Version Reviewed: 1.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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Solitaire is all well and good, but all too often it’s kind of samey. Sage Solitaire takes that concept, throws in some Poker elements and soon proves to be pretty compelling.
Across three different modes, the format is roughly the same. A three by three grid of cards are offered to you and you have to make hands from them. These hands can be many thing from Poker such as pairs, three of a kind, a full house, and so on. Two pairs aren’t allowed though, which is a little annoying. One of the game modes also allows you to make hands of 15.
Each card is placed on top of another card, meaning your aim is to clear all the piles. You gain extra points for a completely clear pile. You can’t, however, pick cards from only the same row. You have to spread it out a bit which is where Sage Solitaire gets much trickier. You can burn a couple of cards to make things slightly easier, but you really want to save that for when you're stuck. Actually clearing all the cards is a challenging thing oftentimes, and that’s precisely what will keep you coming back for more.
That’s the beauty of Sage Solitaire. Most sessions only take a few minutes to complete so it’s ideal for dipping in and out of throughout the day. Much like SpellTower, you’ll be keen to keep playing whenever possible.