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The World's #1 Solitaire game is now on iPhone and iPad! For over 25 years, microsoft solitaire Collection remains one of the most played games of all time and is now available FREE for your iPhone or iPad! The microsoft solitaire Collection offers FIVE of the best Solitaire card games in one app! KLONDIKE Timeless & Classic Solitaire. Clear all the cards from the table using one or three-card draw. Also try out Traditional or Vegas scoring! SPIDER 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! CARD BACKS & THEMES Now featuring many beautiful themes and card backs, from the simplicity of “Classic” to the serenity of an Aquarium that comes to life before you while you play. You can even create custom card backs from your own photos! EVENTS Play with hundreds of thousands of players as you finish challenges and collect bracelets. DAILY CHALLENGES Play new guaranteed solvable challenges in all 5 game modes with 4 levels of difficulty every day! By completing Daily Challenges, you will earn badges and rewards! STAR CLUB Even more challenges arranged in collections and packs you can unlock by earning stars. LEVELS Earn experience points (XP) in all game modes and unlock titles and exclusive card backs! XBOX LIVE ACHIEVEMENTS Sign in with your Microsoft account to earn Xbox Live achievements and compete with your friends and family. Continue playing on any Windows 10, iPhone or iPad device because your progress and game data will be saved in the cloud! Upgrade to Premium on iPhone and iPad You can now get the microsoft solitaire Collection Premium Subscription for $1.99 per Month or $9.99 per Year. With Premium Subscription you get these great features: With Premium Edition you get these great features: • No Advertisements • More coins for completing Daily Challenges • Get a boost for every game of TriPeaks and Pyramid • NOTE: this will not grant Premium on other platforms Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account on confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews monthly or annually depending on the subscription type purchased. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period ($1.99 monthly, or $9.99 annually, depending on the subscription type purchased). You can turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase. If auto-renewal is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period, you will not be charged for the next period. All cancellations will take effect at the end of the current period. For more information visit: https://zone.msn.com/microsoftcasualgames/casualsuite/support/default.htm Privacy policy: https://aka.ms/privacyioslink/ Terms of Use: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/servicesagreement/
Great games
by jimusmc316 on 2020/07/04 21:29
I play all the time
Fix internet connection required issue
by rickb1974 on 2020/07/04 12:51
There is an ongoing issue, several years, that needs to be addressed by Microsoft. For some unknown reason I cannot access the events section of solitaire. There is an error message that says an internet connection is required, this issue crops up periodically, usually for just a short period of time but is currently been going on for 2 days. I have this issue on my iPad, iPhone and Windows 10 PC. I obviously have an internet connection because I am leaving this review. I have cancelled my annual subscription due to this issue. Richard Barnett
Classic is best
by Hundrdproof on 2020/07/04 06:20
Other solitaire games are ok but rather are too slow. Microsoft’s classic provides challenges.
Crooked
by Terryatrae on 2020/07/03 15:12
My first complaint is when I exit the game it sometimes keeps the clock running even when I shut my computer down. My second complaint is that I am not going to pay your ransom to free up my game from ads. It’s the same as hackers hijacking computers for ransom. And lastly, why are some players able to complete games in one tenth the time it take for the rest of us just to open and close all the games? Do you sell a automated program that runs the game for them? But it does pass the time while the gu’mint got us running scared. I almost forgot. To the sellers of the ads I WILL NOT DOWNLOAD YOUR TRASH APPS. AND YOUR PLAYER EXAMPLES ARE JUVENILE. I just checked the TOP 100 board list. What’s the matter with you guys that took over 4:00 minutes. Did your purchased computer run solve system get a bug? Feels pretty good to see your name at the top of the pile, even though you never flipped a card yourself.
Something terrible happened
by Daniel,31 on 2020/07/03 14:37
You cannot do that Microsoft corporeation. Microsoft cannot be games, I call it fake microsoft app. 🤬
Tournament Timekeeping
by Annavon on 2020/07/03 03:44
I wish there was a way to track the play time correctly. Sometimes during a tournament, I have to stop playing. When I return and replay the game, it counts the time that I was out of the app against my total time. For example, I played a game for 2 minutes, but I get a phone call and EXIT the game and the app completely, I come back 2 hours later and replay the game finish in 2 minutes and 40 seconds. My total time should be 4:40, but it shows as 2:04:40. Today, I was playing during my lunch break. I went back to work and went home and took a nap. I finished the last game of the tournament in around 4 minutes. My total time should have been around 35 minutes. However, it showed more than 7 hours!!! It should only show the time actually playing, not time when we are not in the game at all. One more thing, it would be nice if there was a “pause “ button, so if you are interrupted, you can pause the game.
Frustrating on iPad
by Jenny Whitman on 2020/07/02 22:45
I play this game on my laptop and my iPhone and I enjoy it. On the iPad, however, frequently the game won’t save. I win the game and then it little circle comes around and it never gives me credit.
Why levels??
by no nickname 1111111111111 on 2020/07/02 20:41
I just want to play solitaire, no gimmicks. I guess I’ll have to find my old cards. If I wanted to play Candy Crush I would have downloaded Candy Crush.
Was enjoyable until the long, inescapable ads
by Tulrin on 2020/07/02 18:33
Have had this in some form or another but uninstalled today due to the long ads where a long animation of some game was played but there was no option to skip. I don’t need to be playing this game that badly. Usually it is to occupy my mind when I have to wait for something but with the 30 second to 1 minute ad slot it makes the whole of the game moot.
Uninstalled today repetitive ADDs
by Trimble_is_crap on 2020/07/02 13:32
After using this app for months, I have finally uninstalled it because of the reappearance ads for stupid looking games ie. gardenscape, homescape. No more!!
Fun!
by Spring RN on 2020/07/01 22:41
The best solitaire game I have found, and I tried a bunch. Really, this is the one!
Love the games
by Msmskm on 2020/07/01 20:06
I love the challenges. The only complaint I have is the games seem to malfunction on some of the expert levels. I solve then it tells me I have no more moves. But, overall they are great games
Well made game
by steelrain98 on 2020/07/01 18:40
After trying several solitaire apps this one is my favorite. The free version has no “in game” ads, the ads between games are not very long unlike other free solitaire apps.
Cheaters ruin game
by CB Mom on 2020/07/01 10:32
I enjoy every aspect of this game except how cheating is allowed. I am very competitive and strive to place as high as possible in the events only to see that the #1 finisher completed 20 challenges in 3 minutes!!! That is an impossibility as it would require a person to complete each challenge in an average of 9 seconds. Absolutely ridiculous that this kind of game cheat isn’t blocked! Ruins it for regular honest players.
TriPeaks Game
by Mims 1950 on 2020/06/30 05:02
I love this game, thanks.
Ripoff
by Kd5emf on 2020/06/29 22:57
I paid for premium subscription which means I should not be having to watch advertisements but it is showing the advertisements left and right if that is the way it’s going to be I will never pay for a premium subscription again. That’s why there is one star it would be five star otherwise
My Solitaire Game
by Sapphire 2020 on 2020/06/28 16:10
This is my favorite game to play
That one dude
by Bigdfromokc on 2020/06/28 03:35
This is a great game.
Din't bother
by The Almighty Mattski on 2020/06/27 23:52
Jerky graphics, tap a card and it moves the stack to the poorest place, and if you pick a game it launches an ad before you even get to play. Deleted
Needs work
by MomVal5 on 2020/06/27 21:06
This is a great, small set of solitaire games. All work very well. The only problem is in the scoring system. One game it takes about 10 games to level up. Others take about 45 to 50 games to level up. Twice it remained on the same level instead of going up in number. Going to look for another version. Update: your points do not matter. You still get the same increase in reward level no matter how well you do.
Great game for Rookies
by Robinhood77 on 2020/06/27 15:02
I love everything about this game minus the “sign in option” for one thing. I play to win and found out in this app that on the Grand Master Level all the conclusions at the end of many many consecutive games the result was always “There are no more moves” every time !!! Outside of that I love the features of this app. I will play it until I choose a more realistic game at the master level. Good job of design but it’s for rookies.
Like an old friend
by tellme Y on 2020/06/27 13:38
Safe secure and no glitchy crap No 20 minute commercials Ads are part of life But seeing the same long ads osier and over make me hate- No, detest- No LOATHE that product Commercials that run forever DO effect how much I like a game This collection rocks as well
Solitaire
by one of twelve on 2020/06/24 23:18
Been playing for well over a year, I enjoy it very much.
What happened? Is it me or Microsoft?
by who took my nickname! on 2020/06/24 22:31
Love this set of games! BUT... why is the version my iPad no longer finding the internet? Playing on my laptop for now, but so wishing the game would connect to the internet so I can play on this device too! Help or advise, please. Would be 5 stars if it weren’t for this new difficulty. It used to work.
Ridiculously long ads, but it is Best Solitaire I’ve found.
by johnnyappleseed001 on 2020/06/24 16:48
Who in the world forces their users to watch ads this long? Mmm, Microsoft? I also find the yearly price to get rid of the ads for a card game app too high. However, it is the best solitaire app I have found, imho.
Best Solitaire Game
by midwestdem on 2020/06/23 10:38
This takes me back to the late 90s and early 2000s. I love the games, the aesthetic, and the daily challenge.
Disgusted with ads
by dahljd on 2020/06/22 17:40
To many times unable to play due to ads at times all I get are different ads for games and got so mad I deleted the app and lost all I had earned. Same thing today I had as after ad finally I am deleting the app. Bye
Loud Ads = Delete
by ScaryTall on 2020/06/21 14:01
Good game. I enjoy it. I don’t mind ads b/c I know they’re necessary. But loud ads that autoplay, interrupting the music or podcast I was listening to or blaring out unexpectedly in a waiting room or wherever is a deal killer. Haven’t found a way to permanently disable ad audio, but shouldn’t need to anyway. An app that isn’t for audio shouldn’t be playing audio. Period. Deleted.
Timer glitched
by mmmaggimmmae on 2020/06/21 05:51
Need to fix timer in events. Timer doesn’t always stop at game finish, constantly adds time while system is acknowledging that it has an issue. A problem that never occurs when I’m doing daily challenges or just playing. Why when the amount of time is crucial for ranking won’t the timer stop. Sometimes I even have to close the app and replay the level while the timer is still running usually after watching an ad. Today I didn’t even start the level because I needed to get off game for a bit & when I finished next level at least 30 minutes was added to my time. Please fix this as it ruins my enjoyment of the events which is my favorite part of your app.
Best card game period
by Coach Kev on 2020/06/21 04:58
No buy wild cards pay for assists like all other games. This game is just real card game problem solving. Easy premium buy for hours of fun. This is the game you want
App blocked by ads
by Mlt39 on 2020/06/19 02:06
Can no longer get into the game because ads are blocking the game. Will wait a few days for an update (6-18-20) then I will update my review and possibly delete
The game size is to big
by SajjadQ on 2020/06/17 20:53
The game size is to big
Intrusive ads
by Kypros Nighthawk on 2020/06/17 05:15
I don’t mind an ad here or there. Bur forcing me to watch two 30 second ads BEFORE I even start a game? That’s just greedy AF.
Unable to login
by pddavis13 on 2020/06/16 23:15
Last few days I keep getting an error message saying I’m not connected to the internet. I am. About to delete and try to reinstall. If that does not fix the glitch, the deletion will become permanent.
Better than Traditional Solitaire
by Granny42Ks on 2020/06/16 21:46
Once I discovered Spider Solitaire I have not played regular solitaire since then.
16th June 2020 App error stating no internet connection
by MuscleHeadz68 on 2020/06/16 16:29
App producing error as it cannot connect to the internet. It has been doing this for the past 4-days. I cannot get into the Events since it is now broken. All other apps and browsers on phone work. It does not work whether I am on the wireless or the broadband service directly. Please fix!!!
Too many ads
by wjr17 on 2020/06/16 02:32
Way too many ads to play and keeps asking to log in
Play cards
by I like quality! on 2020/06/15 23:44
Digital card games have some advantages ie. the ability to undo or go back, but a deck of cards does not require anything from a player except not to lose or damage any cards. A deck of cards does not ask me to rate it or does it rate me nor does it keep score or pester me to join something. A deck of cards simply allows me to play a game of cards.
Too many LONG ads and glitches
by Player75757575 on 2020/06/15 10:02
The ads have become ridiculously long. Used to be you could bypass them after a few seconds. Now you can’t, they’re a full 30 seconds, plus to add insult, they add a countdown timer AFTER the ad finishes. And then there’s the dreaded Spinning Wheel glitch that seems to pop up in EVERY event that robs you from a good performance through no fault of your own. You complete a challenge, the game just sits and spins and you get a pop up Cancel button which if you hit, you get told if you quit you won’t get credit for the game you just played, so you continue to wait...and wait...until you have no other choice but to quit and replay the game. Meanwhile, you’ll get dinged for the time on both games AND the time you waited for the glitch. WHAT A RACKET!!! I PLAY THIS GAME FOR ENJOYMENT BUT I WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL, AND MSC AND THEIR ANCIENT SERVERS SEEM TO HAVE OTHER IDEAS. I finally gave up playing the events after 3 years.
Trashy graphics & no instructions
by Zarafa on 2020/06/15 07:23
It’s okay. Tho give the really trashy graphics it’s not worth paying for it. But they could have some instructions on game rules. You shouldn’t need to use Google or Hoyles to review the rules of different games. Ads are annoying. I just got one I couldn’t get rid of without clicking through to a website. Very annoyingly, it featured a MAGA red hat. I play games to forget the horrible creature in the White House - not to be reminded of him. Rules for Free Cell have errors & are not clear. It is annoying to try to deduce rules as you play. Not that the game designers care. I’m just venting. REALLY SHOULD FIX FREECELL.
Disappointing update
by marco key west on 2020/06/14 23:59
They introduced a change to the in app adverts that stops you cold in playing. Doesn’t time out but even if you click on the shopping link you can’t get back to the game AND even if you shut down and restart you end up at the same roadblock
Ruined by ADS
by Dogfeder on 2020/06/13 00:35
Unplayable. Ads every few minutes. Really sad. Deleted after many years of playing this game.
Great App, Varied and Challenging
by Oahu1965 on 2020/06/11 20:38
I love that there are multiple Solitaire games in one app and that each game has several difficulty levels. It’s really easy to play a simple or challenging game in one place. The daily and special challenges add another level of fun and competition. If I could ask for one improvement it would be....Give the option to clear the board when doing the challenges. Sometimes I get really into the game, am doing really well when suddenly I meet the score or play the card needed and the game closes. How about a message like “Challenge achieved. Finish board?” and let the player decide. Other than that this free app is great and keeps me playing sometimes for hours
Not worth it
by Deathhawkdown on 2020/06/10 14:54
Bunch of premade levels, bogus scoring system with level crap. Dang it i want a simple card game without levels or unlocks or ads for scam sites that all look the same. I doubt it is even officially Microsoft developed. I mean you have to pay monthly for some premium account just to get rid of those fake ad.
Freecell: Ads Cover Up End-Game Time
by Ol_Vinyl on 2020/06/08 20:24
When I finish freecell, an ad covered up my statistics. Made the mistake of tapping the screen-- no where *near* the ad itself. That opened Safari & now the ads (covering up my endgame time) think I'm interested in women's' casual wear! 💁‍♀️👗👒🛍💰🤦 It would be funny, but I like seeing how long it takes me to finish a hand. Hopefully covering the end-game time with an ad is a placement error that can quickly be fixed.
Fun
by Babyjean! on 2020/06/08 01:11
Good game !
Too many looooong adverts
by Dunedin@1 on 2020/06/08 01:07
I expect to have to watch 5 to 15 seconds of advertising while moving through a game, but this game has several that advertise quick loans that give me no option but to click on it, it switches to their website, I click back, but leave the open the website, and get back to the game. It’s too much!
Solitaire
by nannaDnurse on 2020/06/07 19:21
Love this app because there are different levels of a lot of games!
Ridiculous Ads
by Dejune33 on 2020/06/07 04:13
I really like the game selection, but some of the ads are ridiculous. Some of them (like Gardenscapes) highjack your game—they offer no way out of the ad and you have to sit there and wait for it to run. You are receiving money for these ads—I’m not going to pay you again to opt out of the ads. The concept of ads isn’t the problem—its the KIND of ads you accept. The game is no longer fun when I am consistently blocked from playing it by ad after ad after insipid ad. I’m deleting your app.
Would be great without the ads!
by frustratedplayer1 on 2020/06/06 23:46
All I want to play is Spider Solitaire, so why do I have to keep watching promos for other games between mine?
A racket.
by Gunner2966 on 2020/06/06 18:17
At first you’ll play a few games, but the ads start increasing. Then you have the opportunity to pay for ad-free. When you turn it down, they lock you into a B.S. clothing ad with no way to x-out. They force you to buy or delete the app and reload it, just to start the cycle over again. Shame on you Microsoft. I would have expected better than that. Then again, Bill Gates is trying to develop vaccines with micro chipping. So....you get what you get with this app.
Star Trek ad forces shut down
by 2badithappened on 2020/06/06 16:17
Whenever your Star Trek ad appears I can’t exit out of it without closing the entire app.
Take off Klondike
by More app enthuseist on 2020/06/04 15:16
I’ve been playing the solitaire game & when I win the Klondike game comes up u can’t delete it & go further into the game. Just check on it and the app is still on the game. Please remove this app bcuz there’s a lot of ad apps that work. Thnku very much.
The Best Game Ever!!!
by Jacob Drum on 2020/06/02 13:50
I LOVE playing this game on the computer
Excellent interface, unfortunately buggy
by MarckedUp on 2020/06/01 20:36
Great way to relax and waste time with different forms of solitaire. BUT, if you don’t pay the premium of $10/yr, you will be inundated with ads. Normally, could care less. Ads with the trade off of free is fine. The problem is those ads (Lending Tree ad, I’m looking at you) causes the app to crash. When you try to force close it and troubleshoot, still crashes. I can understand ad revenue, but if the user can’t use the app, then what’s the point?
Why?
by Mjp627 on 2020/05/31 23:30
What is purpose in making game miserable to play more than one game. Magazines started filling their product with ads sprinkled with actual articles worth reading. Few are sold now. Economics 101 works.
Shameless money grab
by VovBrat on 2020/05/31 03:46
A subscription to play Solitaire without ads? Come on Microsoft, as if a trillion dollar company needs people to pay 9.99/year to play a set of Solitaire games? The ads are progressively longer to muscle you into buying a subscription. This demolishes any fun this game would have been. Uninstalling on principle.
Great game, terrible interface and ads
by Jello420 on 2020/05/30 23:01
I love solitaire and this is a great collection. But the ads are insulting long. Like over a minute long. I've never seen anything like this on a mobile game. At the very least remove the ads if we py for game pass.
Ad crashes
by Mentalcase89 on 2020/05/30 03:33
Up until today I have enjoyed playing without issues even though the ads are long and for games that are juvenile but today every time an ad pops up. (More frequently than usual) the ad freezes and won’t close. I have to close solitaire and when I reopen it, another ad runs and it closes again. No updates to install so very frustrating
Prioritizing ads over enjoyment.
by Jonindynorth on 2020/05/29 18:12
I hate this app don’t download. The ads are terrible and during a timed tournament it buffers and totally takes away the point of a timed challenge. Horrible. If I could give it half a star I would.
Solidare
by Bob is it not changing on 2020/05/29 03:48
One my laptop the selection of cards is much easier
Love it
by Jent85 on 2020/05/29 00:47
Love this game!!!! Quick and challenging!
Ads are out of control!
by Disilluminated on 2020/05/28 18:19
Yes, it’s a fine app, but they didn’t invent the game. Lengthy and repetitive ads have me looking elsewhere. $2/month for solitaire? Get over yourselves!
Like it.
by Fltoner on 2020/05/28 01:46
Update: I still like it, and the ads have become VERY irritating. It used to be that they lasted for 10 seconds. Now it’s longer. Some of them you CAN’T escape from excepting by exiting the program. Other have the “X” hidden so you have to scroll the screen to find it and exit the ad when it’s done. That’s not fair. I really like free cell, BUT IT’S BECOMING VERY IRRITATING TO HAVE TO WATCH AN AD THREE AND FOUR TIMES, AND HAVE IT IGNORE WHEN I WATCH IT ONCE AND TAP THE “X” TO TRY TO RETURN TO THE GAME. I SIGNED UP TO PLAY A GAME, HERE. I like Free Cell in particular, because every game is winnable. Some are a snap, and others are tricky. It's actually the only game I play in this app. It keeps your score, and that's fun to see. I don’t understand the new extra scoring system , or what I am supposed to do with the “rewards” that I receive. It’s easy to relinquish a game and lose instead of just reversing your move. And I wish they would allow (1) a reset game button; and (2) The ability to erase your statistics and start again to try to better your average game stats. Sometimes you are called away, sometimes a guest plays your game, etc. It's been a part of Windows for a long, long time. I bet they could add those amenities.
I can’t play.
by Donut pink on 2020/05/27 14:12
I downloaded this game, and when I tried to play it, the app continually just closed out. I’ve tried deleting and downloading again, yet am still experiencing issues.
Nope
by Jagged boi on 2020/05/26 22:17
I tried opening thistle on my iPad Pro 8 times and it crashed every time.
Amazing but...
by Lagrima de Cristal on 2020/05/26 20:23
I am fascinated by this game, some challenges are really complicated, and I love that they make you think, the only but, is that although you have an excellent internet in your house, sometimes a half game Solitaire server, suffers from some interruption, this You can see it when after a game, it does not save that it is finished, and if you do not close it or practically disconnect, add all that disconnection time to the registry of your game, so if you finished a new one in 30 seconds, and you leave it like this Waiting for it to reconnect, it will appear that you were there all that time, that it can be 3, 5 or 12 hours, or until you resume it, and add it to your registration, that's why you lose positions.
Solid game, too many ads
by Nkcola on 2020/05/26 16:32
I love solitaire. It’s a great game. I just can’t get over the 5-10 second repetitive ads for other money grabber app games that I will NEVER download. Ads that show up EVERY SINGLE GAME. Sometimes two in a row. So two stars, for a solid solitaire collection ruined by adware.
Like the game but...
by Kunzy50 on 2020/05/26 03:33
If you want people to pay for an ad free game get the big out of it. There is nothing more frustrating than finishing a game and then you just get the loading wheel forever! Then you have to start over and the time is still counted against you! Take the effort to write the code correctly!
Events issue
by neenah24+4 on 2020/05/26 01:34
The games sometimes seem to take forever to come up and react. Tonight I was playing the TriPeaks event, completed #19 and I won it, it says I got 4,000 whatever but just spins and spins while saying LOADING. I tried all of the suggestions and now it wants me to replay it. I’m out.
Sign in
by #1rica on 2020/05/25 17:25
Have other ways to sign in please.. not a xbox account holder
OK on iPhone 11 Max, Crashes on startup on iPad 128 GB
by Dino NY & Miami on 2020/05/25 02:28
The App Store says this will run on my iPad (6th Gen) 128GB, but while trying to start it crashes. I updated to iPadOS Version 13.5 and still crashes when starting. Glad it at least works on my iPhone 11 Max with 256GB.
Ads are a big problem
by Dinkus Dan on 2020/05/24 22:15
I really like the game, and many ads are unobtrusive. I know that ads pay for the app but it becomes difficult when certain ads cause the app to freeze . The only solution is to reboot the phone. One ad in particular always causes the freeze-up. When the ad says, “Trump’s on a roll,” just shut your phone off because you cannot get back to your game any other way.
Really bad ads!
by 26&fhc on 2020/05/24 04:06
Game play is fun with xtra challenges and daily ones as well. Ads i I understand to a degree,but there is one in particular that plays over and over and takes you to a site in chinese language! Then you have to close out and start all over. Why doesn’t “x” it out work?!? It does with the other ads. But this pink cat one never ends!!! Otherwise,a good game.
RVB
by RV Bishop on 2020/05/24 00:43
I love this game. The ability to increase the level of difficulty makes it fun and challenging.
Great game but some issues
by Cessna337 on 2020/05/23 23:34
I have the same disconnect with progress lost when disconnected from the server. My internet does not go down, its at the server end apparently. Another issue is that people playing the tournaments completing a 30 game tournament in less than 18 minutes? It CANNOT BE DONE! In fact you can’t even load all thirty games in 18 minutes even if you don’t play them. I don’t play to win, just for fun but it irritates me when people get credit for cheating. I’ve seen some winners get first place by completing 30 games in one minute fifty seconds!
Average
by Bluzcomp on 2020/05/23 19:57
Wish I could change the ease from easy to difficult. Very frustrating to constantly loose.
Event challenges in 30 minutes? Don't think so.
by awulfclark on 2020/05/22 23:53
Decent app, daily challenges and events are fun. I just have one question: who the hell is solving all of the National Solitaire Day event challenges in 30 minutes? Seems like some cheating going on there.
Could be a 5 star app, easily. Except ads...
by buckrussell on 2020/05/22 12:35
what should be a no brainer app for m$ and they still manage to screw it up. want to play a quick game of solitaire? first sit through this ad. pathetic m$. i get it, you care only about money. there are ways to do ads that aren’t obnoxious and annoying. the next time i launch the game and have to watch an ad before i can even play a game will be the last time i launch this app.
No ads 😱😱😱
by Napalady1 on 2020/05/22 11:38
If you want no ads you do have to pay 999 a year. This is not free as advertised.
Won’t open
by batmay29 on 2020/05/22 01:48
My game keeps crashing upon opening
Need more sign in options
by BabyCakes2113 on 2020/05/21 16:10
I love this game. I love that there are different kinds of solitaire and I’ve even learned how to play the different kinds with this app. However, you need to have more sign in options other than Xbox live. I don’t have an Xbox so therefore I don’t have an account with them. I get that it’s Microsoft solitaire and Xbox is owned by Microsoft but please implement like Apple sign in or Facebook sign in or even just plain old email sign in. It’s annoying having that sign in notification all the time but the only option is something I don’t have.
Crashes
by cookEcutter on 2020/05/21 06:00
I play a lot and it never fails in the middle of a game the app shuts down. I open it and all is good because I don’t lose any progress but every 60 seconds or so it just shuts down. Very annoying. If this is fixed a would consider the $10 a year to get rid of ads but I’m not willing to pay for an app that continually shuts down.
Very good for passing the time
by The Main Cheese Squeeze on 2020/05/20 02:05
Very fun and easy to pick up and play. Good for passing time or just giving your mind something to do if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed.
Best spider solitaire game!
by CHolsted on 2020/05/18 23:56
This is by far the best spider solitaire game there is! You can actually play and win! Most of the app games there’s no possible way to win! Not this one! Minimal ads also! So it’s the best all around!
The Best Solitaire
by 1991Tiger on 2020/05/18 23:22
Multiple games...multiple levels...multiple challenges. Absolutely love it!
Frustrating glitch
by Col313 on 2020/05/18 17:49
I find that on iPad the app often glitches during tournaments where it will not record my game completion, but it DOES record that I’ve used time. Very frustrating. Otherwise, I like it a lot. I am coming back, months later, to report the same VERY FRUSTRATING glitch. I have a great game, and then the app freezes before reporting it, although it does record my time spent. I have to play the same game again and lose TONS of time and my place in the tournament. PLEASE FIX THIS!!!!
It’s a rental app
by DRBenham on 2020/05/17 18:32
Solitaire, kinda hard to mess it up, gameplay was fine. But you can’t buy this game, you rent it.
Love the Free Cell game
by johnjudyfitz on 2020/05/17 12:40
I have been playing Free Cell for years. I love that I can play it on my iPad.
Just a few drawbacks
by Amazing324 on 2020/05/16 18:44
This is a fairly normal game of solitaire. I have two complaints. Tapping the card doesn’t always achieve the desired result. I often just move the cards myself. I didn’t realize it would be so important to me, but it doesn’t have auto complete and it’s a real pain. Often when I am trying to complete a game, the tapping doesn’t work. It costs time and effort.
Political ads? BYE!!!!
by Please fix😩 on 2020/05/16 13:07
I enjoyed this app a lot. There are a lot of ads, which I have no issues with. The majority of the ads were for different types of apps - no harm no foul. All of a sudden, the app starts running political ads back to back. I didn’t sign up for this.
Microsoft solitaire collection
by Ladyflow62 on 2020/05/15 21:33
Great game.
Klondike 🤔
by Kpakpo1z on 2020/05/15 18:44
I love playing this game so addictive and relaxing but sometimes get mad because I get out of moves even when I use the help/AI still ends up the same so I will like to know if that part is made sometimes to be incomplete. 👍
Game
by Charlesg83 on 2020/05/15 15:40
Great game
Unnecessary
by AJD1962 on 2020/05/15 13:22
This review is not a reflection on the solitaire games or their challenging levels, I quite enjoy them. But I’m afraid I’m going to enjoy them elsewhere. I understand completely the purpose of advertising other games to try, and even an occasional product ad, but when you place a POLITICAL AD, interjecting your social and worldly opinions, you’ve crossed a line that has nothing to do with entertainment or commerce. It’s all about pushing your opinions onto people. You should keep your nose out of people’s politics. And not that you care at all what a few angered clients feel ( possibly ) but I’ve decided to end my gaming experience with you and delete the game from my phone. Good luck with your agenda, I’m fully aware of why it’s there.
Tapping mic without permission
by roadiesucks on 2020/05/15 12:15
User beware I have the free version of this app so ads are par for the course. I usually use the app in bed, at night, so the ads I get are always game related. Today I was playing in my living room, while listening to audio from a different device and the word “lawn” came up. Two minutes later the game stopped for a scheduled ad break and, what should be advertised to me if not lawn care? Quite the change from the usual gaming suggestions. The app has never asked for access to my microphone and I haven’t granted it. I looked into my privacy settings and found no way to toggle this “feature” on or off (I do have targeted ads disabled on my phone in general). All in all what can I say but “creepy”.
I love this game
by kdhajgjeifjgkd on 2020/05/14 19:39
This game is soo fun and addictive I can’t stop playing it !
TriPecks
by 101 games is awsome on 2020/05/14 17:55
LOVE IT!
Fix the Free Cell
by Bingoac on 2020/05/14 00:49
Game locks in a pattern that allows one card to move back and forth and never ends....It should end the game after 3 moves back and forth.
Great game
by brian481516 on 2018/01/07 08:04
I play Klondike solitaire frequently, over 2,200 times. I play it different the most people. I like to use easy settings and just try to beat my time. My best time is 1:06. 3 things I’d really like to see in a future version: 1) I really wish the bar at the bottom at least had an option to always stay visible. A lot of times I’m reaching for a button on the bottom and accidentally close it. That can be annoying when I’m trying to play as fast as I can. 2) it would be a really interesting feature if you could re-play a deck at then end of the game... or even save a deck so it can be played again at a later date (possibly multiple times). 3) it would be fun to be able to see more stats, average game time, etc. ideally it would be awesome to see a graph with game time on the y axis and date played on the x axis (plots points would be red or green for win or loss). Then I could see how I’m doing over time.
Game memory
by ralexie2 on 2020/04/20 13:49
I love this application with the exception that when finishing a challenge, if you are disconnected from internet, the only way you can get back to the game is by closing the application and starting the challenge once again. You will be in a loop hole if playing the same game you finished but the sad story is that the challenge is timed and the clock does not stop till you finally get your score and can move on to the next challenge. Even after you close the application, the clock continues. Developers should develop a memory bank where the application can acknowledge it disconnected, save your progress and stop the clock. This is critical because every challenge is timed! It is weird that you never find out when it disconnects till you finish the challenge and are waiting for the score to appear so you can move on. Other than this, this application is the best I have ever played. Wish someone could look into making a patch to fix this. I don’t know if it just happens to me because I am using an iPad or it happens to any one on any other platform.
Review of Microsoft Solitaire
by broadleafrock on 2019/09/30 08:18
Microsoft Solitaire is very addictive but also very fun. I have been playing it for about three years. I try to find ways to solve the puzzles quicker so I can consistently be in the top 25. I believe some people must have two accounts so they can practice each puzzle on a trash account and score big on the second account. I like to improve my times but I wish there was a way to see how I compare with the group for each of the five games and even by difficulty level. Overall the games are great and I enjoy the challenges almost every day. I know you have to make some money along the way but the long commercials are boring to watch after the 20th or 30th time! Thanks for making the games so fun though.
Latest version ruined game
by Hannahbrian on 2018/09/21 12:13
I rarely review apps and up until the latest version released near the end of September 2018 I would have rated this 5 stars. But the latest version introduced ads in the middle of gameplay. I thought to myself “I play this game a lot, I’d be willing to pay $5 to get rid of ads.” I clicked the “premium” button in game and saw it was $10. Ouch - that’s a lot to pay for a solitaire game - but I do play it a lot so maybe it is worth it? But then I saw it was $10 ANNUALLY!!!!!! You want me to pay and keep paying EVERY YEAR for a game of solitaire? With all due respect: what are you smoking? Actually do not tell me what you are smoking because getting me to smoke the same stuff is the only way you will ever get me to pay for a subscription for a game of solitaire. You took a great thing and ruined it with greed. I hope for the sake of the players that your greed ruins this game and you fade into an occasional memory. I’m sure there are other solitaire games out there - time to start looking for one that is not greedy. Even if they charge a one-time fee I’ll gladly pay it over your greedy subscription.
Tournament Timekeeping
by Annavon on 2020/07/03 03:44
I wish there was a way to track the play time correctly. Sometimes during a tournament, I have to stop playing. When I return and replay the game, it counts the time that I was out of the app against my total time. For example, I played a game for 2 minutes, but I get a phone call and EXIT the game and the app completely, I come back 2 hours later and replay the game finish in 2 minutes and 40 seconds. My total time should be 4:40, but it shows as 2:04:40. Today, I was playing during my lunch break. I went back to work and went home and took a nap. I finished the last game of the tournament in around 4 minutes. My total time should have been around 35 minutes. However, it showed more than 7 hours!!! It should only show the time actually playing, not time when we are not in the game at all. One more thing, it would be nice if there was a “pause “ button, so if you are interrupted, you can pause the game.
Excellent Game, Could Use a Few Tweaks
by 3WAgirl on 2019/04/06 16:10
I play this game almost every day. I love it, I love the daily challenges, and I love Spider most of all. Some things I would change: 1) When an impasse is reached in Spider, there’s no way to restart the game. In fact, there’s no way to restart any game in regular play. You can only start a new deck. What’s even weirder is that the warning sign says “quitting or restarting this game will count in your statistics” when you do it, so I feel like I’m missing a key option. 2) I have no option of playing a solvable deck if I choose Pyramid in regular mode. It’s always random, and that’s an option I’d like to change if I feel like it, just like all the other Solitaire games. 3) This is picky, but I liked the previous version of the “select game” window when beginning a new deck in regular play. The list is more straightforward, but somehow less classy-looking to me.
So I LOVED this game then ADS ruined it
by USMCgirls on 2018/10/27 07:38
So this game WAS amazing. With minimum ads either at the bottom of the screen or a short AD... Now the ads are more frequent and one lasted a minute. This last time was the last straw. I was trying to do one of the daily challenges and when I clicked it an Ad popped up. When the X came up I clicked and got a warning saying I won’t receive my award if I end it early I continued and it went back to the daily challenge menu. So I clicked the challenge again and it played another ad, this time I let it complete and when it ended I clicked the X and it came up with the error. So I chose the option to let it keep going. It just stayed on the “download now” screen not changing so finally I quit the ad and it went back to the challenge menu ad. I am sick of games over doing ads. I get they need ads for money but overdoing it is another thing. Sacrificing user experience for money, loses you both users and eventually money.
Meh
by Raantuva on 2020/03/31 12:35
I had to remove the game for a while to make room on my phone. I have my Xbox account connected, always have. Somehow still lost all of my data for this game. Makes NO freaking sense. Additionally, I’ve noticed when one plays TriPeaks or Pyramid on any difficulty greater than Medium or even just additional boards? Sometimes the decks are unsolvable on the second or third board. It’s pretty obnoxious. I understand getting unsolvable decks on random mode but that isn’t supposed to happen on regular game modes. Also, please figure out who your advertisers are. Some of these ads flat out provide false information about the games they’re advertising and are extremely loud. I will not pay you for an ad free experience that’s just stupid. I’ve played these games my whole computer using life for free, I’m not about to start paying for them to not be monetized now. I’d just as soon not play at all before I do that. If you want money charge for the game up front.
Greed has ruined this game.
by hlfnlsn on 2019/03/04 20:21
I, like many others here, don’t ever write reviews, but this latest update from Microsoft is the epitome of corporate greed. It was a free game, so as much as I loathed the addition of ads I somewhat understood. I put up with it for a bit, but then they just got too annoying, and so I thought “I really do enjoy playing this game from time to time, so I’ll just buy the premium version for whatever they want”. Come to find out, I can’t BUY it. I can only rent it for an annual fee. For solitaire. It is a card game that has been around for as long as cards have been around, and they want me to pay every year?!?! They have lost their minds!!!!! It is a digital deck of cards. The greed represented with this move is abhorrent. I’m done.
Great App, Varied and Challenging
by Oahu1965 on 2020/06/11 20:38
I love that there are multiple Solitaire games in one app and that each game has several difficulty levels. It’s really easy to play a simple or challenging game in one place. The daily and special challenges add another level of fun and competition. If I could ask for one improvement it would be....Give the option to clear the board when doing the challenges. Sometimes I get really into the game, am doing really well when suddenly I meet the score or play the card needed and the game closes. How about a message like “Challenge achieved. Finish board?” and let the player decide. Other than that this free app is great and keeps me playing sometimes for hours
Microsoft missed the boat with the opportunity for cross platform capability.
by VonPadraig on 2019/03/04 04:49
Whoopi! Microsoft allows me to log into my Xbox live account. Bit Whoop! Doesn’t mean a dang thing. There is ZERO cross over to remember games from my iPad to my iPhone using the SAME Xbox Live account AND my SAME iCloud account. Oh yeah, it asks to recover from Xbox cloud, it it recovers NOTHING. Just as bad, there is no cross platform capability for, IOS to my XBox and Windows 10. REALLY? If I am logged into my Live account, you should be able to store my game information!!! Worse still, I have the Premium Subscription on my Windows10/Xbox side, but Microsoft doesn’t allow that to carry over to IOS. And visa versa. I was trying to switch to something that would sync. I wanted to pay ONCE for a subscription. Since I can’t sync, I’ll just go back to the competitor’s product that doesn’t barrage me with ads. You screwed up Microsoft.
These ads and the price
by donald duck girl on 2020/01/20 01:02
I'm about to uninstall this game, I love card games this one we was at an office appointment I pulled out my IPad to play got message that I could not play no internet, What? At first could not figure out why, my other card games I can play with no internet. Then it hit me, these ads they have on here and the price they want is crazy. I'm not buying anymore apps at this time. There one card game we bought to remove ads spite card game, I'm still dealing with ads and we paid for it, before we can get to next level we still have to watch an ad, for a game we paid for. I've also notice these crazy prices like this game where you can pay every year no way. Also we have paid then four months, six months down the road guess what no more updates and when Apple update there system that app does not work anymore, we are tried of being rip off. Apple needs to do something to quite letting these apps rip people off.
Like the game...timing for challenges is wrong and frustrating
by LuluSD on 2020/04/15 16:59
UPDATE: I just started the Pyramid Adventure challenge and decided to check my time after each game in the challenge. I just completed the first challenge without stopping at easy level within 3 minutes at most...I checked the time and it said 55 min 42 seconds. This is most discouraging & disappointing...especially as a premium player paying the annual subscription fee! PREVIOUS: Usually when you are interrupted in the middle of a game, you close it and pick up where you left off. This is also true of me solitaire, except that when doing a challenge...the timer still keeps going. For example, It may show I played for 8 hrs, when I only had an hour or minutes of actual playtime, so it affects my score. They need to stop the time when you have to interrupt a game and continue it once you open the game again.
Like it.
by Fltoner on 2020/05/28 01:46
Update: I still like it, and the ads have become VERY irritating. It used to be that they lasted for 10 seconds. Now it’s longer. Some of them you CAN’T escape from excepting by exiting the program. Other have the “X” hidden so you have to scroll the screen to find it and exit the ad when it’s done. That’s not fair. I really like free cell, BUT IT’S BECOMING VERY IRRITATING TO HAVE TO WATCH AN AD THREE AND FOUR TIMES, AND HAVE IT IGNORE WHEN I WATCH IT ONCE AND TAP THE “X” TO TRY TO RETURN TO THE GAME. I SIGNED UP TO PLAY A GAME, HERE. I like Free Cell in particular, because every game is winnable. Some are a snap, and others are tricky. It's actually the only game I play in this app. It keeps your score, and that's fun to see. I don’t understand the new extra scoring system , or what I am supposed to do with the “rewards” that I receive. It’s easy to relinquish a game and lose instead of just reversing your move. And I wish they would allow (1) a reset game button; and (2) The ability to erase your statistics and start again to try to better your average game stats. Sometimes you are called away, sometimes a guest plays your game, etc. It's been a part of Windows for a long, long time. I bet they could add those amenities.
For the love of god do something about the buttons.
by Desiree M. Miller on 2019/05/09 08:21
I’d give this game a five but it most comfortable to hold the phone in landscape mode when playing. However in order to hold the phone securely you have to do so in a way that causes you to touch the buttons and interrupt your game countless times when you inevitability bum the wrong one. One of the developers should hold the phone in landscape mode and play for 10-20 minutes and see how often they hit the wrong button. I have small hands and I do it with an annoying frequency. I can’t imagine what it would be like for someone with big ones. Also move the hide the buttons slider up and away from the iPhone slide (bottom of screen) they’re far to close and you often can’t pull up the game buttons because it’s not registering that that’s what you’re trying to do.
“Put” the Soli’ in “Solitaire”
by Toopienator on 2018/11/16 20:54
I have a history of having been made fun of a lot. But, I have no one to play much with, so I play Solitaire. Okay, does anyone else love this? I know people do, but as much as I do? No, that’s not actually possible, is it? No. That’d be stupid to think that. This game is solid all the way around. People love it, but not as much as me. I think that Solitaire is classic any way you put it. The joy of playing a classic card game on the iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, Mac OS, or Microsoft Windows Operating System is more than you’d think. It’s amazing. No matter how you put it. No matter how much change you make. It’s always great. I love it. It sure does put the Soli’ in Solitaire.
UTTERLY PATHETIC!!
by MicrosoftSucksMonkeyBrains on 2018/09/29 01:08
All these years of having solitaire on regular PC and now these lazy morons can’t even get a simple reproduction of the same game to work properly on a phone. This update is even worse than the last one. Now, at least it can keep up to the speed of the player— but now when you’re playing and you get to the end of the deck, you can sit and tap the spot (where the deck was sourced from) to restart the deck from the beginning... over and over and over indefinitely and it will keep registering your tap on the position to the left, on the final card displayed. In other words, they literally programmed it wrong to where it registers a tap - not where your finger is - but on the adjacent card. IDIOTS!!!! On the last update, it did this sometimes. Now, it does it every single game. I wish all these lazy complacent morons at Microsoft would just pack it in and go home and let somebody else do the job the right way.
Best Solitaire App But Key Features Still Missing
by Heather_Dianne on 2018/07/26 21:05
This is probably the best solitaire app available yet in the App Store. I play almost every day and try to complete every event. I love that we get all five of the traditional solitaire games in one. It’s easy to lose time playing. The one thing that is disappointing is that we are missing key features even after the app has been around for a couple years now. Even though the Windows PC app has them, the mobile app is still missing the “star club” and themes features. I have been waiting for months, hoping we’d get a new update with this feature but it has yet to come. Hopefully we can get it before the end of the year but we’ll see. That’s the only issue I’ve faced with the app.
Too many LONG ads and glitches
by Player75757575 on 2020/06/15 10:02
The ads have become ridiculously long. Used to be you could bypass them after a few seconds. Now you can’t, they’re a full 30 seconds, plus to add insult, they add a countdown timer AFTER the ad finishes. And then there’s the dreaded Spinning Wheel glitch that seems to pop up in EVERY event that robs you from a good performance through no fault of your own. You complete a challenge, the game just sits and spins and you get a pop up Cancel button which if you hit, you get told if you quit you won’t get credit for the game you just played, so you continue to wait...and wait...until you have no other choice but to quit and replay the game. Meanwhile, you’ll get dinged for the time on both games AND the time you waited for the glitch. WHAT A RACKET!!! I PLAY THIS GAME FOR ENJOYMENT BUT I WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL, AND MSC AND THEIR ANCIENT SERVERS SEEM TO HAVE OTHER IDEAS. I finally gave up playing the events after 3 years.
Timer glitched
by mmmaggimmmae on 2020/06/21 05:51
Need to fix timer in events. Timer doesn’t always stop at game finish, constantly adds time while system is acknowledging that it has an issue. A problem that never occurs when I’m doing daily challenges or just playing. Why when the amount of time is crucial for ranking won’t the timer stop. Sometimes I even have to close the app and replay the level while the timer is still running usually after watching an ad. Today I didn’t even start the level because I needed to get off game for a bit & when I finished next level at least 30 minutes was added to my time. Please fix this as it ruins my enjoyment of the events which is my favorite part of your app.
The latest update is not good
by PapaMikey on 2018/09/27 13:36
I’ve been playing these solitaire games for quite awhile but with this latest update, promotions for other games are a hinderance to my playing pleasure. The promos pop up at the beginning of various games and also in the Daily Challenge and the other challenges. It’s irritating to me and I hope they’ll change it back. Two stars but that may change. It depends on Microsoft. Microsoft could have just asked for a one time upgrade fee but instead decided to charge a HIGH monthly fee to bypass those irritating game ads that pop up and make this game less enjoyable. I’m sure a lot of people including myself are going to be playing it less now. Dropping stars to one now.
Amazing but...
by Lagrima de Cristal on 2020/05/26 20:23
I am fascinated by this game, some challenges are really complicated, and I love that they make you think, the only but, is that although you have an excellent internet in your house, sometimes a half game Solitaire server, suffers from some interruption, this You can see it when after a game, it does not save that it is finished, and if you do not close it or practically disconnect, add all that disconnection time to the registry of your game, so if you finished a new one in 30 seconds, and you leave it like this Waiting for it to reconnect, it will appear that you were there all that time, that it can be 3, 5 or 12 hours, or until you resume it, and add it to your registration, that's why you lose positions.
This is getting annoying
by Sharon Donahue on 2020/04/23 16:10
Once again I am forced to shut down the app after finishing a challenge and potentially having to replay it if the data is lost. Plus the timer will add the time spent waiting for the app to reload plus the time spent replaying the challenge so that it will look like I spent half an hour trying to finish the challenge instead of having done it in under three minutes. I get that you probably have thousands of people logging in at the same time and it’s a drag on the system but this is getting ridiculous. Please fix this issue, as the app is great otherwise. (Still wondering about being able to pause challenges and request hints during a game.)
Best solitaire app
by LsLg Fire on 2017/10/04 22:53
The first time I played solitaire was the Microsoft Windows XP game. And now Microsoft has this app. I love the classic winning animation I wish you could turn off the new ones so I see the nostalgia inducing one only. Also the old fireworks from Spider Solitaire would be awesome the didn’t have a shine or glow they were just a blast of circles with a black outline and the color would fade to another color. I love the use of Xbox live gamerscore and I’m using this app to get mine higher. I really want to see star club. I hate that there are those achievements for it and you guys haven’t added it yet. I hope it will come eventually thanks for making the app
Crooked
by Terryatrae on 2020/07/03 15:12
My first complaint is when I exit the game it sometimes keeps the clock running even when I shut my computer down. My second complaint is that I am not going to pay your ransom to free up my game from ads. It’s the same as hackers hijacking computers for ransom. And lastly, why are some players able to complete games in one tenth the time it take for the rest of us just to open and close all the games? Do you sell a automated program that runs the game for them? But it does pass the time while the gu’mint got us running scared. I almost forgot. To the sellers of the ads I WILL NOT DOWNLOAD YOUR TRASH APPS. AND YOUR PLAYER EXAMPLES ARE JUVENILE. I just checked the TOP 100 board list. What’s the matter with you guys that took over 4:00 minutes. Did your purchased computer run solve system get a bug? Feels pretty good to see your name at the top of the pile, even though you never flipped a card yourself.
With OS 12 update, Microsoft went to the dark side with this
by MaryEstock on 2019/08/28 15:01
First, I REALLY LIKE the games, and up until last week tolerated the long, repetitive demos of the stupid candy-crush-alike games. Recently,the ads went to the dark side, showing 18+ pornographic images for a trashy game called “Scatter Shots” that I find highly offensive (and I’m WAY over 18), but my 12 year old granddaughter also uses my iPad and enjoys the solitaire games. Now I can’t let her use my iPad unless I uninstall the solitaire games. I feel like the push of such off-color images is an attempt to force me to pay to play the games. I’m already paying hugely to use Microsoft Office 365. Not willing to pay to play solitaire. Shame on you ad sellers for trashing up your games. UPDATE: Now you’ve added ad picturing a lesbian kiss—totally NOT family friendly. Come on, Microsoft. Please keep sex out of Solitaire. It’s ubiquitous in so many other areas.
I love it. There is room for improvement.
by Xantharius on 2019/12/18 06:26
This is everything you love about solitaire. The card action and sounds are great; the graphics look good; it’s a good solitaire experience. But— If I have just one stack of cards that’s unturned (everything is else is Kings or is turned) the app should just complete the rest for me—do I have to go through the motions of making every single card in the deck move into its correct place before “Solve” appears? I know I’m done! Just finish it for me! And when there are no remaining moves possible, the app should know that, and not make me ask for hint after hint just to verify that fact. I know that I can’t make any more moves—why would the app not just work that out and tell me right away? This point is definitely the one that needs the most attention, as it’s a pain to have to not just cycle through every card in the remaining deck, but also have to request a hint on each occasion to provoke the app to report that no further moves are possible. I appreciate the work that goes into app-making. Sorting out these two points would improve things considerably. Thanks for the work you’ve put into the app.
Ehhh
by Bella090303 on 2019/08/27 15:26
This would be the best solitaire game I’ve ever played, but there’s definitely some things that puts me off that I wish they would fix. First off is that you can’t start a new game. Once you start a game, the only way to restart it is either to press the undo button dozens of times until you’re back to the beginning-which eats up time as well- or finish playing until it says you are out of moves- which counts as a loss. It puts me off that there’s no way to actually restart the game. Also, the hint button can sometimes loop back and fourth between two moves not actually helping when you’re stuck, even though it’s not unsolvable and there’s a move you could do. If it weren’t for these things I would stick with this app.
Almost perfect
by crochetin on 2019/04/01 19:37
I play daily and they offer enough choices and levels of difficulty plus challenges to make it worth paying the yearly premium to skip the ads. My only frustration is that the premium payment is PER DEVICE! Had I known that, I would have waited before paying. I started playing on my laptop but now find it easier and more convenient to play on my tablet. Unfortunately my premium payment was on my laptop. I suffer thru relentless ads while my premium payment goes to waste. Seems to me, as I can play on only one device at a time, the premium mode should sync across devices. Disgruntled user ...
Show “Time”
by Deebbpc on 2019/11/03 18:57
I do like this app much more than any other. I appreciate the updates, when we get them, I also feel the designers are interested in providing a great game to provide contentment for the users (players). I would so love it if, no matter how I play, tournaments, daily challenges, or just out there on my own, etc., I could ALWAYS see my time for each game. When I play, I frequently personally challenge myself. It would be so convenient if the time for each game showed up as it does in the tournaments. At this time, that is really the only concern I have with this app. I really love to play.
Great Game, Almost
by The Objective Chipmunk on 2020/05/09 14:23
First off, this is absolutely the classic solitaire game you’re looking for. It brings back memories of computer class in high school where we wasted all our time playing solitaire and minesweeper. That said, the ads here, though not terribly intrusive, are still annoying. And to remove them, Microsoft has apparently had a stroke in deciding what to charge. Rather than a simple “remove ads” option for a few dollars (like most other apps), you need to pay a subscription. A subscription? Seriously? You want me to pay monthly or annually for a game that was free on every Windows computer two decades ago? Nope. So if you can put up with the ads, or don’t mind overpaying for a game to get rid of those ads, go for it. Great solitaire experience.
All apps in one
by Isgoodapptowaist time on 2017/08/11 22:34
You get 5 different type of card games to play with levels to them. Get bored of one game just play a different type of game. I don't have to download different apps to play different types of games because this app has them all. You get 5 daily challenge for the day. All different levels as well to earn coins. The app does crash after an add, the screen goes black when the add ends. Just press the home button to exit the screen, Go back into the app again and you'll be back to the game you choice to play, ready to play without the add again.
Spider Solitaire is Great!
by DennyO- StAugustine on 2019/12/01 02:04
This game is super in that you can pick different challenge levels and if you initially fail to solve the challenge you can continue to work to massage your solution till you are successful! Some games can be solved in 10 minutes while others take hours over days to find the solution. As I start a game I don’t know which type of game I’ll get. It is always wonderful to come up with a quick solution, but longer games can be very satisfying after you solve them. Having a 99.5 +% success rate after playing over 1000 games is very satisfying.
Good game, but the ads are out of control
by JC SV on 2020/02/01 03:43
Since I last updated, the ads have increased dramatically. Previously, they didn’t show up much of you played games in random mode. Now, it seems like there’s an ad almost every other play. To make matters worse, there’s a bug with the ad feature. If the app displays an ad and starts playing it, then the user switches to another app and comes back to the solitaire app, the ad will still be displayed, but it will be paused. No controls are available to either continue playing the ad or close it. The only workaround is to close and reopen the solitaire app. I’m deleting the app and finding a good solitaire app that I can pay for once. There’s no way I’m paying Microsoft for a subscription for a solitaire game.
Why?
by Felinegrl on 2019/02/03 09:00
Why all the ads and why are so many apps subscriptions? I am on a limited income and can't afford too many. I generally hate Microsoft. Way too many bugs. And crashes. That is why I want to Apple. I love their products. No viruses etc, no crashes. I started on pcs and learned on Microsoft. Great game except for ads! I don't mind small ones and get the need for them. Have paid up to 5.00 dollars to get rid of ads. They take away from games and slow my devices down. As this is an old mini with IOS 9.1.5 or so the ads really gum it up. Please rethink them. Thank you.
Keeps the brain active!
by snelson600 on 2018/11/18 17:39
I use the free version and just deal with the ads. (My cat likes to watch them because they are so active 😺). I am pretty much happy with it. My only complaint is that some of the random decks are unsolvable and although they tell you that, you end up trying to solve it many times before you give up, still not knowing if it was solvable or not. Although you can choose the complexity of your games, you cannot choose a range, like " medium or harder" or something like that. Perhaps you can on the paid version. I like the graphics.
Great game but some issues
by Cessna337 on 2020/05/23 23:34
I have the same disconnect with progress lost when disconnected from the server. My internet does not go down, its at the server end apparently. Another issue is that people playing the tournaments completing a 30 game tournament in less than 18 minutes? It CANNOT BE DONE! In fact you can’t even load all thirty games in 18 minutes even if you don’t play them. I don’t play to win, just for fun but it irritates me when people get credit for cheating. I’ve seen some winners get first place by completing 30 games in one minute fifty seconds!
LENGTHY ADS ARE DEFEATING THE PURPOSE OF GAME
by orangewebbedfeet on 2020/04/14 00:03
This game is used for fun and a mental escape. But the VERY lengthy ads are making more anxiety and is disrespectful. The ads used to be shorter, they kept growing longer for vendors that paid more, but it’s taking advantage of the game’s players. The ads were always annoying, but sometimes I liked them. I, as most people, dont need a long time to decide we are interested or not. Beating us bloody with ads for which there are no exits and once there is, the exit “x” is often so tangled with the ad that pressing the “x” takes you to the app’s ad repeatedly and finally back to playing the game, in general is an abuse. IN THE TIME OF A PANDEMIC IS DISGUSTING. PEOPLE NEED TOOLS TO COPE. WHEN THE TOOLS ARE TRYING TO MAKE MORE MONEY AT THE COST OF THE SUPPOSED PURPOSE OF THE GAME, ITS APPALLING. WE ARE WILLING TO VIEW ADS, BUT THIS IS OUT OF BALANCE, PLEASE RECONSIDER YOUR BUSINESS MODEL WITH THESE GAMES MICROSOFT.
Still pretty good but many problems too
by Steve8pi on 2020/01/30 12:47
-Removing another star because now most ads are using secret 1-pixel hotspots for the close X. It's almost impossible to close the ad when it is done playing. Carefully trying to hit the X results in taking you to the page to buy the product 85% of the time. -Downgrading my rating again. Now getting an ad for every game and half the ads have loud annoying audio that always defaults to on. -Came back to edit my review. I'm downgrading it to by a star due to the constant 30-second ads before each game. -Overall a pretty good solitaire collection but recent updates have turned on 30-second ads that can't be skipped. 😖 Also the new graphics are hard on the eyes. Smaller fonts, fuzzier card graphics. Not so pleasant to look at anymore.
Super Fun Game...when it works
by CMP spinner on 2018/06/25 10:50
I like this app because it has all the different solitaire games, daily challenges and other competitions. However most of the time when I open the app, I get error messages that it can’t connect to the cloud, so I can’t play the competitions or daily challenges. This can be very frustrating. I think maybe it is because I am playing on an Apple device and Microsoft isn’t exactly compatible like Apple is with Microsoft apps (Word, Excel, etc.) So if that would ever get fixed, it could definitely be a 5 star app.
The Ads Ruined It
by Girlierider on 2018/10/02 15:51
This was, by far, my favorite game to play. However, the latest update forces you to watch full 30 second ads before playing each game. That’s ridiculous. There are at least five other Solitaire games that don’t play ads. I’ll go play those and I highly recommend anyone thinking about downloading this game do the same. Don’t waste your time on this game. It is so not worth the time you waste waiting for each ad to end. Also, there is a new, really horrible delay between when you tap a card and when it actually moves. The last update turned this game into absolute trash. Seriously, do not waste your time on this game. Go find almost any other solitaire game in the App Store; chances are, it’ll be a better game than this one has turned into.
Let Us Customize
by CDWSC on 2017/06/06 08:50
The main reason I chose this solitaire app over some other was because the PC version lets you customize the appearance. When I am trying to relax I can't stand over-cluttered interfaces with garish colors and shapes. I have been waiting for months for this to be added to an update. They'll update the app to change the heckin icon to something seasonal, but they won't give us appearance customization? No thanks. The other complaints about ads freezing the app also stand. But at this point I'm so users to apps that crash that this doesn't bother me that much anymore. But if you're going to have an unstable app you better at least make it pretty.
Love the game, but theme settings don’t work all the time
by Do you really need my name? on 2019/12/01 13:15
I loved the app on my pc, so when I wanted a solitaire app for my iPad, I looked it up. I like that it syncs to your Xbox account. The big annoyance for me has been the theme. Every time I go back into the app, I have to open the theme settings so it will apply my card and background settings. Otherwise, it will reset to the default setting. I don’t have to do anything other than open the setting, no changing, just viewing. But that it ridiculous! Why won’t it use the theme settings without me having to remind it I have my own theme saved?
Why does this need an internet connection?
by solitaireninja on 2019/07/02 01:03
On the subway and it asks me “you are not connected would you like to play offline?” Yes. Let’s play offline. Then it asks me to download internet content. Like you just asked me to play offline and detected that there was no connection. I click “dont download anything” it’s a card game. Let’s goooo!! Nope! This game then spends the next 5 minutes trying to sign me in. It’s a stupid card game. Why do you need to waste 5 minutes on app launch to go connect to 15 million online services. Like what are you even trying to download? Let me just play a 3 minute card game in peace. Oh and you can’t choose a solvable deck without connectivity. Like it’s 52 cards you need a web service to do the math on whether a deck is solvable? You can’t do the math in the app?
Good except for Pyramid
by Shania'sDad on 2018/03/18 21:35
I freely admit I play this every day. Thoroughly enjoy the daily challenges and regular play of the games. Except Pyramid. You missed the boat there folks. Glitch in the programming or something but a lot of the games are un-winnable. It is impossible to win a game when you put 3 sevens on the bottom row and no sixes in the deck. Seriously, you have the best solitaire game out there but if there is no way to win, and this isn’t a once in a great while thing it’s several games in a row. It’s frustrating and more than once I shut down and play something else, which is not what your advertisers are going to want I would assume, but then again we all know what assume means....
All in one! And made well!
by Mr.Quill404 on 2019/08/12 04:17
I love all of these card games. I’m so glad that, not only are they all together, but they’re also all good quality! All the modes were made well. I went through several apps just trying to find a good classic solitaire app, and then I found this and also got a good spider solitaire, and free cell games also. The only thing, as of right now, that I would like them to add is “Russian Bank” aka “Crapette”. I really like that one. But I can see it could be challenging because it’s a two player card game. Probably requiring an new A.I. for it. Do you think Microsoft will be up for it?
From Solitaire to a social data stealer
by inkstainedwretch ,retd. on 2020/01/13 13:42
This started as a nice bunch of typical Windows Solitaire games, to which MS has added seemingly bizarre options like “guaranteed winnable” decks, player competition programs, with p2p options, a “news” window and other unrelated items - in fact it gets harder and harder with each “improvement” to play a game of Solitaire against a random deck. The question: what kind of behavior laboratory based on effectively STOLEN DATA have they got goit going on with what began as a simple game and how are they going to apply it to manipulate our behavior? Additionally, all this adds weight to a small program, growing bigger and requiring more space. I want to play Solitaire, not sit in a MS Skinner box. If you don’t know the reference, poor little rat, look it up - and also read 1984.
Advertisements with sound ruin what was a great app
by Paincho on 2019/02/12 06:56
This used to be my favorite way to wind down at the end of the day but last year they start inserting advertisement with audio that automatically play when trying to load certain areas, regardless of the audio settings you’ve configured inside the application. It’s really awful and apparently the only way around it is subscription. I would have gladly paid a moderate flat fee to unlock the application and remove ads but the subscription model is totally ridiculous, especially considering these are all just repackaged versions of games that pre-date Microsoft and computers as a whole by a long long time. I wouldn’t mind the ads if they didn’t have audio automatically play, truly awful.
Microsoft has lost its mind
by RobertThornburg on 2018/09/26 05:28
I understand the need for “free” software to be ad-supported. And Microsoft’s solitaire collection was perfectly reasonable until 21-Sept-2018. Suddenly, we were forced to endure intrusive, noisy video ads for games geared toward pre-schoolers. We’re constantly being pestered to register for on-line gaming services we won’t want. Hey, Microsoft! The whole point of playing Solitaire is that it’s solo. Look it up in a dictionary. We don’t want to interact with other people! The final straw for one family member was when she was suddenly directed to a Microsoft login page in Safari, and it was difficult to get rid of the page. She immediately deleted the game. Fortunately, we still have Windows 7, the last sane Microsoft operating system. We can play Solitaire there. I have experienced this same Safari page hijacking, and will no longer tolerate it, either. Sorry, guys. You’ve wrecked a game which we’ve been playing for over 20 years, going back to Windows 95. This relentless push for ad revenue is a major reason why we’re moving away from Windows and toward Apple products. Nice knowing you, Microsoft. Write when you get a clue.
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The World's #1 Solitaire game is now on iPhone and iPad! For over 25 years, microsoft solitaire Collection remains one of the most played games of all time and is now available FREE for your iPhone or iPad! The microsoft solitaire Collection offers FIVE of the best Solitaire card games in one app! KLONDIKE Timeless & Classic Solitaire. Clear all the cards from the table using one or three-card draw. Also try out Traditional or Vegas scoring! SPIDER 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! CARD BACKS & THEMES Now featuring many beautiful themes and card backs, from the simplicity of “Classic” to the serenity of an Aquarium that comes to life before you while you play. You can even create custom card backs from your own photos! EVENTS Play with hundreds of thousands of players as you finish challenges and collect bracelets. DAILY CHALLENGES Play new guaranteed solvable challenges in all 5 game modes with 4 levels of difficulty every day! By completing Daily Challenges, you will earn badges and rewards! STAR CLUB Even more challenges arranged in collections and packs you can unlock by earning stars. LEVELS Earn experience points (XP) in all game modes and unlock titles and exclusive card backs! XBOX LIVE ACHIEVEMENTS Sign in with your Microsoft account to earn Xbox Live achievements and compete with your friends and family. Continue playing on any Windows 10, iPhone or iPad device because your progress and game data will be saved in the cloud! Upgrade to Premium on iPhone and iPad You can now get the microsoft solitaire Collection Premium Subscription for $1.99 per Month or $9.99 per Year. With Premium Subscription you get these great features: With Premium Edition you get these great features: • No Advertisements • More coins for completing Daily Challenges • Get a boost for every game of TriPeaks and Pyramid • NOTE: this will not grant Premium on other platforms Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account on confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews monthly or annually depending on the subscription type purchased. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period ($1.99 monthly, or $9.99 annually, depending on the subscription type purchased). You can turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase. If auto-renewal is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period, you will not be charged for the next period. All cancellations will take effect at the end of the current period. For more information visit: https://zone.msn.com/microsoftcasualgames/casualsuite/support/default.htm Privacy policy: https://aka.ms/privacyioslink/ Terms of Use: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/servicesagreement/
Great games
by jimusmc316 on 2020/07/04 21:29
I play all the time
Fix internet connection required issue
by rickb1974 on 2020/07/04 12:51
There is an ongoing issue, several years, that needs to be addressed by Microsoft. For some unknown reason I cannot access the events section of solitaire. There is an error message that says an internet connection is required, this issue crops up periodically, usually for just a short period of time but is currently been going on for 2 days. I have this issue on my iPad, iPhone and Windows 10 PC. I obviously have an internet connection because I am leaving this review. I have cancelled my annual subscription due to this issue. Richard Barnett
Classic is best
by Hundrdproof on 2020/07/04 06:20
Other solitaire games are ok but rather are too slow. Microsoft’s classic provides challenges.
Crooked
by Terryatrae on 2020/07/03 15:12
My first complaint is when I exit the game it sometimes keeps the clock running even when I shut my computer down. My second complaint is that I am not going to pay your ransom to free up my game from ads. It’s the same as hackers hijacking computers for ransom. And lastly, why are some players able to complete games in one tenth the time it take for the rest of us just to open and close all the games? Do you sell a automated program that runs the game for them? But it does pass the time while the gu’mint got us running scared. I almost forgot. To the sellers of the ads I WILL NOT DOWNLOAD YOUR TRASH APPS. AND YOUR PLAYER EXAMPLES ARE JUVENILE. I just checked the TOP 100 board list. What’s the matter with you guys that took over 4:00 minutes. Did your purchased computer run solve system get a bug? Feels pretty good to see your name at the top of the pile, even though you never flipped a card yourself.
Something terrible happened
by Daniel,31 on 2020/07/03 14:37
You cannot do that Microsoft corporeation. Microsoft cannot be games, I call it fake microsoft app. 🤬
Tournament Timekeeping
by Annavon on 2020/07/03 03:44
I wish there was a way to track the play time correctly. Sometimes during a tournament, I have to stop playing. When I return and replay the game, it counts the time that I was out of the app against my total time. For example, I played a game for 2 minutes, but I get a phone call and EXIT the game and the app completely, I come back 2 hours later and replay the game finish in 2 minutes and 40 seconds. My total time should be 4:40, but it shows as 2:04:40. Today, I was playing during my lunch break. I went back to work and went home and took a nap. I finished the last game of the tournament in around 4 minutes. My total time should have been around 35 minutes. However, it showed more than 7 hours!!! It should only show the time actually playing, not time when we are not in the game at all. One more thing, it would be nice if there was a “pause “ button, so if you are interrupted, you can pause the game.
Frustrating on iPad
by Jenny Whitman on 2020/07/02 22:45
I play this game on my laptop and my iPhone and I enjoy it. On the iPad, however, frequently the game won’t save. I win the game and then it little circle comes around and it never gives me credit.
Why levels??
by no nickname 1111111111111 on 2020/07/02 20:41
I just want to play solitaire, no gimmicks. I guess I’ll have to find my old cards. If I wanted to play Candy Crush I would have downloaded Candy Crush.
Was enjoyable until the long, inescapable ads
by Tulrin on 2020/07/02 18:33
Have had this in some form or another but uninstalled today due to the long ads where a long animation of some game was played but there was no option to skip. I don’t need to be playing this game that badly. Usually it is to occupy my mind when I have to wait for something but with the 30 second to 1 minute ad slot it makes the whole of the game moot.
Uninstalled today repetitive ADDs
by Trimble_is_crap on 2020/07/02 13:32
After using this app for months, I have finally uninstalled it because of the reappearance ads for stupid looking games ie. gardenscape, homescape. No more!!
Fun!
by Spring RN on 2020/07/01 22:41
The best solitaire game I have found, and I tried a bunch. Really, this is the one!
Love the games
by Msmskm on 2020/07/01 20:06
I love the challenges. The only complaint I have is the games seem to malfunction on some of the expert levels. I solve then it tells me I have no more moves. But, overall they are great games
Well made game
by steelrain98 on 2020/07/01 18:40
After trying several solitaire apps this one is my favorite. The free version has no “in game” ads, the ads between games are not very long unlike other free solitaire apps.
Cheaters ruin game
by CB Mom on 2020/07/01 10:32
I enjoy every aspect of this game except how cheating is allowed. I am very competitive and strive to place as high as possible in the events only to see that the #1 finisher completed 20 challenges in 3 minutes!!! That is an impossibility as it would require a person to complete each challenge in an average of 9 seconds. Absolutely ridiculous that this kind of game cheat isn’t blocked! Ruins it for regular honest players.
TriPeaks Game
by Mims 1950 on 2020/06/30 05:02
I love this game, thanks.
Ripoff
by Kd5emf on 2020/06/29 22:57
I paid for premium subscription which means I should not be having to watch advertisements but it is showing the advertisements left and right if that is the way it’s going to be I will never pay for a premium subscription again. That’s why there is one star it would be five star otherwise
My Solitaire Game
by Sapphire 2020 on 2020/06/28 16:10
This is my favorite game to play
That one dude
by Bigdfromokc on 2020/06/28 03:35
This is a great game.
Din't bother
by The Almighty Mattski on 2020/06/27 23:52
Jerky graphics, tap a card and it moves the stack to the poorest place, and if you pick a game it launches an ad before you even get to play. Deleted
Needs work
by MomVal5 on 2020/06/27 21:06
This is a great, small set of solitaire games. All work very well. The only problem is in the scoring system. One game it takes about 10 games to level up. Others take about 45 to 50 games to level up. Twice it remained on the same level instead of going up in number. Going to look for another version. Update: your points do not matter. You still get the same increase in reward level no matter how well you do.
Great game for Rookies
by Robinhood77 on 2020/06/27 15:02
I love everything about this game minus the “sign in option” for one thing. I play to win and found out in this app that on the Grand Master Level all the conclusions at the end of many many consecutive games the result was always “There are no more moves” every time !!! Outside of that I love the features of this app. I will play it until I choose a more realistic game at the master level. Good job of design but it’s for rookies.
Like an old friend
by tellme Y on 2020/06/27 13:38
Safe secure and no glitchy crap No 20 minute commercials Ads are part of life But seeing the same long ads osier and over make me hate- No, detest- No LOATHE that product Commercials that run forever DO effect how much I like a game This collection rocks as well
Solitaire
by one of twelve on 2020/06/24 23:18
Been playing for well over a year, I enjoy it very much.
What happened? Is it me or Microsoft?
by who took my nickname! on 2020/06/24 22:31
Love this set of games! BUT... why is the version my iPad no longer finding the internet? Playing on my laptop for now, but so wishing the game would connect to the internet so I can play on this device too! Help or advise, please. Would be 5 stars if it weren’t for this new difficulty. It used to work.
Ridiculously long ads, but it is Best Solitaire I’ve found.
by johnnyappleseed001 on 2020/06/24 16:48
Who in the world forces their users to watch ads this long? Mmm, Microsoft? I also find the yearly price to get rid of the ads for a card game app too high. However, it is the best solitaire app I have found, imho.
Best Solitaire Game
by midwestdem on 2020/06/23 10:38
This takes me back to the late 90s and early 2000s. I love the games, the aesthetic, and the daily challenge.
Disgusted with ads
by dahljd on 2020/06/22 17:40
To many times unable to play due to ads at times all I get are different ads for games and got so mad I deleted the app and lost all I had earned. Same thing today I had as after ad finally I am deleting the app. Bye
Loud Ads = Delete
by ScaryTall on 2020/06/21 14:01
Good game. I enjoy it. I don’t mind ads b/c I know they’re necessary. But loud ads that autoplay, interrupting the music or podcast I was listening to or blaring out unexpectedly in a waiting room or wherever is a deal killer. Haven’t found a way to permanently disable ad audio, but shouldn’t need to anyway. An app that isn’t for audio shouldn’t be playing audio. Period. Deleted.
Timer glitched
by mmmaggimmmae on 2020/06/21 05:51
Need to fix timer in events. Timer doesn’t always stop at game finish, constantly adds time while system is acknowledging that it has an issue. A problem that never occurs when I’m doing daily challenges or just playing. Why when the amount of time is crucial for ranking won’t the timer stop. Sometimes I even have to close the app and replay the level while the timer is still running usually after watching an ad. Today I didn’t even start the level because I needed to get off game for a bit & when I finished next level at least 30 minutes was added to my time. Please fix this as it ruins my enjoyment of the events which is my favorite part of your app.
Best card game period
by Coach Kev on 2020/06/21 04:58
No buy wild cards pay for assists like all other games. This game is just real card game problem solving. Easy premium buy for hours of fun. This is the game you want
App blocked by ads
by Mlt39 on 2020/06/19 02:06
Can no longer get into the game because ads are blocking the game. Will wait a few days for an update (6-18-20) then I will update my review and possibly delete
The game size is to big
by SajjadQ on 2020/06/17 20:53
The game size is to big
Intrusive ads
by Kypros Nighthawk on 2020/06/17 05:15
I don’t mind an ad here or there. Bur forcing me to watch two 30 second ads BEFORE I even start a game? That’s just greedy AF.
Unable to login
by pddavis13 on 2020/06/16 23:15
Last few days I keep getting an error message saying I’m not connected to the internet. I am. About to delete and try to reinstall. If that does not fix the glitch, the deletion will become permanent.
Better than Traditional Solitaire
by Granny42Ks on 2020/06/16 21:46
Once I discovered Spider Solitaire I have not played regular solitaire since then.
16th June 2020 App error stating no internet connection
by MuscleHeadz68 on 2020/06/16 16:29
App producing error as it cannot connect to the internet. It has been doing this for the past 4-days. I cannot get into the Events since it is now broken. All other apps and browsers on phone work. It does not work whether I am on the wireless or the broadband service directly. Please fix!!!
Too many ads
by wjr17 on 2020/06/16 02:32
Way too many ads to play and keeps asking to log in
Play cards
by I like quality! on 2020/06/15 23:44
Digital card games have some advantages ie. the ability to undo or go back, but a deck of cards does not require anything from a player except not to lose or damage any cards. A deck of cards does not ask me to rate it or does it rate me nor does it keep score or pester me to join something. A deck of cards simply allows me to play a game of cards.
Too many LONG ads and glitches
by Player75757575 on 2020/06/15 10:02
The ads have become ridiculously long. Used to be you could bypass them after a few seconds. Now you can’t, they’re a full 30 seconds, plus to add insult, they add a countdown timer AFTER the ad finishes. And then there’s the dreaded Spinning Wheel glitch that seems to pop up in EVERY event that robs you from a good performance through no fault of your own. You complete a challenge, the game just sits and spins and you get a pop up Cancel button which if you hit, you get told if you quit you won’t get credit for the game you just played, so you continue to wait...and wait...until you have no other choice but to quit and replay the game. Meanwhile, you’ll get dinged for the time on both games AND the time you waited for the glitch. WHAT A RACKET!!! I PLAY THIS GAME FOR ENJOYMENT BUT I WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL, AND MSC AND THEIR ANCIENT SERVERS SEEM TO HAVE OTHER IDEAS. I finally gave up playing the events after 3 years.
Trashy graphics & no instructions
by Zarafa on 2020/06/15 07:23
It’s okay. Tho give the really trashy graphics it’s not worth paying for it. But they could have some instructions on game rules. You shouldn’t need to use Google or Hoyles to review the rules of different games. Ads are annoying. I just got one I couldn’t get rid of without clicking through to a website. Very annoyingly, it featured a MAGA red hat. I play games to forget the horrible creature in the White House - not to be reminded of him. Rules for Free Cell have errors & are not clear. It is annoying to try to deduce rules as you play. Not that the game designers care. I’m just venting. REALLY SHOULD FIX FREECELL.
Disappointing update
by marco key west on 2020/06/14 23:59
They introduced a change to the in app adverts that stops you cold in playing. Doesn’t time out but even if you click on the shopping link you can’t get back to the game AND even if you shut down and restart you end up at the same roadblock
Ruined by ADS
by Dogfeder on 2020/06/13 00:35
Unplayable. Ads every few minutes. Really sad. Deleted after many years of playing this game.
Great App, Varied and Challenging
by Oahu1965 on 2020/06/11 20:38
I love that there are multiple Solitaire games in one app and that each game has several difficulty levels. It’s really easy to play a simple or challenging game in one place. The daily and special challenges add another level of fun and competition. If I could ask for one improvement it would be....Give the option to clear the board when doing the challenges. Sometimes I get really into the game, am doing really well when suddenly I meet the score or play the card needed and the game closes. How about a message like “Challenge achieved. Finish board?” and let the player decide. Other than that this free app is great and keeps me playing sometimes for hours
Not worth it
by Deathhawkdown on 2020/06/10 14:54
Bunch of premade levels, bogus scoring system with level crap. Dang it i want a simple card game without levels or unlocks or ads for scam sites that all look the same. I doubt it is even officially Microsoft developed. I mean you have to pay monthly for some premium account just to get rid of those fake ad.
Freecell: Ads Cover Up End-Game Time
by Ol_Vinyl on 2020/06/08 20:24
When I finish freecell, an ad covered up my statistics. Made the mistake of tapping the screen-- no where *near* the ad itself. That opened Safari & now the ads (covering up my endgame time) think I'm interested in women's' casual wear! 💁‍♀️👗👒🛍💰🤦 It would be funny, but I like seeing how long it takes me to finish a hand. Hopefully covering the end-game time with an ad is a placement error that can quickly be fixed.
Fun
by Babyjean! on 2020/06/08 01:11
Good game !
Too many looooong adverts
by Dunedin@1 on 2020/06/08 01:07
I expect to have to watch 5 to 15 seconds of advertising while moving through a game, but this game has several that advertise quick loans that give me no option but to click on it, it switches to their website, I click back, but leave the open the website, and get back to the game. It’s too much!
Solitaire
by nannaDnurse on 2020/06/07 19:21
Love this app because there are different levels of a lot of games!
Ridiculous Ads
by Dejune33 on 2020/06/07 04:13
I really like the game selection, but some of the ads are ridiculous. Some of them (like Gardenscapes) highjack your game—they offer no way out of the ad and you have to sit there and wait for it to run. You are receiving money for these ads—I’m not going to pay you again to opt out of the ads. The concept of ads isn’t the problem—its the KIND of ads you accept. The game is no longer fun when I am consistently blocked from playing it by ad after ad after insipid ad. I’m deleting your app.
Would be great without the ads!
by frustratedplayer1 on 2020/06/06 23:46
All I want to play is Spider Solitaire, so why do I have to keep watching promos for other games between mine?
A racket.
by Gunner2966 on 2020/06/06 18:17
At first you’ll play a few games, but the ads start increasing. Then you have the opportunity to pay for ad-free. When you turn it down, they lock you into a B.S. clothing ad with no way to x-out. They force you to buy or delete the app and reload it, just to start the cycle over again. Shame on you Microsoft. I would have expected better than that. Then again, Bill Gates is trying to develop vaccines with micro chipping. So....you get what you get with this app.
Star Trek ad forces shut down
by 2badithappened on 2020/06/06 16:17
Whenever your Star Trek ad appears I can’t exit out of it without closing the entire app.
Take off Klondike
by More app enthuseist on 2020/06/04 15:16
I’ve been playing the solitaire game & when I win the Klondike game comes up u can’t delete it & go further into the game. Just check on it and the app is still on the game. Please remove this app bcuz there’s a lot of ad apps that work. Thnku very much.
The Best Game Ever!!!
by Jacob Drum on 2020/06/02 13:50
I LOVE playing this game on the computer
Excellent interface, unfortunately buggy
by MarckedUp on 2020/06/01 20:36
Great way to relax and waste time with different forms of solitaire. BUT, if you don’t pay the premium of $10/yr, you will be inundated with ads. Normally, could care less. Ads with the trade off of free is fine. The problem is those ads (Lending Tree ad, I’m looking at you) causes the app to crash. When you try to force close it and troubleshoot, still crashes. I can understand ad revenue, but if the user can’t use the app, then what’s the point?
Why?
by Mjp627 on 2020/05/31 23:30
What is purpose in making game miserable to play more than one game. Magazines started filling their product with ads sprinkled with actual articles worth reading. Few are sold now. Economics 101 works.
Shameless money grab
by VovBrat on 2020/05/31 03:46
A subscription to play Solitaire without ads? Come on Microsoft, as if a trillion dollar company needs people to pay 9.99/year to play a set of Solitaire games? The ads are progressively longer to muscle you into buying a subscription. This demolishes any fun this game would have been. Uninstalling on principle.
Great game, terrible interface and ads
by Jello420 on 2020/05/30 23:01
I love solitaire and this is a great collection. But the ads are insulting long. Like over a minute long. I've never seen anything like this on a mobile game. At the very least remove the ads if we py for game pass.
Ad crashes
by Mentalcase89 on 2020/05/30 03:33
Up until today I have enjoyed playing without issues even though the ads are long and for games that are juvenile but today every time an ad pops up. (More frequently than usual) the ad freezes and won’t close. I have to close solitaire and when I reopen it, another ad runs and it closes again. No updates to install so very frustrating
Prioritizing ads over enjoyment.
by Jonindynorth on 2020/05/29 18:12
I hate this app don’t download. The ads are terrible and during a timed tournament it buffers and totally takes away the point of a timed challenge. Horrible. If I could give it half a star I would.
Solidare
by Bob is it not changing on 2020/05/29 03:48
One my laptop the selection of cards is much easier
Love it
by Jent85 on 2020/05/29 00:47
Love this game!!!! Quick and challenging!
Ads are out of control!
by Disilluminated on 2020/05/28 18:19
Yes, it’s a fine app, but they didn’t invent the game. Lengthy and repetitive ads have me looking elsewhere. $2/month for solitaire? Get over yourselves!
Like it.
by Fltoner on 2020/05/28 01:46
Update: I still like it, and the ads have become VERY irritating. It used to be that they lasted for 10 seconds. Now it’s longer. Some of them you CAN’T escape from excepting by exiting the program. Other have the “X” hidden so you have to scroll the screen to find it and exit the ad when it’s done. That’s not fair. I really like free cell, BUT IT’S BECOMING VERY IRRITATING TO HAVE TO WATCH AN AD THREE AND FOUR TIMES, AND HAVE IT IGNORE WHEN I WATCH IT ONCE AND TAP THE “X” TO TRY TO RETURN TO THE GAME. I SIGNED UP TO PLAY A GAME, HERE. I like Free Cell in particular, because every game is winnable. Some are a snap, and others are tricky. It's actually the only game I play in this app. It keeps your score, and that's fun to see. I don’t understand the new extra scoring system , or what I am supposed to do with the “rewards” that I receive. It’s easy to relinquish a game and lose instead of just reversing your move. And I wish they would allow (1) a reset game button; and (2) The ability to erase your statistics and start again to try to better your average game stats. Sometimes you are called away, sometimes a guest plays your game, etc. It's been a part of Windows for a long, long time. I bet they could add those amenities.
I can’t play.
by Donut pink on 2020/05/27 14:12
I downloaded this game, and when I tried to play it, the app continually just closed out. I’ve tried deleting and downloading again, yet am still experiencing issues.
Nope
by Jagged boi on 2020/05/26 22:17
I tried opening thistle on my iPad Pro 8 times and it crashed every time.
Amazing but...
by Lagrima de Cristal on 2020/05/26 20:23
I am fascinated by this game, some challenges are really complicated, and I love that they make you think, the only but, is that although you have an excellent internet in your house, sometimes a half game Solitaire server, suffers from some interruption, this You can see it when after a game, it does not save that it is finished, and if you do not close it or practically disconnect, add all that disconnection time to the registry of your game, so if you finished a new one in 30 seconds, and you leave it like this Waiting for it to reconnect, it will appear that you were there all that time, that it can be 3, 5 or 12 hours, or until you resume it, and add it to your registration, that's why you lose positions.
Solid game, too many ads
by Nkcola on 2020/05/26 16:32
I love solitaire. It’s a great game. I just can’t get over the 5-10 second repetitive ads for other money grabber app games that I will NEVER download. Ads that show up EVERY SINGLE GAME. Sometimes two in a row. So two stars, for a solid solitaire collection ruined by adware.
Like the game but...
by Kunzy50 on 2020/05/26 03:33
If you want people to pay for an ad free game get the big out of it. There is nothing more frustrating than finishing a game and then you just get the loading wheel forever! Then you have to start over and the time is still counted against you! Take the effort to write the code correctly!
Events issue
by neenah24+4 on 2020/05/26 01:34
The games sometimes seem to take forever to come up and react. Tonight I was playing the TriPeaks event, completed #19 and I won it, it says I got 4,000 whatever but just spins and spins while saying LOADING. I tried all of the suggestions and now it wants me to replay it. I’m out.
Sign in
by #1rica on 2020/05/25 17:25
Have other ways to sign in please.. not a xbox account holder
OK on iPhone 11 Max, Crashes on startup on iPad 128 GB
by Dino NY & Miami on 2020/05/25 02:28
The App Store says this will run on my iPad (6th Gen) 128GB, but while trying to start it crashes. I updated to iPadOS Version 13.5 and still crashes when starting. Glad it at least works on my iPhone 11 Max with 256GB.
Ads are a big problem
by Dinkus Dan on 2020/05/24 22:15
I really like the game, and many ads are unobtrusive. I know that ads pay for the app but it becomes difficult when certain ads cause the app to freeze . The only solution is to reboot the phone. One ad in particular always causes the freeze-up. When the ad says, “Trump’s on a roll,” just shut your phone off because you cannot get back to your game any other way.
Really bad ads!
by 26&fhc on 2020/05/24 04:06
Game play is fun with xtra challenges and daily ones as well. Ads i I understand to a degree,but there is one in particular that plays over and over and takes you to a site in chinese language! Then you have to close out and start all over. Why doesn’t “x” it out work?!? It does with the other ads. But this pink cat one never ends!!! Otherwise,a good game.
RVB
by RV Bishop on 2020/05/24 00:43
I love this game. The ability to increase the level of difficulty makes it fun and challenging.
Great game but some issues
by Cessna337 on 2020/05/23 23:34
I have the same disconnect with progress lost when disconnected from the server. My internet does not go down, its at the server end apparently. Another issue is that people playing the tournaments completing a 30 game tournament in less than 18 minutes? It CANNOT BE DONE! In fact you can’t even load all thirty games in 18 minutes even if you don’t play them. I don’t play to win, just for fun but it irritates me when people get credit for cheating. I’ve seen some winners get first place by completing 30 games in one minute fifty seconds!
Average
by Bluzcomp on 2020/05/23 19:57
Wish I could change the ease from easy to difficult. Very frustrating to constantly loose.
Event challenges in 30 minutes? Don't think so.
by awulfclark on 2020/05/22 23:53
Decent app, daily challenges and events are fun. I just have one question: who the hell is solving all of the National Solitaire Day event challenges in 30 minutes? Seems like some cheating going on there.
Could be a 5 star app, easily. Except ads...
by buckrussell on 2020/05/22 12:35
what should be a no brainer app for m$ and they still manage to screw it up. want to play a quick game of solitaire? first sit through this ad. pathetic m$. i get it, you care only about money. there are ways to do ads that aren’t obnoxious and annoying. the next time i launch the game and have to watch an ad before i can even play a game will be the last time i launch this app.
No ads 😱😱😱
by Napalady1 on 2020/05/22 11:38
If you want no ads you do have to pay 999 a year. This is not free as advertised.
Won’t open
by batmay29 on 2020/05/22 01:48
My game keeps crashing upon opening
Need more sign in options
by BabyCakes2113 on 2020/05/21 16:10
I love this game. I love that there are different kinds of solitaire and I’ve even learned how to play the different kinds with this app. However, you need to have more sign in options other than Xbox live. I don’t have an Xbox so therefore I don’t have an account with them. I get that it’s Microsoft solitaire and Xbox is owned by Microsoft but please implement like Apple sign in or Facebook sign in or even just plain old email sign in. It’s annoying having that sign in notification all the time but the only option is something I don’t have.
Crashes
by cookEcutter on 2020/05/21 06:00
I play a lot and it never fails in the middle of a game the app shuts down. I open it and all is good because I don’t lose any progress but every 60 seconds or so it just shuts down. Very annoying. If this is fixed a would consider the $10 a year to get rid of ads but I’m not willing to pay for an app that continually shuts down.
Very good for passing the time
by The Main Cheese Squeeze on 2020/05/20 02:05
Very fun and easy to pick up and play. Good for passing time or just giving your mind something to do if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed.
Best spider solitaire game!
by CHolsted on 2020/05/18 23:56
This is by far the best spider solitaire game there is! You can actually play and win! Most of the app games there’s no possible way to win! Not this one! Minimal ads also! So it’s the best all around!
The Best Solitaire
by 1991Tiger on 2020/05/18 23:22
Multiple games...multiple levels...multiple challenges. Absolutely love it!
Frustrating glitch
by Col313 on 2020/05/18 17:49
I find that on iPad the app often glitches during tournaments where it will not record my game completion, but it DOES record that I’ve used time. Very frustrating. Otherwise, I like it a lot. I am coming back, months later, to report the same VERY FRUSTRATING glitch. I have a great game, and then the app freezes before reporting it, although it does record my time spent. I have to play the same game again and lose TONS of time and my place in the tournament. PLEASE FIX THIS!!!!
It’s a rental app
by DRBenham on 2020/05/17 18:32
Solitaire, kinda hard to mess it up, gameplay was fine. But you can’t buy this game, you rent it.
Love the Free Cell game
by johnjudyfitz on 2020/05/17 12:40
I have been playing Free Cell for years. I love that I can play it on my iPad.
Just a few drawbacks
by Amazing324 on 2020/05/16 18:44
This is a fairly normal game of solitaire. I have two complaints. Tapping the card doesn’t always achieve the desired result. I often just move the cards myself. I didn’t realize it would be so important to me, but it doesn’t have auto complete and it’s a real pain. Often when I am trying to complete a game, the tapping doesn’t work. It costs time and effort.
Political ads? BYE!!!!
by Please fix😩 on 2020/05/16 13:07
I enjoyed this app a lot. There are a lot of ads, which I have no issues with. The majority of the ads were for different types of apps - no harm no foul. All of a sudden, the app starts running political ads back to back. I didn’t sign up for this.
Microsoft solitaire collection
by Ladyflow62 on 2020/05/15 21:33
Great game.
Klondike 🤔
by Kpakpo1z on 2020/05/15 18:44
I love playing this game so addictive and relaxing but sometimes get mad because I get out of moves even when I use the help/AI still ends up the same so I will like to know if that part is made sometimes to be incomplete. 👍
Game
by Charlesg83 on 2020/05/15 15:40
Great game
Unnecessary
by AJD1962 on 2020/05/15 13:22
This review is not a reflection on the solitaire games or their challenging levels, I quite enjoy them. But I’m afraid I’m going to enjoy them elsewhere. I understand completely the purpose of advertising other games to try, and even an occasional product ad, but when you place a POLITICAL AD, interjecting your social and worldly opinions, you’ve crossed a line that has nothing to do with entertainment or commerce. It’s all about pushing your opinions onto people. You should keep your nose out of people’s politics. And not that you care at all what a few angered clients feel ( possibly ) but I’ve decided to end my gaming experience with you and delete the game from my phone. Good luck with your agenda, I’m fully aware of why it’s there.
Tapping mic without permission
by roadiesucks on 2020/05/15 12:15
User beware I have the free version of this app so ads are par for the course. I usually use the app in bed, at night, so the ads I get are always game related. Today I was playing in my living room, while listening to audio from a different device and the word “lawn” came up. Two minutes later the game stopped for a scheduled ad break and, what should be advertised to me if not lawn care? Quite the change from the usual gaming suggestions. The app has never asked for access to my microphone and I haven’t granted it. I looked into my privacy settings and found no way to toggle this “feature” on or off (I do have targeted ads disabled on my phone in general). All in all what can I say but “creepy”.
I love this game
by kdhajgjeifjgkd on 2020/05/14 19:39
This game is soo fun and addictive I can’t stop playing it !
TriPecks
by 101 games is awsome on 2020/05/14 17:55
LOVE IT!
Fix the Free Cell
by Bingoac on 2020/05/14 00:49
Game locks in a pattern that allows one card to move back and forth and never ends....It should end the game after 3 moves back and forth.
Great game
by brian481516 on 2018/01/07 08:04
I play Klondike solitaire frequently, over 2,200 times. I play it different the most people. I like to use easy settings and just try to beat my time. My best time is 1:06. 3 things I’d really like to see in a future version: 1) I really wish the bar at the bottom at least had an option to always stay visible. A lot of times I’m reaching for a button on the bottom and accidentally close it. That can be annoying when I’m trying to play as fast as I can. 2) it would be a really interesting feature if you could re-play a deck at then end of the game... or even save a deck so it can be played again at a later date (possibly multiple times). 3) it would be fun to be able to see more stats, average game time, etc. ideally it would be awesome to see a graph with game time on the y axis and date played on the x axis (plots points would be red or green for win or loss). Then I could see how I’m doing over time.
Game memory
by ralexie2 on 2020/04/20 13:49
I love this application with the exception that when finishing a challenge, if you are disconnected from internet, the only way you can get back to the game is by closing the application and starting the challenge once again. You will be in a loop hole if playing the same game you finished but the sad story is that the challenge is timed and the clock does not stop till you finally get your score and can move on to the next challenge. Even after you close the application, the clock continues. Developers should develop a memory bank where the application can acknowledge it disconnected, save your progress and stop the clock. This is critical because every challenge is timed! It is weird that you never find out when it disconnects till you finish the challenge and are waiting for the score to appear so you can move on. Other than this, this application is the best I have ever played. Wish someone could look into making a patch to fix this. I don’t know if it just happens to me because I am using an iPad or it happens to any one on any other platform.
Review of Microsoft Solitaire
by broadleafrock on 2019/09/30 08:18
Microsoft Solitaire is very addictive but also very fun. I have been playing it for about three years. I try to find ways to solve the puzzles quicker so I can consistently be in the top 25. I believe some people must have two accounts so they can practice each puzzle on a trash account and score big on the second account. I like to improve my times but I wish there was a way to see how I compare with the group for each of the five games and even by difficulty level. Overall the games are great and I enjoy the challenges almost every day. I know you have to make some money along the way but the long commercials are boring to watch after the 20th or 30th time! Thanks for making the games so fun though.
Latest version ruined game
by Hannahbrian on 2018/09/21 12:13
I rarely review apps and up until the latest version released near the end of September 2018 I would have rated this 5 stars. But the latest version introduced ads in the middle of gameplay. I thought to myself “I play this game a lot, I’d be willing to pay $5 to get rid of ads.” I clicked the “premium” button in game and saw it was $10. Ouch - that’s a lot to pay for a solitaire game - but I do play it a lot so maybe it is worth it? But then I saw it was $10 ANNUALLY!!!!!! You want me to pay and keep paying EVERY YEAR for a game of solitaire? With all due respect: what are you smoking? Actually do not tell me what you are smoking because getting me to smoke the same stuff is the only way you will ever get me to pay for a subscription for a game of solitaire. You took a great thing and ruined it with greed. I hope for the sake of the players that your greed ruins this game and you fade into an occasional memory. I’m sure there are other solitaire games out there - time to start looking for one that is not greedy. Even if they charge a one-time fee I’ll gladly pay it over your greedy subscription.
Tournament Timekeeping
by Annavon on 2020/07/03 03:44
I wish there was a way to track the play time correctly. Sometimes during a tournament, I have to stop playing. When I return and replay the game, it counts the time that I was out of the app against my total time. For example, I played a game for 2 minutes, but I get a phone call and EXIT the game and the app completely, I come back 2 hours later and replay the game finish in 2 minutes and 40 seconds. My total time should be 4:40, but it shows as 2:04:40. Today, I was playing during my lunch break. I went back to work and went home and took a nap. I finished the last game of the tournament in around 4 minutes. My total time should have been around 35 minutes. However, it showed more than 7 hours!!! It should only show the time actually playing, not time when we are not in the game at all. One more thing, it would be nice if there was a “pause “ button, so if you are interrupted, you can pause the game.
Excellent Game, Could Use a Few Tweaks
by 3WAgirl on 2019/04/06 16:10
I play this game almost every day. I love it, I love the daily challenges, and I love Spider most of all. Some things I would change: 1) When an impasse is reached in Spider, there’s no way to restart the game. In fact, there’s no way to restart any game in regular play. You can only start a new deck. What’s even weirder is that the warning sign says “quitting or restarting this game will count in your statistics” when you do it, so I feel like I’m missing a key option. 2) I have no option of playing a solvable deck if I choose Pyramid in regular mode. It’s always random, and that’s an option I’d like to change if I feel like it, just like all the other Solitaire games. 3) This is picky, but I liked the previous version of the “select game” window when beginning a new deck in regular play. The list is more straightforward, but somehow less classy-looking to me.
So I LOVED this game then ADS ruined it
by USMCgirls on 2018/10/27 07:38
So this game WAS amazing. With minimum ads either at the bottom of the screen or a short AD... Now the ads are more frequent and one lasted a minute. This last time was the last straw. I was trying to do one of the daily challenges and when I clicked it an Ad popped up. When the X came up I clicked and got a warning saying I won’t receive my award if I end it early I continued and it went back to the daily challenge menu. So I clicked the challenge again and it played another ad, this time I let it complete and when it ended I clicked the X and it came up with the error. So I chose the option to let it keep going. It just stayed on the “download now” screen not changing so finally I quit the ad and it went back to the challenge menu ad. I am sick of games over doing ads. I get they need ads for money but overdoing it is another thing. Sacrificing user experience for money, loses you both users and eventually money.
Meh
by Raantuva on 2020/03/31 12:35
I had to remove the game for a while to make room on my phone. I have my Xbox account connected, always have. Somehow still lost all of my data for this game. Makes NO freaking sense. Additionally, I’ve noticed when one plays TriPeaks or Pyramid on any difficulty greater than Medium or even just additional boards? Sometimes the decks are unsolvable on the second or third board. It’s pretty obnoxious. I understand getting unsolvable decks on random mode but that isn’t supposed to happen on regular game modes. Also, please figure out who your advertisers are. Some of these ads flat out provide false information about the games they’re advertising and are extremely loud. I will not pay you for an ad free experience that’s just stupid. I’ve played these games my whole computer using life for free, I’m not about to start paying for them to not be monetized now. I’d just as soon not play at all before I do that. If you want money charge for the game up front.
Greed has ruined this game.
by hlfnlsn on 2019/03/04 20:21
I, like many others here, don’t ever write reviews, but this latest update from Microsoft is the epitome of corporate greed. It was a free game, so as much as I loathed the addition of ads I somewhat understood. I put up with it for a bit, but then they just got too annoying, and so I thought “I really do enjoy playing this game from time to time, so I’ll just buy the premium version for whatever they want”. Come to find out, I can’t BUY it. I can only rent it for an annual fee. For solitaire. It is a card game that has been around for as long as cards have been around, and they want me to pay every year?!?! They have lost their minds!!!!! It is a digital deck of cards. The greed represented with this move is abhorrent. I’m done.
Great App, Varied and Challenging
by Oahu1965 on 2020/06/11 20:38
I love that there are multiple Solitaire games in one app and that each game has several difficulty levels. It’s really easy to play a simple or challenging game in one place. The daily and special challenges add another level of fun and competition. If I could ask for one improvement it would be....Give the option to clear the board when doing the challenges. Sometimes I get really into the game, am doing really well when suddenly I meet the score or play the card needed and the game closes. How about a message like “Challenge achieved. Finish board?” and let the player decide. Other than that this free app is great and keeps me playing sometimes for hours
Microsoft missed the boat with the opportunity for cross platform capability.
by VonPadraig on 2019/03/04 04:49
Whoopi! Microsoft allows me to log into my Xbox live account. Bit Whoop! Doesn’t mean a dang thing. There is ZERO cross over to remember games from my iPad to my iPhone using the SAME Xbox Live account AND my SAME iCloud account. Oh yeah, it asks to recover from Xbox cloud, it it recovers NOTHING. Just as bad, there is no cross platform capability for, IOS to my XBox and Windows 10. REALLY? If I am logged into my Live account, you should be able to store my game information!!! Worse still, I have the Premium Subscription on my Windows10/Xbox side, but Microsoft doesn’t allow that to carry over to IOS. And visa versa. I was trying to switch to something that would sync. I wanted to pay ONCE for a subscription. Since I can’t sync, I’ll just go back to the competitor’s product that doesn’t barrage me with ads. You screwed up Microsoft.
These ads and the price
by donald duck girl on 2020/01/20 01:02
I'm about to uninstall this game, I love card games this one we was at an office appointment I pulled out my IPad to play got message that I could not play no internet, What? At first could not figure out why, my other card games I can play with no internet. Then it hit me, these ads they have on here and the price they want is crazy. I'm not buying anymore apps at this time. There one card game we bought to remove ads spite card game, I'm still dealing with ads and we paid for it, before we can get to next level we still have to watch an ad, for a game we paid for. I've also notice these crazy prices like this game where you can pay every year no way. Also we have paid then four months, six months down the road guess what no more updates and when Apple update there system that app does not work anymore, we are tried of being rip off. Apple needs to do something to quite letting these apps rip people off.
Like the game...timing for challenges is wrong and frustrating
by LuluSD on 2020/04/15 16:59
UPDATE: I just started the Pyramid Adventure challenge and decided to check my time after each game in the challenge. I just completed the first challenge without stopping at easy level within 3 minutes at most...I checked the time and it said 55 min 42 seconds. This is most discouraging & disappointing...especially as a premium player paying the annual subscription fee! PREVIOUS: Usually when you are interrupted in the middle of a game, you close it and pick up where you left off. This is also true of me solitaire, except that when doing a challenge...the timer still keeps going. For example, It may show I played for 8 hrs, when I only had an hour or minutes of actual playtime, so it affects my score. They need to stop the time when you have to interrupt a game and continue it once you open the game again.
Like it.
by Fltoner on 2020/05/28 01:46
Update: I still like it, and the ads have become VERY irritating. It used to be that they lasted for 10 seconds. Now it’s longer. Some of them you CAN’T escape from excepting by exiting the program. Other have the “X” hidden so you have to scroll the screen to find it and exit the ad when it’s done. That’s not fair. I really like free cell, BUT IT’S BECOMING VERY IRRITATING TO HAVE TO WATCH AN AD THREE AND FOUR TIMES, AND HAVE IT IGNORE WHEN I WATCH IT ONCE AND TAP THE “X” TO TRY TO RETURN TO THE GAME. I SIGNED UP TO PLAY A GAME, HERE. I like Free Cell in particular, because every game is winnable. Some are a snap, and others are tricky. It's actually the only game I play in this app. It keeps your score, and that's fun to see. I don’t understand the new extra scoring system , or what I am supposed to do with the “rewards” that I receive. It’s easy to relinquish a game and lose instead of just reversing your move. And I wish they would allow (1) a reset game button; and (2) The ability to erase your statistics and start again to try to better your average game stats. Sometimes you are called away, sometimes a guest plays your game, etc. It's been a part of Windows for a long, long time. I bet they could add those amenities.
For the love of god do something about the buttons.
by Desiree M. Miller on 2019/05/09 08:21
I’d give this game a five but it most comfortable to hold the phone in landscape mode when playing. However in order to hold the phone securely you have to do so in a way that causes you to touch the buttons and interrupt your game countless times when you inevitability bum the wrong one. One of the developers should hold the phone in landscape mode and play for 10-20 minutes and see how often they hit the wrong button. I have small hands and I do it with an annoying frequency. I can’t imagine what it would be like for someone with big ones. Also move the hide the buttons slider up and away from the iPhone slide (bottom of screen) they’re far to close and you often can’t pull up the game buttons because it’s not registering that that’s what you’re trying to do.
“Put” the Soli’ in “Solitaire”
by Toopienator on 2018/11/16 20:54
I have a history of having been made fun of a lot. But, I have no one to play much with, so I play Solitaire. Okay, does anyone else love this? I know people do, but as much as I do? No, that’s not actually possible, is it? No. That’d be stupid to think that. This game is solid all the way around. People love it, but not as much as me. I think that Solitaire is classic any way you put it. The joy of playing a classic card game on the iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, Mac OS, or Microsoft Windows Operating System is more than you’d think. It’s amazing. No matter how you put it. No matter how much change you make. It’s always great. I love it. It sure does put the Soli’ in Solitaire.
UTTERLY PATHETIC!!
by MicrosoftSucksMonkeyBrains on 2018/09/29 01:08
All these years of having solitaire on regular PC and now these lazy morons can’t even get a simple reproduction of the same game to work properly on a phone. This update is even worse than the last one. Now, at least it can keep up to the speed of the player— but now when you’re playing and you get to the end of the deck, you can sit and tap the spot (where the deck was sourced from) to restart the deck from the beginning... over and over and over indefinitely and it will keep registering your tap on the position to the left, on the final card displayed. In other words, they literally programmed it wrong to where it registers a tap - not where your finger is - but on the adjacent card. IDIOTS!!!! On the last update, it did this sometimes. Now, it does it every single game. I wish all these lazy complacent morons at Microsoft would just pack it in and go home and let somebody else do the job the right way.
Best Solitaire App But Key Features Still Missing
by Heather_Dianne on 2018/07/26 21:05
This is probably the best solitaire app available yet in the App Store. I play almost every day and try to complete every event. I love that we get all five of the traditional solitaire games in one. It’s easy to lose time playing. The one thing that is disappointing is that we are missing key features even after the app has been around for a couple years now. Even though the Windows PC app has them, the mobile app is still missing the “star club” and themes features. I have been waiting for months, hoping we’d get a new update with this feature but it has yet to come. Hopefully we can get it before the end of the year but we’ll see. That’s the only issue I’ve faced with the app.
Too many LONG ads and glitches
by Player75757575 on 2020/06/15 10:02
The ads have become ridiculously long. Used to be you could bypass them after a few seconds. Now you can’t, they’re a full 30 seconds, plus to add insult, they add a countdown timer AFTER the ad finishes. And then there’s the dreaded Spinning Wheel glitch that seems to pop up in EVERY event that robs you from a good performance through no fault of your own. You complete a challenge, the game just sits and spins and you get a pop up Cancel button which if you hit, you get told if you quit you won’t get credit for the game you just played, so you continue to wait...and wait...until you have no other choice but to quit and replay the game. Meanwhile, you’ll get dinged for the time on both games AND the time you waited for the glitch. WHAT A RACKET!!! I PLAY THIS GAME FOR ENJOYMENT BUT I WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL, AND MSC AND THEIR ANCIENT SERVERS SEEM TO HAVE OTHER IDEAS. I finally gave up playing the events after 3 years.
Timer glitched
by mmmaggimmmae on 2020/06/21 05:51
Need to fix timer in events. Timer doesn’t always stop at game finish, constantly adds time while system is acknowledging that it has an issue. A problem that never occurs when I’m doing daily challenges or just playing. Why when the amount of time is crucial for ranking won’t the timer stop. Sometimes I even have to close the app and replay the level while the timer is still running usually after watching an ad. Today I didn’t even start the level because I needed to get off game for a bit & when I finished next level at least 30 minutes was added to my time. Please fix this as it ruins my enjoyment of the events which is my favorite part of your app.
The latest update is not good
by PapaMikey on 2018/09/27 13:36
I’ve been playing these solitaire games for quite awhile but with this latest update, promotions for other games are a hinderance to my playing pleasure. The promos pop up at the beginning of various games and also in the Daily Challenge and the other challenges. It’s irritating to me and I hope they’ll change it back. Two stars but that may change. It depends on Microsoft. Microsoft could have just asked for a one time upgrade fee but instead decided to charge a HIGH monthly fee to bypass those irritating game ads that pop up and make this game less enjoyable. I’m sure a lot of people including myself are going to be playing it less now. Dropping stars to one now.
Amazing but...
by Lagrima de Cristal on 2020/05/26 20:23
I am fascinated by this game, some challenges are really complicated, and I love that they make you think, the only but, is that although you have an excellent internet in your house, sometimes a half game Solitaire server, suffers from some interruption, this You can see it when after a game, it does not save that it is finished, and if you do not close it or practically disconnect, add all that disconnection time to the registry of your game, so if you finished a new one in 30 seconds, and you leave it like this Waiting for it to reconnect, it will appear that you were there all that time, that it can be 3, 5 or 12 hours, or until you resume it, and add it to your registration, that's why you lose positions.
This is getting annoying
by Sharon Donahue on 2020/04/23 16:10
Once again I am forced to shut down the app after finishing a challenge and potentially having to replay it if the data is lost. Plus the timer will add the time spent waiting for the app to reload plus the time spent replaying the challenge so that it will look like I spent half an hour trying to finish the challenge instead of having done it in under three minutes. I get that you probably have thousands of people logging in at the same time and it’s a drag on the system but this is getting ridiculous. Please fix this issue, as the app is great otherwise. (Still wondering about being able to pause challenges and request hints during a game.)
Best solitaire app
by LsLg Fire on 2017/10/04 22:53
The first time I played solitaire was the Microsoft Windows XP game. And now Microsoft has this app. I love the classic winning animation I wish you could turn off the new ones so I see the nostalgia inducing one only. Also the old fireworks from Spider Solitaire would be awesome the didn’t have a shine or glow they were just a blast of circles with a black outline and the color would fade to another color. I love the use of Xbox live gamerscore and I’m using this app to get mine higher. I really want to see star club. I hate that there are those achievements for it and you guys haven’t added it yet. I hope it will come eventually thanks for making the app
Crooked
by Terryatrae on 2020/07/03 15:12
My first complaint is when I exit the game it sometimes keeps the clock running even when I shut my computer down. My second complaint is that I am not going to pay your ransom to free up my game from ads. It’s the same as hackers hijacking computers for ransom. And lastly, why are some players able to complete games in one tenth the time it take for the rest of us just to open and close all the games? Do you sell a automated program that runs the game for them? But it does pass the time while the gu’mint got us running scared. I almost forgot. To the sellers of the ads I WILL NOT DOWNLOAD YOUR TRASH APPS. AND YOUR PLAYER EXAMPLES ARE JUVENILE. I just checked the TOP 100 board list. What’s the matter with you guys that took over 4:00 minutes. Did your purchased computer run solve system get a bug? Feels pretty good to see your name at the top of the pile, even though you never flipped a card yourself.
With OS 12 update, Microsoft went to the dark side with this
by MaryEstock on 2019/08/28 15:01
First, I REALLY LIKE the games, and up until last week tolerated the long, repetitive demos of the stupid candy-crush-alike games. Recently,the ads went to the dark side, showing 18+ pornographic images for a trashy game called “Scatter Shots” that I find highly offensive (and I’m WAY over 18), but my 12 year old granddaughter also uses my iPad and enjoys the solitaire games. Now I can’t let her use my iPad unless I uninstall the solitaire games. I feel like the push of such off-color images is an attempt to force me to pay to play the games. I’m already paying hugely to use Microsoft Office 365. Not willing to pay to play solitaire. Shame on you ad sellers for trashing up your games. UPDATE: Now you’ve added ad picturing a lesbian kiss—totally NOT family friendly. Come on, Microsoft. Please keep sex out of Solitaire. It’s ubiquitous in so many other areas.
I love it. There is room for improvement.
by Xantharius on 2019/12/18 06:26
This is everything you love about solitaire. The card action and sounds are great; the graphics look good; it’s a good solitaire experience. But— If I have just one stack of cards that’s unturned (everything is else is Kings or is turned) the app should just complete the rest for me—do I have to go through the motions of making every single card in the deck move into its correct place before “Solve” appears? I know I’m done! Just finish it for me! And when there are no remaining moves possible, the app should know that, and not make me ask for hint after hint just to verify that fact. I know that I can’t make any more moves—why would the app not just work that out and tell me right away? This point is definitely the one that needs the most attention, as it’s a pain to have to not just cycle through every card in the remaining deck, but also have to request a hint on each occasion to provoke the app to report that no further moves are possible. I appreciate the work that goes into app-making. Sorting out these two points would improve things considerably. Thanks for the work you’ve put into the app.
Ehhh
by Bella090303 on 2019/08/27 15:26
This would be the best solitaire game I’ve ever played, but there’s definitely some things that puts me off that I wish they would fix. First off is that you can’t start a new game. Once you start a game, the only way to restart it is either to press the undo button dozens of times until you’re back to the beginning-which eats up time as well- or finish playing until it says you are out of moves- which counts as a loss. It puts me off that there’s no way to actually restart the game. Also, the hint button can sometimes loop back and fourth between two moves not actually helping when you’re stuck, even though it’s not unsolvable and there’s a move you could do. If it weren’t for these things I would stick with this app.
Almost perfect
by crochetin on 2019/04/01 19:37
I play daily and they offer enough choices and levels of difficulty plus challenges to make it worth paying the yearly premium to skip the ads. My only frustration is that the premium payment is PER DEVICE! Had I known that, I would have waited before paying. I started playing on my laptop but now find it easier and more convenient to play on my tablet. Unfortunately my premium payment was on my laptop. I suffer thru relentless ads while my premium payment goes to waste. Seems to me, as I can play on only one device at a time, the premium mode should sync across devices. Disgruntled user ...
Show “Time”
by Deebbpc on 2019/11/03 18:57
I do like this app much more than any other. I appreciate the updates, when we get them, I also feel the designers are interested in providing a great game to provide contentment for the users (players). I would so love it if, no matter how I play, tournaments, daily challenges, or just out there on my own, etc., I could ALWAYS see my time for each game. When I play, I frequently personally challenge myself. It would be so convenient if the time for each game showed up as it does in the tournaments. At this time, that is really the only concern I have with this app. I really love to play.
Great Game, Almost
by The Objective Chipmunk on 2020/05/09 14:23
First off, this is absolutely the classic solitaire game you’re looking for. It brings back memories of computer class in high school where we wasted all our time playing solitaire and minesweeper. That said, the ads here, though not terribly intrusive, are still annoying. And to remove them, Microsoft has apparently had a stroke in deciding what to charge. Rather than a simple “remove ads” option for a few dollars (like most other apps), you need to pay a subscription. A subscription? Seriously? You want me to pay monthly or annually for a game that was free on every Windows computer two decades ago? Nope. So if you can put up with the ads, or don’t mind overpaying for a game to get rid of those ads, go for it. Great solitaire experience.
All apps in one
by Isgoodapptowaist time on 2017/08/11 22:34
You get 5 different type of card games to play with levels to them. Get bored of one game just play a different type of game. I don't have to download different apps to play different types of games because this app has them all. You get 5 daily challenge for the day. All different levels as well to earn coins. The app does crash after an add, the screen goes black when the add ends. Just press the home button to exit the screen, Go back into the app again and you'll be back to the game you choice to play, ready to play without the add again.
Spider Solitaire is Great!
by DennyO- StAugustine on 2019/12/01 02:04
This game is super in that you can pick different challenge levels and if you initially fail to solve the challenge you can continue to work to massage your solution till you are successful! Some games can be solved in 10 minutes while others take hours over days to find the solution. As I start a game I don’t know which type of game I’ll get. It is always wonderful to come up with a quick solution, but longer games can be very satisfying after you solve them. Having a 99.5 +% success rate after playing over 1000 games is very satisfying.
Good game, but the ads are out of control
by JC SV on 2020/02/01 03:43
Since I last updated, the ads have increased dramatically. Previously, they didn’t show up much of you played games in random mode. Now, it seems like there’s an ad almost every other play. To make matters worse, there’s a bug with the ad feature. If the app displays an ad and starts playing it, then the user switches to another app and comes back to the solitaire app, the ad will still be displayed, but it will be paused. No controls are available to either continue playing the ad or close it. The only workaround is to close and reopen the solitaire app. I’m deleting the app and finding a good solitaire app that I can pay for once. There’s no way I’m paying Microsoft for a subscription for a solitaire game.
Why?
by Felinegrl on 2019/02/03 09:00
Why all the ads and why are so many apps subscriptions? I am on a limited income and can't afford too many. I generally hate Microsoft. Way too many bugs. And crashes. That is why I want to Apple. I love their products. No viruses etc, no crashes. I started on pcs and learned on Microsoft. Great game except for ads! I don't mind small ones and get the need for them. Have paid up to 5.00 dollars to get rid of ads. They take away from games and slow my devices down. As this is an old mini with IOS 9.1.5 or so the ads really gum it up. Please rethink them. Thank you.
Keeps the brain active!
by snelson600 on 2018/11/18 17:39
I use the free version and just deal with the ads. (My cat likes to watch them because they are so active 😺). I am pretty much happy with it. My only complaint is that some of the random decks are unsolvable and although they tell you that, you end up trying to solve it many times before you give up, still not knowing if it was solvable or not. Although you can choose the complexity of your games, you cannot choose a range, like " medium or harder" or something like that. Perhaps you can on the paid version. I like the graphics.
Great game but some issues
by Cessna337 on 2020/05/23 23:34
I have the same disconnect with progress lost when disconnected from the server. My internet does not go down, its at the server end apparently. Another issue is that people playing the tournaments completing a 30 game tournament in less than 18 minutes? It CANNOT BE DONE! In fact you can’t even load all thirty games in 18 minutes even if you don’t play them. I don’t play to win, just for fun but it irritates me when people get credit for cheating. I’ve seen some winners get first place by completing 30 games in one minute fifty seconds!
LENGTHY ADS ARE DEFEATING THE PURPOSE OF GAME
by orangewebbedfeet on 2020/04/14 00:03
This game is used for fun and a mental escape. But the VERY lengthy ads are making more anxiety and is disrespectful. The ads used to be shorter, they kept growing longer for vendors that paid more, but it’s taking advantage of the game’s players. The ads were always annoying, but sometimes I liked them. I, as most people, dont need a long time to decide we are interested or not. Beating us bloody with ads for which there are no exits and once there is, the exit “x” is often so tangled with the ad that pressing the “x” takes you to the app’s ad repeatedly and finally back to playing the game, in general is an abuse. IN THE TIME OF A PANDEMIC IS DISGUSTING. PEOPLE NEED TOOLS TO COPE. WHEN THE TOOLS ARE TRYING TO MAKE MORE MONEY AT THE COST OF THE SUPPOSED PURPOSE OF THE GAME, ITS APPALLING. WE ARE WILLING TO VIEW ADS, BUT THIS IS OUT OF BALANCE, PLEASE RECONSIDER YOUR BUSINESS MODEL WITH THESE GAMES MICROSOFT.
Still pretty good but many problems too
by Steve8pi on 2020/01/30 12:47
-Removing another star because now most ads are using secret 1-pixel hotspots for the close X. It's almost impossible to close the ad when it is done playing. Carefully trying to hit the X results in taking you to the page to buy the product 85% of the time. -Downgrading my rating again. Now getting an ad for every game and half the ads have loud annoying audio that always defaults to on. -Came back to edit my review. I'm downgrading it to by a star due to the constant 30-second ads before each game. -Overall a pretty good solitaire collection but recent updates have turned on 30-second ads that can't be skipped. 😖 Also the new graphics are hard on the eyes. Smaller fonts, fuzzier card graphics. Not so pleasant to look at anymore.
Super Fun Game...when it works
by CMP spinner on 2018/06/25 10:50
I like this app because it has all the different solitaire games, daily challenges and other competitions. However most of the time when I open the app, I get error messages that it can’t connect to the cloud, so I can’t play the competitions or daily challenges. This can be very frustrating. I think maybe it is because I am playing on an Apple device and Microsoft isn’t exactly compatible like Apple is with Microsoft apps (Word, Excel, etc.) So if that would ever get fixed, it could definitely be a 5 star app.
The Ads Ruined It
by Girlierider on 2018/10/02 15:51
This was, by far, my favorite game to play. However, the latest update forces you to watch full 30 second ads before playing each game. That’s ridiculous. There are at least five other Solitaire games that don’t play ads. I’ll go play those and I highly recommend anyone thinking about downloading this game do the same. Don’t waste your time on this game. It is so not worth the time you waste waiting for each ad to end. Also, there is a new, really horrible delay between when you tap a card and when it actually moves. The last update turned this game into absolute trash. Seriously, do not waste your time on this game. Go find almost any other solitaire game in the App Store; chances are, it’ll be a better game than this one has turned into.
Let Us Customize
by CDWSC on 2017/06/06 08:50
The main reason I chose this solitaire app over some other was because the PC version lets you customize the appearance. When I am trying to relax I can't stand over-cluttered interfaces with garish colors and shapes. I have been waiting for months for this to be added to an update. They'll update the app to change the heckin icon to something seasonal, but they won't give us appearance customization? No thanks. The other complaints about ads freezing the app also stand. But at this point I'm so users to apps that crash that this doesn't bother me that much anymore. But if you're going to have an unstable app you better at least make it pretty.
Love the game, but theme settings don’t work all the time
by Do you really need my name? on 2019/12/01 13:15
I loved the app on my pc, so when I wanted a solitaire app for my iPad, I looked it up. I like that it syncs to your Xbox account. The big annoyance for me has been the theme. Every time I go back into the app, I have to open the theme settings so it will apply my card and background settings. Otherwise, it will reset to the default setting. I don’t have to do anything other than open the setting, no changing, just viewing. But that it ridiculous! Why won’t it use the theme settings without me having to remind it I have my own theme saved?
Why does this need an internet connection?
by solitaireninja on 2019/07/02 01:03
On the subway and it asks me “you are not connected would you like to play offline?” Yes. Let’s play offline. Then it asks me to download internet content. Like you just asked me to play offline and detected that there was no connection. I click “dont download anything” it’s a card game. Let’s goooo!! Nope! This game then spends the next 5 minutes trying to sign me in. It’s a stupid card game. Why do you need to waste 5 minutes on app launch to go connect to 15 million online services. Like what are you even trying to download? Let me just play a 3 minute card game in peace. Oh and you can’t choose a solvable deck without connectivity. Like it’s 52 cards you need a web service to do the math on whether a deck is solvable? You can’t do the math in the app?
Good except for Pyramid
by Shania'sDad on 2018/03/18 21:35
I freely admit I play this every day. Thoroughly enjoy the daily challenges and regular play of the games. Except Pyramid. You missed the boat there folks. Glitch in the programming or something but a lot of the games are un-winnable. It is impossible to win a game when you put 3 sevens on the bottom row and no sixes in the deck. Seriously, you have the best solitaire game out there but if there is no way to win, and this isn’t a once in a great while thing it’s several games in a row. It’s frustrating and more than once I shut down and play something else, which is not what your advertisers are going to want I would assume, but then again we all know what assume means....
All in one! And made well!
by Mr.Quill404 on 2019/08/12 04:17
I love all of these card games. I’m so glad that, not only are they all together, but they’re also all good quality! All the modes were made well. I went through several apps just trying to find a good classic solitaire app, and then I found this and also got a good spider solitaire, and free cell games also. The only thing, as of right now, that I would like them to add is “Russian Bank” aka “Crapette”. I really like that one. But I can see it could be challenging because it’s a two player card game. Probably requiring an new A.I. for it. Do you think Microsoft will be up for it?
From Solitaire to a social data stealer
by inkstainedwretch ,retd. on 2020/01/13 13:42
This started as a nice bunch of typical Windows Solitaire games, to which MS has added seemingly bizarre options like “guaranteed winnable” decks, player competition programs, with p2p options, a “news” window and other unrelated items - in fact it gets harder and harder with each “improvement” to play a game of Solitaire against a random deck. The question: what kind of behavior laboratory based on effectively STOLEN DATA have they got goit going on with what began as a simple game and how are they going to apply it to manipulate our behavior? Additionally, all this adds weight to a small program, growing bigger and requiring more space. I want to play Solitaire, not sit in a MS Skinner box. If you don’t know the reference, poor little rat, look it up - and also read 1984.
Advertisements with sound ruin what was a great app
by Paincho on 2019/02/12 06:56
This used to be my favorite way to wind down at the end of the day but last year they start inserting advertisement with audio that automatically play when trying to load certain areas, regardless of the audio settings you’ve configured inside the application. It’s really awful and apparently the only way around it is subscription. I would have gladly paid a moderate flat fee to unlock the application and remove ads but the subscription model is totally ridiculous, especially considering these are all just repackaged versions of games that pre-date Microsoft and computers as a whole by a long long time. I wouldn’t mind the ads if they didn’t have audio automatically play, truly awful.
Microsoft has lost its mind
by RobertThornburg on 2018/09/26 05:28
I understand the need for “free” software to be ad-supported. And Microsoft’s solitaire collection was perfectly reasonable until 21-Sept-2018. Suddenly, we were forced to endure intrusive, noisy video ads for games geared toward pre-schoolers. We’re constantly being pestered to register for on-line gaming services we won’t want. Hey, Microsoft! The whole point of playing Solitaire is that it’s solo. Look it up in a dictionary. We don’t want to interact with other people! The final straw for one family member was when she was suddenly directed to a Microsoft login page in Safari, and it was difficult to get rid of the page. She immediately deleted the game. Fortunately, we still have Windows 7, the last sane Microsoft operating system. We can play Solitaire there. I have experienced this same Safari page hijacking, and will no longer tolerate it, either. Sorry, guys. You’ve wrecked a game which we’ve been playing for over 20 years, going back to Windows 95. This relentless push for ad revenue is a major reason why we’re moving away from Windows and toward Apple products. Nice knowing you, Microsoft. Write when you get a clue.
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