Windows 10 — which is out now, by the way — comes, as it used to
in the pre-Win8 days, with Solitaire preinstalled. The Microsoft
Solitaire Collection, in fact, which bundles the classic Klondike
with other familiar variants like Freecell and Spider Solitaire,
tracks stats and logs achievements, and will even have
leaderboards at some point. It also has ads.
You can make the ads go away, but, as you may have guessed, it’ll
cost you, and not just once: The Microsoft Solitaire Collection
Premium Edition is effectively a subscription service that goes
for $1.50 a month, or $10 for a year. The Premium version of the
game does away with ads, and also offers more coins for completing
“Daily Challenges,” and a boost when you play TriPeaks or Pyramid.
Classy. Real classy.