While I like dogs just as much as cats, and I have to admit that the dogs in this game are very cute, it was not really gripping, but if you’ve got a bout of insomnia, or the neighbor’s dogs are keeping you up when they bark at their nocturnal kitty friends at night, Best In Show Solitaire will put you right to sleep. While you do get great info on various breeds of dogs and some sort of history on them and what each breed is best known for, like working dogs or sporting dogs, the game play is somewhat tedious. There are no sounds to give your left brain a little break now and then, so the game is purely visual. A little bark once awhile would have been nice when you won a hand.
The game plays in a tri-peaks format, up and down in sequence, so the skill is not that heavily required, but finding your saved game might be. I don’t know if I’ll ever get to see one of those great dog shows they show on TV, but I’m sure that this game is definitely not going to qualify for any ribbons, let alone Best in Show.