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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that CLICKGAMER SOLITAIRE HD is a free "Klondike" solitaire game for the iPad. The game includes small ads; a "stop ads" button gives players the option to purchase the game to remove ads. The game connects to Crystal, an optional social network of mobile gamers that lets you post scores, earn achievements, and connect to other social networks. There are also ads for other apps in Crystal. A standard-definition version of the game is available for the iPhone and iPod touch, also for free.
Is it any good?
Just because a game is free doesn't mean it's worth your time. Fortunately, that's not the case with CLICKGAMER SOLITAIRE HD, a versatile "Klondike" game for iPad. You know the drill: You're dealt seven columns of cards and you must place them in descending order, alternating between black and red cards. The goal is to get rid of all the cards by making four piles, one for each suit. Simply use your fingertips to move cards around the board, plus there are shortcut commands such as dragging a finger to the left to undo a move.
Clickgamer Solitaire HD lets you tweak the rules, such as how many face-down cards are flipped from the deck (one, two, or three). The game also lets you choose from multiple themes (such as Pirate), card backs (even your own photos), and background images. The game has smooth animation and sound effects, and you listen to your own music while playing. Games are scored based on skill level ("Vegas" rules), plus the game has Crystal integration to compare scores with online players. Fans of Klondike will love Clickgamer Solitaire HD, a free game that's better than many paid versions. And if the ads bother you, a $.99 in-app purchase will remove them.
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