This Solitaire app review was brought to you by MobilityWare. All opinions are my own.
Looking for a fun way to sneak in a little “me” time this holiday season? If you love playing relaxing games, you’re going to adore the Solitaire app from MobilityWare! Remember way back when you got your first PC and you couldn’t stop playing the built-in solitaire game? MobilityWare has taken everything you enjoyed about that iconic classic game and made it possible to take it everywhere with you! It’s perfect for passing the time while you’re standing in all those lines this season! Let me tell you what I love about it and why you’ll definitely want to download this app now!
Why You’ll Love the Solitaire by MobilityWare App!
A long, long time ago in a town not so far away, I was a bored teenager hanging out at her mom’s office waiting to go home after a doctor’s appointment. It was on that magical day that I first discovered the joys of playing Solitaire on a computer. I sat in my mom’s office on a spare PC, clicking the cards and trying to beat the system. I was hooked!
As the years went by and technology advanced, I played countless other solitaire-style games on countless other devices. Exciting games with power-ups, surreal backgrounds and cards that practically sang and danced! Still, no matter how advanced the games got, I always went back to the original. That’s why I’m loving Solitaire by MobilityWare. It’s just like the classic game, but with a few twists and updates to keep it fun for a whole new generation.
Fun features abound in Solitaire by MobilityWare
While the gameplay is something we’re all familiar with, Solitaire by MobilityWare has a few updates that help keep it really interesting. First, you can customize just about everything from the background to the card backs and faces. Since it is winter, I went with the snowman cards against a wintry mountain landscape.
They have plenty of more new themes to keep your game in perfect tune with both the seasons and your mood! Switch it over to the New Year theme for January, then stop and smell the flowers with their Spring theme! If you prefer a distraction-free background, you can just choose one of the solid colors, too.
If you’re the type that needs more of a challenge to keep a game exciting, you’ll love the Daily Challenges feature. Each day, a special new deal (as in card deal, not discount deal) opens up! If you happen to miss a day, no worries, you can go back and play any deal on the calender until you’re all caught up.
When you beat the daily challenge, you’ll earn a crown! Earn enough crowns and you get a trophy. You can check out your progress and view your achievements any time. You can even play the daily challenges on your Apple Watch!
One thing I love about Solitaire by MobilityWare is that it gives you total control over just about every aspect of the app. The settings are far more robust than I imagined they would be when I first opened the little gear. The Winning Deals feature is one of my favorite settings. As the name implies, it guarantees that you’ll get a winnable deal.
Of course, you’ll still need to make the right moves to pull it off, but at least you know going into the game that it’s possible to actually win it. If you’re having a hard time figuring out the right moves, Solitaire can show you how to win the hand. Of course, if you like the uncertainty of a game, you can always stick with random deals.
If you’re using the latest version of iOS and love adding stickers to your message, Solitaire by MobilityWare has a treat for you: new Solitaire iMessage Stickers for your text messages! If you want to send a sticker, just open your Messages app, then tap the Apps button and select the Solitaire icon to pick from their sticker pack.
By the way, think Solitaire can’t be a social game? Think again! With the multi-player feature, you can challenge your friends to a round of Solitaire and try to beat each other to the end. You’ll both be dealt the same hand at the exact same time to keep it fair. Of course, they need to download the app on their phone, too.
The best part? Solitaire by MobilityWare is free to download and play. It’s supported by in-game ads, which thankfully aren’t terribly intrusive. This is the perfect classic game to keep your mind active and engaged while you stand in tedious lines this holiday season. It’s also great for snuggling up on the couch and relaxing after a long day of work!
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