Solitaire Network - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I play on an iPad or other tablet or mobile device? I don't see the games in the App Store.

The games are not in the App Store. These are Web Games that you play in a browser. Simply open a browser of your choice on your iPad (or other mobile device) and navigate to and start playing just as you would on a computer.

What do all of the Game Settings do? (a.k.a. Why don't the cards automatically play to the top when I've won the game?)

Game Settings are preferences that you can set that apply to all games, and persist from one session to the next. (You must have cookies enabled to use this feature in a persistant way.)

Game Settings are available at the top of each game on the right side of the game:

What are Winnable Shuffles and how do they work?

Winnable Shuffles are shuffles guaranteed to be solvable. Solitaire Network has been collecting the results from real players for years and when a player wins a random shuffle, the random seed is stored in a database. When you play a Winnable Shuffle, one of those seeds are obtained at random and the deck is ordered exactly as it was when the previous player won the game with it.

As of January 2023 you can now choose specific Winnable Shuffles for each game. You will need to keep track of those numbers yourself if you wish to keep track of the ones you've won or lost.

Also, as of January 2023 the list of shuffle numbers have been rearranged, so if you were keeping track of them before, the new shuffle numbers may no longer match. The database was pruned so that only shuffles that have been won at least twice were allowed to remain in the database, eliminating the possibility of a few errant shuffles that were not winnable.

What can I do if the cards look fuzzy on my computer?

To play the games with the best clarity, be sure your browser is set to 100% zoom level.

When the browser is scaled larger the cards may appear fuzzy. The scaled cards may be an acceptable compromise for players that may need the larger size. You can try each of the three decks to see if one of them is acceptable.

What other future plans are there for Solitaire Network?

Solitaire Network will soon be expanding to provide Mahjong games! There is no firm date yet for an official release, but you can play a pre-release version of the game here. Beyond Mahjong, Solitaire Network hopes to add other types of original games, and of course, more Solitaire games.

What should the ads on Solitaire Network generally look like?

The ads on Solitaire Network will generally be placed as one ad above the game and one ad to the side of a game, at a sufficient distance so that you will not accidentally click on them while playing the games. Also, there may be ads lower down on the page. Occasionally there may be an ad between page navigations. The ads will not automatically play sounds, and they should not cover any content.

What if I see an advertisement that is inappropriate or ads that are quite different from what is outlined in the previous question?

We make every attempt to keep ads on Solitaire Network unobtrusive and family friendly. We have decided to filter and even ban advertisements (at significant cost to us) that we feel are inappropriate, controversial, or are polarizing. This includes restricting ads for Gambling, Sex, Politics, Religion, and many more fringe type ads. We also try our best to filter out ads that have no real message, such as those large "Download Now" type ads, but that is an ongoing battle. If you see an ad that you think goes too far outside of these bounds then please report it and we'll do our best to address it. For more information in regards to controlling ads, see our Privacy Policy.

We can assure you that Solitaire Network does not serve any ad that pops up a new browser window or that opens a new tab within your browser. If you are seeing ads like this, or many ads that overlay the content of the site, then those ads are originating from another source and NOT from Solitaire Network. Sometimes, there are browser add-ons or other malicious software that may be installed on your computer that are putting ads over our content. If that is happening to you then go into your browser settings and disable add-ons until you find what program is serving those ads.

You can also download and run anti-malware software such as AdAware and MalwareBytes which will help find problems such as these. These are reliable and trusted products that we've used for years and we highly recommend them. They both have free versions.

What does "NO GIMMICKS" mean?

We are serious when we say "NO GIMMICKS". You won't see something pop up when you are really just trying to close the browser. We won't make you jump through hoops to play our games. You do not need to sign up or install anything to play. You can go right into any game and literally be playing in about 10 seconds.

What can I do to support Solitaire Network?

The most important thing you can do is to visit often!

Please share our games with your family and friends on Facebook and other social sites. Also, if you have a website, please link to us.

On a more serious note, we'd really appreciate it if while on you would whitelist us in any ad-blocking software you may be running. We are trying our best to be responsible ad publishers. Thanks!