About The Game
Best of Solitaire features 101 variations of the most well-known and best-loved single-player card games including Klondike, Freecell, Spider, Pyramid and Yukon. Most games have custom gameplay options so you can enjoy the game with your favorite rules.
On-screen instructions allow learning of new Solitaire variations.
Statistics are available for players who love to track their wins. Save the game status any time for later. The game’s style and interface has been designed for easy intuitive operation.
Enjoy the endless challenge and fun with this Solitaire game collection
I play card games every week.
While most of those games are variations of poker I've certainly grown up with many other forms of card games in my life and enjoy a game of solitaire every now and again.
This game is obviously not especially aimed at the so called hardcore gamer market.
But that doesn't mean that those said hardcore gamers wouldn't find some fun here if they like to play the odd game of solitaire every now and again.
The game features 101 different variations of the game.
(That's about 90 more than I've ever heard of)
I have played each game at least 1 time prior to the review.
There are a number of ways to search for your game of choice on the side.
Some I liked, some less so and even a couple I wasn't quite sure what I was doing (even after reading the rules)
Everyone will have their personal favourites of course be it spider, free cell, Klondike ect or my personal favourite golf.
While there will likely be more than a few you won't be a fan of for just £2.49 (Uk Price) you'll surely find enough variations you do like to keep you entertained.
Entertained of course that is if you like card games and in particular solitaire.
Once a game has been selected you can click the tab on the top right of the screen and it will bring up all the rules of that particular game.
These are quite detailed and well written I got a little confused on a couple of them but that was perhaps more to do with me and my concentration than the rules.
Each game also has a few settings that can be changed prior to playing these can differ slightly from game to game so I can't name them all but one of the ones I most frequently used was to have cards stacked by opposite colour not by suit.
When growing up and being taught the game we always put red cards on black or vice versa (in sequential order) this game generally has you stack cards in suit.
Each game has a timer to record your best win time the timer won't start until you make a move so you don't need to worry about taking a minute to read the rules or change the settings of the game to your liking.
All the games includes 5 hints that can be used in the game should you get stuck.
Beware if you use a hint and nothing is highlighted it's because you can't move and you'll need to quit.
The game even offers up more stats once selected.
33 different backgrounds are featured on which you can play.
There are fairly generic colours & basic pictures but everyone should be able to find something to their liking.
You can also bring up your stats for each game on the main game selection page which includes games played, won, win% and fastest win time.
I only have 2 minor issues with the game the first being that once you have lost (you can't make any more moves) the game doesn't tell you the time keeps on ticking away until you either quit or restart.
The other minor grumble is when you do beat a game if you want to play something different you get no option to return to the main menu so you have to select restart then quit that game (before you make a move then it won't register on your stats)
A game in progress with the blue background.
With 101 different solitaire games fans of the game should find enough modes to make the purchase worthwhile.
33 different backgrounds for every player's needs and tastes.
Rules for each and every game is explained and 1 click away anytime they're needed.
Stats for every game included
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ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Once a game is impossible it doesn't tell you and the clock will continue to tick on until you finally quit or restart the game.
When you beat a game you have no direct option to go back to the game select menu.
If you don't like card games or in particular solitaire this will obviously never be for you.
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As I've said right above this if solitaire isn't your thing there is nothing here for you.
Even if solitaire is your thing you might well point out that you can get pretty good access to any number of versions on just about any device for a whole range of prices including free.
Again that's a point I can't really argue with.
But this game will offer you 101 different versions to try out with the stats to post to miiverse should you get what you consider to be a good time.
It's portable and can easily be played on the bus, car or train journey somewhere.
Even if you only like a quarter of the games that's still 25 versions that would work out at a grand total of 10p (uk price) for each one and that price goes down for each version you like.
even of you only played 5 that's 50p each.
I'm certainly not saying this game is for everyone and that everyone should pick it up.
I myself won't play it every day nor every week or perhaps even every month but I'll certainly be using this as my go to place when I want to play solitaire.
A review copy of the game was provided by Game On and reviewed in accordance with the review policy.