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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.


Solitaire Royale PC-88 A game of Klondike
Solitaire Royale Apple IIgs Calculation
Solitaire Royale Apple IIgs Golf
Solitaire Royale Amiga Klondike

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Dec, 1987 760 out of 1000 76
Happy Computer DOS Dec, 1987 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS May, 1988 7.8 out of 12 65


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Solitaire Royale 6 Sciere (715892)
Jun 23, 2009



A message from the developer Brad Fregger:
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 card solitaire ultimately became "the most played computer game in history." That's a quote from Microsoft.

Contributed to by Rockin' Kat (2653), Kabushi (256614), Martin Smith (75074), Terok Nor (30534), Brad Fregger (172) and Mr Giggles (3968)