who think several moves ahead.
  • Tripeaks—Select cards in a sequence, earn combo points, and clear as many boards as you can before you run out of deals.
  • Pyramid—Combine two cards that add up to 13 to remove them from the board. Challenge yourself to reach the top of the Pyramid and clear as many boards as you can.

The 166-megaybte download includes an optional $1.99 per month subscription to remove advertising, double rewards bonuses and enable other perks.

The game requires iOS 8.0 or later.

Grab Microsoft Solitaire Collection for free in the App Store.

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  • Jayy

    That’s what’s up, to bad idk how to play solitaire.

  • Jose Gonzalez

    Version History on the App Store shows 1.0 dated on September 26, 2016. How is this just now “new”?

    • Ian

      Prob where Microsoft submitted to App Store. Apple being Apple take a long time to approve apps from the big boys.

  • liamcarbin

    No in app purchases either!!

  • Alex Wilson

    LMAO! “$1.99 per month subscription to remove advertising, double rewards bonuses and enable other perks” that is as annoying as Apple’s $200 photo book. Yeah I’ll pass on this.

  • Joaquim N.

    “$1.99 per month subscription”

    Are you freaking kidding me? HAHA

    • 김대원

      Try Solitaire: Decked Out.
      It’s totally FREE ☺

  • DD™

    It’s the Premium version being offered for free for one month. After that you pay for it if you want to download it. Well, that’s how I read it. Lol

    • Bill

      God himself doesn’t like ads. In fact, word on the street is he’s going to delete the partition our simulation is on and start fresh, he’s so annoyed with them.

  • Arjan Vlek

    “The 166-megaybte download”…

    I remember ISO files of a complete windows OS being just a bit larger than this game!

  • Ian

    Play with t’internet turned off, no ads. Alternatively buy the excellent Solitaire City. I bought paid version in 2008 and it’s been updated and supported ever since. It’s awesome.