Install Solitaire, FreeCell, Minesweeper, Mahjong and Pinball on Windows 8/8.1

Where have games gone on Windows 8 and 8.1? Regulars of card games are disappointed not to find these emblematic Windows games. More than fifteen years that we can play minesweeper or solitaire, how to find these games?

This guide explains how to install the famous Solitaire, Spider Solitaire, FreeCell, Minesweeper, Mahjong and Pinball games for free on Windows 8 and 8.1 computer and tablet..

It is necessary to use a Microsoft account, i.e. log in windows with an email address such as Hotmail, Outlook, etc.

Install Solitaire, Spider Solitaire and FreeCell

1. The Lonelythe Spider Solitaire and the FreeCellthe famous card games are part of the “Microsoft Solitaire Collection”, downloadable from this link.

2. Open Microsoft Solitaire Collection and choose the game that interests you.

Spider Solitaire Freecell Windows Game

Install Minesweeper

1. Click on this link to install the Minesweeper (Minesweeper in English).

2. Open the tile Microsoft Minesweeper.

3. Graphic Revolution for Minesweeper. You can still play the classic 9×9 grids (Beginner), 16×16 (Intermediate) and the mode Expert with its 99 mines. A new mode is available, Adventure.

Minesweeper Windows game

Install Mahjong

1. Click here to install Mah-jong, a board game of Chinese origin.

2. Open Microsoft Mahjong. Choose a theme and a type of puzzle to start a game.

Microsoft Mahjong Free Game

Install Pinball

1. The Windows pinball game still exists and it downloads here.

2. Open Pinball FX2. Only one table is available by default, others can be purchased in Star Wars, Marvel, etc. themes.

Microsoft FX2 pinball pinball game

3. To play with a keyboard, use these keys:

how to play Microsoft Pinball FX2 pinball machine

Discover the other Windows and Windows Phone games.

For people who want find the classic games, go to this page.