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Solitaire Royale (DOS)

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Description

This was an early commercial instance of Card Solitaire. There are 8 different solitaire games, including Klondike, Calculation, and Three Shuffles and a Draw. You can also play "Aunt Anne's Tour" where you play all 8 in row, trying for the highest combined score, and 3 children's games. In addition, there are 10 different choices for deck art.

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Solitaire Royale DOS Pyramid, finished (CGA)
Solitaire Royale DOS Starting a game of Pyramid (EGA)
Solitaire Royale DOS Sample Instructions (EGA)
Solitaire Royale DOS Pyramid, finished (EGA)

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1987 760 out of 1000 76
Happy Computer Dec, 1987 71 out of 100 71

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Solitaire Royale 6 Sciere (257926)
Jun 23, 2009

Trivia

My dad inspired Solitaire Royale in this way. My folks were visiting us during the holiday season, 1986, and my dad loved to play cards. One night we promised to play with him, but my mother was playing Shanghai, she'd told us, "Just one more game!" My dad looked at me and said, "I'll never be addicted to a computer game!" The rest of the night all I could think of was what game could I create that would addict my dad? Then it dawned on me that he loved cards, I decided to put card solitaire on the computer (multi-player games were very difficult to sell at this time, so I knew poker wouldn't work...additionally, I wanted something simple, something that didn't need any AI...solitaire was the answer). I went to my publisher (Spectrum Holobyte) with the idea...and the rest is history...computer card solitaire ultimately became "the most played computer game in history." That's a quote from Microsoft.
Brad Fregger (157) added Solitaire Royale (DOS) on Jun 04, 2001
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