'Solitaire' Is Turning 25! Microsoft Celebrates With Global Tournament

Have you spent more hours than you could possibly count playing Solitaire on your PC?

Your day in the sun may have finally arrived.

On Monday, Microsoft announced that the Windows card game, beloved by procrastinators everywhere, is turning 25. The company is marking the occasion with two Solitaire tournaments, pitting the best players in the world against each other.

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The first tournament, which kicked off Monday, is an internal competition among Microsoft employees.

“In early June, the same challenges used in the tournament will be released in the game for the world to play,” the company writes in a blog post, adding: “You’ll be challenged to bring your best to defeat our best.”

Players will be given the choice of competing in five different game modes, including FreeCell (where you use four extra cells to move cards around), Spider (where you clear eight columns with the fewest moves) and the classic version known as "Klondike.”

The company has yet to reveal other details about the competition.

For now, you can practice your Solitaire skills by downloading the game for free on Windows or Windows Phone. According to Microsoft, Solitaire is currently the top free Windows Store game.



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