Avalon Legends Solitaire

Review by: Claire J Rottenberg

Avalon Legends Solitaire, card game for iPad Avalon Legends Solitaire is a beautiful tripeaks solitaire game. The goal of the game is to place a card on the discard pile that has a value that is either one higher or one lower than the top card on the pile. Each level in the game has a goal to complete in ten rounds. For example, on some levels you have to achieve a certain number of points or a specific number of perfect rounds. All ten rounds of a level and the goal must be completed before you can move on to the next level.

You earn points in the game for each card that is placed on the discard pile, with double points given each time you find and discard a magic card. If you make long combinations of cards to discard at one time, you earn point multipliers that increase your score. When you've earned at least 1,500 points, you can purchase bonus aids in the game's shop. These bonuses include extra undos and additional ways to add points, and they range in cost from 1,500 points to 75,000 points. To win each level on a first try, it pays to think carefully about which bonuses to buy. I found that purchasing the extra point bonuses first worked best for me.

Avalon Legends Solitaire begins with a story about magical cards. The story isn't engrossing and the introduction can be skipped. Before each level, there are a couple of sentences adding to the story and the game ends with a rather long ending that, unfortunately, cannot be skipped. This is the only weakness I found in the game.

I love tripeaks solitaire games and Avalon Legends is my favorite. It's a bright, colorful, attractive game that looks very good on the iPad, especially on a retina iPad. Although the game can be challenging on advanced levels, it is not too difficult to complete the game. The game has no in-app purchases so you don't have to spend additional money to complete the game. Items in the shop are purchased only with points earned by playing the game and it is not difficult to earn enough points to buy all the bonuses needed to finish each level.

Avalon Legends Solitaire costs $2.99 and you can learn more about the game from the seller, Big Fish Games. If you enjoy tripeaks solitaire games, I think you'll like this game.