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Hint Feature Added!

Greetings!

A Hint feature added to World of Solitaire!

To see a hint for an available move, click the Light Bulb in the bottom right corner!



It will highlight a move for you on the game board:



You can click it again and again to see different available moves.

If you want to remove the light bulb, good news! You can turn it off!
Simply click the "Options" button at the top and go to the "Settings" tab.

Now just uncheck the box next to "Show Hint Light Bulb":


A "Hint" feature has been the #1 most requested feature, next to Sound.

So I'm glad to finally be able to implement this for you all!

Since My Last Post


In the past 3 months, I've added:
  • 14 New Games!
  • 15 New Victory Images!
  • 5 New Languages!
  • Several other bug fixes and minor improvements!
I hope you are all having a great 2019!

— Robert

Sound Effects Added!

Greetings!

Sound effects have been added to World of Solitaire!

To turn them, click the "Options" button at the top and then go to the "Settings" tab.



I couldn't decide on exactly which sound effects I liked better, so you have two styles to choose from: "Gentle" and "Robust"

Gentle has nice and soft sounding effects and are a bit on the quiet side. Whereas Robust is more prominent and moving the cards around feels very significant. You can choose whichever you prefer!

Sound has been #1 most requested feature over the past 10 years and I'm glad to have finally gotten it into the game for you all to enjoy!

— Robert

Game Names

Greetings!

Variants


World of Solitaire has many game "Variants" such as Klondike (Turn One) and Spider (1 Suit).

These variants are usually in parenthesis following the game name. However some variants don't follow this rule such as Crescent Relaxed and Pyramid Easy.

In order to be consistent, several games have been renamed:
Old Name New Name
Aces Up Relaxed=>Aces Up (Relaxed)
Algerian Patience Relaxed=>Algerian Patience (Relaxed)
Australian Patience Easy=>Australian Patience (Easy)
Canfield Relaxed=>Canfield (Relaxed)
Canfield Relaxed (Turn One)=>Canfield (Relaxed) (Turn One)
Crescent Relaxed=>Crescent (Relaxed)
Eight Off Relaxed=>Eight Off (Relaxed)
Golf Relaxed=>Golf (Relaxed)
Golf Strict=>Golf (Strict)
Josephine Relaxed=>Josephine (Relaxed)
Montana Relaxed=>Montana (Relaxed)
Pyramid Easy=>Pyramid (Easy)
Pyramid Relaxed=>Pyramid (Relaxed)
Pyramid Relaxed Easy=>Pyramid (Relaxed) (Easy)
Scorpion Easy=>Scorpion (Easy)
Scorpion Relaxed=>Scorpion (Relaxed)
Tri Peaks Strict=>Tri Peaks (Strict)
Tri Peaks Strict (Hidden)=>Tri Peaks (Strict) (Hidden)

Going forward any new "Variants" will always be in parenthesis. This should make finding variants in the game list easier.

Double & Triple


Some games have 2-deck and 3-deck variants, such as Double Easthaven and Triple Klondike.

Because these names start with Double or Triple instead of Klondike or Easthaven it was tricky for new players to realize these variants were available.

Thus to be consistent and make finding them easier, these games have been renamed:
Old Name New Name
Double Easthaven=>Easthaven (Double)
Double Easthaven (Kings Only)=>Easthaven (Double) (Kings Only)
Double Klondike (Turn One)=>Klondike (Double) (Turn One)
Double Klondike (Turn Three)=>Klondike (Double) (Turn Three)
Triple Easthaven=>Easthaven (Triple)
Triple Easthaven (Kings Only)=>Easthaven (Triple) (Kings Only)
Triple Klondike (Turn One)=>Klondike (Triple) (Turn One)
Triple Klondike (Turn Three)=>Klondike (Triple) (Turn Three)

For those that love playing the Double or Triple variants this change may take a little time to get used to, but I believe this a good change going forward as when I add new 2-deck and 3-deck variants for different games in the future I won't have to start their names with Double or Triple.

New Games


Since my last blog post in January, I've added 11 new games:
  • Feb: Beleaguered Castle
  • Feb: Citadel
  • Feb: Streets and Alleys
  • Feb: Canfield (Turn One)
  • Feb: Canfield (Relaxed)
  • Feb: Josephine (Relaxed)
  • Mar: Algerian Patience
  • Mar: Algerian Patience (Relaxed)
  • May: Canfield (Relaxed) (Turn One)
  • May: Seahaven Towers (Relaxed)
  • May: Crazy Quilt
All those games were requested by players and I have many more requested games to add!

I hope you all are enjoying the website and I hope you all continue to have fun playing!

New Game! More to come!

Greetings!

I just added a new game: Aces Up Relaxed

Over the past few years at least 3 people have requested a "relaxed" version of Aces Up and it's finally here.

This new version of World of Solitaire makes it a lot easier for me to add new games. So I plan on adding new games much more frequently than I have been in the past several years.

There over 90 new games that folks have requested over the years and now I'll finally be able to add them!

I hope you all are enjoying the web site and I hope you all continue to have fun playing!

Victory Image System Revamp

Greetings!

The Victory Image system has received a major overhaul!

In the old system, it was difficult to discover Rare and Mythical images. Your odds of seeing them were very low.

Here is the new system:


Victory Images are now grouped into levels, with 5 images per level. Once you discover all the images from Level 1, you unlock Level 2.

When you win, a random unlocked level is chosen and then a random image from that level.

You can increase the chance of discovering new images by winning games. Each time you win a game, you'll raise a bonus chance of seeing new images.

Thus the longer you play and win without seeing a new image, the easier it will become to discover a new image.

You can still prevent images from showing by simply clicking on them to X them out. I also fixed some bugs with that and now it should work much more reliably.

This new system should make it much easier to discover new images. In addition it should hopefully feel more rewarding as you 'level up'.

Lastly I plan on adding a lot more victory images in the future and this system makes it easier to do that.

I hope you all continue to enjoy playing :)

— Robert