|Developer(s)||Software Resources International|
Michael Sandige (PC)|
Brodie Lockard (Mac)
|Artist(s)||Dennis Fregger (Mac)|
|Platform(s)||Amiga, Apple IIGS, MS-DOS, FM-7, Macintosh, MSX2, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X1|
Solitaire Royale is a computer solitaire card-game simulation. The game features colorful card-back designs, digitized sounds of cards shuffling, and eight solitaire games included. The game features an early tournament competition where the challenge was to attain the highest total score upon playing all eight games in a row, with the two combatants receiving exactly the same deal. When a solitaire game was won, fireworks were displayed.
The eight games included were: 3 Shuffles and a Draw; Pyramid; Golf; Corners; Reno; Klondike; Canfield; Calculation
Plus three children's games: Pairs; The Wish; Concentration
The most difficult game to win was Reno; the designers estimated it could only be won once in a 1000 plays.
Released in 1987, Solitaire Royale was the first commercial version of computer card solitaire in the world.
- Lesser, Hartley; Lesser, Patricia; Lesser, Kirk (January 1989). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (141): 72–78.