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Solitaire Dreams 2.1 - Christmas Event

Dec 6, 2019

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We're celebrating Christmas with a special new event in Solitaire Dreams.

After unlocking pack 7 in the main section, you'll see a button with a Christmas tree which will take you to a special area with 60 new, beautiful winter themed tables. Collect candy canes on the main levels (seek those marked with a candy cane) and use them to play the event. Win stars to receive huge rewards, and hurry because it all ends on January 7!

We've also added a whole new chapter with 90 levels for you to play. Enjoy your holidays!

As always, you can get the game here:

Solitaire Dreams 2.0 - No rush. No pressure.

Nov 15, 2019

One of the complaints we've been hearing from you much too often is that the game rewards fast playing and that it's often stressful having to keep up the pace. Knowing about this was stressing us in turn but it wasn't an easy thing to redesign. We kept working on ideas though and finally we came up with a solution.

With Solitaire Dreams version 2.0 we're introducing new rules. There's no more time pressure and we've removed the score entirely. Stars are now awarded based solely on the number of cards left on the table. 1 star for 10 cards or less. 2 stars for 5 cards. And a clear table gives you 3 stars. Easy!

We're also introducing boosters. Pinwheel, Scissors and the good old Joker. You can take them with you on a level as an extra help to win more stars.

You'll also notice new special bonuses that happen while playing. Like Sequences. Matching pairs of cards in sequence (i.e. 5+5, 6+6, 7+7, etc) rewards you with an extra Joker. Or Perfect Matches. Pairing cards of the same suit (i.e. Queen of Hearts with another Queen of Hearts) removes an extra pair of cards from the table.

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Overall, this was a huge change to the game (hence the bump to version 2.0!) and we're a little bit scared how this is going to be received. So, don't hesitate to let us know :)

For the next version we plan to work on tweaking and improving the difficulty and balance. Also, now that the foundation is laid out we have some cool ideas about new things we can do to the core of the game. But that's a story for a future update.

Meanwhile, enjoy the new calm. There's no rush.

As always, you can get the game here:

Solitaire Dreams 1.16 - Enjoy the Summer

Aug 6, 2019

It's the middle of the summer of 2019 and it's the perfect moment to serve you a chilled, colorful and joy-sparking event! Update your Solitaire Dreams to the most recent version and join the fun.

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After unlocking pack 7 in the main section, you'll see a button with a starfish which will take you to a special section with 60 new, beautiful summer and travel themed tables. Collect seashells on the main levels (seek those marked with a seashell) and use them to play the event. Win stars to receive huge rewards, and hurry because it all ends on September 7!

We've also added a whole new chapter with 90 levels for you to play. Enjoy your vacation!

As always, you can get the game here:

Solitaire Dreams 1.15 - chapters

Jul 5, 2019

Have you ever asked yourself: which levels in Solitaire Dreams have I not championed yet? Where can I get more stars? And then you would start scrolling through all the 225 packs... and it would take so long (because there's a lot of them)?

Well, let us introduce you to CHAPTERS.

Their job is to bundle packs into groups of 15. And you can easily switch between the high level overview (scrollable list of all chapters) and peak inside a specific chapter to see the packs is contains. Also, on each chapter's card you can see the stats for that bundle. How many stars and challenges you've collected there, how many are left, waiting to be earned.

Oh, and that third counter with the question mark? It's something we're cooking for a future update. We'll tell you later :)

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As always, you can get the game here:

Solitaire Dreams 1.14 - happy Easter!

Apr 18, 2019

Third time's the charm, they say. Let's see... This is the third special event we're doing for Solitaire Dreams, this time to celebrate Easter and the Spring.

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After unlocking pack 7 in the main section, you'll see a button with a bunny which will take you to a section with 60 new, beautiful Spring themed tables. Collect Easter Eggs on the main levels and use them to play the event. Win stars to receive huge rewards, and hurry because it all ends on May 19!

We've also added 15 new packs in the main section, which means 90 new levels for you to play. Enjoy and happy Easter!

You can get the game here:

Solitaire Dreams 1.13 - special event for Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2019

The winter event in Solitaire Dreams was a success. Thousands of people participated and it looks like it brought everyone a lot of fun. Which we loved!

And in the spirit of sharing the love... what better day to do this then Valentine's Day? So, let's start a NEW SPECIAL EVENT.

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After unlocking pack 7 in the main section, you'll see a heart shaped button which will take you to a section with 60 new, beautiful romantic themed tables. Collect flower bouquets on the main levels and use them to play the event. Win stars to receive huge rewards, and hurry because it all ends on March 17!

We've also added 10 new packs in the main section, which means 60 new levels for you to play. And you know what? Some of these levels have a brand new theme you haven't seen yet!

You can get the game here:

Happy Valentine's Day, folks! :)

Solitaire Dreams 1.12 - new levels

Jan 24, 2019

Version 1.12 of Solitaire Dreams is ready for you, with 90 new levels in 15 packs.

Unfortunately, we had to suspend support for the Windows Store (you can keep playing the version you have, but it won't be listed in the store any more). This is due to things beyond our control. Tools we depend on either don't work on the platform or have reliability issues. If things change, we'll definitely reconsider in the future but for now, if you want to play on your computer, we'd recommend giving Facebook version of Solitaire Dreams a try.

That's all for now and watch out for something special coming next month :)

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Solitaire Dreams 1.11 - Special Winter Event

Dec 12, 2018

Christmas is a special time of the year and we want to celebrate it with something we've never done before: a new winter event in Solitaire Dreams.

When you click the snow globe button in the main screen it will take you to a section with 90 new, beautiful winter themed tables. Collect Candy Canes on the main levels and use them to play the event. Win stars to receive huge rewards, but hurry up because it all ends on January 10!

Oh, and we've added new 15 packs in the main section. Even more for you to play :) Have fun and Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Solitaire Dreams arrives on Windows 10

Nov 7, 2018

Many people asked us for a Windows version of Solitaire Dreams, one that you could play on your desktop PC or a Windows based tablet. We've been trying to bite it from several angles for about a year and finally, today we can announce that Solitaire Dreams is now available for Windows 10!

You can play it with the good old clicky-click mouse or with a touch screen.

This is a fresh release and our first baby steps on the platform, so please be gentle and do let us know if something feels out of place.

UPDATE, January 2019: Unfortunately, we had to suspend support for the Windows Store. This is due to things beyond our control. Tools we depend on either don't work on the platform or have reliability issues. If things change, we'll definitely reconsider in the future. For now, if you want to play on your computer, we'd recommend giving Facebook version of Solitaire Dreams a try.

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Solitaire Dreams 1.10 - new levels

Oct 23, 2018

New version 1.10 is now ready for you, with 90 new levels in 15 packs and shuffling that no longer restarts sequence counters.

Autumn sale is coming on October 25 and watch out for extra rewards in the daily tables on the Halloween day.

Also, on iOS and Amazon devices you should be able to reinstall the game without losing your progress (assuming you've been playing online before and your progress was backed up to the cloud).

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Solitaire Dreams 1.9.2 - easier to play

Sep 14, 2018

So, you were right. We did mess up the difficulty level recently and version 1.9.0 was pretty tough, especially in later packs.

Once it became clear to us we went back to the drawing board. We spent the last few weeks building better table layouts, tweaking the scoring and rearranging levels.

Today's new version 1.9.2 is a big improvement.

  • Getting new stars is now easier. Score thresholds are back to what they were in version 1.8.
  • Many of the most annoying levels are either redone or replaced (including difficult finals in the daily section).
  • Packs 121 to 135 have been redone, rearranged, simplified and as a whole they should be much easier.
  • Knife card is now always visible. No more guessing where it's hiding!
  • Also, no more upside-down cards! Yay :)

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Solitaire Dreams 1.9 with new tables

Aug 7, 2018

Version 1.9 is now ready for you, with 90 new tables in 15 packs. For those who claimed that the game is too easy: hopefully you'll find the new levels a bit more challenging. At least something to keep you occupied while we're working on the next update :)

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Solitaire Dreams 1.8 with Facebook and new languages

May 25, 2018

I don't think we've ever managed to produce two updates of a game in a single month... This is the first and it's a strange new feeling ;) I could get used to this, but it's also exhausting for the team of our tiny size, so... don't let me make any promises.

What's good in this new version 1.8? Plenty!

  • We've decided to retire the Heartwild brand and shorten the name to simply "Solitaire Dreams". Easier to remember, easier to spell, less typos.
  • You can now connect to Facebook to sync your game on multiple devices. This also means that, if you decide to connect, you will then be able to uninstall the game, reinstall it and restore your progress. We got you backed up!
  • You can also play through a web browser on your PC or Mac! We're still putting the final coat of paint on the web version, but you can give it a try here if you want.
  • Super-wide screens on devices like iPhone X or newer Androids are now supported properly.
  • We've changed the way we do rewards in the daily section (screenshot below). Try it out, see if it's any better.
  • And... we can speak several new languages! See them all in the SETTINGS menu.

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The game should update automatically for most people, but if you need to give it a push, the links to download are on our website here: http://www.orchidgames.com/solitaire-dreams/

Have fun and may you enjoy the rest of your May! ;)

Heartwild Solitaire Dreams 1.7 with new tables and challenges

May 1, 2018

Spring is never really complete without a solid update of Heartwild Solitaire Dreams, am I right? Just look how our neighborhood looks with the new version of the game:

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Photo snapped two weeks ago, from the beta version ;) Looks even better now in public release!

What's new in version 1.7:

  • 180 new tables in 30 packs. Because we promised you that more levels are coming ("soon", you know).
  • Added challenges in the main section. Now you can earn cups in all 120 packs.
  • And speaking of cups... There's now a whole new bonus game where you can use them to win even more rewards. It has a bit of a unique gameplay, which may surprise you!
  • If you're skilled enough to remove all the cards from the table (including those on bottom holders) you'll earn a special All Clear Badge.
  • We've decided to get rid of the memory mode since most people didn't care for it (and some really hated it with passion). If you replay those tables now (every fourth level in a pack) you'll see 90 fresh new layouts. So if you dreaded the memory trial before, now might be a good time to revisit those levels and make sure to 3-star them.
  • Oh, and stars... Daily tables now use silver stars, to separate them from the main pack. This was important to keep the game balance in check.
  • There's also a new special offer with a big discount that triggers after you finish first few packs (if you're upgrading you'll probably see it right away). One time only, time limited.
  • And as usual, lots of bug fixes and smaller improvements here and there.

The game should update automatically for most people, but if you need to give it a push, the links to download are on our website here: http://www.orchidgames.com/solitaire-dreams

So, enjoy the spring, chase your dreams and when tired -- have some solitaire!

Heartwild Solitaire Dreams 1.5 with a huge Christmas update

Dec 20, 2017

Tis the time to be merry!

Christmas is one reason, but also because of the HUGE new update to Heartwild Solitaire Dreams. It's been a long road since the last version and many folks have been giving us a hard time about that "new tables coming soon" message, questioning our grasp of the word "soon".

Well, the new version 1.5 is finally here, stuffed with goodies:

  • It's a HUGE update with 180 new tables (30 packs). Hopefully it will take some time before you get to 3 stars on all of them.
  • There are 2 new table themes, with new art and music. We call them Provence and Zen. You'll see them in the new packs and also in daily tables.
  • When upgrading from the old version, you'll get a gift of 4000 coins. Spend it well :)
  • New Daily Reward screen. Now giving you more coins every day, while looking prettier.
  • Built with new technology (Unity engine). This should make the game run better on most devices but it might be a bit more demanding on lower end Androids. Hopefully it won't be noticeable much.
  • And thanks to the new technology, we now have the Amazon Fire version done.

One thing that worries me is making sure that your progress in the game gets properly transferred with that upgrade. If you notice anything suspicious, please email me at support@orchidgames.com and we'll do our best to help.

The game should update automatically for most people (you'll notice the special icon), but if you need to give it a push, the links to download are on our website here: http://www.orchidgames.com/solitaire-dreams

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones and all the best things in the New Year! :)

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