If your boss only knew… Before wasting your time on Facebook at the office, people were used to another habit that would make them spend another day at the boring workplace, waiting for the boss to request a coffee or for some guests to be welcomed. We used to play Solitaire and we were playing it a lot. For many of us, this is an emotional moment. The 25 years of Solitaire celebrated by Microsoft have been some wonderful years and one can not help the nostalgia bursting out of him. Time flies, for certain.
An employee leaderboard has began to take shape since Monday, when Microsoft started a match to determine which of its employees is the best when it comes to Solitaire. But the fun will not stay behind the curtains at Redmond. The tech giant Microsoft has announced that at the start of the next month such a Solitaire competition is going to be made public, so any nostalgic will have the chance of participating in the tournament.
“It was 25 years ago that Microsoft Solitaire debuted on Windows, and to honor the decades of fun it’s given us all, we’re celebrating with two big competitions,”
the officials working for Windows have announced in a post on their blog.
Not much information has been revealed about the upcoming competitions. Until now, Microsoft has only uncovered the fact that the competitions will feature 5 of the most popular Solitaire versions: TriPeaks, Piramid, Spider, FreeCell and the most beloved Klondike.
Still, the tech company has not yet made public the dates and schedules of the competitions and has not yet mentioned whether if there will be a prize or not for the winner.
But in advance to the two big competitions that the tech giant has recently announced, Microsoft has made available a Microsoft Solitaire Collection. You can download it for free both on Windows and Windows Phone and you can start practicing your skills before the tournaments kicks off.
Not long ago, Microsoft has made another announcement which brought smiles to the faces of the Windows users. According to a recent statement by the tech company, the upcoming Windows 10 will feature a preset version of Solitaire. And other games will be featured as well, including Minesweeper, Hearts or some more recent games like the Candy Crush.
Unfortunately, even if most of the people in connection to the matter expected it, Solitaire did not qualify for the shortlist of World Video Game Hall of Fame 2015 finalists. Tetris, The Legend of Zelda, Minecraft, The Sims and World of Warcraft are among the 15 titles on that list.
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