Saturday, December 16, 2017

2017 #21 Play Offline

Now you can enjoy Wiki Solitaire even without an Internet connection.

To play a game while offline just visit the game page at least once while connected to the Internet on your device. You might also want to consider bookmarking the game to make it easy to get back to later.

Remember to repeat the above steps for each game (Klondike, Pyramid, etc.) and on each device (laptop, tablet, smart phone etc.) you want to use offline.

Not only does this allow for offline play it also speeds up game loading in general (even when online) since all of the resources (except for ads) are stored locally on your device.

Monday, November 20, 2017

2017 #20 Drag-n-Drop Relief

This release makes dropping cards more forgiving. A number of players have pointed out that a drop often fails to hit the target even when most of the card is clearly over the target pile.

Now when you drop a card on a pile it will be considered a hit when at least 25% of the card covers the target. So far, 25% feels about right. Let me know if does or doesn't work for you and I'll tweak it if necessary.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Consolidated Game Page

Wiki Solitaire is now consolidated into a single web page.

Previous versions required that you open a new "menu" page to select a game or view the instructions then navigate back to the game page to continue. No need for that anymore. Now the game you are playing, the instructions and selections are all available from the same web page. Just scroll down at anytime to review the information then scroll back up to continue the game in play.

I think you will agree this is a better arrangement that keeps you focused on the game in play.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

"Quick Solitaire" is now "Wiki Solitaire"

In case you hadn't noticed I recently re-branded "Quick Solitaire" (for the web) as "Wiki Solitaire". I did this primarily to distinguish it from my Windows version of "Quick Solitaire" and to reflect the web based nature of this new version.

Not to worry, it's the same game under-the-hood, same links and web locations as before just the name has changed.

This brand name change seemed like a natural evolution for my series of card games since "wikiwiki" is the Hawaiian term for fast or quick, "wiki" is a familiar Internet term and all of my games are based on the descriptions found on Wikipedia.

Thanks for your support and enjoy.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Gaps Rules Update

Just released an update (2016.6) that adjusts the rules for the game of Gaps.

According to Wikipedia and a Google search the consensus is to allow two (2) re-deals instead of only one as was the case in previous versions (three rounds in total) and the cards are not shuffled in a re-deal.

This change makes the game a little easier to win (estimated at 1 in 7 games).

Sunday, April 3, 2016

New Release 2016.4

Did you know you can transfer cards to the foundations by double-clicking them?

For example, if you double-click on an Ace in Solitaire it will be transferred to the next available foundation slot automatically for you. You can also double-click on any card during play and it will transfer to the appropriate foundation if it "fits".

Until now this transfer was what I like to call a "snap" motion or instant transfer that was not very intuitive.

With today's release all double-click transfers now "slide" the card smoothly to their destination. This gives you better feedback as to what's happening automatically for you especially in a game like Klondike where Aces are transferred automatically to the foundations whenever they appear in the play.


Monday, September 14, 2015

New Compact Card Format on Small Screens

Did you know that Quick Solitaire can run on any web enabled device including smartphones and tablets?

Until now the cards were a little hard to see on small screens so I recently released an update that will automatically switch to a compact card format that makes it easier to see the cards on small devices like smartphones.
Quick Solitaire on an iPhone
This also works on desktops if you make your window really small.