More stylish Solitaire

123 Free Solitaire 2009 7.1 adds more games and better looks to the classic program.

As nostalgic as the image of the classic green Solitaire may be, 123 Free Solitaire 2009 7.1 offers the same fun plus more games and sleeker looks.

Following the quick installation, the program will ask you to choose which Solitaire game you would like to play. The list is comprised of 12 games: Diplomat, Eighteens, Flower Garden, Free Cell, Grandfather's Clock, Klondike, Pyramid, Royal Rendezvous, Spider, Spider One Suit, Spider Two Suit, and Yukon. Clicking on each will create a preview of the respective game. This preview includes an image, number of decks, game time, difficulty level, skill level, chance of winning, and number of deals.

After you select your game, a new screen will appear. This game screen looks modern; it looks more Windows Vista style, with animated buttons, and richer color that is more attractive than its accessories tab grandfather is. This version has all of the old buttons including undo/redo, new game, and auto play. It also includes an option to change the background so you are not stuck with the bland green color. If you ever need Solitaire assistance, the help tab includes a Web site link, as well as a pop-out help menu.

123 Free Solitaire 2009 7.1 is fun if you love classic solitaire. It is a great upgrade with multiple games and a good-looking interface, perfect for avid time-passers or procrastinators alike.

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