Microsoft has previously given a few not-so-obvious hints to users of versions of Windows that the time to advance has finally arrived. Now, the software company is giving the users a further push by eliminating things which are dear to them: their card and board games. Microsoft is closing down many internet games for users that are utilizing Windows 7 or earlier versions, including Checkers, Backgammon, Reversi, Hearts, MSN Go and Spades. However, when you will actually lose access to these games would actually depend on the Windows version you are using.
Users of Windows ME and Windows XP would be the first ones that will lose out access to these games. For them, all the compatible games (leaving MSN Go), would disappear on 31 July. On the other hand, the users of Windows 7 would lose access a little later, on 22 January 2020, or around 7 days after the software giant ends its normal Windows 7 support itself.
Web-based counterparts equal to all these games are expected to be released, so you may not be entirely stuck if you wish to play a game on your older computer. Though Microsoft would prefer you to upgrade to the latest Windows 10 computer and play a game which is available on its app store.