Microsoft Card Games (universe)

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Microsoft's Solitaire.

Over the years, Microsoft published several card games for the Windows operating system. Most were video game adaptions of various forms of solitaire, but a handful were multiplayer games. Each uses the French suits for playing cards. All these early titles were side projects written by Microsoft's developers and had the quality you would expect from a developer without professional game experience. It wasn't until the release of Windows Vista in 2007 that Microsoft hired a third-party developer to remake several of their games with a common style. Then, for Windows 8, several solitaire games were entirely remade again as adware programs, and the free versions were deleted in the upgrade process.

Games

Title Released Card Game Notes
Cruel 1990-??-?? Perseverance solitaire Published in Microsoft Entertainment Pack for Windows.
FreeCell 1991-??-?? Freecell solitaire Published in Microsoft Entertainment Pack 2.
FreeCell (2007) 2007-01-30 Freecell solitaire Published with Windows Vista.
FreeCell (2012) 2012-10-26 FreeCell solitaire Published in Microsoft Solitaire Collection.
Golf 1990-??-?? Golf solitaire Published in Microsoft Entertainment Pack for Windows.
Hearts 2007-01-30 Hearts Published with Windows Vista.
Hold 'Em 2007-??-?? Texas hold 'em Published through Windows Update.
Internet Hearts 2000-09-14 Hearts Published with Windows Me.
Internet Spades 2000-09-14 Spades Published with Windows Me.
Internet Spades (2009) 2009-10-22 Spades Published with Windows 7.
Klondike 2012-10-26 Klondike solitaire Published in Microsoft Solitaire Collection.
The Microsoft Hearts Network 1992-10-27 Hearts Published with Windows for Workgroups v3.1.
Pyramid 2012-10-26 Pyramid solitaire Published in Microsoft Solitaire Collection.
Solitaire 1990-05-22 Klondike solitaire Published with Windows 3.
Solitaire (2007) 2007-01-30 Klondike solitaire Published with Windows Vista.
Spider 1998-06-25 Spider solitaire Published with Microsoft Plus! 98.
Spider (2012) 2012-10-26 Spider solitaire Published in Microsoft Solitaire Collection.
Spider Solitaire 2007-01-30 Spider solitaire Published with Windows Vista.
TriPeaks 1991-??-?? Tri Peaks solitaire Published in Microsoft Entertainment Pack 3.
TriPeaks (2012) 2012-10-26 Tri Peaks solitaire Published in Microsoft Solitaire Collection.
Tut's Tomb 1991-??-?? Pyramid solitaire Published in Microsoft Entertainment Pack 2.

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