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Play OverviewPlay Overview

The Solitaire Conspiracy (2020) takes the well-known Solitaire card game and integrates it into a neon-drenched cyberpunk spy story to create a fresh take.

For those that aren't familiar with Solitaire (Patience in the UK), it's a solo card game in which cards are dealt from a shuffled deck into a specific arrangement in front of you. From that point, you must attempt to reorder the deck by suit (called Crews here) and rank, by moving cards around inside the bounds of certain rules and restrictions.

In The Solitaire Conspiracy, you play as a top spy brought in to take down a supervillain. Your mission is to regain control of the spy network through the medium of Solitaire. The story is told through live-action cutscenes.

As you progress, you unlock new suits (Crews). Each Crew's face card (Jack, Queen, King) represents a new team of spies at your disposal, each with game-changing abilities. For example, the first Crew you play (Mantis) has the ability to "explode" a pile of cards to scatter them around, which may make accessing a hard-to-find card a little bit easier, but it has knock-on effects elsewhere.

Along with this Campaign, there are Countdown and Skirmish modes that offer custom games with four Crews on your side and against-the-clock challenges. These fundamentally change the way you approach the game, as speed trumps strategy and of course, there are online leaderboards to really up the ante.

Our examiner, Wesley Williams, first checked The Solitaire Conspiracy 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Sequencing game with Adventure, Narrative, Puzzle and Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 5 hours to complete. The Countdown and Skirmish modes offer extended play once the Campaign is completed.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

CostsCosts

The Solitaire Conspiracy usually costs £0 to £9.99. 

The Solitaire Conspiracy

Switch Store Switch £9.99
Steam StoreSALE PC £9.99 £1.99 until 25/07/2024
Steam StoreSALE Mac £9.99 £1.99 until 25/07/2024
PlayStation Store PS5 £9.49
App Store iOS Free

The Solitaire Conspiracy

XBox Store Xbox X|S £9.99
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/10/2020

Price: Free

Out Now: Mac and PC

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Sequencing (Adventure, Narrative, Puzzle and Strategy)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On, Cards and Hand-Made

Developer: Mike Bithell (@MikeBithell)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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