BVS Solitaire Collection
This Collection Is Great. Do not play Pecock Tail, after awhile is will freeze up and you can not play any of the games. I have deleted the game from my computer and reinstalled several times this does not work. Buy at your risk. Would I buy the game again knowing this Yes. I just would not play Pecock Tail. I would recommend this game with caution.
November 22, 2011
First and Best
This is the first game I bought from Big Fish years ago. It is the only one that I keep in my game manager always without deleting. I play whenever I have down time and love it. The best value at Big Fish.
January 7, 2013
Great to pass the time
This is a great collection of card games. I have played most of them. The directions are easy to understand, making the games easy to learn.
July 7, 2012
I love this solitaire collection! There are lots of different games from which to choose. The game play is smooth. You can select your background and card style. The favorites list is nice. Once you have it populated, you can easily find your all time favs to play. The hint system is a nice feature. I'm thrilled with this game!
September 18, 2012
The best solitaire game offered at Big Fish
The current version of BVS Solitaire offers more than the 385 varieties indicated in the Big Fish description. There is an Undo. There is a hotkey shortcut for a Hint. You can choose any solitaire variant you wish right from the outset -- no "unlocking" nonsense. One feature that I haven't seen in other Solitaire collections is the ability to tweak the rules, creating your own variants (you save your tweaked version under a different name). BVS Solitaire has been updated since some of the other reviews indicating technical problems. I can't say that all the games work properly on all computers, but I've never had a problem with crashing on any of the solitaires that I've played. I have had irregularities with the Autoplay going off when I didn't want it to, but that seems to fix itself after a few moves. Most solitaire games offered by Big Fish are variants of simple card matching, with a pretty background and music, often with some sort of "story" tacked on or "levels" limiting what games you can play. This one is serious solitaire. It allows you to choose, or even to add your own backgrounds. It has several attractive card faces to choose from. It's not the highest resolution game out there, but it doesn't look bad on my 24" monitor. It allows you to mark your "favorite" solitaire games for quick reference (useful when there are over 400 possibilites to scroll through). It has a multitude of other configuration options, but the most attractive option to me is the ability to tweak the rules.
February 18, 2014
This had a good selection of solitaire games, of varying difficulties and choices such as 'autoplay' to speed up the games if necessary.
The problem I had with the game was that the set-up seemed to be pretty average and the sort of graphics that you got in the early 90's (at the modern dawn of home pc's). They were functional and clear, but they seemed to be a little too 'industrial' for my liking.
I didn't have the 'lock-up' on the game that the other reviewer mentioned, so maybe she was just unfortunate.
The only solitaire game that I can see missing (that I used to play and love as a child (yes with 'real' cards)) was 'clock'. Apart from that there was a good selection of games.
I would recommend if you just want to spend 10 minutes or so just 'losing yourself' in a game of solitaire and don't mind to much with regards to the 'aesthetics' of the game.
For what it is, it does it functionality, just (IMO) not very graphically for the era we live in!
October 30, 2012
Arbitrary limits ruin Klondike
I have been looking for a solitaire game for my 93 year old mother ever since Mac systems got upgraded and the LavaCat freeware won't work any more. Well, I had high hopes, but unfortunately, this isn't it.
She only wants to play Klondike, she wants to page through the cards one at a time, and she wants to page through them over and over, until she decides she is stuck. And so do I.
This game has two versions of Klondike in it, and both will allow you to page through the cards one at a time so that's good (some games will only allow three at a time). But neither of them let you page through them more than twice. Why?
Paging through the deck is something that should be unlimited if that is what the player wants. You can limit yourself to twice if you want, but knowing that there is a black 8 to put on the red 9 if you could just turn the cards over one more time is frustrating.
Also, all the card faces are too artsy and thus hard to look at. There should be a plain set of card faces, or at least something not so antique. I have a friend who is legally blind. I have not asked him, but I bet he could not use any of these.
Developers, come on, think about it. Give the games the most flexible controls you can. That way, we can all get the gaming experience we want, personalized for us. Give us the flexibility of a real deck of cards.
Too bad about this one. There are a bunch of games in the package that I haven't tried, and now am not going to. I figure there are other arbitrary limitations in other games, and I don't wanna have to deal with them.
August 12, 2014
bvs solitaire collection
this is boring...no adventure in this game.
October 1, 2012
why would any one buy a game that has a ten minute trial
July 23, 2013