Developer: 24/7 Games
Mode: Single Player
24/7 Halloween Solitaire is an online Flash game that lets players test their skills at Solitaire. The Halloween theme was set up especially for the holiday, giving this normally unassuming game a little spooktacular look.
If you can’t play Solitaire, you don’t deserve to own a pack of cards. This easy-to-play game has been a household and casino favorite for centuries, so if you don’t know how to play, now’s the time to learn!
As we’ve said, Solitaire is really easy to play. You basically stack the cards in descending order with rotating colors. There will be 21 cards face down at the beginning of the game plus the ones face down in the deck. Seven face up cards are dealt on top of each stack of face down cards to form the start of seven rows. Four spaces are allotted above the seven rows so that players may begin to stack the cards in ascending order according to suit, starting with the Ace. The player wins when all cards have been sorted into the four slots.
To begin, the player can either draw from the deck or make a move with the face up cards already present. In some variations of Solitaire, the player can go through the deck only once. In most online games, however, the player can go through the deck as many times as needed. In 24/7 Halloween Solitaire, players are given the option to either draw one or three cards at a time. Players can turn sound effects on or off, but most leave them on since the only noise you hear is the flipping of cards.
The cards must be stacked in descending order when in the rows. Colors must alternate; for example, if you can move a 9 to the next spot down from a 10 in another row, the 9 must be the opposite color of that ten, and so on and so forth down the numerical chain (this can be done even if several other descending cards are attached to the 9, etc.). When a card becomes available to put in the upper ascending slots, the player must consider whether he or she will need the card they want to move later on. Should they need that card after they’ve placed another ascending card on top of it, they may be in some trouble if they have no other moves left.
There’s nothing particularly extraordinary about this version of Solitaire other than the decorations. Players are given the opportunity to play other versions of Solitaire, such as Freecell, Spider Solitaire and a few more, but the classic Solitaire game remains as casual as it ever was. The graphics are fairly plain without being too boring. This makes the game ideal for those with slower internet speeds, as their computers won’t have to catch up with flashy graphics. All in all, it’s a good way to kill time.
Solitaire for Android
If you’re looking for a Solitaire game with a simple layout, free of the flashing, battery-consuming graphics most apps have, Solitaire by MobilityWare is a great solution for you.
Solitaire by MobilityWare is an app for Android devices that users who prefer the classic version will love. The goal of the game is to organize your cards by suit with moves the game allows. Klondike, the most played and recognized version of Solitaire, has been brought to the Android in this one-of-a-kind app.
If you’re looking for glitzy graphics and impressive features, look elsewhere. This app sports nothing but the basics with its one-variation gameplay. The only “features” to speak of are the options to have one or three card draws and/or Vegas scoring. Other than that, this app is simply a computerized version of the card game and nothing more.
We think its great that someone might get some enjoyment out of the simplicity of this Solitaire app, but it’s just a bit too plain. There’s nothing to make you want to play it time and time again, and the regular version gets old fast. The good thing is that the app won’t consume much of your battery and the installation space needed is only 16 MB.
Solitaire for iPhone
For a truly luxurious and expansive Solitaire experience, Solitaire Free goes above and beyond as one of the iPhone’s best card game apps for this classic card table favorite.
Solitaire Free lets players experience this classic game without the need for a physical card deck. Players must stack cards in descending order with alternating colors until all cards are face up on the playing field or stacked in ascending order with their suit in the four allotted free spaces.
The graphics are surprisingly subtle for an iOS game. Nevertheless, the game’s features more than make up for this shortcoming. There are over 50 variations of Solitaire included, with 10 being entirely original from the app’s developers. For sore losers, there’s the Winning Deal feature that is basically an idiot-proof round of Solitaire designed much like the bumpers are at bowling alleys to ensure a win. If you want a challenge, simply forego this option. Customizable colors and card styles can be changed at will, and players can join a game with friends via Match Play.
This app is designed to have it all. While this can be great for most, some players may feel overwhelmed. Their phones may feel overwhelmed as well since the download is quite large. If you want this app on your iPhone, make sure to clear some space for it and prepare to dedicate your gaming time to Solitaire.