Two Card Sizes
Solitaire Plus provides two card sizes. The small card size is designed for 1440 x 900 MacBook screens or smaller. All games will fit comfortably on any current MacBook screen with the small size.
The large card size is designed for 1680 x 1050 screens and larger (most, but not all games will fit on a 1440 x 900 screen too). The larger card size fills the screen of even the largest iMac and is a great addition for our customers with vision issues.
In addition, the user may also opt to apply an "aged" appearance or modest 3D effect (or both) to the card faces.
Control the Spacing of the Cards
Solitaire Plus provides you with control over the spacing of the cards in the tableau piles. Adjust the card spacing to your own preference to view as much or little of the covered cards as you desire. Regardless of your spacing preference, Solitaire Plus will automatically adjust the card spacing to always keep all cards visible in large tableau piles.
Any Image as a Card Back
Solitaire Plus allows you to use any image on your Mac as a custom card back for the deck. Simply use the Options panel to select the file, or drag an image into the panel from the Finder.
Customize the Game Background
In addition to allowing you to use any image as a card back, Solitaire Plus supports the use of any image as a "tiled" or "stretched" background.
You may also use a solid or gradient color background. Any colors you can define in the standard Apple color panel can be used.
Combine your own custom card back and background image into your own personal theme while playing solitaire! There are no limits to the possible combinations.
The registered version of Solitaire Plus includes more than 100 built-in background images!
Solitaire Plus implements a "smart-dragging" feature. You can still use the click-and-drag paradigm for which you've trained yourself — but with a new twist! Simply start a drag with Solitaire Plus and release the card. Only the slightest nudge is required. The move is made automagically!
We've seen some competitors try something similar, however they forget to make the feature smart to the rules of the specific game or the feature doesn't behave consistently. We have worked hard to make Solitaire Plus as consistent as possible. Our smart-dragging works, and it works the same way every time for every pile of cards. You will discover a sense of trust in our game and the impression that some forethought went into the design.
Furthermore, you can always override our smart-dragging feature by dragging the mouse pointer over or through a specific target pile of your choice.
Autoplay to Foundations
Solitaire Plus has an optional Autoplay feature that automatically moves cards in play to the foundations. Our Autoplay is aggressive and moves all cards to the foundations as soon as they are available. We have tried both an aggressive style of autoplay, as well as a conservative style that attempts to keep some cards in play if they can be built upon, however we prefer the aggressive style. If Autoplay is enabled, we feel it should move the cards to the foundations instead of forcing the player into further action to move a card.
Our Autoplay can be enabled or disabled at will by the player as preferred during play — and it stays as set between moves. Autoplays can also be undone with Undo.
Statistics are collected for each game in Solitaire Plus. The statistics include the following:
- Number of games won
- Number of games lost
- Total number of games attempted
- Overall average score of all games
- Highest losing score
- Average score of games lost
- Longest winning streak and ending date of the streak
- Current winning streak
Statistics are tracked separately for each user login on your Mac.
Solitaire Plus provides a complete on-line help system integrated with Apple's HelpViewer in both English and German languages. The terms used in the Help are consistent between games which should assist the user in learning new games — once you understand the terms for one game, it should be easier to learn a new one!
The rules for each game are included with a diagram of the game window layout and a glossary of terms. Help is also provided for the features and functions of the game interface.
Additional support is also available via e-mail.