Thousand Island Solitaire HD is now available!
This is an update to the old Flash Thousand Island Solitaire game which brings newly remastered graphics and improved performance, while retaining the classic gameplay of the original.
This game has 100 ranks and 10 rank badges to earn. Earn ranks by delivering cargo. Each piece of cargo delivered earns you at least 10 rank points, and some up to 80 rank points for rarer items.
Go ahead and play the new, updated Thousand Island Solitaire HD, then come back and share your reactions and your tips for ranking up, earning badges, and more in a comment below. Thanks!
It could be just me, but this version seems much more difficult to win. I haven’t won a game yet.
I’ve won a couple but I find it slow. Also I’m not sure why you have to use the cannon and lifesavers before you can end the game…unless I’m missing something.
I had to use the cannon twice one game just for it to says “There are no more moves”. I’m with you, I found that a bit puzzling.
Click the gear icon in the upper left to start a new game.
I played my first game and get back in the swing of the game..lol
you can use the cannon (you get 2 trys any time during the game… my lifesavers drop down
and have not get any free lifesavers yet
there are 48 items to discover 30 common and 18 rare items…. and wonder if you Bucky is still in the game at one of the islands .. .time will tell..
That is only if you lose the game that you need to use the cannon, I don’t understand that at all vs just putting the end game button there like in the old version
I imagine they want to make sure that we’ve exhausted our options before we give up and go on to a new round.
OMG kiki I thought exactly the same thing, I used to be pretty good at the old version but I’ve yet to win a game on this new one.
I just said that to someone!! I have won a game but yea, it seems harder. But always loved this game so can’t wait till some badges come out!!
took me a little bit ,but once u understand it it’s pretty simple played for a few hrs and already rank 5
Winning the game in 1000 Island solitaire can be difficult, because the cards available for the total distance required are often not much more than 3000 miles total…miss one by burying it in the deck and you’re in trouble ; I’ve found a way that makes it a whole lot simpler, using a few rules of the game. Here’s what I’ve found that gets me a perfect win (all three ships at 1000 miles exactly).
1. First priority is to make sure you hit all three of the reward boxes (ie, “treasure chests”) Among other things is that hitting the chest/box, clears any penalties that may be riding on the ship. The concern is the ship whose box requires more than 700 miles. This is the one you have to pay attention to. Let’s say that in this example, it is the red column, and it needs 900 miles to trigger the box..
2. You are going to use the feature that, when you bring a column to exactly 1000 miles of distance, IF YOU HAVE NO REPAIR CARDS NEEDED IN ANY COLUMN, THE GAME AWARDS THE ship that just completed exactly 1000 MILES, A BONUS CARD OF 300 MILES. That 300 point card can be used to complete one of the other ship’s voyage, requiring, therefore, that you only need 700 distance in one of the other cards to set this up.
3. The winning strategy, then, is to get two of your ships a distance of 700..with the third ship making it exactly to 1000 miles (in my example, the red ship that has a bonus box at 900 miles). Collect the 900 mile box (the red ship), and add 100 miles to make a complete voyage of 1000 miles. . That then generates a 300 mile distance card. Apply it to one of the other ships holding with 700 miles. That moves IT to EXACTLY 1000 miles, which generates ANOTHER 300 mile bonus card. Apply THAT bonus 300 miles to the third ship, and it brings the final ship to 1000 miles.
4. So, given that we are trying to ultimately get all three ships to 1000 miles exactly, here’s how the game plays out the strategy, described above.
5. Let’s say that the red column needs 900 miles to the bonus chest, Let’s say the other two have bonus boxes at 200 and 600 miles..
6. first step is that you want to get the two columns that need the lower box totals (in this case, 200 and 600 miles) to 700 miles. Play the cards so that, first, you get exactly the two scores required to open those boxes, ie. 200 and 600 miles. When you get those boxes open, you then want to play your cards so that those two ships then get to exactly 700 miles, and HOLD THERE.
7. Make sure that you take care of any penalties on these two columns, ie any of the repair cards and the 50 mile limit hazard. You want each of these two columns to be a clean 700 mile total.
8. Finishing the game and scoring.
9. Play the third (red) ship to 900 miles, collect the reward and, if your other two ships are ready (holding at 700 miles) then play the last 100 miles to get the red ship to exactly 1000 miles. That triggers the 300 mile bonus. Play it on, say, the ship needing the 200 mile ship, that is holding at 700 miles. The 300 mile bonus card will appear, move it to the ship needing 600 miles, and holding also at 700 miles, and bring it, too, to a 1000 miles.
Bingo..game over, perfect score Enjoy!.
By playing this way, you have a bit of flexibility in the cards played. You can let a card or two go, because you are only trying to get your 3 ships to 2400 miles, instead of 3000 miles. That 600 miles is worth a lot. As you play, you’ll get a feel for unexpected big cards, and where you can put them. You can use the 100, 150 and 200 cards that drop from the stack at the top of the ship line to move a ship quickly along the course, with the smaller numbers 25, 50, etc. It also helps to think of the cards in terms of the combos of cards to even hundreds. When you open the box of the ship with a box closest to the finish, in this case at 900 miles, you can often get a card to match the final amount needed, but your stack is stuck because of repair…save the mileage card on the right side and keep until you can repair your ship.
Play a bit and see if this helps.
I have won 3 games so far (out of 3), but I don’t like the cards above always moving and shaking. It is taking me some time to remember how to play, but it is all coming back after not playing for many years! This used to be one of my favorite games, and I was ranked out years ago. Hopefully, this one will be a favorite, also! It plays smoothly at least, and I like the cards. Time will tell. Good luck all!
This was always a favorite of mine, I ranked out on the last one. I played one game, it was a perfect game. But it sure does seem that there are lot more fixer cards coming out at the start of the game instead of value cards. With more games played, it probably is harder than the old version. Good luck all!
Not bad, not bad at all. Funny how the gameplay/strategy comes back to you.
I used to like the little graphic of my ship sinking in the ocean while “doom” music played when I lost. I didn’t see it in this version, but I might have just missed it (?)
Okay this was 1 of my faves that Pogo took away so was excited to see it back- yayyyy!!! I played quite a few games already & its pretty much exact. I just don’t understand why pogo doesn’t add the chat since “supposedly” all the games will have chat??? I just don’t get that at all. Nothing is better than playing your fave game with your pogo friends! I also do not like that ya have to use the cannon power ups at the end of the game if ya made it thru w/o using them, U have to shoot them off to end the game. Also another thing i dislike is once the items go into your collection book- it doesn’t decipher between what items are rare & which are common. It does show ya 1/8 rare but what item is rare??? Plus in the old version- when ya cashed in, it specifically told ya how many points each item was worth- I liked that a lot too. I only finished 1 complete go around & I saw that it did tally my total points for the entire shipment, but do not remember if it showed me what items are were worth what amounts. What I like most about this new game is that we do NOT have to pay for power ups with gems!!! I thought for sure that pogo was gonna work that into the equation to grab their hands even deeper into our pockets, lol…thank goodness that hasn’t happened…yet. Decent job Pogo- now work on chat & bringing back the rest of our oldies but goodies…our favorite games!
The rare items have a purple background.
Even though I have earned a badge in re the previous version, I don’t remember how to play this game. I have went through the instructions “3X’s” and still don’t know how to play successfully. I’m going to keep playing the instructions but I’m not confident at all. Good Luck “Everyone”.
just click on the cards at the bottom and start playing …. watch the shaking cards above where you place your cards… and use your hold space to hold cards…. just follow the game .. like the tutorial
it is fun and once you figure out… gl
I think I’ll enjoy this HD conversion as like the others it is nice and large and easy to see. I completed two full islands for a total of 9 items, I got the beets twice, lol.
For me the play is smooth, nothing is popping out as being annoying and I think I’ll play this more than then old one, it’s a nice change.
I don’t see it as any harder, I won 4 perfect games but I didn’t win a bunch with the old one either.
I’m delighted it’s back! I had to play the tutorial once I realized I had forgotten how to play but like riding a bike. Still have yet to remember the stratagies.
On the old game, never did get one last artifact even though ranked out. Kept trying but never found it.
And even happier to have a beloved game to play again!
What I do is try to get 2 piles to 700 and 1 pile to 800.
That way I can work the 800 pile up to 1,000 and use the gold 300 cards on the other 2 piles.
i do the same thing
I do not understand why you have to shoot the cannon off if you win the game. I have won 2 so far and never had to shoot the cannon. On the one game I lost I did shoot the cannon but didn’t get rid of the cards that I wanted it to. It plays about the same as the game in the past. It will be interesting to see what the first games will be to earn badges. I have even gotten a coup[e of lifesavers.
Only thing I don’t like is having to use up the silly cannon at the end when you can’t win.Also it seems to make you use your “life saver” even though you still can’t win the game – unlike the old game,you could just hit new game/new deal at the end without having to “waste” your lifesaver.Better to keep it for a game you could win
I haven’t had it make me use a lifesaver whatsoever
Ok as someone has already commented below – at the end of the game – IF you don’t win – don’t bother clicking on the cannon and don’t WASTE the 3 position lifesaver card – just click on the “gear” icon in the top left hand corner and the choose new game – that way you can save the use of the lifesaver for when you really can use it
Indy Cindy says
Wow Cat – excellent tip!! Thank you very much!!
Thank you for the info!!
That being said, I don’t care for this version as much as the old one. I will probably get used to it after a while. For now, will only play for badges where you don’t need wins.
Have a great day everyone!
Get 2 ships to 700 miles. Then get the third ship to exactly 1,000 miles.
On the top will appear 300 miles cards (one after the after). Click on them and use to win the game!
Another strategy I use if I get several Fixer cards is to put mile cards on one ship to get a Bad card & hopefully have the right Fixer card ready to use. A Bad can only show up if the miles reach or exceed a multiple of 100. For example 200 or 300 or 400 miles.
Good Luck y’all! 🧜🏽♀️🧜♂️
I’m getting exactly 1000 but not getting the 300 card, I’m getting a life saver. It was working at first, but now it isn’t. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.
I remember, I can’t have any hazards when I get a pile to 1000.
I also think it moves very slowly. I also couldn’t find that life saver that changes all 3 stacks if I get into incredible trouble.
The strategy came back to me, and I hope to start winning games soon.
Good luck everyone, keep well.
For those complaining about having to use the cannon at the end of the game:
Clicking on the gear icon in the upper left at any time during your game will give you the option to start a new game.
You won’t have to use any cannon shots or fixer cards or run out of cards to start a new game
Thanks Dan, I never realised you could do that.
This has been a favorite game in the past, and now, again, I love this game….so glad it is back. I had stopped playing because I had ranked out, getting all the cargo pieces and the 25,000 chests.
This info might help: You can deal a new card by right clicking on your mouse. Saves you having to always click on the deck to get a new card to play. Makes the game go a little faster.
Thanks, Faith, great tip! 🙂
Not too bad!
Could have been worse.
I like that, excpeto fo 1 or 2 novelties, they kept the whole idea of the game w/o changing or adding new silly ideas. At least none that I could notice but I only play a couple games.
No power-ups that we have to buy with gems? Maybe when we advance more in the game? They would probably update to add some.
Didn’t one of the treasure chest was always at 1000 miles?
I don’t like the color of the cards, why purple and pink and orange? Don’t get me wrong I love these colors just not for a card game for adults.
The game seems a bit slow and not 100% responsive, is like if I have to click “harder” to make things happen (no, is not my mouse)
I hate the constant shaking of the cards
I hate that the cards change to black and withe when put in the piles !!!! Why? It’s harder to see the numbers and it makes me think that I can´t play that pile because there is a hazard on it.
I hate the new look of Ally and Tex. I’m pretty sure the makers of the game are manga fans/makers because the characters look just like the ones in manga comics with the biiiiigggggg eyes, ugh!
I don’t like that the game looks cheap.
When in the map when the tiny ships go one island to the next, they don’t look like ships, they look like 3 colores spots moving around and all blurry to boot! ( oh! and did I asked why pink, purple and orange? really? pink, what are we, 5 years old?)
Then, while playing the same tiny ships have an irregular “cut” , you can see some white that makes it look like a 5 year old cut it with plastic scissors and glue them there.
Low low image quality.
Overall I don’t really like this new version.
Like for most all the new or “revamped” theres no attention paid to the detail. Like I said above, low low low quality.
I played the old version to death….not only ranking but got the 14 k badge.
One BIG thing I’v noticed about the chests is that in the old version there was always a way make those 300’s work.
The first two chests were always under 700…or one was 800 and the final was always 1,000.
This was the perfect setup for perfect games cause you had your 2 700’s and could have an 800 that you were working on.
When you reached 800 the potential hazard cleared cause you had 800 on the nose and one of the 2 cards that dropped was usually a 200…oh how perfect.
Place the 200 on the 800 pile and bing bang boom done.
Now I get 900’s…was NEVER a 900 before (that 900 was always a 1,000)…and often a 900 and an 800.
Oh n it plays a lot s l o w e r.
Sadly today I see that there’s no in game badges other than ranks.
I was hoping to see another 14k or even a 24k (lol I would get it) and possibly a perfect game x times badge.
Regardless I’ll adjust n still like the the new game.
The game is missing the lifesaver in the bottom right corner, that could be used only one time during each game, to clear all 3 columns at once if everything was blocked with hazards and limit cards.
I noticed that because I played all 50 ranks of the old game before I knew about it.
When I first started I had the lifesaver
The lifesaver still exists…if you recall you had to go to Pogomart…one of the destinations on the tour…only there would you get a lifesaver which if unused remained yours till you did.
I’m not sure where it is now but I’v had a few..rank 10 already 🙂
Thanks Jeff. So many things forgotten about this game, as I ranked out years ago. I’ve played only a few HD games, but did get a lifesaver now.
for those who are wondering they have Game Awards for 1000 Island Solitare i looked in Classic Pogo there are the game awards for this game… click on thousand Island hd and then game awards
I’ve done that, but all I see are 10 rank badges.
Do I need new glasses?? I’ve been wrong many times…lol
Probably not, lol. I only saw two and one was actually a rank 5 badge. It’s the Fully Loaded badge, Earn the favor of Governor West.
The other one is the Gotta Deliver ‘Em badge, it’s for delivery 30 unique items.
The only reason I noticed is because I have earned them both so they stood out on the page. But the Fully Loaded rank 5 badge is more like a regular game awards badge and doesn’t show in my badges along with the Rank 10 one.
Of course I meant only saw two other than all the rank badges. geez.
where did you see the other two badges , were in the game itself .. i cant find the two you can wrote about? thanks
For Kathy, I found them in my Game Awards badge album under My Collection over on the Classic side. It shows that there will be 12 game award badges, 10 ranks from 10 to 100 and these two I mentioned above.
All I see are 10 rank badges as well.
OK, that’ weird but now that I go back and look I see what happened. Those two badges I mentioned are for Thousand Islands but not for the HD one. Kinda weird that those are the only two showing for the old Thousand Islands, sorry I didn’t notice that before. 🙂
At the beginning of a game you can click on Log on the right side. There are 5 pages of Common items (6 per page) & 3 pages for Rare items (6 per page). There are several food Common items. I have 3 Rare items – crystal, ancient compass & silver coins.