Pretty Good Solitaire Review

Not your standard Solitaire!

Submitted by bizcuit1980 on Fri, 2008-02-01 07:27.
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Beautiful Graphics
Poor instructions

I purchased a used laptop in July of 2007. Later in the year, I found myself stuck in Los Angeles, California on a flight delay. Needing to kill time, but to lazy leave the airport, I turned to my laptop. While snooping around my start menu in search of the classic Windows brand of Solitaire, I found “Pretty Good Solitaire”.

“Pretty Good Solitaire” had the standard versions of Solitaire such as FreeCell and Klondike, but I also found new versions like Demons and Thieves. With a name like Demons and Thieves, who could resist? I decided to give it a try.

Despite the small instructional window provided to help guide new players through the different games, I quickly became frustrated. The instructions were brief at best, which left me with many unanswered questions. I spent most of my game time randomly clicking on cards.

My frustration was shortly lived as my desire to play became a desire to watch. By this I mean, the graphics. In the standard Windows Solitaire you’ll get a handful of card options and a few 2D backgrounds. In “Pretty Good Solitaire” the graphics differ in every game, with multiple options for personal themes.

In the end, I was more interested in the endless options of 2D and 3D graphics, then I was in the actual games. “Pretty Good Solitaire” saved me from boredom once, but I doubt it will again.


Pretty to watch, but a headache to play.