The perfect solo card game is a balanced blend of skill and chance; you've got the know the odds to play your cards right, but you've also simply got to get lucky. If classic solo card games are your forte, you're going to dig on Maxim Leybovich's Masters of Solitaire, a collection of six of the best.
Choose from a selection of games: Klondike, Spider, Free Cell, Pyramid, Scorpion, and Golf. They're all solo games, but the twist is that you play in a "room" with other real users, competing for the top spot on the list of points at the end. Queue up for as many rooms as you like - waiting in a few simultaneously is fine. As soon as a room fills up, the cards are dealt and the timer starts. The more cards you play, the higher you'll rack up the points at the hand's end.
If you're unfamiliar with the specific rules of a game, a help button teaches you all you need to know. There's also a "demo" mode where possible moves are highlighted, useful for we visual learners.
The competitive twist to these traditionally solitary games is interesting, but it's lacking a single player option for times when you just want to play on your own. An ability to communicate with the other players somehow would also be great (otherwise, how can you gloat when you've won?).
Maxim Leybovich's Masters of Solitaire is a well-designed set of classic solo card games, good for patiently passing the time.
by Janel , Appszoom
Jan 27, 2014