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Video GameThe Solitaire Conspiracy Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 10 months ago.

Author: Wesley Williams, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

The Solitaire Conspiracy takes the well known Solitaire card game and integrates it into a neon drenched cyberpunk spy story to create a fresh take.

For those that aren't familiar with Solitaire (Patience in the UK), it's a solo card game in which cards are dealt from a shuffled deck into a specific arrangement in front of you. From that point, you must attempt to reorder the deck by suit (called Crews here) and rank, by moving cards around inside the bounds of certain rules and restrictions.

In The Solitaire Conspiracy you play as a top spy brought in to take down a super-villain. Your mission to regain control of the spy network through the medium of Solitaire. The story is told through live action cutscenes.

As you progress, you unlock new suits (Crews). Each Crew's face cards (Jack, Queen, King) represents a new team of spies at your disposal, each with game-changing abilities. For example, the first Crew you play (Mantis) has an ability to "explode" a pile of cards to scatter them around, which may make accessing a hard to find card that little bit easier, but it has knock on effects elsewhere.

Along with this Campaign there are Countdown and Skirmish modes that offer custom games with four Crews on your side and against the clock challenges. These fundamentally change the way you approach the game, as speed trumps strategy and of course there are online leaderboards to really up the ante.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/10/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Sequencing (Adventure, Narrative, Puzzle and Strategy)

Components: Cards

Developer: Mike Bithell (@MikeBithell)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 5 hours to complete. The Countdown and Skirmish modes offer extended play once the Campaign is completed.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

CostsCosts

The Solitaire Conspiracy usually costs £9.49 to £9.99.
 

The Solitaire Conspiracy

XBox Store Xbox One £9.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £9.49
Steam Store PC £9.99
Switch Store Switch £9.99
Steam Store Mac £9.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our The Solitaire Conspiracy Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@MikeBithell) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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