Someone Made A Winston Churchill-Themed Solitaire App 

Noted App Developer Donald Rumsfeld Made a Winston Churchill-Themed Solitaire App

Former Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld missed a huge opportunity this week by releasing a card-game iPhone app that isn't called "Rummy's Gin Rummy". Instead, his app is called "Churchill Solitaire." But...I LOVE IT!

If the name didn't tip you off, it's a Winston Churchill-themed Solitaire game. Rumsfeld created it working with his former aid, Keith Urbahn, who now works at a media agency called Javelin.

Apparently the British Bulldog enjoyed unwinding after a long day of a more complicated version of Solitaire involving two decks and special row of cards called "The Devil's Six."

The app has different levels based on Churchill's professional progress, and if you beat it, you get to be Prime Minister. I couldn't make it past the "Sandhurst Cadet" level because even in the world of freemium games helmed by war criminals, I'm not meant for a career in politics.

I expected to hate this game but I cannot lie to you: I don't even understand the rules and I had a great time tapping on those little cards and pretending I was an alcoholic racist unwinding after a hard day delivering excellent anti-Nazi speeches. It has a snazzy World War II-themed intro that had me like ~~~~~~~Stay Calm and Game in the Honour of Winston Churchill~~~~~~

"Churchill Solitaire" is nothing more than a nice Solitaire card game, and I'm sure there are dozens of similar apps available. However, it is Donald Rumsfeld's best contribution to society and I'm glad he's turning things around. I eagerly await Dick Cheney's upcoming iPhone game, Duck Hunter Hunt.*

*Does not exist.

[Buzzfeed]

Image: Churchill Solitaire


Comments

    "...even in the world of freemium games helmed by war criminals, I’m not meant for a career in politics..."

    "...pretending I was an alcoholic racist unwinding after a hard day delivering excellent anti-Nazi speeches..."

    Must be wonderful, Ms Knibbs, belonging to a generation that has never directly been involved in heavy conflict in your particular part of the world. It allows you to toss off witty comments like these. Why you are wasting your talents at Gizmodo is beyond me. With copy like that you should be over at pickle.ninemsn.com.au, adding some well needed sizzle to the latest cat video.

    Racist? Possibly, we were all young once he was a product of his time. It was seen as acceptable and even desirable way back when. It will be interesting to see whats unacceptable in 75-100 years time and see if you were up to it right now. Small hint you almost certainly are.

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