Microsoft’s 26 year-old game, the Microsoft Solitaire Collection just hit a milestone – 100 million unique users. Debuted in Windows 3.0 which was released in 1990, the card game now has an average of 55 million games per day. That is equal to more than 20 million games per year.
With this milestone, the Solitaire team is introducing Events – a new game mode that will give you awards and let you and your friends see how you stack up against each other.
Some facts you might not know about Microsoft Solitaire Collection
- In its 26-year run, Solitaire still remains one of the most played games of all time on any Windows OS and with today’s Microsoft Solitaire Collection on Windows 10 and Windows 8, that legacy continues.
- On average, 55 million Microsoft Solitaire Collection games are played per day – that’s equivalent to 20 billion games per year, 2.29 million each hour and 38,194 each minute.
- You can earn some serious gamer cred by playing. Since Microsoft Solitaire Collection added support for Xbox Live when it came to Windows 10 and 8, the game has awarded more than 1.3 billion Gamerscore to players to date.
The game is pre-installed in Windows 8 and Windows 10 PC devices. You can also find the game in the Windows Store.
Check out the new look and feel of Microsoft Solitaire Collection on Windows 10!
Solitaire remains the most played computer game of all time, and for good reason. Simple rules and straightforward gameplay make it easy to pick up for everyone.
Solitaire has been part of Windows for more than 25 years, and the Microsoft Solitaire Collection makes it the best experience to date with five different card games in one:
This version is the timeless classic that many people just call “Solitaire.” Try to clear all the cards from the table using one or three-card draw, while using traditional scoring or the Vegas scoring system.
Eight columns of cards await your attempts to clear them with the fewest moves possible. Start out playing with a single suit until you’re comfortable, and then see how you fare when using two or even all four suits in a game.
Use four extra cells to move cards around as you try to clear all cards from the table. More strategic than the Klondike version, FreeCell rewards players who think several moves ahead.
Select cards in a sequence, either up or down, to earn points and clear the board. How many boards can you clear before you run out of deals?
Pair two cards that add up to 13 in order to remove them from the board. Try to reach the top of the pyramid. See how many boards you can clear and how high you can score in this highly addictive card game!
Daily Challenges Players receive new challenges each day. Complete enough Daily Challenges in a month to earn badges and compete with your friends.
Even more challenges arranged in collections and packs you can unlock by earning stars. Choose Your Theme The Microsoft Solitaire Collection features several beautiful themes, from the simplicity of “Classic” to the serenity of an Aquarium that comes to life before you while you play. You can even create custom themes from your own photos!
Xbox Live Integration
Sign in with your Microsoft account to earn achievements, compete with your friends on the leaderboards, and track your personal gameplay statistics. If you sign in with a Microsoft account, your progress is stored in the cloud so you can play the game on any device without missing a beat!
Microsoft Solitaire Collection
Developer: Microsoft Studios
OS: Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile