Later, in early June, the same challenges used in the tournament will be released in the game for the world to play.

Microsoft included the game as part of the Windows operating system since Windows 3.0, starting from 1990. The game was developed in 1989 by then intern Wes Cherry, who famously received no royalties from his work. The card deck itself was designed by Macintosh pioneer Susan Kare.

However, Solitaire was not included in the Windows 8 operating system. But the Microsoft Solitaire Collection can be downloaded for free from the Windows Store, which includes original Solitaire (Klondike) plus 4 other solitaire games. The Microsoft Solitaire Collection will be included in Windows 10.