This top-rated trial for one of the most popular solitaire programs around continues to improve. The 2009 version of SolSuite Solitaire adds another two original games, bringing the grand total to 500...for now. Expect to see even more new games in later releases. The excellent trial offers a free month of play (with three shuffles per game), and big solitaire fans will likely register before the 30 days are up.
The helpful interface lets you browse games grouped by type, time, difficulty, and skill level, or you can have the program choose a variation at random. SolSuite provides a glance at each game's rules, a difficulty rating, and a layout. Players can choose between different card sets and backgrounds, and they can even create their own solitaire games using the Rules Wizard.
Strategies, tips, and hints help beginners, and adepts will enjoy the robust statistics including graphs, 3D charts, tables, logs, and online high scores. You can always undo your moves and return to a good position. The suite supports multiple players, which is perfect for families and tournaments. A longtime editor and user favorite on CNET Download.com, SolSuite looks likely to further satisfy our solitaire cravings in 2009.
SolSuite Solitaire 2010 is a high-quality collection of 506 solitaire card games, featuring animated and custom cards, dozens of backgrounds, automatic play, high scores, and sounds. All of your favorite games are included, such as Spider, Klondike, FreeCell, Pyramid, Golf, Canfield, Forty Thieves, Flower Garden, and the original Solitaires that you cannot find elsewhere, such as King of Scotland, Baccarat Solitaire, and Mayflower. Its features include a create-a-new-card-set wizard, a multiplayer mode, a rules wizard and a tutor. SolSuite 2010 includes more than 80 awesome card sets, more than 300 beautiful card backs, more than 100 backgrounds, Large Card Sets easier to see, lot of advanced features, options and statistics.
What's new in this version:
Version 10.5 includes 5 new card backs: Birds at the Fountain, Earth Angel, Hot-Air Balloon, Little Fairy, New York City Skyline and 3 new backgrounds: Denim, Grass Dew, Tropical Beach. Version 10.5 includes 2 new solitaires (506 solitaires in all): Flower Garden Reversed (Original game), Forty Thieves Build and Play (Original game).