Microsoft Solitaire wants to set a world record today

Solitaire (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Solitaire is an incredibly popular card game played around the world.
  • Microsoft wants to set a world record today.
  • The company wants you to play Microsoft Solitaire between the next 24 hours.
  • You can get Microsoft Solitaire for free through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

Microsoft Solitaire is a popular card game and it seems like the company wants to set a world record on its 30th anniversary. Today, the company announced that the game hosts 35 million players each month from more than 200 countries. In order to commemorate the occasion, it wants to set a world record.

The press release said the following.

We're celebrating the 30th anniversary by inviting all players to join our record-breaking event today, with our goal to reach the most games of Microsoft Solitaire completed in one day. Join us as we embark on this record-breaking mission by downloading Microsoft Solitaire Collection for free on Windows, iOS, or Android, or play right through your browser.

Let's see how high the final player count goes. If you're reading this and love Microsoft Solitaire, be sure to play it today.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

  • I recently got back into playing this and remembered why I stopped going for the achievements. They are very grindy, but of course made for the player that plays this a long time. I can't believe its been 30 years of this, way to make one feel old.
  • I stopped playing Microsoft's Solitaire after they updated it to that advert based game.
  • For one day, only one person anywhere in the world pays solitaire. That would be an amazing record
  • Yeah, that would be interesting. How would we decide the one to play?
  • Record was set per the email notification I was sent, but they didn't say what it was!