Monday, March 31, 2008

New Records! New 'Browse Decks' feature!

At some time over the weekend a World of Solitaire player made the 1 BILLIONTH move!
Also on Sunday at 762,803larger

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Three new games! Deck Usage Statistics

Hello everyone!

I've just finished implementing three new games:
  • Eight Off
  • Baker's Game
  • Baker's Game (Kings Only)
They are similar to FreeCell. Eight Off is one of the more popular Solitaire games, I hadn't played it until today, but I find it a lot of fun!

I was thinking about decks lately, and decided to put together a pie chart showing deck usage statistics:

As you can see, the default deck for the site, Paris is the most popular.
Seeing the 'Anglo American' deck be in second place really surprised me! I really figured I'd see Ornamental higher.

I'm working on some new features for the site that I'm pretty sure you are all going to love :)
I hope it doesn't take too long. I'll of course make a blog post once I've put the new feature live on the site :)

Until next time... thanks for playing and I hope you all continue to have fun :)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

6 New Games! Other Improvements

I wanted to let everyone know that since my last post just a few days ago, I've added 6 new games to the site.
They include:

Cruel (Traditional Redeal)
Double Klondike (Turn One)
Double Klondike (Turn Three)
Triple Klondike (Turn One)
Triple Klondike (Turn Three)

The new Klondike's are basically just 2 and 3 deck variants of the regular Klondike.
The 'Traditional Redeal' version of Cruel redeals cards the same way the original Windows 3.1 game redealt cards. It's a lot easier to play than the regular 'Cruel' version which is a more modern redeal approach similar to the way several more recent Solitaire games implement it.

I've also shortened the updates for Global Statistics and Leaderboards to every 5 minutes instead of every 10.
Several minor bugs have also been fixed such as the leaderboards not showing all of the top 10 and the timeline graphs looking inaccurate.

We are getting close to having our 20 millionth hand dealt!
Also each day we get closer to having our 1 BILLIONTH move made!

I want to thank everyone that I received e-mails from. Whether it be bug reports, suggestions or just 'job well done' e-mails, I really love getting them. It helps to keep me going :)

I hope everyone continues to have fun playing :)

Monday, March 17, 2008

New Game - Cruel, Statistics Improvements

It's been about a month or so since my last post, thought I'd give a quick update.

I fixed the statistics code that was responsible for showing up to date Timeline graphs of hands played. There should be up to date timeline graphs now for all the games.

Also, I've added a new game, Cruel.

A user requested this and so I went ahead and added it in this past weekend.

If anyone would like to request a Solitaire game be added, just comment here or e-mail me:

The site continues to do well. More and more people are coming each and every day.

I really hope everyone out there is having fun playing :)