Microsoft gaming classics solitaire, mahjong, and minesweeper arrive on Windows Phone

Some of the most popular Microsoft PC games of all time are now available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.

If you’ve used a Windows PC anytime in the last, oh, 20 years, you’ve probably spent some time with the Microsoft versions of the classic games solitaire, mahjong and minesweeper. Now those games have been redesigned for a new generation of players and devices. How are they different? For starters, as Xbox games, you can earn achievements, compete with your friends, submit your scores to leaderboards, and track your personal gameplay stats. Even better, you can also play, pause, and resume your games across Windows phones, PCs, and tablets.

Give them a try and let me know what you think.

Microsoft Solitaire Collection

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This classic card game is easy to pick up, fun to play, and hard to put down. Popular variations including Klondike, Spider, FreeCell and TriPeaks are also included. Download it

Microsoft Mahjong

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Microsoft Mahjong is the classic matching game updated with beautiful imagery, intuitive controls, and all the features that fans of mahjong have come to expect. Download it

Microsoft Minesweeper

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Play the logic game you know and love, now with updated graphics and sound. Play with a touch of your finger to mark the locations of all the mines without uncovering any of them. Start with an easy puzzle and work your way up to expert. Download it