Have magical fun in the addicting Card game, Faerie Solitaire! Find and raise a Faerie pet and repopulate the magical land of Avalon using the resources found by clearing each level.
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Release Date: Sep 17, 2010

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"Simply put, Faerie Solitaire gives you plenty of solitaire for your buck." - Gamezebo

"It is one of those 'easy to learn, tough to master' type of games that has an amazing amount of complexity and strategy hidden under its relatively simple exterior." - Gaming Trend

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Have magical fun in the addicting Card game, Faerie Solitaire! Find and raise a Faerie pet and repopulate the magical land of Avalon using the resources found by clearing each level.

Earn enough gold to purchase unique powerups and specialized upgrades, making each stage a breeze. Chain together combos to fill up your energy meter and save the Faeries!

With 8 worlds, 40 levels, over 400 hands to play through, loads of upgrades to buy, and one exciting adventure, Faerie Solitaire will have you hooked for months, giving you the very best value over any other game available today.

Key features:
  • 14 Hours of Adventure Mode Gameplay
  • 40 Unique Fantasy Locations to Explore
  • 32 Amazing Pets to Find, Hatch, & Evolve
  • Fantasy Story Complete with 8 Hand Painted Cutscenes
  • Adventure Mode: Explore the world of Avalon in Faerie Solitaire
  • Challenge Mode: Five More Bonus Locations!
  • Earn achievements as you play - 30 To Collect In All
  • Replay any location as many times as you wish.
  • Restore Faerie Land to its Former Glory!
  • Can You Save the Faeries?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 800 Mhz (minimum)
    • Memory: 256MB (minimum)
    • Hard Disk Space: 100MB
    • DirectX®: 7 (minimum)
    • OS: OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Compared to its namesake, Solitaire, Fairie Solitaire is a game that is simple to a fault. Cards are setup in a formation on the board and the player has to chain them together in continuous sequential chains (8 > 9 > 10 > 9 > 10 > J > Q, etc). That's all there is to it. Really. Suit and colors don't matter and may as well not be there at all.

What you see on the first level is pretty much what you get for the entire game, and it makes the game just about as mind-numbingly easy and repetitive as you would expect. Even the "challenge" maps don't really offer a notable increase in difficulty. Other gameplay mechanics that are introduced a little ways into the adventure mode, such as thorns and ice walls, are actually the exact same as the usual mechanics - the only difference between these mechanics and conventionally blocked stacks of cards is a graphical effect. The upgrade system is mostly inconsequential, granting little bits of extra info or allowing room for error. The Aura Ring is the only upgrade that comes close to being significant in the long run, adding a way to occasionally force a card off of a stack. Unfortunately, its high cost means it won't be available until the mid-to-late game.

That's pretty much all there is to the gameplay, so what about all the dressings? Unfortunately, there isn't much to speak of here either. The soundtrack gets repetitive pretty quickly. The storyline is pretty generic and leaves off on an annoying cliffhanger for a sequel that doesn't exist (and considering the fact that this game came out 6 years ago by now, probably never will exist). Completing adventure mode didn't take me even half as long as the alleged 14 hours mentioned in the description (which, to be honest, is probably for the best). The 40 unique locations are nothing more than different forgettable graphical backdrops.

The pet system feels tacked on and unneccesary. Finding and evolving them is just a matter of grinding the game out until you're lucky enough to randomly find the eggs and evolution resources. Preparing a given pet for evolution is a pure time sink, done in the background automatically while you play the game normally. The only thing evolution grants you is a small image of your fully grown pet alongside a descriptive sentence or two. There's absolutely no incentive to grind for pet evolution aside from this and a couple steam achievements. Incidentally, if you are going for said achievements, you can probably expect to sink ~50 hours into the game after completing a <10 hour story mode, if I had to guess.

Just about the only thing positive I have to say about the game is that the artwork for the world map and the cutscenes looked fairly nice.

If you want a casual card game and traditional Solitaire is too challenging for you, then maybe this is worth considering. As for me, I think I'll stick with the one bundled with Windows to scratch that itch.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
I'm not sure where I picked this up - likely in some bundle. But my play time is somehow incorrect - I've played way, way more than 19 hours. Probably 50+. It's a nice, polished, friendly game of Golf-type solitaire. The story is unobtrusive, it doesn't infringe on the gameplay, which is the core reason to play. It's smooth, it looks nice, it's fun, the story mode is long, the challenge levels and achievements are many. This is a solid game for wasting some time with not too much thinking involved.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Summary:
Honestly...what is there to complain about? Faerie Solitaire is as you can imagine a solitaire game, with enough interesting dynamics and collectibles in-game to keep you interested. If you like a good old traditional game of solitaire with some new twists, and maybe want to play a game you can pass the time with while you are also doing other things, this is a good bet. This game tends to be on sale or in bundles with reasonable frequency, so I'd try to keep your eyes peeled so you don't have to pay the full price tag however. It has equal parts addictiveness and mindlessness that make it a good go to if you want to pass the time.

Pros:
  • Simple and effective UI layout. Within your first round of playing you'll see the "twist" that they have put onto solitaire and will be able to pick things up rather easily.
  • I like that they added collectibles in the form of pets into the game. What is more motivating then winning? Winning and also getting that fat loot!
  • This is a great game to run in windowed mode in a low resolution and work on something else or kick some Netflix in. While it takes a good amount of thought process to get the best possible card outcomes, it can still be done without laser focus.
  • They try to inject some story into the game, but at the same time don't push it down your throat. The story isn't memorable, but for this type of game should it need to be? They did a solid job of letting you skip what you don't want to see, and just play some cards.


    Cons:
  • The level or stage progression feels a little wonky. You can see the levels represented at the top-left of your screen for each world, but at the same time it could have been more clearly represented.
  • They could have probably added more playtime into the game if you could also use your cash for buying things for your pets. Mostly specific to upgrades that will give you advantages in the game (more undo chances, more cash, etc.)
  • The full price tag on this game could probably be called pretty steep. While I enjoyed this game, I can't imagine spending more than $5 on a game which is fundamentally based on solitaire.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
This is a really good, frustrating, challenging and fun card game. It seems simple, but there are times the cards just won't give you a break. It's got a cute story in the Adventure mode, which is what I've been playing. There are several other modes to offer a challenge and change things up.

I've been going at this one for a while, card games aren't usually my cup of tea. I've played other card games like HearthStone and Magic, but this one isn't like those. It's not a competition against someone else. It's trying to achieve the goals set to complete that level. Not always an easy task either.

One thing I discovered later in the game was the faerie land. Check there soon as you discover an egg under one of the cards in the game. I was surprised to find several eggs when I looked into the hatchery! I didn't even know about this area, I hadn't really looked around.

The pets once hatched gain EXP while you play, so I lost a lot of leveling time for these pets since I didn't know I had them. You can also get special boosts to help during game play too.
Now I've got to level up a few pets to see what happens! I thought I was almost done with the game!

I really liked this, despite being a card game, I found it to be a really good game. Plus there are other elements, replaying levels, harder challenges with bonuses and pets to level too. I'd recommend it to those that like puzzles and card games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
When you pay less than a dollar for a game - you don't have very high hopes for it. This game's story was bad. Really bad. I wish I could play this game without the story altogether, because the evolution of traditional Solitare is very well done. I'm going to not recommend the game due to the awful story that doesn't make up for how great the gameplay is.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Good game for anyone that likes golf solitaire. The bad reviews almost made me not buy the game. They were nonsense.
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56 of 63 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
74.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2015
Disclaimer: I purchased this game using my own funds, and I do not write a review on a game that I have not paid for myself, because I believe they should be fair and unbiased. I don't believe you can get that unless you invest your own funds and support developers, and provide a personal sense of "value".

This has got to be one of the more enjoyable solitaire card games on the market. I have put over 52 hours into this addicting game. It has a fun background story (which does not interfere with the game play, but merely keeps you involved to continue on your journey), relaxing music, and simple mechanics with fun powerups to assist you along the way. A good value at its current asking price of $10, but I think as a casual game, I would wait for it to be on sale for around $5. It has achievements, trading cards, and is guaranteed to waste a LOT of your time if you are a fan of Faeries whatsoever.

There are quickplay levels and extra hard challenge levels if you finish or need a break from the Adventure campaign.

If you have this in your library and haven't tried it out yet, you're missing out on a gem.
I read a review once that downvoted this because of no multiplayer option ... This is "Solitaire" ... Enough said LOL.

I wanted to add an edit into this:
If you are an achievement hunter, be forewarned that you have to collect a lot of materials and eggs while you play. This, of course, is governed by random odds. You may have to play quite a bit more to collect all the items you need, and several speculations and theories are presented in the forums.

A report on the randomness: After this review, and having put an extra ten hours here and there into this fun game, I am *still* working on the last two achievements.

Good hunting! :)
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53 of 61 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
53.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
If you enjoy solitaire games, Faerie Solitaire is a fresh little twist on the formula and an incredibly addictive little time-spnner. I love the randomness of the game, compared to traditional solitaire, and the objectives change things up from hand to hand as well.

I'm not a huge fan of the theme, honestly, I think the artwork and story is a little trite and the voice acting is downright cringeworthy. Some of the upgrade perks can be nice but the pets are pretty useless. I also wish I could change the aspect ratio or at least resize the window since I play in windowed mode usually.

The game itself, however, keeps me playing for just one more hand. Or 20 more hands. Or hey when did it get so late is it really 1 am?

It might also be the hunt for that last egg, which after nearly 50 hours and 4-5 complete playthroughs still will not drop. (Achievement hunters, beware!)
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
What to say about Faerie Solitaire? I saw a bunch of my Steam friends playing this and went ahead an bought it a while back, but didnt really crack into it until recently. It was a very pleasant surprise. It's solitaire with a few twists and a little story about a kid who finds faeries in captivity and frees them while seeking out the reason all of this is happening. Nothing too deep about the story, but it does hold your interest well enough, and is a nice fable on its own.
The gameplay itself is simple enough...it is not exactly solitaire, in that rather than match suits until you run out of cards, you are instead trying to build combos to take off the board using your held cards as the base card for said combos. The bigger the combo, the more it is worth. Additionally, you unlock powers such as being able to automatically link a card that would not normally combo, receive extra hold cards to use when you see fit, and build faerie structures that add benefits such as extra undo-s (which you can use to go back one move if you realize you made a mistake), the ability to look at the next card in your deck, and so on.
Each round is made up of nine hands, and there were something like 27 rounds total, broken up into story chapters (each chapter is 3 rounds). Each round has a set of goals, which might include a certain card total combo being reached (8, 10, 12, even 15 in some rounds), acquire a certain amount of points, and fill your charge meter within a certain amount of time. You cant move forward until you meet all the goals, so you may end up repeating a round from time to time.

Anyway, I found this to be a pleasant game with a reasonable amount of challenge, but still something you can do while distracted or feeling particularly unmotivated to do much of anything. I guess what I am saying is it is completely accessible to anybody, can be played in small snippets, and easily fills the gaming void when you aren't sure what else you want to play.

9 out of 10
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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2015
Hello there, you shiny little gem! What do we have here? Our age old, classic card game that we practically grew up with since Windows 3.0 - or as your grandmother's generic hobby - combined with a pretty fairytale and collectibles? I'm in!

The scene opens up to the realm of fairies, threatened by an unspeakable conspiracy. A dark, evil force that we fail to identify enslaves the inhabitants of the realm for its own dark purposes. A kindly old wizard approaches, and declares us as the only possible candidate to save fairies from their torment... with our solitaire skills? (I owe this joke to my friend Solanum Nigrum. It was originaly in his review, but I couldn't bear myself not to include it, due to the joke being perfectly definitive.) Yes, it is solitaire. Yes, it has a story... and the story actually ends with a huge cliffhanger, so you'll be anticipating for Faerie Solitaire 2 before you know.

Aside from your usual solitaire gameplay, Faerie Solitaire contains some surprises. You earn cash as you progress through various levels of the story - or in any casual game - to obtain upgrades for your gameplay. The gameplay also sets some goals for you in each level, that raises the stakes a bit more, either with time limits or a certain number of cards that you have to make a combo with. You are also entitled to collect some magical eggs that will hatch into various magical beasts. These beasties gain experience as you play and they may be raised into adulthood for their own achievement set.

All in all, it is a good game for a low price that you can pick to pass some mindless time, with interesting features. I also gotta mention that the art is surprisingly beautiful for a casual game. I adored the profile backgrounds and emoticons! I know, I know, it is girly... But I am a girl anyhow. So I am entitled to my fairies, damn it!

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Snow
31.3 hrs
Posted: September 18
This is a very relaxing game if you like to play card games on your computer. It can be very addicting and there are times when you can finish levels so quick you just want to keep going.

Great Game

7/10
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Captain Clumsi
7.7 hrs
Posted: September 4
Product received for free
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Melodica
33.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
It's Solitaire with some other features to keep it interesting and make it a little different. Easy to get achievements and trading cards, and will give you a fair few hours of fun :)
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angelka
21.4 hrs
Posted: August 31
best game evah
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