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Learn the rules and terminology of solitaire card games, most types of solitaire games have the same basic idea of stacking up cards in ascending or descending order.
2. Solitaire game types
When and where the game of Solitaire (also known as Patience) came from is not exactly known, the common type of playing cards go back to the 9th century as a Chinese game. The game cards spread rapidly through Europe in the early 14th century, the earliest recording of a patience game was at the end of the 18th century in Germany.
2. Solitaire game types
Solitaire is not just a game, solitaire is the name for all single player card games, there are hundreds of different types of solitaire games with different rules.
A very simple card game that anyone can play, also known as Twenty One. You usually play against a dealer, pick cards to get as close as possible to 21 but don't go over.
FreeCell is strategic solitaire card game using the standard 52-card deck. The game became popular thanks to automatically being installed on every Windows computer since 1995. Use the the open cells of this game to temporarily stash cards while trying to build up foundations by suit from Ace up to King. On the game field you can only stack cards alternating suits. The game is challenging and more often than not the level is unsolvable.
Golf solitaire games come in many variations, the main goal is to clear the tableau by removing cards that are in value one higher or lower than the card on the top of the foundation. This gives a relaxed style of playing and a high probability of solving a level.
The most played solitaire game around the world, especially since it came with Microsoft Windows. Pile the cards up on the four foundations, from Ace to King while you alternate the suit colors.
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The game of poker is a challenging game of strategy and luck that can also be played by a single player. There are some games that follow the rules pretty strictly and also some fun arcade variations in which only the poker hands play a role.
Pyramid Solitaire is a game in which you need to select a pair of cards to equal the amount of 13, Jacks value at 11, Queens at 12, and Kings at 13. This means Kings can be removed without pairing them up.
Spider is one of the more popular two-deck solitaire card games, it's quite easy to learn. 54 cards are on the tableau, face down, except for the top cards. The tableau piles build down by rank, and in-suit sequences can be moved together. The 50 remaining cards can be dealt to the tableau ten at a time when none of the piles are empty.
Tri Peaks Solitaire
Tri Peaks is also know as Tree Towers, a solitaire game with three pyramids of cards. Click ascending or descending cards to the waste pile. Pick a card from the stock if you don't see any more moves. A fun game that became popular online thanks to many great remakes.
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There is also a number of games that is hard to categorize: the other games.
A whole new poker experience. Goodgame Poker combines all the strategy, skill and excitement of Texas Hold'em with customizable avatars and a fresh and modern style.
Help the Pharaoh build the spectacular pyramids of Ancient Egypt in this atmospheric pyramid solitaire game.
Amazing FreeCell Solitaire
An extensive version of the classic FreeCell with a classic mode and bakers mode, different themes and statistics.
A fun western variant on the classic TriPeaks solitaire, 25 levels to clear of all cards. You can replay any unlocked new layouts.
Black Hole Solitaire
Move cards towards the black hole in this calming space themed card game. Black hole is a variation on the classic golf type of card games originally invented by David Parlett. ...
Play Hearts against 3 computer controlled players. Hearts is a trick-taking card game similar to Spades, but revolving around scoring the lowest amount of points instead.
Select groups of five connecting poker balls to create the best poker hands. A simple game, even if you don't know how to play poker.
Play online spades in this fun variation of the classic game, you're playing with 3 computer controlled opponents for the win.
Hot Air Solitaire
Go on a trip with British adventurer Sir Richard Dandy and solve solitaire puzzles high up in the sky. Hot Air Solitaire is a fun but quite slow paced variation on the classic g...
Create the best poker hands from a spider's web in this unusual puzzle game.