Popcap Games has now released Solitaire Blitz on Facebook for all users. When I first saw the news on this, I was trying to fathom how you could play a game of solitaire in sixty seconds. However, it doesn't quite work like the normal game we're used to (which I think is technically called Klondike).
In Solitaire Blitz, you still have your seven stacks (the number of cards in each stack seems kind of random, and each stack has the top card face up) and the remainder of the deck, but you start with a card face up as well. The goal is to click on cards on the seven stacks so that the one you click on is either one card higher or lower than the card on the main stack, suit and color doesn't matter. The better you do, and the more cards you can chain together before flipping over the next card in the deck, the higher your score. You also earn silver which can be used to by boosts. It's kind of fun and definitely not your average game of solitaire.
PopCap Games Officially Launches Solitaire Blitz™
Social Twist on World’s Most Popular Card Game Now Available to All Facebook Users
SEATTLE, Washington and DUBLIN, Ireland — March 6, 2012 — PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual video games, today announced the official global launch of Solitaire Blitz™, the company’s latest social game available on the Facebook platform. The aquatically themed social card game debuted in February through a gradual beta launch before becoming available to the entire Facebook user base today.
In Solitaire Blitz, players compete with friends to discover a whole new world of solitaire in a fast-paced treasure hunt. By matching cards quickly using an up-and-down sequence, they race to clear the decks in 60 seconds and collect treasures to earn silver, the in-game currency redeemable for boosts (power-ups). Immersive environments inspired by early 20th century art and literature are accompanied by a stunning orchestral score, creating a unique gaming environment unlike anything else on Facebook.
“We’ve taken the world’s most well-known card game and created an exciting new social version using PopCap’s incredibly popular time-based Blitz mechanic made famous by Bejeweled Blitz and Zuma Blitz,” said Scott Willoughby, marketing manager for PopCap Games. “We’ve evolved a traditionally solitary pastime into a friendly, shared experience that’s fun for all ages.”