Lame, I know - Need Hearts & Freecell...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wheezy, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. wheezy macrumors 65816

    wheezy

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    So, my parents PC went into perpetual reboot last week (fancy that, Windows freaking out...) and they gave in to buying a new 17" Intel iMac (wahoo! Didn't mind that trip to the apple store!)

    ANYWAYS - My dad's a little perterbed by the loss of Hearts, Freecell, Solitaire, and whatever other beloved card games Windows comes with. We all know that playing with a $2 deck of cards on the kitchen table isn't nearly as easy or entertaining as a $600 deck of cards, disguised as a 'computer'. I've downloaded the Mondo Card Game Widget, but he doesn't like it. All I find when searching on Google are one's you have to pay for. C'mon, who wants to pay for solitaire?

    So, what do I do? What do I get? i can load XP SP2 on here, but if I do that just for his card games, he'll just always stick to having it run XP, and then... we don't want that.
     
  2. ddrueckhammer macrumors 65816

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    One down...

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/12457

    There are a few free card games for mac...check out versiontracker and macupdate until you find ones he likes. This is almost the exact same Freecell that is included with all Windows computers...

    BTW, all Macs come with Chess and iMacs come with those Big Bang Board games in the Applications folder FYI...
     
  3. ddrueckhammer macrumors 65816

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    Not exactly card games, but you also might want to show him Bejeweled and Alchemy. They are at popcap games...They are extremely fun time killers and have free demos...
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    There is a solitaire game by lavacat which is just called Solitaire XL (it's been mentioned previously on here to get a link from). It's a beautiful version of classic solitaire

    There's also Freecell which is uglier and more Windows like but works in exactly the same way. I loaded both on Mum's Mac when she switched and missed them.
     
  5. ddrueckhammer macrumors 65816

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    I just realized...Eric's Ultimate Solitaire is pretty cool too....it has tons of different kinds of solitare all in the same game...

    Also, Freeverse, who make the games bundled with the Mac have the following titles....

    3D Bridge Deluxe
    3D Crazy Eights
    3D Euchre Deluxe
    3D Hearts Deluxe
    3D Setback (aka Pitch)
    3D Spades Deluxe
    Burning Monkey Casino
    Burning Monkey Mahjong 2
    Burning Monkey Solitaire
    Classic Cribbage
    Classic Gin Rummy

    It is really cool that they have games like Pitch and Bridge...Check them out!
     
  6. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    im not sure about the iMac, but i know the MacBook came with some of those games. I can't tell you what it came with, because i deleted them... :rolleyes:

    Burning Monkey Solitare is great fun.
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    There's also Mine Swept if he want's Minesweeper, it is PPC only though...

    Another recommendation for Solitare XL.

    There also is Freecell (Untried but rated 5* so is probably good)

    I can't find a hearts game though :(
     

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