Back when I used to commute to work on the train, I was usually playing a game. I know that there are tons and tons of game out there now, but I still prefer card games when it comes time to blow off some steam. My game of choice was and still is Solitaire. When I was asked to write a review of this app, it was easy since this is the version that I enjoy anyway! 🙂

Not only are games therapeutic when commuting, they are great for relieving stress. And the holidays can be a very stressful time. Sure, it’s a happy time, but depending on your family dynamic, your plan, and whether or not you are hosting or need to travel it can also be very stressful! Cooking, cleaning, wrapping gifts, making sure there is enough room for everyone… it can all be a lot!

So… once the holidays are over, or even if you just need a break from the madness, grab your mobile device or tablet and start up a game of Solitaire.


What is Solitaire?

Patience, or solitaire as it is known in the US and Canada, is a genre of card games that can be played by a single player. The purpose of patience is to manipulate cards into a specific order, usually one or multiple stacks. Cards are drawn from a shuffled deck into a specific arrangement on a tabletop, from which the player attempts to reorder the deck by suit and rank through a series of moves transferring cards from one place to another using specific restrictions.

Why Solitaire by MobilityWare?

MobilityWare’s version of Solitaire is the first version that includes Daily Challenges. They vow that they are always updating to include fun new features! If you like playing solitaire with an actual deck of cards, or Windows Solitaire on your PC, you will enjoy this app.

The default for drawing cards is draw 1. However, if you want more of a challenge you can enter the settings and change it to draw 3. You can also choose between no scoring, standard scoring, or Vegas scoring. You can also challenge other players!


Solitaire by MobilityWare is available from the iTunes store or Google Play store for FREE.


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by MobilityWare. All opinions are my own.