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There are a maximum of 40 Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) achievements worth 2,929 (1,000)

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Blizzard of Bliss in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)

Blizzard of Bliss108 (30)

This is a rare achievementWin 100 Klondike games.

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Achievement Guide for Blizzard of Bliss

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JeffMomm
220,678 (112,406)
JeffMomm
Achievement won on 11 Jan 16
TA Score for this game: 2,929
Posted on 10 January 16 at 20:31, Edited on 15 January 16 at 15:13
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NOTE: This method is very touchy. It worked great this afternoon. But this evening, I ran into problems from time to time with the syncing. For example, Steps 2 and 8 needed to be skipped sometimes, but I had to do them other times. So, this was frustrating, but I did finish 90 games of both Klondike and Spider in 5-6 hours total. If you have better luck than me, it could be 2.5 hours.

NOTE 2: While I did the initial guide, a lot of the details were tested/proven by Gamer0364. Big shout out for helping out! This is as much your guide now as it is mine. Thanks!


(Copy/paste of my Spider solution.) This boosting method works similar to the Win8/WP method. I am using WP10 and W10 devices. Thanks to Gamer0364 for confirming this works with 2 W10 devices.

Notes:
- For this guide, Device A refers to the machine you are completing games on. Device B is the one the keeps the game one move from being done.
- On Device A, if asked to use Cloud or Local storage, use Cloud. DEVICE A = CLOUD STORAGE.
- On Device B, if asked to use Cloud or Local storage, use Local. DEVICE B = LOCAL STORAGE.

This guide works on the games Klondike, Spider and FreeCell. (Thanks to Gamer0364 for confirming this works with Pyramid and TriPeaks as well. You can boost boards by using this method.) I boosted the Klondike and Spider games at the same time but was already done with FreeCell.

Setting things up:
1. On Device B (for me this was my WP10), start a Spider game and solve leaving 1 last move. Go back to the menu.
a. If needed, start a game of Klondike and solve it leaving 1 last move. Go back to the menu.
b. If needed, start a game of FreeCell and solve it leaving 1 last move. Go back to the menu. (Thanks to Gamer0364 for confirming this works for FreeCell as well.)
2. Now click on Awards and Achievements. Go back to the menu. (I had to do this to get my games to save to the cloud. It doesn't make sense to me, but this boosting didn't work without this step.)
3. Leave this app open.
4. Open the app on Device A, and make sure your profile loads before proceeding on.
- You may need to go to Awards and Achievements after opening the app to make sure your profile syncs. Sometimes I needed to, sometimes I didn't. I am doing this every time now just to be sure.
5. Start a Spider game (choose CLOUD STORAGE if asked) and finish the move. Choose HOME when the game is complete.
a. If needed, start a Klondike game (choose CLOUD STORAGE if asked) and finish the move. Choose HOME when the game is complete.
b. If needed, start a FreeCell game (choose CLOUD STORAGE if asked) and finish the move. Choose HOME when the game is complete. (Thanks to Gamer0364 for confirming this works for FreeCell as well.)
6. Close the App - I did this by clicking the X.

This is where the routine sets in. Again, I was doing Klondike and Spider. I could do 1 iteration in just over 1 minute. So, assuming a 1:30 per iteration, we're looking at 150 minutes, or 2 hours 30 minutes to get them all. But, please see my note at the top about how touchy this is.
7. Go back to Device B, open the Spider game. Make no moves. Thanks to Gamer0364 for pointing out that moving a card from one slot to another helps force the game to save to the cloud - makes the routine more dependable. Go back to the menu.
a. If needed, open the Klondike game. Make no moves. Thanks to Gamer0364 for pointing out that moving a card from one slot to another helps force the game to save to the cloud - makes the routine more dependable. Go back to the menu.
b. If needed, open the FreeCell game. Make no moves. Thanks to Gamer0364 for pointing out that moving a card from one slot to another helps force the game to save to the cloud - makes the routine more dependable. Go back to the menu. (Thanks to Gamer0364 for confirming this works for FreeCell as well.)
8. Now click on Awards and Achievements. Go back to the menu. (I had to do this to get my games to save to the cloud. It doesn't make sense to me, but this boosting didn't work without this step.)
9. Leave this app open.
10. Open the app on Device A, and make sure your profile loads before proceeding on.
- You may need to go to Awards and Achievements after opening the app to make sure your profile syncs. Sometimes I needed to, sometimes I didn't. I am doing this every time now just to be sure.
11. Start a Spider game (choose CLOUD STORAGE if asked) and finish the move. Choose HOME when the game is complete.
a. If needed, start a Klondike game (choose CLOUD STORAGE if asked) and finish the move. Choose HOME when the game is complete.
b. If needed, start a FreeCell game (choose CLOUD STORAGE if asked) and finish the move. Choose HOME when the game is complete. (Thanks to Gamer0364 for confirming this works for FreeCell as well.)
12. Close the App - I did this by clicking the X.
13. Go back to Step 1


If you get out of sync, do this:
1. Close the game on both devices
2. Open the app on Device A, and make sure your profile loads before proceeding on.
3. Now click on Awards and Achievements. Go back to the menu.
4. Close the App - I did this by clicking the X.
5. Now go back to the routine step 7. Make sure you choose LOCAL on Device B, and CLOUD on Device A!

If you have any questions or improvements, please let me know in the comments.
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Rockin Gamer752
170,753 (111,550)
Rockin Gamer752
Achievement won on 27 Jan 17
TA Score for this game: 2,154
Posted on 27 January 17 at 03:31, Edited on 10 April 17 at 09:06
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*EDIT: There have been reports that this no longer works as of the most recent update. I am leaving the solution up in case it becomes viable again, but I would recommend against getting your hopes up. The steps outlined in the solution are fairly easy, so feel free to give it a try if you don't believe the reports I've received so far.

This achievement is very easy if you have access to the Android or iOS versions of the game. If you can confirm this works on another platform or device please let me know, and I will gladly update this solution!

All you need to do is win a game, and when you are on the "Congratulations!" screen (where you can choose "New game" or "Home") just exit by quitting the app. Re-open the game, wait for the login and sync to finish (the spinning icon in the top corner), then select Klondike on the Menu. It will show the finished game, re-fire the fireworks, and take you to the "Congratulations!" screen again. Repeat until you have enough wins.

This strategy works for most of the "complete games" achievements for Klondike, Spider, and Freecell (see the list below)!

Klondike:
Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)Snowfall SuccessThe Snowfall Success achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 42 pointsWin 10 Klondike games.


Spider:
Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)Itsy-Bitsy SpiderThe Itsy-Bitsy Spider achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 48 pointsWin 10 Spider games.

Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)Web SurfingThe Web Surfing achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 129 pointsWin 100 Spider games.


Freecell:
Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)Get Out of Jail FreeThe Get Out of Jail Free achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 53 pointsWin 10 FreeCell games.

Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)Alcatraz EscapeThe Alcatraz Escape achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 126 pointsWin 100 FreeCell games.


Combination:
Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)King Of The HillThe King Of The Hill achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 31 pointsWin 100 games of Klondike, Spider, or FreeCell.
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