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The Zachtronics Solitaire Collection releases September 6

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Okay so perhaps Last Call BBS being their actual final game was a sweet little lie from Zachtronics. Well, sort of, as The Zachtronics Solitaire Collection is technically not exactly a new game.

Arriving on September 6, this is a bundling of all their popular solitaire games they snuck into their other older games. However, they've also gone and updated them with "4K graphics" and added a bonus new solitaire variant you will only find in this big collection.

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Here's what's included:

  • Shenzhen Solitaire: A FreeCell-inspired solitaire variant with a three-color deck based on mahjong tiles.
  • Sigmar’s Garden: A tile matching game using the alchemical symbols from Opus Magnum.
  • Proletariat’s Patience: An asymmetric solitaire variant where some cards are grouped by suit while others are stacked by alternating colors.
  • Kabufuda Solitaire: A challenging solitaire variant using Japanese kabufuda cards where additional free cells are unlocked by making sets.
  • Cluj Solitaire: An original solitaire variant where you can “cheat” by placing cards wherever you want, so long as you’re careful.
  • Cribbage Solitaire: A score-based solitaire variant using modified Cribbage rules and an actual Cold War aircraft recognition deck.
  • Sawayama Solitaire: A reimagined version of Klondike that is faster, more strategic, and more often winnable than the original.
  • Fortune’s Foundation: A brand new and extra-challenging solitaire variant using a deck of Tarot cards that presents a fortune when you win.

As far as we know though, for real, they won't be making any actual full new games because they really are moving on. Still, having all of these in one collection does seem like quite a bright idea for people who just want their Solitaire fix in a few different unique styles and ways of playing.

It will be available on Steam.

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Pit 1 Sep
QuoteIt will be available on Steam.

If that is the final word it would be a clear step back (and make it the Zachtronics game I don't buy....).
natis1 1 Sep
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QuoteIt will be available on Steam.

If that is the final word it would be a clear step back (and make it the Zachtronics game I don't buy....).
Are you boycotting Valve? If so I'm curious why...
Pit 2 Sep
Quoting: natis1Are you boycotting Valve? If so I'm curious why...
I just don't rent/lease games there, I want to buy (and own without restrictions).
Eike 2 Sep
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Quoting: natis1Are you boycotting Valve? If so I'm curious why...
I just don't rent/lease games there, I want to buy (and own without restrictions).

It's been said a thousand times already, but you can download many games from Steam and use them without Steam or any other restrictions. (I'm not sure if there's some list though.)
natis1 2 Sep
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Quoting: natis1Are you boycotting Valve? If so I'm curious why...
I just don't rent/lease games there, I want to buy (and own without restrictions).

I don't think you can own games on any platform, at least with my country's laws, maybe yours are different. But most (95% probably) indie games on steam are completely DRM free. If they need steamworks for anything you can drop in a foss replacement like Goldberg and run them anywhere. If they don't need steamworks you can make a file called steam_appid.txt and run them anywhere.

I know steam does offer a DRM but I don't see it commonly used. The PC gaming wiki has a list of like 5000 games that have been manually verified to be drm free on steam.
Pit 3 Sep
There are stores where 100% of all games are DRM-free. I prefer to support (only) those.
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