We’ve all played more games of iit than we’d care to admit, but as a testament to its enduring addictiveness Microsoft announced on August 31 that their Windows 8 and 10 Solitaire Collection has reached a terrifying 100 million people. All those wasted hours spent reordering cards.
Despite that impressive stat, Solitaire isn’t among our list of the best PC card games.
Of course Microsoft Solitaire Collection isn’t the game many of us remember playing while our parents were hogging the dial-up connection. This version has five different game types (Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid and Tripeaks), has been integrated into Xbox Live and is coming to iOS and Android devices this Autumn. To continue the boasting, Microsoft released some numbers about the tedious card game. Numbers like 100 million unique users, 55 million games played every day and 20 billion games per year.
For context, 100 million users puts it level with the cumulative player numbers for both Minecraft and World of Warcraft. It’s also 22 million players more than Dota 2’s 78 million cumulative player numbers.
The announcement coincided with the revelation that the Windows 10 version of the game will be updated later this year with an Events mode, which will allow players to compete against their friends and the community for daily rewards. Watch the teaser below. Suitably, it’s not very exciting.