Nickel Buddy Studios recently released a new version of their Solitaire game for BlackBerry. Solitaire Buddy Gold is actually more than a single game; it is a collection of 13 different Solitaire games. I’m pretty plain vanilla when it comes to Solitaire, and normally just play good old fashioned Klondike. But after playing with the different games in Solitaire Buddy Gold, I’m expanding my horizons!

When you first start the game, you are presented with the game lobby. Here you can see your game stats, like the number of times you’ve won each game and the number you’ve played, so you can see how good (or bad) you really are. This is where you choose which game you want to play.
Game Lobby - Choose Your Game

The graphics in Solitaire Gold are excellent. The card images are nice and crisp, and there is a huge variety of backgrounds that you can select. My favorite is Chocolate Swirl. And if you can’t decide, simply set it to rotate through all the backgrounds.
Many Different Backgrounds Available

And if you just want to choose a plain color background, you can set it to any of hundreds of solid colors.
Choose Solid Background Color

The gameplay is very straightforward…select the card you want to move, and move it. You can do it all one-handed using the trackball, or use a combination of trackball and spacebar if you prefer.
Many Solitaire Games

Solitaire Buddy Gold retails for $9.95, and is a great value at that price. It’s the one game on my BlackBerry that I consistantly play and never get tired of. Solitaire Buddy Gold is a staple that belongs on every BlackBerry.

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