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Best Solitaire Apps

Solitaire is an excellent card game to play when you have some time on your hands. Klondike is the most popular variation, but there are dozens of kinds of solitaire. Naturally, this game is huge on iOS. There are many different playing styles, looks, and types of apps available. Everyone needs a solitaire app or two in their pocket. This AppGuide will help you decide which one is right for you.

Essential Apps


by Brainium Studios LLC

This is my favorite solitaire app. I really enjoy playing this smooth, attractive take on Klondike Solitaire. You can customize the background and card backs with the provided styles or with photos from your own library. Choose from portrait or landscape mode, draw one or draw three, and standard or Vegas scoring. Still not sure? Check out the free, ad-supported version, linked below.

Windoze Solitaire

by Headsoft

For anyone just wanting their free, easy, and fun solitaire game, this is it. Windoze Solitaire is a straightforward app that can kill all the time you need. It truly is a fun alternative to paid card apps.

Solebon Solitaire – 50 Card Games

by Solebon LLC

This is a very popular solitaire game for iPhone and iPod Touch, with over 40 different games you can play. There are plenty of options for different card backs and backgrounds. Graphics are attractive and gameplay is fairly smooth. It is expensive, but Solebon Solitaire is a very fun app. There is a free version with seven card game variations worth checking out.

Notable Apps

Solitaire 7: A quality app to play the classic Klondike card game on iOS 7

by Brilliant Labs

This could be the prettiest solitaire app available. It's focused on being suited to iOS7. Much like the operating system, it looks clean and flows nicely. The game play is fine, certainly passable, but perhaps not as smooth as the essential apps. I really like the way this app looks and think it's definitely worth a try.

Solitaire *

by PI Entertainment Limited

This app has the most variety of solitaire of any free app. The game play itself isn't perfect, but it's not awful. The dozens of playing styles make this app certainly worth a mention.

Card Shark Solitaire

by Easy 8 Software

This app is free and universal and has all the bells and whistles. You get a dozen different games and variations of solitaire. There are a lot of custom effects you can add yourself to the game, but the game play itself isn't quite as smooth as the essential apps. You’ll just need their paid version (linked below) if you want even more solitaire games.

Decent Apps


by MobilityWare

This Klondike solitaire app from MobilityWare is both free and universal. It plays well enough, with plenty of customization options. The only drawback is that there are ads, as one might expect in a free app, that pop up before each hand is dealt. You can pay to upgrade if you want the game without ads. However, this a decent free option for solitaire.

Solitaire City (Ad-Free)

by Digital Smoke LLC

Solitaire city is a big name in iOS solitaire. It has plenty of features, but a little too many as they can get in the way of the game. That's not good in any game. The free version (linked below) has ads, but at least you don't have to sink $2 on a game. This is an app worth mentioning as it may be the biggest in solitaire.

Full Deck Solitaire

by GRL Games

This app is very fun with a wide variety of features. The game play is a little awkward, but don't that deter you from checking out this game with its vast amount of features.

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