Full Deck Solitaire
By GRL Games
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NOW 63 deliciously delightful solitaire games for your Mac! The new games and extra animated backgrounds are available as an In-App-Purchase on Mac OS X 10.7 or later.
Designed by a Mac and Solitaire loving Mom and Daughter, Full Deck Solitaire is a beautiful card game with an easy to use user interface. Sixty three uniquely different variations of Solitaire not seen in many other games keep even the most seasoned guru occupied. Statistics for each game let you know how many hours you have played, games you have won and your highest score for that game. A uniquely smart three level hint system lets you know if there are moves to play and will even shake the cards if you can’t quite see that elusive move.
The game has an option of a classic background, your own wallpaper, or a gorgeous moving video of the ocean under the Moon with two more amazing animated backgrounds included with Game Pack One.
FREE Games include Klondike 3 Card, Klondike 1 Card, Vegas Solitaire, Freecell, Thieves Of Egypt, Forty Thieves, Red And Black, Royal Parade, Demon, Canfield, Canfield 1 Card Turn, Double Canfield, Spider 4 Suit, Spider 1 Suit, Spider 2 Suit, Pyramid, Tri Peaks Solitaire, Golf, Golf Around Corner, Gaps, Montana, Beleaguered Castle, Bisley and Mrs. Mop. Many of these classic games are unique to Full Deck Solitaire!
Game Pack One adds Clock Patience, Grandfather's Clock, German Clock, Captive Queens, Scorpion, Scorpion 2, Wasp, Three Blind Mice, Osmosis, Osmosis By The Book, Yukon, Russian Solitaire, Chinese Solitaire, Australian Patience, Fortress, Pyramid Golf AND Aces Up!
Game Pack Two adds Miss Milligan, Demons and Thieves, La Belle Lucie, Trefoil, The Fan, Super Flower Garden, Storehouse, Cruel Solitaire, Baker's Dozen, Spanish Patience, Castles in Spain, Portuguese Solitaire, Good Measure, Baker's Game, Eight Off, Penguin Solitaire, Seahaven Towers, Rank And File, Number Ten, Lady Jane, and Zerline!
Please write or visit our support page if you are having any problems at all. We want you to love this game!
What's New in Version 1.61
- NEW FREE GAME! Double Klondike
- fix for Penguin Solitaire startup crash
- fix for Miss Milligan rules
Not perfect but ...
I only play Klondike. I’ve played it on this app pretty much going back to its rollout. I even submitted some QA and suggestions early on. The team has done a good job of cleaning up the interface and adding expected functionality to my particular game. My current beef is really common to many games. It is really hard for a programmer to write a truly random function. Built-in random functions tend to be good for one shot and then they start going south. There are warnings in some languages about use of RAND and similar algorithms; repeated calls will fetch increasingly less random distributions. The current algorithm gets less and less random with each game; sooner or later it is smarter to just quit the app and start a new session. You can almost always win the first game, and usually the second. It gets progressively worse, down to the point you actually have to laugh. A truly random shuffle would not have to hide one or two ciritcal aces at the bottom of the rightmost stack. I have been waffling over three stars or four but will leave it at four stars.
Not perfect, but is there a better Solitaire app in the App Store?
Look, it’s got a ton of games, and just like any of the Solitaire games, you will have to get used to their “quirks”. The Spider solitaire rules are unforgiving as one reviewer complained, but that’s par for the course. In the end, this review is only 4 stars because:
- The game uses in-app purchases to unlock about 60% of the games. So you have to pay to play….
- The graphics are large, so you need to use up most of your screen. It doesn’t scale to “small” very well
- While it has some really neat customizations (motion backgrounds, for example) they’re NOT light in the “CPU Usage” category
I’m not playing any other solitaire games, this is it for me. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for improvement.
Good looking but deeply flawed
This is a great looking game and I like the ability to customize the background. The functionality is pretty good, as well. However, I mostly play Spider Solitaire and this version is broken. It will not deal new cards if you have any empty slots. You will have to break apart your stacks to arbitrarily fill empty slots before you can deal more cards. If you don't have ten cards left in your stacks, to cover all spaces, you're stuck. I was willing to live with this, even though I've also had it auto play a nine onto a queen or other impossible moves. But the kicker that's convinced me to delete this game is having the game fail to fill all ten of the tableaus at the top (an automatic function) thus preventing me from winning, despite my having cleared all the cards. That's one glitch too far.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 20, 2013
- Version: 1.61
- Size: 21.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: GRL Games Inc
- © (C) 2011-2013 GRL Games, Inc.
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later
Top In-App Purchases
- Game Pack One$2.99
- Game Pack Two$3.99