I'm excited to present the Microsoft Solitaire Collection. Have fun playing Classic Klondike, Spider, Freecell, Pyramid, and Tripeaks!
Card games train important brain skills, such as attention and cognitive flexibility.
This solitaire collection is an HTML5 game. It does not require the Adobe Flash player.
To begin, click the Small, Medium, or Large button under the picture of the game, at left. This opens the game in a pop-up window.
To navigate your way through the Microsoft Solitaire Collection, click the game and feature tiles or click the Menu button in the upper left corner of the game.
The collection is jam-packed with features in addition to the cool solitaire games themselves. Complete the Daily Challenges, and join the Solitaire Star Club.
Each type of solitaire includes levels of difficulty, from Easy to Expert. To play the more advanced levels, you must unlock them by beating the easier levels first.
Daily Challenges. Collect coins and earn monthly badges. Badges include Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Diamond. The challenges are fresh, solvable challenges every day for each game mode.
Miss a daily challenge? No problem. Click the calendar tab button to play any of the current month's previous day's challenges to earn more coins.
Collecting Coins. Earn coins for each Daily Challenge you complete. Collect coins to win monthly badges.
Bonus Coins. Complete all the current Daily Challenges to get bonus coins.
Calendar. Use the calendar tab to play Challenges from the previous days.
PERFECT. Complete every Daily Challenge in a month for the ultimate recognition.
Star Club. Welcome to the Solitaire Star Club. Complete challenges from all the game modes to earn gold stars.
Unlock new challenge packs and collections. Complete all challenges in a pack to get a special crown.
Games in the Mixed Collection packs include: Classic solitaire (10 packs), Easy solitaire (10 packs), Autumn Chill (5 packs), Windows 10 1st Anniversary (5 packs), Wild West, Coral Cove, Tropical Breeze, Fall Harvest, and Fable.
Game Options. The solitaire collection provides lots of options so you can customize the experience. In the Menu section, click the Game Options gear icon to access the options screen.
Configurable options include turning on sound effects, music, hints, alerts, single tap to move, game end animation, difficulty, and tutorials.
1) Classic Klondike. The goal of Klondike is to create a stack of cards from low to high in each of the four foundation piles in the upper-right corner. Each pile can contain only one suit.
In Klondike, aces are low, and kings are high. The four foundation piles must begin with aces and end with kings.
Below the foundation piles, you can move cards from one column to another. Cards in columns must be placed in descending order and must alternate between red and black. For example, you can place a red 7 on a black 8.
You can also move sequential runs of cards between columns. Just click the deepest card in the run and drag them all to another column.
If you ever have an empty column, you can place a king there or any sequential stack with a king at its head.
If you get stuck, tap the deck in the upper-left corner to draw more cards. If you exhaust the deck, you can deal it again by tapping the empty deck space.
2) Spider Solitaire. In Spider, the goal is to remove all the cards from the table by creating "runs" of cards. Each run needs to be organized in descending order, from king to ace.
Multiple Suits. In games with more than one suit, runs need to be the same suit to be considered complete. Completed runs are automatically removed from the table for you.
Runs. In Spider, kings are high, and aces are low. You can build runs by moving cards between columns as long as they stack in the proper sequence (king, queen, jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, ace).
Mixing Suits. In games with more than one suit, you can mix difference suits in the same sequence, if you wish. Just remember a run has to be entirely the same suit to be removed from the table.
Stacks. In games with more than one suit, you can only move stacks containing one suit.
3) FreeCell Solitaire. The goal in FreeCell is to create four stacks of cards, one per suit, in the foundation in the upper-right corner. Each stack must be built from the low card to the high card.
Foundation Piles. In FreeCell, aces are low, and kings are high. The four foundation piles must begin with aces, and end with kings.
Columns. You can move cards from one column to another. Cards must be placed in descending order and alternative between red and black. For example, you can place a red 7 on a black 8.
Free Cells. In the upper-left corner are four free cells, where you can temporarily store any single cards during play.
Look Ahead. Once you move a card to the foundation, you can't take it back, so be sure you won't need a card before moving to a foundation pile.
4) Pyramid Solitaire. The goal of Pyramid is to clear as many boards as possible by tapping any two cards that add up to 13.
Adding to 13. For example, you can tap a 6 and a 7, or a 10 and a 3.
Face Cards. Jacks are worth 11, and queens are worth 12. Kings are worth 13, so you can remove them without having to tap another card.
Drawing. If you don't see any cards that add up to 13, then tap the Draw button next to the deck, or double-tap the card pile to reveal a new card.
Matching Cards. You can match any uncovered card. This includes the cards on the table, and the top cards of the deck and waste piles. You can even match the deck and waste pile cards together.
5) Tripeaks Solitaire. The goal of TriPeaks is to clear as many boards as possible by tapping face-up cards that are either one above or one below the top card in the waste pile at the bottom of the screen.
Rules. In TriPeaks, color and suit do not matter. You can tap any card on the board, as long as it is face-up and is either one above or one below the top card in the waste pile.
Aces. Aces can be either high or low in TriPeaks. Try to tap as many cards in sequence as you can. Here is an example sequence: queen, king, ace, 2, 3.
Drawing. If there are no moves available, tap the deck at the bottom of the screen for a new card.
Deals. If you exhaust the deck, tap the Deal button to get a brand new board.
This Microsoft Solitaire Collection game is an official title created by Microsoft Studios. Enjoy!
Last Updated: 12/06/2020
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