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Windows 10 'free' Solitaire wants you to pay $10 (a year) to remove obnoxious video ads

Solitaire has been included as a free game with copies of Windows since 1990's Windows 3.0, and Windows 10 is no different. This time around the game includes a robust set of card faces, new game types, coins, tournaments and, oh yes, a chance to pay $10 a year to remove video ads.

Microsoft Solitaire Collection comes pre-installed and includes five different variations, daily challenges and a bunch of themes. The game also allows you to earn achievements and compare how you're doing on a global leaderboard.


The ads in the game seem to show up randomly between game matches as a full screen take-over video ad which runs for about 30 seconds.

Paying $9.99 for a year of premium Solitaire (or $1.49 for a month) removes the video ads, and delivers more coins for daily challenges and a boost in two modes of play.

The Windows 8.1 version of the game also included the ability to pay to remove ads, though it wasn't pre-installed with the operating system.


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