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Pretty Good Solitaire is a game for Microsoft Windows which includes over 600 varieties of the card game solitaire. The most recent version, 12.4.0[1], was released on August 17, 2010, contains 750 games and uses 24-bit graphics. The game was created by Thomas Warfield, who has invented some of the varieties of solitaire featured in the game, and is marketed via shareware.


  • Undo: Allows the player to undo each move back to the beginning of a game.
  • Snapshot: Allows the player to record the game layout at a particular point with the option of automatically returning to that point later. Similar to Undo.
  • Quest: Presents ten semi-randomly selected games, successively more difficult, for competition with oneself or, through the website, with other players.
  • Statistics: Records the total number of wins and losses as well as the score for each game and each player.
  • Players: Multiple players can be created with statistics recorded separately for each one.
  • Card sets: Different card sets allow the player to change the appearance of the cards.


Pretty Good Solitaire has won and/or been nominated for the following awards:

  • Won the Shareware Industry Award for best shareware game (1999 and 2001). It was also nominated in 2003, 2004, and 2005 but did not win.
  • Won the People's Choice Award for best shareware non-action game (1999, 2000, 2004, 2005), voted on by visitors to the ZDNet, CNet, and Tucows shareware sites.
  • Nominated for the ZDNet Shareware Award (1999 and 2000) in the Card/Casino Game category but did not win.
  • Was the WUGNET Pick of the Week / Shareware Hall of Fame and the first game ever selected as a WUGNET Pick of the Week by the Compuserve WUGNET Windows Users Group in April 2000; as such, it was automatically inducted in the WUGNET Shareware Hall of Fame.
  • Won the Shareware Industry Award for best non-action game in 2006.


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