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WinBeta’s top classical games collection for Windows 8.1 – featuring cards, word puzzles, and more

WinBeta's top classical games collection for Windows 8.1

Nothing beats a relaxing weekend morning sitting outdoors with your Windows 8.1 tablet in your hand, enjoying the fresh morning breeze and listening to the brids chirp. Enhance that relaxing morning by playing your favorite classic board game, card game, or word puzzle game.

In this feature, we are going to highlight some top and highly rated classical games for your Windows 8.1 device. These games range from the classic Solitaire, to the popular Minesweeper game, all optimized for touch on your Windows 8.1 device.

These apps are also part of Microsoft’s “Classic Games” collection in the Windows Store. Check them out below, download them if you are curious, and let us know in the comments below which of these games are your favorite and most enjoyable.

Microsoft Solitaire Collection (free)

WinBeta's top classical games collection for Windows 8.1

Download and play the latest evolution of this classic card game on Windows 8.1. Solitaire remains the most played computer game of all time, and for good reason. Simple rules and straightforward gameplay make it easy to pick up for everyone, from age 8 to age 80. Solitaire has been part of Windows for more than 20 years, and The Microsoft Solitaire Collection makes it the best experience to date with five different card games in one.

Uno & Friends (free) 

WinBeta's top classical games collection for Windows 8.1

Playing UNO with friends, family, and millions of fans worldwide has never been easier! Join one of the largest free online mobile gaming communities and enjoy an all-new free multiplayer experience, competitive leaderboards and fun customization options that let you shout “UNO!” on a whole new level.

Microsoft Jigsaw (free)

WinBeta's top classical games collection for Windows 8.1

Play hundreds of puzzles in three exciting game modes: Classic Jigsaw, Jigsaw Jam, and Daily Challenges. Intuitive controls make Microsoft Jigsaw great on your mouse & keyboard and excellent on a touchscreen. With multiple game modes, downloadable puzzle packs, and the ability to create your own custom puzzles, you will never run out of things to do in Microsoft Jigsaw! A fantastic puzzle game for all ages.

Microsoft Minesweeper (free)

WinBeta's top classical games collection for Windows 8.1

Play the classic puzzle game that has been a part of Windows for more than 20 years, now re-imagined for Windows 8.1. Featuring adjustable difficulty, classic Minesweeper gameplay, and a brand new Adventure mode, Microsoft Minesweeper is better than ever.

Bingo Star (free)

WinBeta's top classical games collection for Windows 8.1

Play Bingo Star with players from all around the world. Play up to four bingo cards at once in this online multiplayer game. Collect power-ups, achievements, and bonuses across four uniquely styled game rooms. If you like bingo, lotto, lottery, keno, craps, slots, roulette, blackjack, poker, or any other fun casino games, you will love Bingo Star!

Microsoft Sudoku (free)

WinBeta's top classical games collection for Windows 8.1

Microsoft Sudoku is the classic game you love, with a modern look and feel and exciting new features. With five difficulty levels, fresh daily challenges, achievements and leaderboards, Microsoft Sudoku provides hundreds of brain training puzzles for players of all ages. New to Sudoku? Microsoft Sudoku is great for beginners, too and contains a full explanation on how to play as well as tips and tricks to help you improve your skill!

Microsoft Treasure Hunt (free)

WinBeta's top classical games collection for Windows 8.1

Microsoft Treasure Hunt builds on Microsoft Minesweeper for Windows 8.1’s Adventure mode experience. Mark suspicious terrain and plan your moves carefully to uncover tools, weapons, and even hidden bonus levels filled with loot. Using the gold you collect, purchase supplies and permanent upgrades for your journey deep underground.

Do you have any favorite board games or word puzzle games for Windows 8.1? Share them in the comments below.

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