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Blizzard of Bliss achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Blizzard of Bliss

Win 100 Klondike games.

Blizzard of Bliss0
11 November 2018 - 3 guidesOnline Game ModeSingle PlayerCumulative +

How to unlock the Blizzard of Bliss achievement

  • JeffMommJeffMomm328,841
    11 Jan 2016 10 Jan 2016 15 Jan 2016
    20 1 11
    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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    MR MITT3NSI used Iphone app and Win 10 and this worked perfectly. Did it with all game types except Freecell where I used one of the other guides. Took a few hours but wayyy faster than legit. Also, I noticed that Pyramid was counting for 2 each time I did it, not sure why but I'm not complaining :)
    Posted by MR MITT3NS on 24 Dec 16 at 18:38
    ATT XTstill working, thanks!
    Posted by ATT XT on 08 May at 22:11
    MisterSledgeCan confirm this works still. Here is my exact setup. I found that closing the app on my "finishing device" and never closing my main device worked perfectly.

    A device - iPhone - "main"
    1. Complete all games except for last move
    2. Go to "Awards" page (stay here until done with B device)

    B device - Windows 10 computer
    1. Open the app
    2. Complete last move for each game (always hitting 'Home' versus new game)
    3. Close app

    A device - iPhone - "main"
    1. Back out of "Awards" page
    2. Move 1 spot in each game
    3. Go to "Awards" page

    repeat from B device

    I was able to get in a rhythm and complete the sequence in about 45 seconds as well.
    Posted by MisterSledge on 20 May at 14:49
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  • Rockin Gamer752Rockin Gamer752255,996
    27 Jan 2017 27 Jan 2017 10 Apr 2017
    12 0 8
    *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 37 pointsWin 10 Klondike games.


    Spider:
    Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)Itsy-Bitsy SpiderThe Itsy-Bitsy Spider achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 45 pointsWin 10 Spider games.

    Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)Web SurfingThe Web Surfing achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 114 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 49 pointsWin 10 FreeCell games.

    Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)Alcatraz EscapeThe Alcatraz Escape achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 111 pointsWin 100 FreeCell games.


    Combination:
    Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)King Of The HillThe King Of The Hill achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 27 pointsWin 100 games of Klondike, Spider, or FreeCell.
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    KAW 24Worked for me on my iPad.
    Posted by KAW 24 on 18 Mar 17 at 23:10
    zsoltee53One of the best time saver solutions I ever read. clap I don't understand the other solutions why got more likes, all of them more complicated... Worked me on iOS in v1.4!
    Posted by zsoltee53 on 28 Mar 17 at 14:27
    PineConeKillerYeah as solution said, seems to be patched on IOS. When reloading the game, it counts the win but starts you in a new game. However finishing games on IOS seems to be a lot faster..
    Posted by PineConeKiller on 08 Jan 18 at 09:22
  • Jonny WongoJonny Wongo202,082
    06 Mar 2017 24 Feb 2017 13 Mar 2017
    10 1 3
    If you want to do this legitimately, there is a new "Solvable Decks" feature where you can chose the difficulty.

    The achievement count DOES go up playing like this, so pick easy and it'll take approximately 4-8 hours for 100 wins, depending on how quick you are.


    EDIT:
    This same method can be used for the Itsy-Bitsy Spider, Web Surfing, Get Out of Jail Free, and Alcatraz Escape achievements too.
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    OnzaJust added this same info to the win 10 achievement, and came here to do same. Was surprised to see it here already. Works great and beats the heck out of grinding.

    Not sure why anyone would vote negative.

    Should note that you can even choose a difficulty. Easy, Medium, Hard, Expert, Master, and Grandmaster, though the Easy option is not available in Solvable mode, at least not for me.

    So, if you are not into grinding, play solvable, knowing you can win, and enjoy the game.

    PS. I voted positively. ;-)
    Posted by Onza on 13 Mar 17 at 12:43
    Jonny WongoStrange, the Solvable Easy option works for me (for Spider and FreeCell, as well as Klondike).
    Posted by Jonny Wongo on 13 Mar 17 at 15:47
    OnzaStrange indeed. I have not bothered to look at the other types. I'm going to wok on the achievements sequentially. Thanks for adding that info. Cheers!
    Posted by Onza on 14 Mar 17 at 12:49
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