Normally when we think about Solitaire, the solo card game from Microsoft Windows is what comes to mind. This is actually a specific version of Solitaire and it's called Klondike.
Klondike is just one of hundreds of variations. Maybe you've also heard of FreeCell, Pyramid, Spider, and many others. If you love Solitaire in any form then you have to try the Sage Solitaire app.
Sage Solitaire is a new variation that mixes Klondike with poker. The object of the game is to clear the board by making poker hands. It's a lot of fun and very addictive!
You start out with nine piles of cards and the top card is face up. Select anywhere from two to five cards to make a pair, full house, straight flush, or any type of poker hand combination.
The better the hand, the more points you earn! If you're not familiar with the different poker hands then just tap a button to see a list of possible hands.
If you can't select any cards that result in a hand, then you can "Trash" a card and a new card will flip over. But you can only trash a few cards per game. There's also a "Hint" button if you get stuck.
If you can no longer create hands with the cards on your board then the game ends. You can Tweet your high score or post it to Facebook. Check out the GameCenter (Apple) or Google Play (Android) leaderboards to compare scores with people from all over.
Other fun features include "Achievements," which you can earn for getting a really high score, finishing the game really quickly, or several other game accomplishments. There are also modes for conserving your battery or "night mode" for playing in the dark.
The free version includes "Single Deck" and "Vegas Mode." If you upgrade to the paid version for $2.99 then you get more game modes, the ability to change the wallpaper and the back of the cards to a design you like, game statistics, and an ad-free experience.
Sage Solitaire's format is designed specifically for playing on phone screens. Unlike other games, the cards are large and easy to touch. If you'd like to try it out for yourself, click one of the blue buttons below or click here for Android devices and click here for Apple devices.