Card games on Microsoft PCs have always been a boredom killer. Microsoft s Solitaire Collection game on PCs starting from FreeCell, Hearts, Solitaire and Spider Solitaire, have been a favorite for years now. The entire collection of Microsoft PC card games is now available for download on Android and iOS devices for free. Microsoft Solitaire Collection has been played for over 25 years now, and it still remains a favorite even after so long. This is the first time Microsoft has released the game outside of its own platform. The game has currently been played by 119 million people on Windows 8 and Windows 9, and it is expected to increase even more with iOS and Android integration. Also Read - Best laptops to buy under Rs 45,000 in October 2021: Dell Inspiron 3515, Acer Aspire 5, moreAlso Read - Microsoft releases fix for AMD CPU performance issue with new Windows 11 update
Microsoft Solitaire Collection can be downloaded on Google Play Store for Android users and on App Store for iOS users. The game is available for download without any charge. For Android devices, the game is compatible with Android 4.4 KitKat and above. And for iOS devices, the game is compatible with iOS 8.0 and above. Microsoft Solitaire Collection includes a set of five card games namely Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Tripeaks and Pyramid. One can sign in and play the games or can simply opt to play as a guest. To sign in, one needs to have a Microsoft account and it would help them earn Xbox Live Achievements, view Leader boards and can save their game data in Microsoft Cloud.
Other than the five different card games available, there are daily challenges as well for all the games. There s a Star Club section as well which isn t available as yet. There is also a section for themes too which hasn t arrived yet, plus there are awards and statistics as well to check one s progress with the games. All these are available to access on the homepage of the game but are also placed under the Menu tab which is located on the top left corner of the game.
Microsoft is also giving an offer right now, which is free usage for month of the game s premium edition. As a premium user one will receive double coins for playing the daily challenges and will also get game boosts. Moreover, they will avoid the cluster of ads appearing on the game. The offer for the premium edition is available till December 31, 2016. ALSO READ: Microsoft s Color Binoculars app launched to help colorblind easily distinguish between colors
Here s a brief intro to the five different games available with the collection. Klondike includes the classic Solitaire game which is evidently the easiest out of the lot. One should clear all the cards from the table using one or three-card draw. Spider Solitaire includes eight columns of cards which should be cleared with the fewest moves possible. One can either play a single suit or double suits for a more challenging experience. In FreeCell, one needs to use the four extra cells to move cards around and clear them from the table. In Tripeaks, one should select cards in a sequence, earn combo points and clear out as many boards before running out of deals. For Pyramid, one needs to combine two cards that add up to 13 to remove them from the board. The goal is to reach the top of the Pyramid and clear as many boards possible. ALSO READ: Microsoft s new smartphone app will let anyone convert any object into 3D virtual reality
The games still retain their simplicity as seen in the PCs and the instructions plus tips are also available with the games. Go ahead and download the game to kill your spare time and boredom.