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Microsoft Solitaire

Microsoft Solitaire Windows Good Old Windows Solitaire


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Windows 3.x
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Oft described as the most popular computer game ever. It was developed by an intern at Microsoft in 1988. It has 3 modes of play and a small selection of card images. It's come with every version of windows since 3.0.

The goal of the game is to sort the deck in to 4 sequential stacks of suits. (clubs, diamonds, spades and hearts.) You flip 1 to 3 cards from a deck and place them in alternating color sequential order. The table has a selection of 10 stacks of cards that you can flip from as well. The 10 stacks serve as your holders for alternating color sequential rows. The 4 suits are started with an ace and are added to as the game progresses.


Microsoft Solitaire Windows 3.x After all my work to isolate the famous "cascading card deck" winning animation, the screenshot capture button makes it all go away.  But this is what you get after game completion. (Super VGA)
Microsoft Solitaire Windows 3.x Did you just see the sun... it... aw, I've been playing this for too long, I'm imagining things! (EGA)
Microsoft Solitaire Windows Playing alone again.*sigh* (Windows ME)
Microsoft Solitaire Windows Solitaire running in XP (Korean)

Alternate Titles

  • "Microsoft Solitär" -- German title
  • "Microsoft Pasjans" -- Polish title
  • "Microsoft Paciência" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

Distracting but not very fulfilling. Windows Scott Monster (924)

The Press Says

Softpedia Windows 3.x Dec 29, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Softpedia Windows Dec 29, 2005 8 out of 10 80


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Wes Cherry developed the original in 1981 when he was an intern for Microsoft. His supervisor was so impressed with Cherry's efforts that they included solitaire in windows 3.0.
Contributed to by Scott Monster (924)