Monday, July 17, 2017

10 years of World of Solitaire!

Wow!

This week, World of Solitaire turns 10 years old!

Can you believe how fast time flies?

I hope you've all had a great time playing and I hope you all continue to have fun :)

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and Thanks So Much. I really enjoy these games when I need to relax. Mary J. in Dunedin, Florida, USA!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this. My elderly father loves this. (So do I, for that matter!)

Anonymous said...

Happy 19! I enjoy your puzzles also. Thank you!

fanakapan said...

Thanks a lot for your site, most appreciated! Fran, UK.

Anonymous said...

Hey your game keeps me entertained for hours. Luv it and it is so easy. My friend that has dementia loves to try and play it also. Thanks.


Anonymous said...

10 years! I love this site, so much fun! Love from UK

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and happy birthday! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your success of 10 years! So many things in today's world is here and gone, but you have shown that the simple game of Solitaire in its many forms is here to stay. Thank you so much for keeping it going.

carri oliver said...

Awesome!! And, congratulations! I love World of Solitaire!

Ydnar_Man said...

Congratulations Robert!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday WOS!

Beth

Lana said...

Happy Birthday and thank you for creating World Of Solitare. You'll laugh, but when I'm stressed out, the first thing I think of, is play a quick game of 'Relaxed Golf'. It makes me slow down and allows me to think again. So you have done more than just create a place for games.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and Thank you for your efforts!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I learned about Scorpion on World of Solitaire, and now playing it is one of my favorite things to do. Thank you!! - Margaret, WA.

Anonymous said...

The ONLY place to go to for fun interesting Solitaire. Happy Birthday.

Thank you. Vikki. Bendigo, Victoria. Australia

Hank Wheelie said...
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Hank Wheelie said...


Thanks Robert for your great work in creating excellent card games and Happy 10 years!
Hank, Geelong, Vic, Australia.

Jane said...

Happy Birthday and thank you.

mary lamb said...

Happy Birthday, Robert! Thank you so much for giving us the best Solitaire game on the internet. Best regards, Mary.

Anonymous said...

Robert, For the last 10 years, my career has taken me to many international destinations.Relaxing with one of your games has been much appreciated when wide awake on a 12 hour-off time zone, in a hotel with only one English language TV station. I add my thanks to the many previous comments.

Robert said...

Thank you EVERYONE for all the nice comments! I really love how much everyone likes the website and it brings me a lot of happiness to know that so many folks out there enjoy what I created :)

I hope you all continue to enjoy playing for years to come :)

Anonymous said...

I'm addicted!!! Can't have an online session without a visit to WoS. I wish I'd found this site years ago. It's amazing Microsoft included solitaire on machines to teach people how to use the mouse. And now we have WoS.

Anonymous said...

I like to play Russian solitaire. After your last changes, I'm not having any fun playing it. How often is there a solution to this game? It seems as though the per cent of a possible solution has gone done a lot, making it mostly frustrating instead of pleasurable.

Robert said...

@Anonymous:

As per Russian Solitaire being more difficult, I haven't made any changes in regards to shuffling or anything like that.

On World of Solitaire every hand dealt is entirely random. I do not manipulate the shuffles in any way whatsoever. That just wouldn't be cool!

Being entirely random, some hands won't be winnable and sometimes you'll have a run of bad luck :(

So it should get better once your bad luck streak runs it's course!

Some other Solitaire games are much less luck based and you can win almost 100% of the games if you are skilled enough.

Spider and FreeCell are both available and are more skill based games.

You can also try the 'Challenges' in the Solitaire menu. These deals are guaranteed to be winnable and the Easy rated ones can be a good thing to play when you feel like you need a win, although I do not have a Russian Solitaire version of challenges :(

I hope this helps :)

Anonymous said...

I love the "you win" screens. The Superb Owl is my favorite. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'm enjoying Solitaire every night just before bedtime. Helps me sleep!!
Thanks for being here.

mary lamb said...

Thanks again, Robert. I just wanted you to know how much you are appreciated.
I hope you're life is wonderful.

SYLVIA ANNING said...

I play Triple Easthaven every day and try to beat my score of 227 ,i did back in March (to 221) and again tonight(to 226) but neither have been posted on the scoreboard.WHY so disapointed !!

Robert said...

@Sylvia:

Please e-mail me at: robert@telparia.com along with your username and I'll look into it :)

Barbara said...

I love your games of Solitaire. I play it everyday to unwind and exercise the little grey cells. It's perfect and appreciate what you have done to bring joy, entertainment and fun gaming challenges for everyone!

Have a great day today and everyday!

Barbara

Red Earth Jewellery said...

Hi Robert, Your site is so easy to get around......and the fact that you can hide ads is brilliant. Thankyou Bev

Virginia Gordon said...

Robert, I just learned that you are now over ten years of bringing pleasure into so many lives,
a gift you give daily. I and my clients thank you for accommodating my requests for some
changes as I use a different approach to solitaire to help folks focus in the midst of anxious
moments. Your caring for your users and kindness are reflected in all you have created
and when combined with your creative and technical gifts, a unique person becomes the
additional gift we all receive.

Virginia G

mary lamb said...

This has been my go-to when not wanting to take my problems to bed with me.
Playing solitaire really does lull you to want to sleep.
Just want to say thanks again, Robert. :)

Wijnand Scholten said...

leuk en ontspannend!! Gefeliciteerd !!


Anonymous said...

hello and congrates on 10 years... I too love solitaire as de stress...have just upgraded my operating system and since then found that in the middle of a game, I spot from the corner of my eye to the left of the screen something black that pops in and out quickly, then the game I'm playing suddenly disappears..is this a computer glitch or have I unwittingly enabled/disabled something?..any ideas what might be going on?...thanks for all the brain exercise!..

Robert said...

@Anonymous: Hrm, never heard of that happening before! It's likely something odd happening on your computer.

I'd first try out using a different web browser. Both Chrome and Firefox are great. If that doesn't fix it, then I'd make sure you computer doesn't have any sort of 'adware' or 'malware' program installed. You could try running one or more free 'cleaner' programs. Here are my personal recommendations (all free):

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: http://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool: http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/malware-removal.aspx

Super Anti-Spyware: http://www.superantispyware.com/

Spybot Search and Destroy: http://www.safer-networking.org/dl/

Anonymous said...

Hi Robert, thanks for your suggestions, since writing to you the sneaky 'black spot' seems to have gone away and i have been enjoying un-interupted games, I will run a cleaner program anyway. Maybe its the way I hold and move the key quickly that restarts the tab, its a mystery this technology.. appreciate your time!

Ashok Moorjani said...

hi robert my problem is resolved thank you and happpppppy 10 years of world of solitaire


thank you

mary lamb said...

Just want to say, thanks again Robert. Love playing solitaire before bed, it helps me relax. :)

Chris Knight said...

Fantastic solitaire suite - the best!

Recently, the Ads have been including streamed videos, which really reduce the bandwidth of the Solitaire page so that it slows down the deal to an annoying crawl for a minute or so before the Ad may be hidden or dismissed. Is there anything that may be done to reduce the impact of these Ads?

Robert said...

@Chris Knight:

First, thanks for the comment, I'm glad you enjoy the games :)

As for the animated ads, I use a Google product to show ads on the page. Google chooses from thousands of different ads with hundreds of new ones every day. With so many ads, it's impossible for me to manually review them all and thus some slip through that are too animated or cause slowdowns. Usually Google does a pretty good job removing any ads that cause big slowdowns or have too much animation, but during the holidays a TON more ads get created and a lot more tend to slip through the cracks. Also, Google also shows different ads to different people. So when I visit the site I hardly get any animated ads, while others like yourself may be shown lots of them :(

This is why I provide the "Hide Ad" link. Clicking that, in the top right corner after the cards are dealt, totally eliminates the ad and removes any slowness the ad may have caused. It also makes more space available for cards to be larger :)

However as you mentioned, you can't hide the ad until after the first hand of cards is dealt, so that's time the ad has to cause slowness. The only way to prevent the ad from coming up at all is to block them with an ad blocker. If you choose to go this route, I recommend "uBlock Origin". It is available here:
Chrome: https://goo.gl/2Wlz4A
Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

If you are on an iOS device, I recommend an app called "Wipr" which is an ad blocker for Safari on iOS.

I hope you and others can continue to enjoy playing :)

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Anonymous said...

Just wanted to thank you for putting up such a great website. I have spent hours learning the various versions of solitaire and really enjoy them. Gonna do a board game version????

Anonymous said...

Hi Robert,
I wish I had $1.00 for all the time I've spent on this site, I love it and it's great to just relax and not think about stuff.
Thanks for much for your hard work and time to put it together over the last 10 years.
One comment it shows that you haven't update since March 2017?
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Robert said...

@Anonymous:

Thank you for the nice e-mail and kind words.

It makes me happy to know that my website brings happiness to others :)

As for not updating since March.... I've been working on a MASSIVE UPDATE to the website, since July. I hope to launch it in January! Woot!

I hope you continue to have fun playing :)