What's New in Pretty Good Solitaire
December 6, 2012
Download the Christmas Card Set.
December 3, 2012
Solitaire Game of the Week - Aces and Kings.
November 30, 2012
Goodsol Newsletter #170 - Christmas Card Set
November 27, 2012
Pretty Good Solitaire Mac Edition - new Mac OS X version 2.40 with 400 games.
November 26, 2012
Solitaire Game of the Week - Eight Off.
November 19, 2012
Solitaire Game of the Week - Pyramid.
November 16, 2012
Goodsol Newsletter #169 - New Pretty Good Solitaire v13.4
January 22, 2013
Pretty Good Solitaire - new version 13.6 with 800 games.
What's New in version 13.6
2 New Games - 800 Games Total
The new games are Admiral's Patience and Downing Street.
November 12, 2012
Solitaire Game of the Week - Golf.
November 8, 2012
Download the Thanksgiving Card Set.
November 5, 2012
Solitaire Game of the Week - Spider.
November 2, 2012
Goodsol Newsletter #168 - New Pretty Good Solitaire Mac Edition v2.38
What's New in version 13.3
10 New Games - 790 Games Total
The new games are Aragonese Patience, Barney's Spider, Book Scorpion, Ceiling Fan, Eight by Five, Klondike Mini, Mount Logan, Open Peek Cell, Sticko, and Whistler.
What's New in version 13.2
10 New Games - 780 Games Total
The new games are Alloway Kirk, Five Pirates, Kettle Hill, McCarver, Open Peek, Pyramid Rank, Richard's Patience, Undercover Aces Easy, Weddings, and Yukon Two Suits.
What's New in version 13.1
10 New Games - 770 Games Total
The new games are Acquaintance One, Barricade, Boots, Crescent Four, Different Left, Great River, Limestone, Sleepers, Vincent, and Viper.
What's New in version 12.4
10 New Games - 750 Games Total
The new games are Arsenal, Block, Camaraderie, Genie, Rail Fence, Rough Rider, Sea Scorpion, Spaulding, Ten by Six, and Windsor Castle.
What's New in version 12.3
15 New Games - 740 Games Total
The new games are Aces Up Pairs, Carousel, Cup of Kindness, Dneiper, Dominion, Fair Maids, Fourteen Again, Klondike Territory, Luckier Thirteen, Milligan Yukon, Rank Spider, Sally, Seven by Seven Alt, Seymour, and Upside Down.
What's New in version 12.2
15 New Games - 725 Games Total
The new games are Algiers, Chateau, Coyote, HalfCell, Housefly, Lasker, Mrs. Finn, Normandy, Quartet, Quizzie, Stalagmites, Taking Silk, Twisty Thirteens, Westcliff Rush, and Yukonic Plague.
What's New in version 12.1
10 New Games - 710 Games Total
The new games are Chinese FreeCell, Double Limited, Endless Harp, Jacks in the Box, Private Lane, Quadrennial, Rueil, Sixteen Piles, Succession, and Trigon Left.
What's New in version 12.0
40 New Games - 700 Games Total
The new games are Bobby, Bucket, Calculation Klondike, Carol, Cast Out Nines, Dimes, Double Aces and Kings, Double Gold Rush, Double Jane, Easy Diavolo, Eleven Triangle, Flow, Fourteen Demons, Fourteen Peaks, FreeCell Duplex, Friday, Gilbert, Greater Wheel, Huge Spider, Lincoln Greens, Lucky Fan, Microbe, Mrs. Milligan, Muse, Old Arch, Pyramid Dozen, Quadruple Interchange, Quadruple Yukon, Random, Shuffle, Single Plot, Smokey, Stages, Stewart, Suits in Line, Tens Out, Uncanny, Unusual, Up and Up, and Venice.
2 New Card Sizes
Two new larger card sizes added, giving a total of 5 card sizes. These new card sizes are useful in high screen resolutions with newer, large monitors. See a full size screenshot of the large sized cards
What's New in version 11.0.1
Updates for Windows Vista compatibility.
What's New in version 11.0
20 New Games - 660 Games Total
The new games are Alliance, Bunker, Calculation FreeCell, Double Storehouse, Double Trigon, Forty Bandits, Heracles, Kiev, Linus, Neptune, Nine to Five, Panther Creek, Quadruple Trigon, Rouen, Selective FreeCell, Suit Triangle, Suits Up, Trigon, Wading Pool, and Wildflower.
What's New in version 10.3
30 New Games - 640 Games Total
The new games are Adelaide, Anubis, Apophis, Appreciate, Bath, Block Eleven, Carthage, Crazy Quilt, Double Minerva, Dumfries, Farmer's Wife, Four Stacks, Galloway, Golf Rush, Gotham, Indian Carpet, Interchange Puzzle, Kings in the Corners, Klondike Puzzle, Moosehide, Phoenix, Queen of Italy, Republic, Roslyn, Souter, Three Pirates, Triple Minerva, Willow, Winery, and Yukon Cells.
Screen shot of the new game Crazy Quilt
In many of the games with foundation piles, the piles are shaded when they are complete, making it easy to see which piles are done.
Completed foundation piles shaded in Demons and Thieves
10 high quality new background bitmaps added.
New game Anubis with nature background
The game Bedeviled with lake background
The game Lady Jane with cat background
What's New in version 10.2
9 New Games - 610 Games Total
The new games are Bedeviled, Countess, Gold Mine, Long Tail, Malmaison, Nine by Five, Pumpkin, Robie, and Six by Four.
What's New in version 10.1
601 Total Games
New Bonus Game - Montana
Montana is a variation of the game Gaps. It differs from Gaps in the way the cards are dealt out after a shuffle.
Screenshot of the bonus game Montana
What's New in version 10
Pretty Good Solitaire 600
version 10 adds 30
original new games to bring the total number of games to 600
. All 30 new games are original games never before seen. It also updates the statistics submission system to the web site to update scores on the web site immediately.
Pretty Good Solitaire 600
Cell 11 is an original 3 deck solitaire game with cells like FreeCell. The 29 other original new games are Acey and Kingsley, Bald Eagle, Batsford Again, Big Apple, Big Dozen, Canfield Rush, Colonel, Crossroads, Doublet Cell, Eighty Thieves, Elba, Four by Ten, Leap Year, Lily, Lucky Piles, Mystique, Nunavut, Pitchfork, Scorpion Head, Seven by Five, Straights and Pairs, Strategie, Suit Elevens, Sweet Sixteen, Ten by One, Thieves Rush, Triple Left, Two Castles, and Zeus. All of these games are original games not seen in any solitaire collection before.
has a completely revamped statistics submission system. The new statistics submission system allows you to submit your scores to the web site by just clicking a button on the statistics or game winning screen (for registered users only). The scores update immediately on the new scores web site
Individual score pages on the new scores web site are updated immediately, and the totals and other pages are updated hourly.
Registered users can submit their scores instantly
Finally, Pretty Good Solitaire 600
also includes extensive changes to the basic graphics game engine. These changes should be invisible to most users, but will improve graphic performance on some system and result in less resource usage when playing with many other applications running.
Download version 10.0
What's New in version 9.2
Pretty Good Solitaire version 9.2 adds 10 new games to bring the total number of games to 570. The new games are Double Kingsley, Double Russian, Free Fan, Granada, Inverted FreeCell, Mumbai, Right Triangle, Single Left, Three Bears, and Three Demons.
What's New in version 9.1
Pretty Good Solitaire version 9.1 adds 10 new games to bring the total number of games to 560. The new games are American Canister, Balcony, British Canister, Chelicera, Double Signora, Firing Squad, How They Run, Madame, Roman Patience, and Signora.
Also added is a new game group, the Terrace Type games.
What's New in version 9
Pretty Good Solitaire version 9 adds 50 new games to bring the total number of games to 550. Here's a look at some of the new games:
Virginia Reel is a classic solitaire game invented by Albert Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith, the inventors of games like Gargantua, Bristol, and Strategy. Virginia Reel is a highly strategic and interesting game where cards are built in 3 rows of foundation piles. It's a tough game. Also included is the new game Royal Parade, on which Virginia Reel is based, and a 3 deck version of Virginia Reel called Three Up.
Double Pyramid is a two deck version of the classic Pyramid game. It's an original game invented especially for Pretty Good Solitaire. It is played just like regular Pyramid, except that there is a much larger double top pyramid to clear.
Family Plot is a new variation of the popular game The Plot. The Plot is one of the most difficult games in Pretty Good Solitaire because of so many restrictions in the rules. Family Plot eases some of these restrictions, giving you a fighting chance to win the game. It's an original game making it's very first appearance anywhere.
Here is the complete list of all 50 of the new games in version 9 (Total 550 games):
Alexandria, Athena, Big Spider One Suit, Big Spider Two Suits, Cassim, Chinaman, Chinese Klondike, Chinese Spider, Corner Suite, Darwin, Diffusion, Double Acquaintance, Double Pyramid, Dutch Solitaire, Eight On, Eights Down, Fair Lucy, Family Plot, Haystack, KingCell, La Nivernaise, Little Gate, Marie Rose, McClellan, Minerva, Pantagruel, Parallels, Phantom Blockade, Portuguese Solitaire, Princess Patience, Queen Victoria, Rouge Forty, Royal Parade, Scorpion Tail, Seven by Four, Seven Steps, Simon Says, Spider One Suit, Spider Two Suits, Super Challenge FreeCell, Surprise, Three Up, Triple Demons, Triple Harp, Triple Russian, Triple Triangle, Tuxedo, Virginia Reel, Yukon Kings, Yukon One Suit.
Other new features in version 9 include a bigger toolbar, and new help in the taskbar, showing how to build cards on the piles (such as by alternate color, suit, or whatever), saving trips to the help file to see how to play. You can also now easily create desktop shortcuts for individual games from the Game menu. This gives a quick way to play your favorite games and bypass the game selection screen.
What's New in version 8
Pretty Good Solitaire is the biggest update to Pretty Good Solitaire ever! For 6 years we have updated Pretty Good Solitaire each year, but never before has there been so much new in one version. Take a look at all the new fun in Pretty Good Solitaire 500:|
Screen shot of the new game Seven by Seven
1. New Cards
New Card Artwork
Pretty Good Solitaire 500 features brand new original card artwork, for both the front and backs of the cards. These new cards are designed to not only look beautiful but to be very readable and playable. And now the cards themselves can change! You can download new card deck sets and change the card fronts and backs. New card sets will be added regularly, so check back often.
2. New Card Sizes
Now there are 2 new card sizes, a smaller size and a larger size. With the smaller size cards, you can now play games such as Spider and Sea Towers in 640x480 resolution. And with the small cards, you can play games with huge numbers of piles of cards.|
And for those of you with large newer monitors, the new large cards size makes the cards appear much larger in higher resolutions. Combined with the new card artwork, the new card sizes make Pretty Good Solitaire 500 look better than ever before!
Best of all, you don't even have to set the card size! Pretty Good Solitaire 500 can automatically determine the best size of cards to use based on your screen resolution and the particular game.
Screen Shot of the new original game Quadruple Klondike
3. New 3 and 4 Deck Games
Screen Shot of the new original game Triple FreeCell
For the first time, Pretty Good Solitaire 500 contains 17 new 3 and 4 deck games in addition to the standard 1 and 2 deck games. Most of these new games are original and unique to Pretty Good Solitaire 500. Play new games like Triple FreeCell, Quadruple Canfield, Triple Yukon, Triple Scorpion, and many more.
4. New Options
Pretty Good Solitaire 500 features a number of new options. You can now change the card animation speed in 3 different ways: the animation speed of general play, the animation speed of AutoPlay, and the animation speed of the automatic game saving.|
Options are now fully explained in the game itself - no need to even look at the help file!
Screen Shot of the Options Dialog
5. Gaps (also known as Montana) redesigned
Screen Shot of the game Gaps (also known as Montana)
The game Gaps, which is also known as Montana, has been completely redesigned for Pretty Good Solitaire 500. With the new smaller card size, the entire game can now fit easily onto the screen. A new Rules option has been added to Gaps. You can select between only 2 shuffles allowed or unlimited shuffles. In addition, 2 new variations of Gaps have been added: Spaces and Aces and Free Parking.
6. FreeCell Game Numbers Compatible
The game numbers from 1 to 1,000,000 in FreeCell are now compatible with the FreeCell game that comes with Windows. That means that if you select a specific game number in Pretty Good Solitaire 500, the game position is exactly the same as that game number in the Windows FreeCell game. Now you can play the solutions from the FreeCell catalog of game solutions at http://www.freecell.org in Pretty Good Solitaire. This also means that the research into unsolvable FreeCell games now applies to Pretty Good Solitaire FreeCell positions. For example, the game number #11982 is not solvable in Pretty Good Solitaire 500. It is the only unsolvable game number less than 32000.
Screen Shot of the FreeCell game #11982
This game is impossible to solve
7. 100 New Games!
How did we get so many games? We've collected a library of dozens of solitaire books, many dating from the nineteenth century. Many of these games are previously undiscovered games dating back over a hundred years. And Pretty Good Solitaire contains over 100 completely original and unique games. Other solitaire game collections get their games by duplicating games and by simply copying games from
Pretty Good Solitaire. Don't settle for the cheap imitations, get the original Pretty Good Solitaire! It's not just good, it's pretty good.
Screen Shot of the new original game Empress of Italy
And finally, Pretty Good Solitaire 500 has 100 new games, for a total of 500 solitaire card games. That's right, 100 new games! The new games are:|
Acme, Adela, Agnes Three, Alexander the Great, All in a Row, Alternations, Applegate, Arabella, Aunt Mary, Backbone, Bastille Day, Big Berta, Big Spider, Boudoir, Box Kite, Boxing the Compass, Bridesmaids, Carre Napoleon, Castle Mount, Castle of Indolence, Cheops, Chequers, Circle Eight, Circle Nine, Cleopatra, Colours, Compass, Demon, Demon Fan, Diavolo, Diminishing Reserves, Dorothy, Double Dot, Double SeaTowers, Dover, Eclipse, Eight by Eight, Empress of Italy, Eternal Triangle, Fifteen, Fly, Forty Devils, Four by Five, Foursome, Free Parking, Geoffrey, Gnat, Gold Rush, Great Triangle, Hypotenuse, Incompatibility, Junction, Lafayette, Light and Shade, Links, Little Giant, Little Picture Gallery, Maze, Memory, Millie, Munger, Opus, Outback, Patient Pairs, Primrose, Pyramid Seven, Quadruple Canfield, Quadruple Klondike, Racing Aces, Russian Cell, Saxony, Selective Castle, Seven by Seven, Simon Jestor, Single Interchange, Sixty Thieves, Snake, Spaces and Aces, Spidercells, Spike, Steve, Take Away, Thirteen Down, Thirteen Packs, Three Blind Mice, Three Cells, Trillium, Triple Canfield, Triple Easthaven, Triple Fourteens, Triple FreeCell, Triple Interchange, Triple Klondike, Triple Scorpion, Triple Yukon, Two Cells, Usk, Waxing Moon, Whitehorse, Yukon Spider.
In Version 8.0.1 - improved card images, fixes some bugs from version 8.0.0.
In Version 8.0.2 - Some bugs from version 8.0.1.
In Version 8.1.0 - Made the card set previously known as the Elegant Card Set the default set, added options to change card backs, size, set, and background within each game.