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 (107 reviews) - 98% of the 107 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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System Requirements

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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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Overall:
Very Positive (107 reviews)
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Kalamir
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
One woman's quest for supreme materialism hinges on your ability to match 6's and 7's.
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onedizzypenguin
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
This game was a blast! I don't often completely finish games but it was so much fun, relaxing, and easy to play in small spurts. The story is cheesey yet adorable and gameplay is simple yet gave the solitaire genre some pep. Highly recommended!
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1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
It is a solitaire card game. Simple but relaxing fun for a couple of dollars.
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Crabby_Bastard
76.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
This game is like crack! It's an interesting soliaire-based puzzler mixed in with RPG elements and a simple Jane Austen-esque story. 9/10 - Highly recommended!
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chriskessel
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Well worth $10. Be aware though that there's no real strategy in the metagame, you just buy everything. The core game is just solitaire with some wrinkles. Normal solitaire strategy/planning applies.
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Chimpyang
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
The story isn't exactly Jane Austen, but did it's job stringing the solitare sets togeather. Solid game to while away some time!
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Nele
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
This game is just so relaxing & fun to play, and a nice twist on solitaire. It's a great idea to combine it with an RPG element, as well as item collecting & the Victorian setting of this game.
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Blue_Lotus
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
I love good card games, and this one is no exception!
Beautiful graphics, relaxing sounds, rewarding gameplay, lots of stuff to discover and unlock and enough depth to keep you challenged!

Very recommended :)
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sugarskull
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
I was looking for a more casual game to unwind with and I'm also a fan of 19th Century English Literature (i.e. Jane Austen). Regency Solitaire caught my eye, and I picked it up for 50% off ($4.99) during the Steam Summer Sale. I'm really glad that I did! One playthrough at hard difficulty provided me a solid 15 hours of enjoyment, and the game certainly has replay value as well.

I found Regency Solitare to be a very well designed Solitaire game and quite fun to play. The levels ramp up in difficulty as you progress through the game but you also unlock upgrades and "cheats" to help you deal with the greater challenges. The romance story unfolds over course of the game as well, although you can certainly skip that if you are not interested. I found the story scenes to be a nice mental break from the card game, as well as a good stopping point between play sessions. The art is gorgeous and the classical music is also very soothing to listen to while playing.

I do have one relatively minor criticism, however. I cannot fathom why game assets would be created in 4:3 instead of widescreen. While there are attractive "wallpaper" sidebars added, it still bothered me. I haven't played a 4:3 game in a while and it simply makes the game look instantly dated, in my opinion.
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Grey Anya
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Product received for free
Regency Solitaire is a very charming and addictive Solitaire game, that just happens to have a fairly straightforward Regency romance visual novel wrapped around it. It's also a very agreeable time-sink: I easily spent 3 hours at a pop playing it, just for "one more hand."

Pros:::
... Addictive Solitaire-style game.
... Your character ("Belle") may choose to cheat to win her game by using extra cards hidden in her fan when she gets stumped. Or by using her opera glasses and a mirror. (It makes sense in the game.)
... The visual novel portion of the story is a nice add-on. Pretty art.
... It amuses me that Belle is quietly improving her family's fortune by essentially sitting in a corner and quietly playing cards.
... Time-sink.

Cons::
... The visual novel portion of the story is fairly predictable, if you have read even one Regency novel in your lifetime.
... Don't expect choices in the visual novel portion of the game other than "Shall I use my winnings to buy a fan or a statuette for my ballroom?" All purchases improve Belle's ability to cheat at cards, should she choose to exercise that option.
... Time-sink.

I hope this review helps.

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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
76.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
This game is like crack! It's an interesting soliaire-based puzzler mixed in with RPG elements and a simple Jane Austen-esque story. 9/10 - Highly recommended!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Well worth $10. Be aware though that there's no real strategy in the metagame, you just buy everything. The core game is just solitaire with some wrinkles. Normal solitaire strategy/planning applies.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
It is a solitaire card game. Simple but relaxing fun for a couple of dollars.
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87 of 90 people (97%) found this review helpful
5 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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