Which Games Are Available In Microsoft Solitaire Collection?

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National, July 2021: Microsoft Solitaire celebrated its 30th anniversary by bringing in a Microsoft Solitaire Collection for its users and the game is undoubtedly enjoyed by millions of players. Microsoft Solitaire Collection consists of five variants of Solitaire. Often it is mistaken that Solitaire is simply one card game and in truth, it is actually a genre of card games that consist of many other variants. The five Solitaire games which are included in Microsoft Solitaire Collection are Klondike Solitaire, Spider Solitaire, FreeCell Solitaire, TriPeaks Solitaire and Pyramid Solitaire. To make the card games more interesting, Microsoft Solitaire Collection features different themes to match the mode of the player like Aquarium for the serene mood, Beach theme for a relaxed mood, Dark Mode to show sophistication and Retro Cards to enjoy the retro vibe of the card game. Each of these games is explained below to help you choose a variant of Solitaire to refresh your mood while challenging your mind.

1. Klondike Solitaire
It is perhaps the most popular variant of Solitaire which is mistaken as a Solitaire card game. The players are not to be blamed for this confusion as it is a classic card game that has remained timeless. In Klondike Solitaire, the player has to clear all the cards from the table using either one or three-card draw, the option of which is made available right at the beginning of the game. In addition to that, Microsoft Solitaire Collection provides the player with the option to choose either go for Traditional or Vegas scoring.

2. Spider Solitaire
The game got its name because of its eight columns of cards. In Spider Solitaire, the challenge for the player is to clear all the columns of the colour with as few moves as possible to earn the highest score. Once again, the player is provided with the option to choose either a single suit or play all four suits. In Spider Solitaire, the objective of the player is to move the 104 cards into the eight foundation pile in sequence. All the cards need to be arranged in descending order from the king to ace on the basis of the suits.

3. FreeCell Solitaire
It is a variant of the Solitaire game that requires the highest number of strategic moves. In FreeCell Solitaire, four free cell spaces are provided which allows the player to move cards in them to finally clear all the cards present on the table. While playing FreeCell Solitaire, it is extremely important to think of future moves before making a move in the game. The popularity of FreeCell can be attributed to Microsoft Windows as the platform included the game in every version of Windows since 1995.

4. TriPeaks Solitaire
TriPeaks Solitaire is a fun game where the player has to select the cards in sequence and while doing so, the player has to clear the board. In addition to that, combo points can also be earned for smooth moves. The game provides a classic twist to the original Solitaire game. It is a stress-free game and one of the most relaxing variants of Solitaire. TriPeaks Solitaire is also popularly known as Three Peaks, Triple Peaks and Tri Towers. This card game is actually a variation of the original Pyramid Golf game.

5. Pyramid Solitaire
It is a newer variant of the Solitaire game in which the player needs to combine two cards such that the sum of the number of the card adds up to 13 in order to remove it from the board. The objective of the player in Pyramid Solitaire is to move to the top of the Pyramid by clearing the cards. In the game, only the cards which are not blocked by other cards on the board can be played. Kings are with 13 in the game and it does not require any pairing to be removed from the game.

In addition to this collection, Microsoft Solitaire Collection also features daily challenges and events. Each day, Microsoft Solitaire Collection provides card challenges from all these variants of Solitaire with multiple levels of difficulty to help the player choose the difficulty level in which they want to engage. Solving the daily Solitaire puzzle ensures that the player earns Solitaire badges and rewards. It is also possible to keep track of the progress made in the game.