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Klondike solitaire - the most popular solitaire card game in the world. The goal is to place all the cards in each suit in stacks of ascending rank.
Play Klondike solitaire to relax and relieve stress. Touch and move cards as you do in real life, cards are flying and landing softly. Clean and vivid graphics make you fully enjoy gameplay.
- deal 1 or 3 cards
- scoring option
- autosave when exit or phone ring
- double-tap to complete
- background themes
- card deck themes
What's New in Version 2.2
MacBook Pro Retina display support.
depends how you play
Yes this game is easy enough for an 8 year old granddaughter to play on her own BUT using the timed mode to challenge yourself it is absorbing enough for a grumpy old git to entertain himself and find it usefull enough to keep the mind occupied.
Had I wanted to play pure solitaire then a pack of cards would have been taken out of the drawer. That would be real life!! No computer game can mimic real life.
I use it while sitting at my Mac compiling reports, when I get to a tricky bit by switching the brain off for a few minutes it often allows the thought process to come up with the ideal wording. By challenging myself to complete a hand as fast as possible I can combine practicing speed of thought with quickess of hand and eye coordination while leaving the sub conscious to continue working on the problem, all without the distractions that getting up and moving around which often leads to much greater distractions.
In short if you want ‘Real Life’ don’t use a computer game.
Solitare, version 2.2
A test of both pattern recognition and speed, useful for getting your brain in gear, and also enjoyable. However it needs more help or teaching options, especially for people like me who have only achieved a time of less than three minutes only once, so that you can improve progressively rather than simply plateau within a narrow range. When you fail to resolve the cards at all and have to abandon the game, a review or teaching mode would help in distinguishing between your own limitations and unresolvable games. It would show you where you went wrong and strengthen your play. However, it is free so maybe this could be made available in an upgrade? Commended highly, but not rated five stars for the reasons outlined.
Not quite solitaire
First and foremost, this is not how Solitaire is played, even in ‘Klondike’ format. What this software does do, it does well.
For those concerned with how long it takes to complete a game, I must mention that the purpose of this game (with real cards) is quite simple: It is a pastime, which means one plays it to pass the time. Completing a game as quickly as possible is not something of which to be proud as it defeats the object of playing it in the first place. It is not a competition.
Some reviews suggest that with this version, one completes the game every time. This is not the case, quite the reverse.
As this programme does not play the real game, I have uninstalled it.