If you ever worked in an office the last 25 years or have grandparents who owned a Windows PC, then you know Microsoft's Solitaire [Free] all too well, and now you'll be able to play this classic game on your mobile device. This game came with the Windows OS and became one of the most played games ever not because of how amazing it is but because it was always available to anyone sitting in front of a Windows PC. Don't underestimate what boredom can do to you; it can even make you play Solitaire countless times in a loop up there with any other groundhog day nightmare. Jokes aside, Microsoft's Solitaire has probably been a gateway game for many, so it deserves a spot in the hall of fame if just for that.


Microsoft has decided to give Solitaire to the masses by releasing it today on iPhone and iPad, and it comes with a few variations: Klondike, Spider, Freecell, Tripeaks, and Pyramid. It also brings Daily Challenges for more content. The game is F2P with ads. If you want to see what it was to game on a work PC, check out Microsoft Solitaire Collection.

  • Wizard_Mike

    "...or have grandparents who owned a Windows PC...". I'm dying. 😝

  • Qaioud

    Really great to see MS getting ahead of the curve again.

    No, really.


    Just great.

    Well done, MS.

    That's, yeah. Just great.

    • nini

      There's a world outside the gamer bubble, this is a fairly smart move for Microsoft especially for office serfs who miss pissing time away in Solitaire or Minesweeper now they've got an iPad.

  • Nathan Reinauer

    No Minesweeper??


  • Michael Gevins

    Ahh, the hit of windows 3.1

  • Ben Mudrow

    If you do a search in the App Store for solitaire you can download Solitaire games for days.

  • lanights

    Free to play...with ads?? Give me a break MS.

    • 김대원

      Try Solitaire: Decked Out, if you are looking for ads free solitaire.
      My team released this game month ago, and I'm sure you will like this game ☺

  • Press2Play

    Very very new.