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Big Patience is a single-player, shareware collection of solitaire games. It's interface and help screens are available in both English and Dutch.

The current versions of the game are v1.03 for the MAC OS and v5.02 for Windows and the games in these versions are: Aces Up, Agnes, Aribert, Baker's Dozen, Beleaguered Castle, Big Harp, Black Hole, Blind Alleys, Braid, Canfield, Cat's Tail, Chameleon, Chinese, Crescent, Cruel, Dogs to the Basket, Duke, Eagle Wing, Eight Sphinxes, Fair Market, Fans, First and Last, Flower Garden, Forest House, Forty Thieves, Four Packages, Four Seasons, Fourteen Out, Free Cell, Gaps, Golf, Gothic Castle, Icebreaker, Kings Corners, Klondike, Look of Fortune, Merry Twos, Monte Carlo, Napoleon's Tomb, New Fashioned, Octagon, Osmosis, Parterre, Peacock, Penguin, Pyramid, Rouge et Noir, Royal Marriage, Scorpion, Shifted Cross, Spider, Star, Sultan, Sun, Swedish Packet, Threes, Trial, Windmill, Women's Kingdom, and Yukon.

The games are played entirely with the mouse. It has a choice of backgrounds, card decks, a save game feature and a game customisation feature.

The shareware game is valid for twenty-one days and contains a reduced set of games.


Big Patience Windows The game selection screen. This is taken from the unregistered shareware version, v4.0 Lite, and consequently has just eleven games
Big Patience Windows The save game feature means that the player can have multiple saved games if they wish
Big Patience Windows There's also a choice of background textures

v4.0 Lite
Big Patience Windows The game's help file opens in a new window. This is the general help screen. Each game has both a brief and a detailed help screen

v4.0 Lite

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