Microsoft Solitaire Turns 30

You’ll be surprised to learn that the all-time popular Windows Solitaire game, aka Microsoft Solitaire Collection, has turned 30 today.

Microsoft expressed its excitement in a blog post and said that it wants to create a world record for the card game. What for? You’d ask.

Redmond said it wants to reach the maximum number of Microsoft Solitaire games ever completed in a single day. That’s why it’s inviting all the players to join in and play the game on May 22, which is also the National Solitaire Day.

Microsoft Solitaire was first released on May 22, 1990, on Windows 3.0. But the popular card game still manages to attract over 35 million monthly active users living in 200+ countries. Also, around 100 million hands are played each day, making Solitaire one of the most played games globally.

I remember playing it during my school days. Microsoft Solitaire kept us busy during those boring computer lab classes, but interestingly, it taught us how to properly use a computer mouse and a keyboard.

By moving cards from one place to another, we became better at dragging and dropping objects on a computer screen.

The game was initially called Windows Solitaire, but it was later renamed to Microsoft Solitaire Collection. That’s because it’s now available on Android, iOS, and can be played in your web browser as well. Of course, it’s free, like always.

What’s more, is that the loyal fans can also grab a Microsoft Solitare Anniversary T-shirt and mug to keep it as a souvenir.

How to play Microsoft Solitare Collection?

Now, if you want to help Microsoft create a world record, this is how you can get the game. Microsoft Solitaire Collection already comes preinstalled on Windows 10 and older versions.

If you uninstalled it earlier to save space, you can find the game on Microsoft Store. Sign in with your Microsoft account to save your progress and achievements on the cloud.

People who don’t have a Windows PC can either play the game on their smartphones (Android and iOS) or the web browser through this link.

Aditya Tiwari
Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show).Reach out at [email protected]