There are many reasons:
The games are not in the App Store. These are Web Games that you play in the browser. Simply open the browser on your iPad (or other mobile device) and navigate to SolitaireNetwork.com and start playing just as you would on a computer.
On some Android devices (and perhaps others,) the double-tap to zoom feature has been removed. Solitaire Network has no control over this. To zoom the games in this case you will need to use pinch-to-zoom.
To play the games with the best clarity, be sure your browser is set to 100% zoom level.
When the browser is scaled larger the cards may appear fuzzy. The scaled cards may be an acceptable compromise for players that may need the larger size. You can try each of the three decks to see if one of them is acceptable.
The Java versions of the games have been retired as of Jan 2016. Security concerns regarding Java web technology and the lack of developer support are the primary reasons.
The Solitaire puzzles pages have been suspended, but we have plans to reintroduce puzzles again in a different format sometime in the future.
A lot of decisions were made with mobile players in mind. Since the vast majority of people are right-handed we felt that having the games along the right edge would help prevent accidental clicks on the ads, and generally be a more comfortable way to play. If you are left-handed, or simply prefer the games on the left, we will look into giving an option to allow the games to be on either side in the future.
At this time, we're not exactly saying, but now that Solitaire Network has been fully updated to today's technology and standards, it is time again to start adding new games and new features!
The ads on Solitaire Network will generally be placed as one ad above the game and one ad to the side of a game, at a sufficient distance so that you will not accidentally click on them while playing the games. Also, there may be one ad lower down on the page. The ads will not automatically play sounds, and they should not cover any content.
We can assure you that Solitaire Network does not serve any ad that pops up a new browser window or that opens a new tab within your browser. If you are seeing ads like this, or many ads that overlay the content of the site, then those ads are originating from another source and NOT from Solitaire Network. Sometimes, there are browser add-ons or other malicious software that may be installed on your computer that are putting ads over our content. If that is happening to you then go into your browser settings and disable add-ons until you find what program is serving those ads.
You can also download and run anti-malware software such as AdAware and MalwareBytes which will help find problems such as these. These are reliable and trusted products that we've used for years and we highly recommend them. They both have free versions.
We are serious when we say "NO GIMMICKS". We're not trying to shove dozens of advertisements at you constantly. You won't see something pop up when you are really just trying to close the browser. We won't make you jump through hoops to play our games. You do not need to sign up or install anything to play. You can go right into any game and literally be playing in about 10 seconds.
The most important thing you can do is to visit often! If you have a website, please link to us. Also, share our games with your family and friends on Facebook and other social sites. On a more serious note, we'd really appreciate it if while on SolitaireNetwork.com you would turn off any ad blocking software you may be running. We are trying our best to be responsible ad publishers. Thanks!