Microsoft’s card game Solitaire is celebrating its 30th anniversary today.
The card game, which was initially known as Windows Solitaire, is still one of the most played games in the world. According to reports, more than 35 million people around the world play it monthly.
Microsoft Solitaire was originally included as part of Windows 3.0 back in 1990, designed specifically to teach users how to use a mouse. Grabbing virtual cards and dropping them in place taught the basics of drag-and-drop in Windows, which we still use today in many parts of the operating system.
Solitaire was included in the world video game Hall of Fame in 2019 due to its huge popularity. It has also been translated into 65 languages.
The new app of Microsoft Solitaire has five new game modes in it, daily challenges, competitive events, Xbox Live integration, and also gives the option to select the difficulty level.
The game is now available for Windows, IOS, Android and web users.