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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

Tesseract Mobile Solitaire Games

Tesseract Mobile’s new Solitaire card games for Android devices features dynamic playing cards that change style...

Tesseract Mobile’s new Solitaire card games for Android devices features innovative dynamic playing card designs by Laura A. Ockel. We are seeing the consummation of playing card design and mobile technology. This new card style adapts depending on whether a card is exposed or partially concealed. A partly concealed card displays a small index and suit symbol along the top edge, whereas a fully exposed card shows a larger index and stylish suit symbol embellished with delicate scrollwork. The dynamic change permits an overall minimalist design with reduced visual “clutter” and a look that is delightful to behold.

The app contains over 100 different solitaire games and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store here

Tesseract Mobile’s new Solitaire card games for Android devices, 2017

Above: partial screenshot of “Russian Solitaire” in portrait orientation, with a custom background, showing the four ace placeholders at the top. A fully exposed card shows a larger index and embellished suit symbol.

Tesseract Mobile’s new Solitaire card games for Android devices, 2017

Above: screenshot of “11s Up Solitaire” in landscape orientation. The cards behind have smaller numbers and suits, which harmonise with their larger counterparts.

The dynamic change between styles allows for an overall minimalist design with reduced visual "clutter" and a look that is delightful to behold on any device.

Tesseract Mobile’s new Solitaire card games for Android devices, 2017

Above: screenshot showing “Free Cell Solitaire” at commencement of a new game, with the options icons handy along the bottom edge.

Settings Menu

Tesseract Mobile’s new Solitaire card games for Android devices, 2017

Above: optional settings icons are displayed along the edge of the screen to view rules, change card styles and get hints.

Tesseract Mobile’s new Solitaire card games for Android devices, 2017

Above: various background designs are available to suit your mood.

Tesseract Mobile’s new Solitaire card games for Android devices, 2017

Above: many choices of card backs.

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