A Game of Cards
Simple Solitaire Collection is the 12th game in my Keep it Delete or Review series. Simple Solitaire Collection is a collection of solitaire games. I know… right.
Game Review Information
I downloaded this game from F-Droid over a year ago. I play this game on my LG V20 Android smartphone. I have played Solitaire for longer than I can remember in some form. I play the app occasionally, and it is a staple of my mobile gaming.
About Open-Source Software and F-Droid
What Is Open-Source Software?
Before I start the review, I would like to explain a little about open-source software as this something I care a lot about.
Simple Solitaire Collection is an open-source game. This means anybody can look at the game’s source code and make their version or “fork” as software developers say.
Open-source software tends to be completely free. Free as in it costs you zero money and free as in anybody can make their own version and distribute it.
Normally open source apps are going to be free of annoyances and in app purchases. I 100% support open-source software, and I use it whenever I can. My desktop computer is currently running Manjaro Linux.
What Is F-Droid?
If you want to learn more about open-source apps, look at F-Droid. F-Droid is easy to use, and almost all of the apps are open source. I downloaded Simple Solitaire Collection from F-droid, and I use some other apps from there as well. F-Droid is 100% secure, and you can trust apps you download from it.
How to Play Solitaire
All variants of Solitaire are games of moving cards around, and the goal is to solve the deck in some way. But you probably know this already. Who has not played Solitaire or FreeCell at least once?
Solitaire Is Everywhere
If you somehow have gone your whole life without playing some version of Solitaire, then good news for you. You can find this game everywhere and anywhere. But for this review, I am going to be focusing on this specific app. Simple Solitaire Collection.
You Probably Have Played Klondike Solitaire
When most people say Solitaire, they probably mean the Klondike version. I did not know there were multiple variants of the game for the longest time. Neither did I know the game is also called Patience. It makes sense now why the KDE Desktop version of the game is called KPatience.
The Versions of Solitaire I Play the Most
The three versions I know the most and play often are Klondike, FreeCell, and Spider. I like FreeCell the most. I have played a little Pyramid in the past, but I don’t like it as much.
17 Way to Play Solitaire!
Simple Solitaire Collection has 17 variants of the game! Some I have not heard of before. I mostly stick to my favorite three games, but it is nice there are options.
The Game Has Good Settings and Options
There are plenty of options you can change. You can also change options only for specific variants of Solitaire. The game also a manual to help you learn to play. I read it frequently as there are plenty of solitaire games, I don’t know how to play.
You can change the colors of a lot of things, and this is neat. You can also switch to different decks of cards and use a four color deck if you wish. The game looks good enough for a card game. The sounds are very basic. There is some music you can play, and it is also pretty basic.
Other Review Information
There is nothing to buy in this game, and there are also no annoyances. This is the cleanest a game can be. Not knocking people who make games for profit, but I love a good straight forward open-source app!
Overall Thoughts on This Game
Simple Solitaire Collection is a great game, and it is the best free version of Solitaire I have found. This game might not be as flashy as other Solitaire apps, but it does everything else right.
Will I Keep on Playing Simple Simple Solitaire Collection?
Solitaire is timeless, and I have played this game in many different versions. I am not going to stop now. Simple Solitaire Collection is currently the best Solitaire app I could find.
Do I Recommend Simple Simple Solitaire Collection?
Yes! If you want to play Solitaire without ads or any common free to play game nuisances, then download this game right away!