Kitty Spangles Solitaire
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Animated Solitaire with auto-saving and statistics.   Shareware ($9.99)
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Kitty Spangles Solitaire is the premier solitaire suite for your Mac featuring 46 great games, including Klondike, Canfield, Freecell, Spider, Penguin, Pyramid, Golf, and Gaps.

Kitty and her friends bring style to one of the world's most popular games. Choose a look to suit your mood, with three card styles and a dazzling range of beautifully designed and animated themes.

Develop some healthy competition with your family and friends by creating and comparing any number of player profiles. Kitty will remember your progress, scores and statistics, including games
What's New
Version 4.2.2:
  • Bug fix for possible file-related error.
  • Compatibility update, highly recommended for all players.
  • This update fixes compatibility issues when using OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
  • Added a full-screen mode.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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Kitty Spangles Sol... User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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Cgc reviewed on 13 Feb 2011
Been playing Treecard's excellent SolSuite on my Mac using VMWare Fusion and Windows because it's so good. I finally eliminated the need to virtualize Windows just for solitaire. Kitty Spangles Solitaire is nearly perfect, though I don't like Kitty's card moving or dealing sounds and wish I could adjust the animation speed of the cards (e.g. when autoplaying them, dealing, or after I win a game). Got this game for $4.99 on Apple's AppStore so I'm very pleased, best solitaire suite on the Mac. Thanks!
[Version 4.0.2]

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Cgc replied on 05 May 2013
I really would like to be able to stretch the window and have the game scale to fill it. Why am I limited to such a small resolution, especially today? Still fantastic, but it needs to scale to larger screen resolutions better.
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Corpsecorps commented on 18 Jun 2010
Ran it today, only to be told my License key is out of date!

I was going to play while waiting for another lengthy process to complete and was on a different account on my machine and didn't have access to email. Obtaining a new license online, it get emailed to you.

To put it simply, time restricted licenses [censored]!
[Version 3.9.6]

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Swoop Software (developer) replied on 12 Dec 2010
I apologise for the hassle, but time-restricted licenses are a business necessity. Without them, we wouldn't publish at all. (Been there, done that.)

We have a very liberal policy regarding our licenses, and seek to make it easy for our customers to use Kitty on any of their personal macs without cross-transfer fees or similar silliness.

We're trying to improve our licensing systems, and make the process faster and more transparent.

It's important to note here that the license itself is NOT time-restricted. Once you purchase a license, you can freely renew it, and install Kitty on any of your personal Macs, at any time. An individual Serial Number, however, may need to be renewed, for free.
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Corpsecorps commented on 12 Apr 2010
3.5.6 to 3.9.6 and still no improvements to scoring and statistics deficits i was told were forthcoming.

Uniform scoring of wins isn't appropriate for all games.

Golf should score how close you get to winning, not just wins, which are seldom.

Montana is very difficult to win though strategy plays a fair part. I've usually seen it scored with a count of cards (not entirely satisfactory either since difficulty increases as the game progresses) or a sum of the values of all cards moved to correct positions.

It just seems ridiculous that it keeps stats such as "longest winning streak" on games where odds of winning may be 1 in 100.
[Version 3.9.6]


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Glw commented on 19 Nov 2009
Maybe it is just me, but I cannot get the v3.9.3 disk image to mount.
[Version 3.9.3]

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Glw replied on 19 Nov 2009
Belay that last comment!! After trying repeatedly, the disk image which wouldn't mount previously, now mounted. (It must have noticed that I had posted a comment ;-) . Go figure!)
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Abelle reviewed on 01 Nov 2009
Kitty is for me the best card game, and the most complete, thank you .
[Version 3.9.2]


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tideshark reviewed on 03 Jul 2008
I don't write many reviews, but Kitty Spangles Solitaire (KSS) deserves one.

It's an excellent solitaire game with all the major games including Klondike, Freecell, and Spider with plenty of variations for each. It's graphics are nice, and the window resizes brilliantly. It auto-saves your game, so you can quit any time and come back whenever.

The statistics are neat. I've (supposedly) played over 200 hours. It's nice that some game variations are longer than others. Basic instructions are included in-game for each variation. Autocompletion works as intended and saves you a bunch of "housework" when you've essentially already won. It updates via Sparkle too.

Annoyances: the time counts down even when KSS isn't the active window, only one card style (cartoonish, would prefer one or two more to choose from in the preferences), and wish the new hand button and keyboard shortcut would display a (optional) warning.

Definitely worth the cost. Hours of solid entertainment, way more than those silly arcade games (e.g., Bejeweled). Casual Mac gaming at its finest. I just wish they made a Hearts game too. Two thumbs up!
[Version 3.7.1]


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Corpsecorps reviewed on 01 Feb 2008
With a name like "Kitty Spangles" i thought it was going to be nauseatingly cute. It's not.

This is one of the most clean, simple, polished UI's i've seen. A couple of cartoon characters on the face cards are of no consequence.

I like the lack of so-called "vegas scoring". Needs a few minor tweaks to winning and scoring info, but NOT to the appearance or function.
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[Version 3.5.6]


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iguanarama reviewed on 01 Sep 2007
Excellent game... I love finding games like this which are so polished. Now it has all the game variations, I think that addresses a previous commenters concern (I play tons of Sea Towers).
[Version 3.5.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Sep 2005
This is a very nice game! I play it with my daughter.

VERY pretty! And fun.

Please add spider solitaire???
[Version 1.5]


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Jim41047 commented on 03 Jul 2005
To the developers: I like this particular version of solitaire...BUT... could you change the visuals to be less "doll-like" and more mature and gender neutral. And ditch all the fuss every time we get 4 ace's. Too much bs. Thanks. Dr Jim. San Antonio.
[Version 1.0.2]

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Corpsecorps replied on 01 Feb 2008
Come on...

"Doll Like"? It's got one of the best thought out, most polished interfaces anywhere.

With a name like Kitty Spangles i thought it was going to be terminally cute, but with this level of excellence, a coupla cartoon characters doesn't matter much.

What's this "gender neutral" nonsense anyway?
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Gigadiva rated on 09 Apr 2012

[Version 4.1.3]



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Gryphonent rated on 07 Sep 2011

[Version 4.1.1]



Finge rated on 02 Jul 2011

[Version 4.1.1]



Sdarce rated on 25 Feb 2011

[Version 4.0.2]



Enricon rated on 29 Jan 2011

[Version 4.0.2]



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Supercobra rated on 24 Jan 2011

[Version 4.0.2]



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Ghostcat rated on 10 Dec 2010

[Version 4.0.1]


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Version Downloads:316
Type:Games : Card and Board
License:Shareware
Date:11 Jul 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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Kitty Spangles Solitaire is the premier solitaire suite for your Mac featuring 46 great games, including Klondike, Canfield, Freecell, Spider, Penguin, Pyramid, Golf, and Gaps.

Kitty and her friends bring style to one of the world's most popular games. Choose a look to suit your mood, with three card styles and a dazzling range of beautifully designed and animated themes.

Develop some healthy competition with your family and friends by creating and comparing any number of player profiles. Kitty will remember your progress, scores and statistics, including games played and won, the amount of time played, and much more.

Kitty was made on a Mac, for the Mac, by Mac lovers. Using the latest Mac technologies, Kitty's window can be seamlessly resized to suit your solitaire lifestyle.


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