Game Review: Solitaire Cube
- Solitaire with competition
- Free and cash play
- Competing with others at your level
Solitaire Cube for iOS devices brings a competitive twist to the classic Solitaire game. The Penny Hoarder rates the iOS version (but not the Google Play version) as one of the 21 Games That Pay Real Money. Here’s our review:
Gameplay and User Experience: Solitaire Cube sticks to the traditional solitaire format but adds the excitement of playing against another person. The app pairs you with players of similar skill levels from around the world. A notable difference is the faster pace, as players are given a five-minute timer to complete their moves. The game allows building rows of ascending cards with any variety of suits and offers the option to end the game early for potential bonus points.
Leagues and Cash Prizes: The app offers two levels of play: the Practice League and the Pro League. The Practice League is free and lets players earn Z Coins and Ticketz, which can be redeemed for various physical prizes. The Pro League, however, involves real money. Players need to make a minimum initial deposit to play in this league, with entry fees for each game varying. The Pro League offers the opportunity to win cash based on players’ success in the game.
Cost and Payments: The Practice League is free, but participating in the Pro League requires a minimum deposit of $10. The cost per game entry varies, and payments can be made via PayPal, Apple Pay, and credit cards.
Withdrawals and Security: Winners in Solitaire Cube can easily cash out through PayPal. The app also offers other secure withdrawal options, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Apple Pay. The game prides itself on being ad-free, providing an uninterrupted gaming experience.
User Reviews and Ratings: Solitaire Cube has received a 4.6 out of 5 stars rating on the Apple App Store. However, it scores only 3.1 out of 5 stars at the Google Play Store, and we don’t recommend that version of the app. While most users are happy with the experience, some common complaints include issues with being matched with players of different skill levels, app crashes, and the risk of losing money in games. It’s important to note that cash tournaments are not available in all states or locations.
Bottom Line: Solitaire Cube is a legitimate gaming app that offers a fun and competitive twist on classic solitaire. It’s suitable for players who enjoy the strategy of solitaire and are interested in playing quick-paced games with the opportunity for cash prizes. However, players should be aware of the potential risk of losing money and the fact that cash prizes are not available in every location.
About our TPH Ratings: The Penny Hoarder bases its game ratings on app store reviews and our team’s experiences and insights. We score 1-5 stars overall and for each of three factors: engaging gameplay, the app’s design quality and your chances to win money. Our ratings bear similarities to the app store user reviews but may differ, especially since we’re emphasizing the chance to win money more than many users might. Here’s what we mean by each factor:
- Engaging gameplay: How fun is the game, and for how long? Is it addictively fun?
- Design quality: How intuitive is the interface? Are the graphics and controls high-quality? Does the design add to your enjoyment, or does it frustrate you? Does the app ever freeze up or overload you with ads? These are all important factors in design quality.
- Chance to win money: All of the games on our list offer a legitimate chance to win money, but some are better than others. We take off points if we see multiple reports of a low chance of winning, and for payout difficulties or delays.