I have been trying to move away from the realm of Facebook games because I find it can be the Bermuda Triangle of productivity, especially if I’m in a mood conducive to procrastinating.
PopCap Games have made the procrastinating extremely appealing, and the getting addicted to Facebook games almost impossible to avoid.
Solitaire is one of those games that gets me every time… I have to beat it. I have to get the cards to fall right so I can complete the hand. Another element of Solitaire that captured my attention and my interest was the range of decks to rotate, keeping it fresh longer.
The new addictive PopCap Game available on Facebook takes what you love about Solitaire and Blitzes it – turning it into a fast-paced speed round of Solitaire that you can compete against your friends, as well as sending them helpful boosts and gifts.
Solitaire Blitz takes place in your new idyllic island home as you embark on a career as a treasure hunter. Each of your solitaire stacks is a deep sea excavation, if you can clear the stack you get the treasure. The treasure ranges from shells, fish eggs and other random items you would expect to find on the ocean floor but there is also exciting, rare and expensive treasure like crowns, jewels and antiques. As soon as you claim your treasure it is converted to silver, which is your currency for purchasing boosts.
My favourite boost is extra time, because I’m a little slow and my observation is off at the times of day I get around to playing, but you can also get boosts to add cards, add jokers, blow up stacks and more. There are a range of boosts available each week and you can choose up to 3 at a time, if you can afford them.
Solitaire Blitz isn’t a game you can play endlessly, unless you buy extra energy, because you start with 5 and each hand uses one unit of energy and it slowly accumulates to recharge. Energy is something you can send to friends, and receive as well as buy so there is no need to be out of energy and the earned energy is stored differently to bought and gifted energy which means you can hold some in reserve.
Within the hand there are ‘Time Lines’ which will add bonus time to your hand, which can be a lifesaver!
The game is played with 2 decks of cards which are dealt into 7 stacks and 1 build pile. The cards from the stack need to make it to the build pile and there is the chance to open up two more build piles if you find the cards with the keys. Each card you play needs to be consecutive to what’s on top of the build pile and suit doesn’t matter, also you can go up or down and Ace can be high or low. Then there’s the Jokers, your wild card that you can play anything on.
Now it’s time to race the clock and see what treasure you can unearth by clearing stacks before the timer runs out. Have fun and try to keep an eye on your real time clock as well as the stop watch or you too might find yourself trapped in the Bermuda Triange of Facebook games.
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