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Play 5 different games of solitaire with SoloDeck for BlackBerry PlayBook

Solodeck for BlackBerry PlayBook
By Michelle Haag on 10 Sep 2011 02:14 pm EDT
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SoloDeck is a collection of solitaire card games for your BlackBerry PlayBook by Chef Delivered Ltd. Included at this time are five games: Freecell, Klondike, Scorpion, Memory, and Gaps. The app has been designed to maximize use of the screen as the play surface. The main screen consists of the layout with the playing cards, and nothing else, just as you might see it on a real table. There is nothing else on the play surface to distract you from the game itself.

Game play is simple and intuitive; you drag a card or cards from one pile to another with your finger. However, if you want to keep track of the game playing time and score, there is an option to place a "score board" on-screen. Using left and right gestures, you can navigate to the Options, Statistics, and Help screens where you can control aspects of the game, view statistics, and link to the developer website for more details and playing guides. You can also get to these screens by swiping down to reveal the app's navigation menu.

Game features include:

  • shortcuts for legal multiple-card moves when possible (Freecell)
  • game statistics including hands played, won, lost, and best time, saved between sessions. stats can be reset
  • popup context menu for game options
  • undo move, restart game, selectable card design
  • animation effects...as you drag cards over target piles, the targets appear to "pulse" with a heartbeat
  • adjustable audio level
  • some games feature auto move, which can be turned off
  • alternate screen layout for Klondike, more convenient for right-handed players
The free trial edition of this app is a fully functional counterpart to the paid edition, with one exception: the trial edition closes after each game played, requiring you to restart. If that's not your style, you can grab the paid version for just $.99 in BlackBerry App World.

More information/screenshots and to download the free version of SoloDeck
More information/screenshots and to purchase the paid version of SoloDeck
Michelle Haag Michelle Haag "@_Miche11e_ and C0001B3B5" 1191 (articles) 1683 (forum posts)

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Play 5 different games of solitaire with SoloDeck for BlackBerry PlayBook

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There's a version coming soon for the 9850. It really needs the pixel dimensions of a large screen device like the 9850, and even that is a challenge coming down from the higher resolution of the PlayBook. Particularly when cards get stacked up, you need to be able to touch a specific card and drag, and that's really tough with a resolution as "low" as 640x480.

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