The ads block the whole top part of the game. Can’t even access the menu.
The ads block the whole top part of the game. Can’t even access the menu.
This game doesn’t belch up ads just when you want a power-up or between games: Need to switch over to check an e-mail? Here’s your welcome-back ad! Want to turn that podcast back on after our ad turned it off? Here’s another ad when you come back! (And it also turned your audio off – again!) There’s freemium, and then there’s just gratuitous. Guess which side of the line this Advertisement Delivery App (oops, “Game”) falls on...
On the XS Max the Google ad banner covers the menu button. I've played all the cards I could and now can't deal a new hand.
Watching ads to unlock shuffles, undos, and hints is fine, since those are all optional. Unfortunately, the dev also decided to throw them in between most levels, when resuming play after opening the app, and switch from 3-card to 1-card dealing. That’s entirely excessive. Even worse than that was the intentional removal of auto-syncing game status. Now I have to remember to sync the game on my iPhone in order to continue playing on my iPad & vice versa. This feature was part of the game at launch, but was intentionally removed by the developer several months later without any explanation. Personally, that’s much more of an annoyance than the ads, since those can be removed with a single payment.
I’ve played a ton of this game. It’s a nice way to zone out. But there are a few bugs with ads that make it really frustrating. Ads sometimes pause other audio (like podcasts or music) and then the podcast fails to restart after the ad is done. When you restart the podcast yourself, when you come back to the game you are immediately bombarded with another ad which pauses the background podcast again. They game can get stuck in this cycle. It seems dependent on what ad service is being called. Some ads are ok. Some ads have no sound enabled (the best). This happens with the phone set to silent and the in-game audio set to silent. I have very much enjoyed this game and would pay a small amount of money to take ads away forever. Another bug with ads is sometimes you can accidentally suspend the app on iPhone X depending on where you rest your hand while playing. This causes ads to spam as the game thinks you have re-opened the app after suspending it. An example is accidentally swiping any native apple menu from the top or bottom of the screen. I would change my review to 5 stars if the app consistently played nicely with background audio and didn’t get stuck in ad loops after suspending the app.
Love this game. Finished the Ice age level and would really love some new ages to keep playing!!!!! Any word on new levels????
I loved this app, unfortunately the pause and restart options are inaccessible on iPhone X and later phones as the app hasn’t been redesigned to support the new form design.
I don’t mind some ads here and there. I understand that this is how the game makes money. I shouldn’t have an ad pop up every time I switch back to this app however. I can’t listen to music or a podcast and play this game during my commute because whenever I switch from the music app to the age of solitaire an ad pops up and interrupts my music and then the music doesn’t start again unless I go to my music app and push play, then when I switch back to solitaire the cycle repeats. Why can’t we just watch ads when we want extra power ups?
I had to restart the game because there’s an ad at the top of the screen that blocks me from pausing or restarting the game. What am I supposed to do when I’m out of moves and shuffles/undos?
Fun game, but it doesn’t respect the mute switch. It’s there for a reason and if I have it set to mute it’s because I don’t want any sound!
I have played a lot of different solitaire games before but this one keeps me coming back to it. I had like 160 wins in a row but I then had to fix my phone so I had to start all over. This game is great how it goes through the history of human life. I got to the point of starting new civilizations and I'm not so irritated to start over it was fun.
I play this game all the time. I’ve gotten almost to... 2000+ games and this is my second run through. I do wish this game would update just a touch more often and that there weren’t as many ads - I do, however, understand that basic economics prevent you from doing this. But good luck! Love your game and hope the map updates soon so I can start earning points for something.
If there was an add-free version and it didn’t cause my iPhone to freeze and crash. How does that even actually happen??? If this ever gets fixed and it’s no longer the only single thing that’s ever messed up my phone, I’ll download it again. I really did love this version of solitaire, but not enough to let my phone get messed up.
I read the description in the App Store and mingled over the idea of getting swept away in a new game. This sounded new, exciting, intriguing. Build a city within a game of solitaire? It’s loneliness and abundance all in one; I had to know more. I downloaded. Five scrutinizing minutes of waiting but alas... “Open” appeared. I pressed on. I waited until I would reluctantly see the word “Play” pinned to the middle of my gleaming screen. I pressed on only to be halted in my journey of escaping the realities of this modern world. I never made it past “Play”, the word that will haunt me; the word that will symbolize my stunted life in never knowing the true age of solitaire. :-( Update: Finally works. Cute game, interesting take on Solitaire. Increased rating.
I paid for this game and really had fun. However, I’ve played through all of the cities and then it says “More coming soon.” No more cities have been added! Not sure when/if any will be! 😢
The game itself is addictive. There are ads in the game in between rounds. Wasn’t a problem, a quick ad for another game. Today there was a different ad in between rounds though and I can no longer recommend this game or play it any longer knowing that the developers support kavanaugh as a supreme court nominee.
For you real solitaire players, this is NOT a true solitaire-play game: cards aren’t randomized (gameplay is miraculously easy for the first two chapters or so); the goal is to spend $$$ on shuffles and hints. It is also NOT a true building game: the construction is pre-determined, and it takes longer and longer to earn enough points to build. Stopped enjoying by the Industrial Age.
I’ve enjoyed playing this game but since the last update I cannot get past the “Loading” screen. I emailed the developer but have heard nothing. BTW, I bought the game and do not mind paying for games and apps I enjoy/use regularly but there is a greater expectation that the developer will fix any bugs. Update 6/26: The newest update did not fix the problem. The game is still “loading”. 7/2: Thanks for responding! I sent an answer and screenshot to your email. 7/4: I give up. The email I sent has bounced back a dozen times as undeliverable. I’m just going to delete the game.
It will not load since last update. I want to play it cause it’s very addictive but I can’t. And I don’t want to delete and lose my progress. 7/5 Thank you developers for responding to me and making sure the game got fixed. I can play it now and It works great!
It’s solitaire. It does solitaire. However, this stupid app doesn’t respect the mite switch. When I don’t want sound, that’s exactly what I mean. The sheer insane volume of ads is ridiculous. Rein in AdChoice. Or play less ads. Delete.
After the update can’t get past the loading screen. Instead of fixing a bug, I think a new one was added.
what bugs did you fix？The game is loading forever after recent update.
The game is not loading. I’m afraid if I delete and reinstall I’ll lose all my items. Great game. Lots of fun for a solitaire lover. You can use specials to try and get more games in a row.
Barely any ads!!! Very good quality. I recommend it to solitaire lovers out there!!!
I love this game! Not only is the game great fun, the support is outstanding. I had a small issue and they worked endlessly to fix it. That means a lot. If you like solitaire then you will love this new take on the age old game.
This is classic Solitaire from the old windows days. But there are just too many ads. You do anything on the game and an add pops out. Also ads don't respect the volume settings. So even if you have the app volume settings muted, ads will blast at full volume, thereby disturbing everyone around you. Also the ads will even stop music being played in background and being heard on headphones. So basically no multi tasking
Following today's update, the game will not load. The splash screen reads "loading" and never moves past it. I'm sorry and I'm sad. Will check it again in a day or two, if it works I will be pleased, if it does not I will sadly move on. Thank you!
This game is awesome!! The music is so relaxing and the game is fun to play. Again, love the music ❤️. Where/how did you find it??
I can finally play the game without crashing when I last had it great job
It’s outrageous that, you been playing nonstop and successfully made it into the third levels, and once you try to login with your Facebook account on your phone to play this game app. And the app suddenly crashed and you have to start the levels all over again. I find it so unfair because it takes all the fun out of the game. It’s really good game but please fix this issue. Thank you!
I love this game. It’s the best!
Awesome game if you like card game and solitaire in a new way
It’s a great mechanic, and fun to play. But the ads are out of control. Ads for power ups? Fine, no biggie. But an ad for every new game, for switching to 1-card draw, for every time I close the app and come back, for when a batter notification pops up, for when I pull up the control center... get a handle on it and dial back.
I just tried it there’s ads at every few seconds
Solitaire with a twist. I can’t stop playing !
This was a cute concept, but not cute enough to put up with so many ads. I like solitaire and I like city building, although watching my city grow wasn’t as satisfying as I hoped it would be. It just felt like it wasn’t actually meaningful progress. It’s a fun idea, and I would have kept the app if it weren’t for the ad bombardment. Ads in between games. Ads to switch from 3 card draw to one card draw, and you have to do it each game. Ads for extra items. I just couldn’t stand how much it was being forced down my throat.
But this game made me realize just how bad I am at it. I’ve been playing for a good amount of time now since I got it and have only been able to win one game. I retried multiple times and started new games other times. Is there a difficulty setting for this?
This is a cute little game that combines building and solitaire together, both of which I love to do. It’s very simple, straightforward and you don’t have to spend days and money trying to get to the next level. I see people complaining about the amount of ads. For a fee you can have them removed, but watching the ads brings you bigger rewards and I don’t mind them. Kudos to Sticky Hands for this game!!
Hooks you to buy too much stuff
I’ve been trying a lot of games lately and this one was much more fun than I expected. I love the shuffle and undo options. Yes, there are a lot of ads, but each one give you a much needed help. I hope no one tries to upgrade it cause it’s perfect as is!
Muy divertido e intervenido Algo nuevo para un juego tan viejo y conocido
Nice gameplay and art. Haven’t hit any pay walls after 10 games.
Super easy platform, stays consistent and no bugs! Love this game
Very addictive!!!! Less adds would be great but all and all great game
Keeps you interested and is fun to play.