Saturday, 6 July 2013

Get Microsoft's Solitaire Collection for Windows 8

| Saturday, July 06, 2013 | |

Solitaire is a collection of card games. Microsoft has included it in it's windows operating system since Windows 3.0 which was released in 1990. That is another matter of fact that the game was developed in 1989.
solitaire collection for windows 8 operating system
Microsoft Solitaire Collection for Windows 8 OS
But in the latest edition of Microsoft Windows 8, the game do not comes pre-installed in the package. But still you can have it from Windows 8 app store. The solitaire package is sized around 95Mb.

It includes Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, TriPeaks and Daily Challenges. The best part is that you can create and connect via Microsoft account and XBOX account. 

available solitaire games in windows 8
MS Solitaire Collection: Click to enlarge
You can select from a number of card themes, and you can create custom themes too. In custom themes, you can alter background (the table canvas), the card back, photo (for Aces, Kings, Queens and Jacks) and add background effect like bubble, dust, etc.

Unlike the last version you can have an active feed for the game played, won and loss stats. Though stats are saved in Windows Vista and Windows 7 too, but you not in a single place. With yourself signed in via your Microsoft account you can play monthly challenges and be at the top of the leaderboard.

Amazing Facts about MS Solitaite

  1. The game was intended to help users learn the newly introduced GUI or Graphical User Interface, features like drag and drop.
  2. In 2006, a New York City worker named Mr. Edward Greenwood IX was fired after mayor Mr. Bloomberg saw him playing solitaire game in office.
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