I’ve always enjoyed playing games, but it’s not always convenient to play card and board games. With that in mind, I was glad to discover than one of my all-time favourite card games, Solitaire, has made its way to the internet.
This Solitaire website is great, because it features different version of the classic and it hosts a heap of other interactive games too. As an added bonus, anybody can play, because the games are all thoughtfully explained.
Playing the original game
Did you know that the original Solitaire game is actually called ‘Klondike Solitaire’? It also goes by the name of ‘American Patience’ and ‘Solitaire’. So when someone refers to ‘Klondike Solitaire’ or ‘Patience’, it’s just another way of saying ‘Solitaire’; the game many of us know and love.
It’s thought that the term ‘Klondike Solitaire’ originated in Canada. The term dates back to the 19th century, when the game came over from Europe. Over the years, the term ‘Klondike’ has largely been dropped. However, the most famous version of Klondike can be found on Microsoft Windows.
I enjoyed playing this version of Klondike Solitaire. You can choose between playing an easy game, with one card showing and a hard game with three cards showing. Personally, I like to play with one card, as this reminds me of the classic version of the game that I played as a child.
You are playing against the clock and you get points every time you place a card correctly. Points are also deducted as the timer ticks away. The aim is to complete the game as quickly as possible.
If you decide you want to play something different, then you might want to try the Connect Three Games. There are different versions that you can try, but I particularly enjoy the Treasures Of Atlantis version.
You have to swap two items to match three, or more of the same items in a vertical column, or horizontal row. There are 25 levels in total and each one is timed. You will complete the levels when you manage to release each piece of a card. You will then be told that you’ve completed the level and you’ll be told if you received a time bonus.
This game been inspired by Candy Crush, which I regularly play on my mobile phone. So it’s good to have version of my favourite phone game that I can access via my laptop.
I also like that there are 25 levels to do. I usually take my time and work through them all to reach the end. You can pause the game if you need to and if you’ve been dormant for a while, then a button will pop up, asking if you want to continue. Another feature which I like is that your scores are logged, so you can go back and try and beat yourself.
I think that 25 is the perfect number of levels, but there are other options if you’d prefer to play 10, or even 50 levels.
My overall impression
It’s great to have a range of games that I can play on my PC and I’ve really enjoyed getting to grips with Solitaire again. It’s also been great to find a take on Candy Crush that I can play on my laptop.
Note: this is a collaborative post.