Faerie Solitaire Mobile ($0.99) by Subsoap.com is a simple, yet elegant solitaire game for the iPhone and iPad. Although, seemingly aimed toward a younger crowd, the gameplay is unique enough for almost any taste.
The whimsical, soothing music will immediately prepare you for some relaxing solitaire gameplay. There is even a short intro video to get you in the faerie spirit.
This type of solitaire is a bit different from regular solitaire. In Faerie Solitaire, you fill up your energy bar and earn money so that you can save the faeries and get upgrades while doing so. This seems a bit cheesy to me, but it does give the game that extra edge and I am certain children would really enjoy the storyline.
Along with the fantasy of adventure mode, the actual gameplay is different as well. Instead of playing on the cards already laid out before you, you play off of the deck. Whatever card you draw from the deck aids you in getting rid of the cards on the table. If a card is lower or higher than the one drawn, you may get rid of it.
For example, if you drew a five, you could tap a six or a four and bring them into your deck. Essentially, the object of the game is to empty the table in front of you instead of emptying your hand. You also have two freebies per game: one wild card and one undo. This definitely comes in handy in the harder levels.
All in all, the app is well done and is certainly worth a buck! If you have kids, or know someone who really loves faerie art, get this app and they will be thrilled! If you just like to relax and play a game now and then, this is for you, too.
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