Most people I know, including me, love playing card games to pass the time. Like many others of my generation, I learned to enjoy the old Windows version of classic solitaire. Thankfully technology has advanced and there are plenty of options available, especially on the App Store. BVS Solitaire Collection is a must-have game for anyone who enjoys playing solitaire.
Developed by BVS Development Corporation, this immense collection of over 200 variations of solitaire will surprise even the savviest of solitaire enthusiasts. Concept and Functionality: Yes, you read that correctly. BVS Solitaire Collection includes a grand total of 224 different solitaire games. According to the game’s App Store page, “All your old time favourites are included such as Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, Klondike, Tri-Peaks, Scorpion, Seahaven Towers, Accordion, Russian Solitaire, Monte Carlo, Forty Thieves, Flower Garden, Golf, Cruel, Yukon etc.” This sounds incredible, and it truly is. Personally I never realized there were so many variations of solitaire, and BVS Solitaire Collection does a fantastic job of making each and every game accessible. Games are sorted by type, number of decks, difficulty, and odds, and it’ll likely take new players a bit of time to get acquainted with even a fraction of the extensive list of games.
BVS Solitaire Collection plays like most solitaire games, though, in that it’s easy to tap and drag cards to their respective spots. If you decide to be adventurous, go for it. BVS Solitaire Collection includes very detailed descriptions for each game. Given how much is available in BVS Solitaire Collection, I’m definitely impressed with how easy it is to find your way around the game. You can even access a detailed menu while playing by tapping on a blank space on the board, and you can quickly change games, play a new game, and check out statistics. Features: If 224 variations of solitaire isn’t enough to impress, BVS Solitaire Collection also includes a few extra features that make it an incredibly comprehensive game. This includes very detailed statistics, which gives users a great overview of performance on various games. Also, one of the things that makes BVS Solitaire Collection very unique is the fact that you can fine-tune each and every solitaire game by modifying rules. Yes, that’s right; you can even create your own variation of solitaire. This includes changing foundations, number of redeals, and tableaus. You can give your custom game a name and enjoy it anytime, just like other BVS Solitaire Collection games. Value: BVS Solitaire Collection is available to download from the App Store for $5.99 and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. It’s also available on Mac and PC. While this might seem like a steep price for an iOS card game, BVS Solitaire Collection offers an unbelievable number of features and games for players. Personally I think the ability to create your own solitaire variation is what really makes the game incredible. Overall, if you’re an avid player of solitaire, BVS Solitaire Collection is a must-have game. It might take awhile to get used to navigating such a feature-rich game, but you’ll be trying different games and creating your own games in no time. I highly recommend it!