Yeah the loss of the in built games is saddening for me, I play free cell a lot even on linux
If you want to get the old Free-cell, Chess etc. back there is a way to do it.
Personally I can't live without them. LOL
I've been playing it throughout the Windows 10 testing.
It was one of the first things I did when I started using W10.
You will need to find a computer still running Windows 7.
I made a DVD with all the stuff on it so that I can just pop it in and have the old games installed in a few minutes.
You will need to copy the old Microsoft Games folder from the Windows 7 computer and the CardGames.dll file from somewhere in the Windows folder, I think it's the System 32 folder, but it's not present in Windows 10.
Place the Microsoft Games folder in the Program Files folder.
Copy the CardGames.dll to each of the Games folders, (one in the FreeCell Folder, one in the Chess folder etc.
Then you have to run a little program that changes the registry to make it work.
Well, I just looked for the patch program that enables the old games online and I couldn't find it.
I found one place but the file is a different size so I'm not sure I can trust it.
I have it so if anyone is interested I'll see if I can upload it. It does set off all kinds of security bells and whistles because it's an .exe file and Windows sees it as malware, I had to turn off Malwarebytes to run it.
I can say that I've used it dozens of times since Windows 8 came out with no ill effects, It's only about 950kb and no malware is detected once it has been run.
I'm pretty sure that I lot of people here have used it, this was a discussion back when Windows 8 came out.