Game Review: Solitaire Smash

One of our "Games That Pay Real Money"
Best for...
  • Solitaire with competition
  • 3-minute games
  • Cash tournaments
Overall Rating 4.5
The Penny Hoarder Overall Rating
Engaging gameplay starstarstarstarstar
Design quality starstarstarstarirc_half_star
Chance to win money starstarstarstarempty star
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Solitaire Smash is a competitive Solitaire game app developed by Play Perfect for iOS users. The Penny Hoarder rates it as one of the 21 Games That Pay Real Money. Here’s our review:

Gameplay and User Experience: Solitaire Smash provides a familiar Solitaire gaming experience with the added excitement of competing against others. The game features a user-friendly interface and a three-minute time limit per game, where players compete with identical decks to ensure fairness.

User Reviews and Legitimacy: Solitaire Smash has garnered a strong rating on the Apple App Store, currently holding a 4.8-star average with over 24,000 reviews, reflecting its popularity. However, some users have raised concerns about being matched against bots instead of real people, which could make winning more challenging. Additionally, some users have found it difficult to cash out, despite having sufficient funds in their accounts.

Cash Rewards and Tournaments: The primary way to earn money with Solitaire Smash is through participating in cash tournaments. These tournaments require a small entry fee, typically ranging from $5 to $20, and the prize pools can vary from $5 to over $100. The top players in a tournament share the prize pool. However, it’s important to note that if you don’t place highly, you risk losing the money you spent to enter the tournament.

Cashing Out: When players earn money, they can cash out through methods like Apple Pay, PayPal, or direct bank deposit. However, it’s important to know that bonus cash cannot be withdrawn and must be used for entering cash tournaments.

Availability and Accessibility: Solitaire Smash is currently only available for iOS users and is not accessible on Android devices. Users must be 18 years or older to play. Cash tournaments are not available in all locations due to certain state restrictions.

Pros and Cons: Pros: Competitive gameplay, potential to win real cash, free games for practice, responsive customer service, and easy-to-use interface. Cons: Risk of financial loss in tournaments, not available on Android, and difficulty in cashing out bonus cash.

Bottom Line: Solitaire Smash offers an engaging way for solitaire enthusiasts to compete and win cash prizes. It is a legitimate gaming app, but players should be cautious about spending money on tournaments and manage their expectations regarding winnings. It’s advisable to practice with free games before entering cash tournaments.



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.