The world’s most iconic PC game is now available for free on Android and iOS

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Microsoft is bringing what is arguably the most iconic PC game in the world to smartphones and tablets.

On Wednesday, the tech giant announced iOS and Android users can download Solitaire free of charge.

As part of the announcement Microsoft revealed a total of five games will make up the Solitaire Collection, including Spider, FreeCell, Klondike, Pyramids and Tripeaks.

There are also daily challenges for players and those with an Xbox Live account are also able to sign in and play against friends.

This also means that you can continue playing as you switch from Windows 10 device, with all you game data saved in cloud, meaning you can simply pick up where you left off, no matter which Windows 10 device you use.

Microsoft is also offering a Premium ad free version which costs $1.99 per month and also includes extra challenges and player bonuses.

To celebrate the launch Microsoft has said its Premium Edition will be available free of charge until December 31st.

If you want to continue with the Premium Edition after this date you will need to pay the monthly fee. If not, you will be revert back to the standard version, which does contain ads.

The Solitaire Collection can be download from the Google Play Store and App Store.

Commenting on the launch, Microsoft’s Paul Jensen said:

“Microsoft Solitaire continues to be one of the most-played games of all time on Windows for more than 25 years.”

“What’s more, the version of Solitaire you know and love on Windows 10 and Windows 8 PC and mobile devices, Microsoft Solitaire Collection, has reached more than 119 million unique players in the last four years alone! And now, those on iPhone, iPad and Android devices can play the popular card game for free,” he added.

Jonathan Fairfield
Jonathan is our Google Nexus and Android enthusiast. He is also fanatical about football which makes it all the more strange that he should support Stockport County. In addition to writing about tech, Jonathan has a passion for fitness and nutrition and has previously written for one the UK's leading watch and horology websites.
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