Emerland Solitaire: Endless Journey is a hyper-addictive PC game that can easily turn “just a few rounds” into a longer session of non-stop fun. There are a million ways to play solitaire, and this one is like golf solitaire — it involves choosing a card that is either one higher or one lower than the one on top of the deck. There’s something uniquely satisfying about turning a 7 into 8-9-10-Jack-Queen and ending the round, and there are always more levels to play as you move through the Emerland kingdom.
It might look simple, but there are a few things you should keep in mind if you want to have success in Emerland Solitaire: Endless Journey. First, try to think a few steps ahead when you’re making each move. For example, if you have a 3,you can play a 2 or a 4. You might not think about it and just play the first one you see, but double check the rest of the cards. If there are also an Ace, King, and Queen, play the 2 instead of the 4 and chain them all together—Aces count as high and low, so you can play them both ways.
However, sometimes, like in this picture, the order doesn’t matter: I could have played 6-7-8 or 8-7-6 with the same results. Note that when the 7 on the left is played, the card underneath will be turned over, so don’t forget to check! When you don’t have any more plays, simply click on the deck to get a new card. If you run out of cards in the deck before you’ve played every card on the screen, you’ll have to try the level again.
Some Tips About Coins
Coins are helpful for giving you that slight edge you need. If a level looks tough, you can spend 30 Coins at the beginning to buy a starter pack, which will give you a few bonuses, and if you’re close at the end, 30 Coins will add 5 cards to your deck for another chance. You can also buy Hearts with Coins if you don’t want to wait to play more levels.
If you need more Coins, you can always buy more by clicking the plus icon, but that will require spending real money. Make sure to save your coins for the toughest levels, as you don’t want to waste them on a level that ends up being easier than you thought.
The starter pack ultimately gives you more than the 5 cards at the end for the same number of coins, but you have to make the decision at the beginning of the level rather than the end, so think carefully.
You will also slowly unlock companions in Emerland Solitaire: Endless Journey, which can give you small bonuses. For example, the Wizard will allow you to undo your last move. Keep in mind that you can only use them once every several turns, and they require Stamina, the blue bar on top.
The purple bar on the left represents your success in the current level. Play cards and chain together large combos to move the bar up and gain stars up to a maximum of three. Your combo lasts until you pull another card from the deck, but you can use a wild card to keep it going even if you’ve run out of plays, so save them for the right time! Be careful, though—you don’t keep any of the stars you’ve earned unless you complete the entire level.
When you finish a level, you’ll see how well you did and what rewards you earned. Every 20 Stars will increase your level, refill your Hearts, and increase how much Stamina you can hold. Once you complete all the levels in an area (regardless of how many stars you earn) you can move on to the next one.
As you get further into the game, you’ll unlock more companions, and levels will slowly become harder, so you’ll have to use some careful planning in managing your companions, using wild cards at the right time, and chaining together combos to earn Stars and keep moving forward.
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