Why is the Solitaire Klondike card game missing in Windows 10?

Are you a long-time Windows user who loved to play the Solitaire Klondike Card game? Why is Solitaire not in Windows anymore? Microsoft replaced the familiar games like Minesweeper and Solitaire with Store apps that are filled with intro screens, unwanted dialogs and general confusion. Luckily there are good alternatives and here you find a quick guide on how to install and play a Solitaire card game that looks like the one you loved on Windows 95, XP and Windows 7

Recently I wanted to play Solitaire on Windows. The game is also known as Patience and Solitaire Klondike. Here is what it looked like in 1995:

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The simplicity of the user interface is striking! The game starts with a fresh deck and you can play immediately. Want a new game? Click Game, New and your done. No dialogs, no happy talk, no unwanted opening of browsers. I loved this game. But it’s gone from Windows 10!

I did not find an easy way to bring back the original game so I did what some developers do: Create the game myself. I managed to re-create the look and feel of the cards and the movement in a way that I’m happy with and decided to put it in the Windows Store.

Solitaire ‘95 in the Microsoft Store

solitaire for windows 10

Download for free from the Microsoft Store

If you are looking for the fun and simplicity of the classic from 1995, go to the Microsoft Store to install and play this legendary game for free.

Download Solitaire from the Microsoft Store

Written by Loek van den Ouweland on October 29, 2019. Questions regarding this artice? You can send them to the address below.