Nov 7, 2013

Microsoft Windows has always come with some of the best, free as well as fun card games that there is. Since the time of Ancient Windows 98 and may be even Windows 95, there were some card games present in this popular operating system. Besides Minesweeper, those card games were the most popular computer games back then. They still are popular. Back then when games were rare, their popularity was unmatchable.

Famous Windows Game Solitaire After Completion
The card games that came with Windows also became popular worldwide because of the fact that the most popular operating system featured those games. Since then, those card games have always been featured in newer Windows. Almost all the Windows releases after 98 which includes XP, Vista and Win 7, have those card games pre-installed. Windows 8 also seems to come with some fantastic card games. The progress of the Windows operating system has also shown a developmental progress of those card games. Additional options and change in visual layout are some of the most visible upgrades to our favorite Windows card games.

One thing is for sure, these games taught everyone how fun it is to play card games. Currently, the world is shifting from computers to new gaming platforms like mobile devices. With this shift, we also have seen the shift of same games to this new popular platform. Card games have made their way into mobile phones, tablets and phablets. We see almost all popular Windows card games for Android devices as well. There are much more than what Windows originally offered but this post is dedicated to Windows Card games that made it to Android devices. It is true that Microsoft is no longer the publisher of those card games for Android but the same game play can be experienced with the plethora of card games found at the Play Store.

The list of five popular MS Windows card games and an Android version to substitute them:

Android Version: Solitaire

Solitaire was one of the original games that came with Windows. This sorting game taught the world how to strategize in cards and sort them so that the game can be completed. Cards can be moved around and placed behind cards of higher order but of different color. Once all the sorting was done, all the cards can be moved to the four spots for four different suits. Then an amazing effect of cards shuffling around was shown.

Spider Solitaire

Android Version: Spider Solitaire

This game Spider Solitaire has similar rules to Solitaire but played with more decks of cards. This game is based around a version of a card game called Spider. This game even surpassed the popularity of Solitaire to be the number one Windows game after 2005. This game also includes sorting of cards but involves more time as there are more decks of cards. The difficulty levels allow users to select how many suits of cards to play with. This is a game of patience.


Android Version: FreeCell Solitaire

This is a Windows game which was an implementation of the real life game FreeCell. As the name says, this card sorting game allowed users four different cells to place the cards. Those cells were there to make the game simpler and possible. Sorting the cards in a single deck so that they can be arranged serially at the end of the game was the main idea behind the game play. There are different game numbers of this game based on the possible random combination of a deck of cards.


Android Version: Hearts Free

Hearts is a game which is quite different than the sorting games available above. This game requires four players to play. In Windows, three other players were computer players. The idea behind the game is that the cards with Hearts carried 1 point each. The queen of spades carries a whopping 13 points. The aim of the game is to keep your points to a minimum. The game begins with a two of clubs and ends when all the cards are on the table.

Internet Spades
Android Version: Spades Free

This internet Spades is the online game played with real players online and is available in Microsoft Windows. This game is similar to Hearts but the scoring is kind of the opposite. This game involves making a bid on how much points you can secure. Spades are considered of high use in this game, hence the name of the game: Spades. The highest value card played wins and points are secured. In this way the points bid must be reached otherwise negative score is awarded. At the end of five rounds, the player with the highest point wins. The game saw a huge popularity because it was an online game featured in Windows.
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  1. Great treat to the Android users. It is good to know that Windows game apps is available in Android. This is really a great news for the people who loves to play cards in mobile as well as web.


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