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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Solitairica (2016) is an unusual version of Solitaire where you play cards not only to clear the board but to customise the deck and trigger abilities to battle enemies. Play is like classic Solitaire, but here you can upgrade cards and use magical items to get unstuck and counteract incoming attacks. It stands out for offering a deep tactical card battle that encourages players to think ahead but is still approachable because of the familiarity of Solitaire.

Solitairica is similar to how Puzzle Quest combines match-three puzzles with fantasy battles. You choose a character deck that offers some specific abilities and cards. Play proceeds by turning over a card that can be used to eliminate cards on the table that are one higher or one lower than that card. Each card you destroy gives you a type of energy that lets you use special abilities. In this way, you aim to chain together as many cards as possible to unlock spells.

To win a battle you also need to deal with the attacks and effects that your enemy draws from their deck. This makes it important to gain enough attack, defence, agility and willpower to use your abilities to counter their attacks. This leads to different tactics. Some characters are good at using brute force, while others are better at cleverly constructed builds with devastating combos. Between battles, you can use your earned currency to unlock more cards and characters for your next run.

The result is a tactical twist on Solitaire that uses the basic premise for a surprisingly deep battle system. The layered approach of upgrading cards, unlocking decks and building characters makes the challenge approachable.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Solitairica 12 weeks ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 11 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Battle and Sequencing game with Brain Game and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 12 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. The level of complexity of the card interactions requires a good grasp of systems thinking. Having strong mathematics skills is also helpful for enjoying the game.

CostsCosts

Solitairica usually costs £0 to £6.99. 

Solitairica

Steam Store PC £6.99
Steam Store Mac £6.99
Android Store Android Free
App Store iOS £3.99
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 31/05/2016

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Battle, Sequencing (Brain Game and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On, Board, Cards and Cartoon

Developer: Righteous HQ (@RighteousHQ)


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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