Solitaire Harmonyby Aethyna May 20, 2015 | 1 Votes | 1 Played | 0 Reviews 8 rate Take a trip back to the Middle Ages and have fun building up your very own castle hill in this exciting classic Solitaire game with a medieval twist, Solitaire Harmony! Play games after games of solitaire and collect as many coins as you can to level up and to add new buildings to your beautiful castle hill! Play Now Similar Games Played
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Take a trip back to the Middle Ages and have fun building up your very own castle hill in this exciting classic Solitaire game with a medieval twist, Solitaire Harmony! Play games after games of solitaire and collect as many coins as you can by completing your matches with the lowest number of moves as you can and within the time limit of 5 minutes! Use those hard-earned coins to level up and to add new buildings to your beautiful castle hill! Play special castle matches to upgrade the look of your castle at the very top of the hill as well!
To start playing, you’ll have to understand the game rules in Solitaire Harmony first! The rules are pretty simple to learn, especially if you’re familiar with the free solitaire game that comes with the Microsoft’s operating system!
How to play? Well, the objective of the Solitaire matches you play in Solitaire Harmony is to send all cards by suit into the 4 foundation piles at the top right hand side of the screen. To do so, you’ll need to stack up the cards you have in the deck as well as on the board. A card may be placed atop another if it has a value of one more than the card it is being placed upon and if the color is alternating. This means that a red 7 can be placed on top of a black 8 and subsequently a black 6 can be placed on top of the red 7 you’ve just placed. Furthermore, you may have noticed that spaces that remain on the board (called as “empty tableaus”) after you’ve moved the last card can only be occupied by Kings.
If you ran out of cards to match, you will then need to draw cards from the deck. Each time you draw, you’ll be presented with 3 cards, unless you have 3 cards or less left in your deck. Of the 3 cards presented, you can only move the third (and exposed) card, while the other 2 can only be matched after the top card pressing on them is removed. You can draw as many times as you like and even when you hit the last set of cards, you can then repeat your draws from the first set.
Sounds easy enough? Well, try completing the challenge within the limited time (5 minutes) provided! In addition to the timer, the controls in Solitaire Harmony are rather unresponsive at times. You may try to drag a stack of cards over to another column but somehow, the stack is not selected even after several clicks. It should have been 1 click to select and click once again to deselect.
There are no power-ups in this game, instead, you are given an undo option per game which will cost you 100 score points when you use it. If you think you’re stuck and is unable to make a move, then you’ll have to admit defeat and end the game. This means you’ll fail the match. Each failure will cost you 1 life and with your maximum of 2 lives, you’ll run out of lives pretty quickly in Solitaire Harmony. Each life you lost will regenerate itself after around 20 minutes, but if you cannot wait, you can always spend some real money to buy more lives!
Every game you play will reward you with a final score, even for those matches in which you’ve technically failed. The score will in turn be translated into coins earned! What can you do with these coins since there are no power-ups or boosters for you to buy, right? Well, instead of power-ups, Solitaire Harmony gives you your very own castle hill! With these coins, you can add more miniature buildings, such as stable, cow pasture, barracks, market and many more, to your castle hill. Furthermore, the more friends you have, you’ll unlock better decorations for your castle hill.
There’s also a coin bar at the bottom of the screen. Fill up the coin bar to unlock a new building slot, so you can add another “decoration” to your castle hill. You can upgrade the look of your castle at the top of the hill as well via special castle mission, which is actually a challenging round of solitaire. However, the stakes are higher in this special mission! If you failed, you not only lose a life, you will lose any chance of upgrading your castle until the next day! Of course, if you want to skip all that hassle, you could always spend Harmony Cash (purchased using real life money) to replay the special mission.
The size of the community at Solitaire Harmony is pretty decent even though support for the game has recently been ceased by Game Insight. The game is sitting on around 92 thousand likes on its Facebook fan page! Head on over there to meet your fellow players and Solitaire enthusiasts as well as getting tips on how to maximize the coins earned per match!
The graphics in Solitaire Harmony is pretty good, though it would be great to be able to zoom closer to view the buildings on your castle hill. The cards do look a tad bit plain as well. Although the game doesn’t provide any background music to accompany you while you’re playing solitaire, you could always put your own music up. It’s also interesting to see that despite the lack of music, the game contains sound effects for the cards.
All in all, Solitaire Harmony is an enjoyable yet challenging Solitaire game that has a rather unique medieval twist to it! In this game, you are allowed to play matches of solitaire to accumulate coins. With these coins, you can then add new miniature constructions to your castle hill to fill up the empty spaces a bit. There are also special castle matches whereby, if you succeed, your castle will be upgraded with a new and much cooler look! Despite its laggy and somewhat unresponsive controls, the timed matches in the game made Solitaire Harmony a dab challenging. The game doesn’t have any power-ups for you to buy but you are given a undo option that will cost you some score points when you use it. So, come and join in the fun at Solitaire Harmony now and start building up your castle hill!