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Solitaire is back on Windows but it's going to cost you

That’s right, it’s a freemium game.

ONCE UPON A TIME, when Windows 95 was the PC system of choice, people passed their time by playing Solitaire.

A simple card game, it was included free from Windows 95 onwards and was a way of killing time at work or anywhere a computer happened to be available.

Fast-forward to Windows 10 and it’s still there in the form of Microsoft Solitaire Collection. The game (called Klondike) features new game types, different card faces, daily challenges, tournaments and a few other small additions.

Yet what have might slipped past numerous people is it’s a freemium game. Ads show up at random times in-between games, taking up the full screen and if you want to remove them, you’ll have to pay.

If you want to get rid of ads for a month, it’s €1.49 and a yearly subscription will set you back €9.89. Paying that removes all advertisements and gives you more virtual coins if you complete daily challenges.

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The same thing was included in the Windows 8.1 version but it wasn’t a pre-installed game, instead accessed through the Windows Store.

At least we still have the memories of the old Solitaire.

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