Microsoft Solitaire turned 30 today, so let’s play a few rounds

And by ‘a few’ I mean ‘two dozen’

I’d say that Microsoft Solitaire was before my time, but then again, it kind of wasn’t – it’s a timeless classic that has been passed down through the decades. Today, it’s 30 years old, and it’s still beloved.

Shout-out to Wes Cherry, Susan Kare, and everyone else involved. I adore that Cherry, a then-intern at Microsoft, “came up with the idea to write Solitaire for Windows out of boredom, really.”

Just last month, I started playing the mobile rendition of Microsoft Solitaire with XP, leveling, and daily challenges. I don’t necessarily care for those modern touches – I could take ’em or leave ’em – but the fundamentals are as potent as ever. I could bounce between Klondike, Spider, and FreeCell forever.

Microsoft Solitaire is the only video game I have in common with my grandfather. It means a lot to me. It’s special. And I’m far from alone. Some 35 million people play it every month like clockwork. Today, in honor of the big three-oh, the community is trying to top its most-cleared-games-in-a-day record.

You hear that, Brett? Catch my drift, Darren? Solitaire, not Minesweeper, is the undeniable GOAT.

Wipe that smile off your face.

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Jordan Devore
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