Solitaire for Mac?

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  1. solitaireformac macrumors newbie

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    Hi all!

    I am looking for a Mac version of the windows games "Solitaire" and "Spider Solitaire". Are there any free versions of these games for Mac OS X Leopard?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    If you stick around here, you'll regret naming yourself that...

    Google "OS X solitare freeware"
     
  3. solitaireformac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah thanks. I found "Solitaire XL" from www.lavacat.com . This looks like the classic "Solitaire" game.

    Is a free "Spider Solitaire" existing, too?
     
  4. nagromme macrumors G5

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    I use "Sol" which includes spider:

    http://www.macgamefiles.com/detail.php?item=19585

    Or should I say... I DON'T use it, but it's on my Mac for other people to play :)

    EDIT: Actually I think I have a different app called Sol! So I can't vouch for this one, but it does have spider.
     
  5. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    I know the best solitaire and it's a new computer only one. AND it was made by someone I know formally. Check out fairway solitaire. Just make sure you find the mac download.
     
  6. solitaireformac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The "Sol" program has something similar to "spider solitaire". But I have to pay to use it unlimited. :(
    Any free alternatives?
     
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  8. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    If you want that authentic feel just play Solitaire through VMWare, Fusion or Boot Camp. :p
     
  9. nagromme macrumors G5

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  10. wattso macrumors regular

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    How about http://worldofsolitaire.com/ Its a browser based version, but hey, solitaire is solitaire. I searched for far too long to find a mac version of spider solitaire for free. My Mother has even created a bookmark link to it on the bookmarks bar on safari so its only a case of opening safari and then one click away.

    Hope that helps!
     
  11. Galley macrumors 65816

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    Another vote for Kitty Spangles Solitaire. It has a ton of games, and support is excellent. :)
     
  12. Jaqen macrumors member

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    Solitaire... really? I honestly thought that was a game only played when bored to death at work. I mean, not knocking you or anything at all. Actually, I beat Freecell at work today. Hurray! I like that one a lot.

    But really... there are a lot more thrilling games! Anyone remember Chip's Challenge? Wonderful game! And my brother found this version of it for Mac a while ago, but I couldn't tell ya where to get it anymore nor do I even have it on my comp.

    But hey, maybe you truly enjoy playing Solitaire. If so, that's quite alright!
     
  13. wattso macrumors regular

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    I find it dull. But my mum loves it. She regually plays until 2-am !! :p
     
  14. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    In the spirit of things I thought I'd attach a screenshot I took of a solitaire game about seven years ago. Back then a few friends and I would compete to get the quickest complete time for standard 3 card solitaire and this was what I managed:

    solitaire.jpg

    I must admit it was slightly strange seeing a screenshot of my Windows XP pre-release desktop!
     
  15. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Likely would get ...

    A lot of the "Go Play with Yourself" and "You'll go Blind Doing That" type comments. :p
     
  16. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    Best free mac solitaire, in my opinion.
     
  17. kjwarren macrumors newbie

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    I use solitaire XL as well. It's a little buggy at times but it generally gets the job done. That game has gotten me through many a boring lecture. :)
     
  18. rikoshay macrumors member

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    Give Solitaire Forever a spin. I think it's the best looking, most playable solitaire game for Macs.
     
  19. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I liked Solitaire XL as well, but when I needed a Solitaire program that's easy on the hardware, I use MacSolitaireX
     
  20. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Easy on hardware? Hahaha. Wow, I never thought Solitaire XL was hard on it and I only have a lowly PB.
     
  21. Red Sox macrumors regular

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    A couple months ago, I searched and searched for a good, free Spider solitaire, and couldn't find anything decent. Then I came across Solavant Solitaire, which is outstanding. www.solavant.com. It costs money, but is well worth it. It's only $17 for the "student" license (and I can assure you, they don't check to see if you're a student). There are 240 different variants of solitaire. The free trial version lets you try 100 games.
     
  22. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't know that Solitaire XL was hard on the hardware either...
     
  23. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Solitaire XL is very capable, and pretty damn cool. It just shows the cards floating right over your desktop (if you want) no window behind it or anything.
     
  24. macgeek24 macrumors newbie

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    Loads of freeware. Solitaire included
    http://www.pure-mac.com/
     
  25. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Have you tried Solitaire XL on a 500 MHz G3 iBook?

    Yeah, didn't think so.
     

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