Experience romantic Regency England in this sumptuous solitaire game. Play your cards right as you tour historic London, Brighton and Bath, and help Bella create a dazzling ballroom. Unlock gameplay features with your makeover project and improve Bella’s chances of finding true love!
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Very Positive (91 reviews) - 98% of the 91 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 18, 2015

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“I am so into Regency Solitaire that I spent lunchtime on that instead of Dota or Destiny. This is a BIG DEAL.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Um, Steam just told me I spent 32 hours on Regency Solitaire in the last 2 weeks.”
Felicia Day

“This fresh, romantic take on Solitaire will have you hooked.”
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About This Game

Experience the romance of Regency England in this sumptuous solitaire game. Help Bella take charge of her destiny and create the ballroom of her dreams.

Play your cards right as you tour historic locations, from stately homes and lavish gardens to the fashionable towns of London, Brighton and Bath. Decorate the family ballroom to unlock gameplay features and improve Bella’s chances of finding true love!

Avoid the clutches of the odious Mr. Bleakley, and reclaim a lost fortune. Cupid’s arrow can’t fail to find his target - in Regency Solitaire, love is always just around the corner.

Features:

  • Smooth, satisfying solitaire gameplay.
  • Makeover Bella's ballroom and costume.
  • Sumptuous art and romantic storyline.
  • 180 unique levels spread over 20 chapters.
  • Unlock 31 exciting gameplay upgrades.
  • Normal and Hard modes.
  • Specially-composed, classical music.
  • Can set backgrounds as Desktop Wallpaper (PC only.)

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Storage: 70 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.4
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB VRAM
    • Storage: 70 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
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Very Positive (91 reviews)
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¤ Zemljanika
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Highly addicting.
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sizer99
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I SAY, old bean. After a hard night ripping the heads of scary demons in DOOM and running away from even scarier Russians in 35MM, what could be better for a chap than sitting back with a pot of Earl Grey and some Regency Solitaire, wot?

Belle has a deep, dark secret, which Mr. Worthington can never discover - she cheats at Solitaire. SHE CHEATS A LOT.

The plot, which you don't have to pay attention to if you don't want, is pure Jane Austen. Belle is being courted by the treacherous Mr. Bleakely, but her heart longs for the forthright (and filthy rich) Mr. Worthington. A whole lot of nominative determinism going on here.

The solitaire is a golf variant - you have have various exposed face cards, and an active top card on your discard pile. You can move fully exposed cards that are one higher or lower than the top card to the pile, and that becomes your new top card. Sounds simple. And it starts simple. You'll be sneering at how easy it is. But, since this started as an F2P it quickly becomes fiendishly diabolical as the game discovers ever new ways to keep you from being able to expose the other cards. Belle is going to need every bit of cheat power she has.

This was obviously a mobile F2P game, but on the PC all the F2P pain is gone and it's pure relaxation. In a bad way? Just quit the hand and restart! Ахxxx. Не позволяйте плохие русские трогай меня, Belle .
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Girlbeard
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
A well made solitaire game. It looks great and uses the regency theme throughout, both with the cards and interface as well as the story artwork. You get two difficulty settings so whether you want a casual game or something a bit more challenging this is a good pick. New mechanics are added gradually that keep the gameplay fresh.

I only had the game crash once but luckily your progress is saved after each hand so it really wasn't a big deal.

Overall I can definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a decent solitaire game.
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Vixzen
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Regency Solitaire is (unsurprisingly) a solitaire game with an over-arching storyline about arranging a ball for lead character Bella in order for her to win the heart of the man she falls in love with. The game was made by Grey Alien Games from Dorset, UK, and it is also set in England taking place at various locations such as London, Brighton, and Bath. There are 20 chapters, with 180 unique levels to play through.

The game can be played in Normal or Hard mode. I'd personally recommend playing through in Normal mode first, before then playing through in Hard Mode. As you play through the game, you unlock certain things which make game-play easier, such as losing a card or two at the start of each level; being able to undo turns if you realise you've made a mistake; being able to shoot down cards that you can't match together with anything.

To play the game you simply match a lower or higher card number onto your drawn card, so for example an Ace can be matched with a Two or a King; a Nine can be matched with a Ten or an Eight.

Each chapter has a set list criteria to meet in order to progress onto the next chapter, such as having 6 'perfect hands' out of the 10 levels in the chapter, or getting a combo of 15 cards played at one time, etc. The upgrades that you get for the ballroom, which you buy using gold that you earn for completing a level, makes achieving these criteria much more straight forward, particularly in later levels. During play, you also find 'wildcards' that can be stored and played if you are struggling to make matches, or if you can see that just having that one additional card in play would enable you to make a bigger combo.

The art style and music in the game really set the tone and style that the developer was going for, and it's very charming and faithful to the period in which the game is set. The storyline is a little cheesy certainly, but I found it rather charming and engaging and I actually wanted to know how the story developed and played out as I was playing.

I finished this game doing a full play-through in Normal mode, then a full play-through in Hard mode in just under 15 1/2 hours. I managed to get all 17 of the achievements for the game in Steam also. I have heard a rumour to get the "Sumptuous Solitaire: Beat the game in Hard mode." achievement you only need to finish the last level on Hard instead of playing through the full game, but what fun is that!?

This game is a charming and challenging solitaire game which I thought was a delight to play from start to finish. If you like card games with a bit of strategy to go along with the basic number-matching, this is definitely one to try.
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Namekujisennin
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
It is Faerie/Fairway Solitaire, without the awkward art, and with the bonus of adorable writing infused with British phlegm.
Lovely.
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liquidhare
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Great game! It's like Fairway Solitaire for iOS but without all the free-to-play garbage. Fun to relax with. Just generally pleasant.
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Pocket
( 53.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Great game, looking forward to Victorian Solitaire (make it happen!!)
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eienshi09
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Bought the game on sale for my girlfriend. She's into period pieces and Solitaire; seems like it'd just her cup of tea. And boy, was it. She rather enjoyed the game and after watching her play a few hands, I bought it for myself.

The game play is pretty classic Solitaire: in that you chain together cards in consecutive sequence in either ascending or descending fashion with the objective being to clear the board of cards. But unlike MS Solitaire, however, suit and color doesn't matter; all you need is the next card up or down. That is to say, a 4 or 6 can be place on a 5, Queen or Ace can be put on a King and so on. You play until you either clear the board or run out of cards in the deck.

Also unlike MS Solitaire, Regency Solitaire does not simply arrange its board into 7 columns increasing in size, but rather, the game arranges its cards into some very intricate stacks that definitely require a bit of thought and strategy. Not to mention, some of the arrangements are rather pretty in and of themselves. The game also provides you with power-ups and helper cards in the form of Jokers and wildcards. All of which can be unlocked via normal gameplay. They are unlocked using in-game currency earned simply by playing the game and are priced reasonably enough that you shouldn't have to grind chapters to save up enough cash. You can get through the game with nothing more than a little patience as failing to clear a hand has no penalty other than you not making any progress towards chapter goals. In fact, you can retry hands completely free and without penalty. The lavish settings combined with this unpunishing gameplay makes for a great way to unwind after a long day. In addition, the game is suprisingly well-polished with appropriate music, sound effects, and graphical effects in addition to the tight gameplay.

The complaints I can raise about the game are few and minor, in that they don't really affect the core gameplay at all. I do wish there was a way to view what static buffs you have after buying the item that provides it. I also found it odd that the little Eye icon in Bella's House does not really do anything... seems like it would have been a great place to add in a way to see what buffs you have purchased via a tooltip or something that appears when hovering over the particular item. I also think a way to turn them on and off would make for a nice, sort-of DIY difficutly slider, in addition to simply Easy and Hard. If expanded a little more, a bit more strategic depth could be added by limiting how many perks Bella could use at a time. but that might just be me trying to inject unnecessary mechanics into a game designed with ease and simplicity of gameplay in mind. The other thing I would have liked is if the chapters had more variety to their lengths. Each one being 10 hands after the third or so chapter gets a bit tedious towards the end.

All said, definitely worth the sale price, but I would still recommend at the full price. It's well designed and well developed with tight and smooth gameplay. Good for hopping on for a few hands or for a lengthy binge.
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IrishUpstart
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
I adore this game. If people find about about that, my image is ruined. Don't tell anyone....okay?
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CarlCX
( 19.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
BUT HOW CAN I FOCUS ON MY SOLITAIRE HAND WHEN I DON'T KNOW IF I'M GOING TO MAKE IT TO THE GREAT BALL IN LONDON AND GET MARRIED TO THE BRITISH FOP OF MY DREAMS
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
A well made solitaire game. It looks great and uses the regency theme throughout, both with the cards and interface as well as the story artwork. You get two difficulty settings so whether you want a casual game or something a bit more challenging this is a good pick. New mechanics are added gradually that keep the gameplay fresh.

I only had the game crash once but luckily your progress is saved after each hand so it really wasn't a big deal.

Overall I can definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a decent solitaire game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Regency Solitaire is (unsurprisingly) a solitaire game with an over-arching storyline about arranging a ball for lead character Bella in order for her to win the heart of the man she falls in love with. The game was made by Grey Alien Games from Dorset, UK, and it is also set in England taking place at various locations such as London, Brighton, and Bath. There are 20 chapters, with 180 unique levels to play through.

The game can be played in Normal or Hard mode. I'd personally recommend playing through in Normal mode first, before then playing through in Hard Mode. As you play through the game, you unlock certain things which make game-play easier, such as losing a card or two at the start of each level; being able to undo turns if you realise you've made a mistake; being able to shoot down cards that you can't match together with anything.

To play the game you simply match a lower or higher card number onto your drawn card, so for example an Ace can be matched with a Two or a King; a Nine can be matched with a Ten or an Eight.

Each chapter has a set list criteria to meet in order to progress onto the next chapter, such as having 6 'perfect hands' out of the 10 levels in the chapter, or getting a combo of 15 cards played at one time, etc. The upgrades that you get for the ballroom, which you buy using gold that you earn for completing a level, makes achieving these criteria much more straight forward, particularly in later levels. During play, you also find 'wildcards' that can be stored and played if you are struggling to make matches, or if you can see that just having that one additional card in play would enable you to make a bigger combo.

The art style and music in the game really set the tone and style that the developer was going for, and it's very charming and faithful to the period in which the game is set. The storyline is a little cheesy certainly, but I found it rather charming and engaging and I actually wanted to know how the story developed and played out as I was playing.

I finished this game doing a full play-through in Normal mode, then a full play-through in Hard mode in just under 15 1/2 hours. I managed to get all 17 of the achievements for the game in Steam also. I have heard a rumour to get the "Sumptuous Solitaire: Beat the game in Hard mode." achievement you only need to finish the last level on Hard instead of playing through the full game, but what fun is that!?

This game is a charming and challenging solitaire game which I thought was a delight to play from start to finish. If you like card games with a bit of strategy to go along with the basic number-matching, this is definitely one to try.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I SAY, old bean. After a hard night ripping the heads of scary demons in DOOM and running away from even scarier Russians in 35MM, what could be better for a chap than sitting back with a pot of Earl Grey and some Regency Solitaire, wot?

Belle has a deep, dark secret, which Mr. Worthington can never discover - she cheats at Solitaire. SHE CHEATS A LOT.

The plot, which you don't have to pay attention to if you don't want, is pure Jane Austen. Belle is being courted by the treacherous Mr. Bleakely, but her heart longs for the forthright (and filthy rich) Mr. Worthington. A whole lot of nominative determinism going on here.

The solitaire is a golf variant - you have have various exposed face cards, and an active top card on your discard pile. You can move fully exposed cards that are one higher or lower than the top card to the pile, and that becomes your new top card. Sounds simple. And it starts simple. You'll be sneering at how easy it is. But, since this started as an F2P it quickly becomes fiendishly diabolical as the game discovers ever new ways to keep you from being able to expose the other cards. Belle is going to need every bit of cheat power she has.

This was obviously a mobile F2P game, but on the PC all the F2P pain is gone and it's pure relaxation. In a bad way? Just quit the hand and restart! Ахxxx. Не позволяйте плохие русские трогай меня, Belle .
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85 of 88 people (97%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2015
Regency Solitaire is a totally charming take on the single-player card game by Grey Alien Games. A variation on the golf solitaire play style, this fast-paced version of the classic game will have you addicted before you can say "tea and biscuits!"

Golf solitaire involves playing cards in ascending or descending order until all have been removed from the board. There's a bit more to it than that, but it's a very easy to learn version of the game that will appeal to those looking for a more relaxing experience. While there is indeed some thought needed in play, once you get the hang of things you'll be a solitaire pro in no time.

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The game is divided into 20 chapters in which you have between 3 and 10 tableaus (boards) to complete a set of objectives. These objectives get progressively harder with each chapter, but are never unfair in their requirements. As you successfully complete each tableau, you'll earn money to purchase power-ups that will help you clear cards much easier. You may also bank up to 11 wild cards which can be used to extend combos. Chaining combos is the meat of the game play as bigger chains increase your score multiplier, thus rewarding even more money at the end of each chapter. Of course, luck will play a factor in the draw, with particularly bad layouts often requiring several retries if you don't have enough power-ups or wild cards to get through them. But that comes with the territory in solitaire. At least there are ways to overcome it here.

While there are several different versions of solitaire out there, this is the first Regency era themed game I have come across, and it's absolutely charming. Everything in the presentation has an air of gentility to it, from the beautiful hand-painted artwork to the elegant music and charming character dialogue. The simple yet enjoyable story that plays out between each chapter feels as if it was pulled right from a Jane Austen novel, which is a compliment in its own right. Altogether, it's a pleasant experience that will transport you to early 1800's England when elegance and sophistication was prized above all else.

If you are a fan of solitaire, I cannot recommend Regency Solitaire enough. Between the enjoyable game play, amusing story and lovely presentation, there's very little I can complain about here. I only wish it were a bit longer, as playing through Bella's tale of courtship was an absolute joy that didn't last nearly as long as I'd have liked.

Bottom Line: Recommended to all solitaire and casual gaming fans.
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50 of 52 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
It's like if Jane Austen made Faerie Solitaire.

Set during the Regency era in the UK, you play solitaire through a romance story set in sumptuous manors in the English countryside. The solitaire is solid, and there are lots of obstacles and power-ups to keep the game fresh as you progress through the story. Winning hands earns you cash as you progress through the game, allowing you to decorate your manor for a fancy ball. Each of the items you purchase can be used to remove cards, speed up wild card appearance, etc. With a hard and easy mode and lots of twists to the standard solitaire game, Regency Solitaire is pretty challenging and hard to stop playing.

The art is pretty and fits the setting well, but I wish the game supported higher resolutions.

Basically, if you enjoyed Faerie Solitaire, this offers a very similar experience with a very different theme.
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37 of 39 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
I love Faerie Solitaire. I really do. But getting 100% achievements (without the "cheating" method, which I didn't want to do) is a pain pain pain in the behind. Once you find that last egg, you'll yell with abandon, throw kisses at the faeries and tell them you love them, and then FLEE the game. Free at last! I found Regency Solitaire to be a different matter altogether. You might find that, once you've gathered all its achievements, you feel sad to say goodbye. Of course, you don't really have to and that's the path I took. I'm playing it again and probably will come back to it quite a few times more. Yes, it's your basic solitaire game but with the perfect level of challenge (for me) and a few added mechanics that I really enjoy. I think I'll let you unwrap the game without spoiling anything. If you haven't played Regency Solitaire and feel the need for a solitaire game - check this one out. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2015
I love Jane Austen's novels and the time period and plot of this game is right up that alley. Not only that, but it's historically correct with research behind it as well which is always a big plus in my book. The characters are fun and interesting, as well as the plot, even though they fall into stereotypes. The music is relaxing and doesn't get repetitive to me personally and the game play itself feels very smooth and not clunky or heavy like some solitaire games can feel. I personally enjoy earning currency in-game to buy skills and skill-upgrades with, especially when they are story-related, and earning achievements which the Steam version of this game has. Two difficulty levels Normal and Hard which is great.

Some parts of the game might feel repetitive since there are a lot of levels, but there are at the same time a lot of different level designs going on which helps to dispel that feeling. In some of these levels cards can be rotated fairly close to up side down, at least 45 degrees, which can be a bit confusing and makes it extra hard sometimes. Or extra challenging depending on how you see it. Overall levels designs are interesting and helps make the game feel non-repetitive.

Overall a relaxing game with an enjoyable plot, characters, music and game play. And it might be classified as a casual game, but trying to get all perfect scores in hard-mode, and/or getting the big combos, can take a few tries and requires some strategy and thinking.

Personally in love with this game <3
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2015
This game is a gem! I'm a big solitaire enthusiast, so I went through it rather quickly in normal mode, but I enjoyed every minute immensely. The story was a great addition to the card play, and I was looking forward to beating each hand to see the next segment. The levels were challenging, I had to retry some of them a number of times, which rather than making me mad, kept me coming back for more. I will most definitely be looking forward to more Grey Alien games, and also to beating hard mode for Regency Solitaire!
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
An excellent solitaire game with a well thought out storyline placed strategically between "places" giving the gamer a mental break. Set in the beginning of the Regency Period of England (1812) follow Belle through a matrimonial based societal season as she is pursued by one man but pursues her own dream of finding love and happiness with another man. These short story breaks in the gameplay offer tidbits of what life was like during this period of history and the common places those of society went. Bright and colorful artwork of each place added during gameplay as wallpapers.

Gameplay: Starts at three hands and increases to ten hands per place invited. Every hand can be repeated, using retry, if the gamer wishes to achieve or needs to achieve a better score to reach the "local" goals. (Note: once the player moves on previous hands can not be repeated unless the player restarts that level.) This particular retry feature comes in very handy when trying to achieve the 35 card combo, which as far as I can tell can only by achieved in two places (last chapter Belle's Ball, hand 7 or 10). My best combo before Belle's Ball was 34 and I ran out of cards. So sad.

The player can have up to 11 "wild cards" and jokers can be used as any card which makes getting that elusive 35 card combo possible. There are three "power-ups". 1) Cupid who shoots an arrow (2 when upgraded) to eliminate a single card on the playing field. 2) A fan used to shuffle the cards, and shuffle includes both the cards of the playing field and those remaining in stack. Can be useful. 3) A fire phoenix that burns 2 (3 when upgraded) random playable cards of the playing field. (Note: I do not recommend using any power-up when trying for the 35 combo since at most there are only 37 cards on the playing field.)

Just a few words on the card hands, some are very, very challenging. One of the hardest hands I had only had about 16 cards on the playing field and about 28 cards in the stack. The way the playing field cards were laid out overlapping one another and having multiple cards with ribbons (ribbons mean the player had to use that card twice) was quite the challenge to clear, and power-ups were certainly handy to have.

Overall, an addicting card game, that moves along rapidly though the levels, and becomes more challenging as the player moves through the story.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2015
Got this primarily for my wife, but ended up playing it for an hour this morning. It's by far the best version of solitaire I've played and the painted artwork is great to look at. I also found the story-line to be quite interesting, which I think is a pretty big compliment coming from a guy who's not even close to the target demographic for this game.

Overall definitely worth a purchase.
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