Solitaire’s 30th Anniversary

 

Microsoft’s Solitaire, originally launched on May 22 1990, is celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary.

Originally launching on the Windows 3.0 operating system as ‘Windows Solitaire’ this software’s main intention was to familiarize users with the mouse. Today, Microsoft’s Solitaire is now one of the most known and established games in the world. According to studio head of Microsoft Casual Games, Paul Jensen “Microsoft Solitaire Collection… hosts over 35 million players each month, from more than 200+ countries and territories, in 65 different languages,” These astronomical numbers are one of the many reasons Solitaire was inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame in 2019.

Microsoft is celebrating Solitaire’s anniversary by inviting fans of the game to join in and play in order to reach the most games of Solitaire played in one day. Microsoft Solitaire Collection, as it’s known today, is available to download on iOS and Android, as well as, from Microsoft’s website

Check out further reading below and don’t forget to play a game of Solitaire today to help break this record!

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