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.
This is the best form of solitaire I've come across designed for speed playing. It doesn't require as much study as, say, Yukon and it's not even necessary to remove every card (called a 'perfect' in this game) every time. Meanwhile, choosing which set of cards to play next can be crucial and the undo count is dear. The game is divided into turns, which are in turn divided into nine hands. Each turn has certain requirements (such as a number of 'perfects', earning some amount of money, etc.) as well as a health bar that fills through the turn that lets you release a fairy at the end of the turn.
Along the way, there are resources and eggs to collect; the eggs hatch into pets and the resources 'evolve' them. There are also a few powerups you can buy in "Faerie Land" that change the gameplay a bit. And, completing the modern casual game triffecta, it has an achievement system. I consider all three a bit of a pointless distraction, to be honest, but the pet thing is cute, at least.
The first part of a game is an adventure wherein some faeries are in trouble and you must save them and whatnot. It's fairly standard stuff and a child can enjoy the game, as well, though depending on the temperament of your child and how much they love faeries, they might or might not be disturbed when 'Ted' Theodore Logan describes them as "crying in pain" and such.
That brings me to one my two major grievances with this game. Of all the thespians the voice actor could channel, why Keanu Reeves? I kept expecting the voiceover to say, "No way, Bill!" The fault of something like that usually lies at the feet of the voiceover director, to be fair. The second thing is the background music, which is very repetitive over time, but it gets better when you turn the music volume down. The rest of the sound is very good.
A final word: I use openSUSE Linux 11.4 and the game runs without any problems (beyond a problem with fullscreen that's typical when using TwinView and easily solved).
Not your standard Klondike Solitare that Windows uses. Definately a must for anyone who likes card games or casual games in general. View my full review on the bundeals group: Desura.com or my blog: Kamosamireviews.blogspot.ca my actual rating is 8.5 but that's not an option and it deserves a 9 more than it deserves an 8.