Pretty Good Solitaire

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Video Games

Pretty Good Solitaire is a collection of solitaire playing card games available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and the iPad. The game was created by Thomas Warfield, who has invented some of the varieties of solitaire featured in the game, and is marketed via shareware as a 30-day trial.


The three versions are developed separately and contain different numbers of games. These are the current versions and game counts, as of August 2013:

  • Windows version 14.1.0, released on May 28, 2013, with 810 games
  • Mac OS X version 2.46, released on April 16, 2013, with 460 games
  • iPad version 1.0, released on July 16, 2013, with 500 games


  • Undo: Allows the player to undo each move back to the beginning of a game.
  • Snapshot: Allows the player to record the game layout at a particular point with the option of automatically returning to that point later. Similar to Undo.
  • Quest: Presents ten semi-randomly selected games, successively more difficult, for competition with oneself or, through the website, with other players.
  • Statistics: Records the total number of wins and losses as well as the score for each game and each player.
  • Players: Multiple players can be created with statistics recorded separately for each one.
  • Card sets: Different card sets allow the player to change the appearance of the cards. New card sets can be downloaded from the website.


Pretty Good Solitaire has won and/or been nominated for the following awards:

  • Won the Shareware Industry Award for best shareware game (1999 and 2001). It was also nominated in 2003, 2004, and 2005 but did not win.
  • Won the People's Choice Award for best shareware non-action game (1999, 2000, 2004, 2005), voted on by visitors to the ZDNet, CNet, and Tucows shareware sites.
  • Nominated for the ZDNet Shareware Award (1999 and 2000) in the Card/Casino Game category but did not win.
  • Was the WUGNET Pick of the Week / Shareware Hall of Fame and the first game ever selected as a WUGNET Pick of the Week by the Compuserve WUGNET Windows Users Group in April 2000; as such, it was automatically inducted in the WUGNET Shareware Hall of Fame.
  • Won the Shareware Industry Award for best non-action game in 2006.


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