Solitaire is the name given to single player card games. The first solitaire games are believed to have been invented in the mid-eighteenth century. The first written account of a solitaire game was in 1783 in a German book of games. Believe it or not however it was described as a competitive multiplayer game. Players would take turns or play with 2 decks along side each other in competition. Presumably while practicing on their own ready for competitive play players found that it was actually fun and challenging to play individually too.
Pyramid SolitaireFind pairs that add to 13 to clear the table. Classic and new layouts to choose from.
Tripeaks SolitaireTraditional and new layouts using a 52 card deck. Tap cards one higher or lower to clear.
SolitaireTraditional Klondike Solitaire with an undo button, no time limit and 'tap to move'.
Golf SolitaireSimple to play and lots of fun. My favorite solitaire game.
Tripeaks CastleClear the board by selecting cards 1 higher or lower than the active card.
Egypt Pyramid SolitaireTap pairs of cards that add up to 13 to remove them from the board
Kings KlondikeA special Klondike Solitaire variant with two decks and revealed cards.
Spider SolitairePlay classic Spider Solitaire with 1, 2 or 4 suits. The more suits the trickier it gets!
Match Solitaire 2A matching solitaire game with some interesting new twists.
Tripeaks Game30 entertaining Tripeaks levels featuring Jokers, big cards, rotated cards and more.
2048 SolitaireSimple to play but so satisfying. Can you make a 2048 card?
Match SolitaireA new Solitaire game inspired by Mahjong. Tap matching cards to clear each level.
Classic SolitairePlay classic solitaire with traditional Klondike rules and also an undo button.
…(continued) If you are British you may have heard Solitaire being referred to as “Patience” and the French are also known to call it “Reussite” (that is French for “Success”). By the mid-nineteenth century solitaire had become a popular past-time in France and it was around this time it began to spread to England too. Prince Albert was known to be a fan and by the late nineteenth century English rulebooks describing solitaire games began to be published.
The next significant period on the solitaire timeline is the mid to late twentieth century. Over that time there was a boom of new solitaire games created. Hundreds of books were written describing hundreds of different kinds of solitaire (thousands if you include minor variations). In the 1980’s the first computerized version was created which people could play on their home computers. The computer shuffles the cards, lays them out and you can start again at the click of a button. This made solitaire more accessible, popular and fun to play than ever.