Solitaire (or 'patience') is a genre of single-player card games that provide a great way to exercise your mind and relax, and is a beloved pastime for many people.
Despite popular misconception, "solitaire" is not a single game, but hundreds, even thousands, of individual games, of nearly infinite variety. The only unifying thread is that all solitaire games are played by a single player (well, except for a few competitive solitaires).
Solitaire games vary from simple, mechanical games to complex creations that require a great deal of strategy and thought to successfully complete.
Though it's impossible to list all possible solitaire games, here are a few of the most popular and well-known solitaires:
- Chinese Solitaire
- Forty Thieves
- Idiot's Delight
- Klondike (AKA "Windows Solitaire"
- La Belle Lucie
- Mount Sunflower
Solitaire Rule Links
- Funsol Solitaire Rules
Learn rules to over 600 solitaire card games, including all your favorites, as well as many lesser-known games.
- Solitaire Rulebook
The world's most comprehensive collection of solitaire card game rules, featuring well over 1500 different games.
All solitaire. All the time. Thomas Warfield's site features solitaire information, rules, strategy, links, and programs.
- SolSuite Solitaire Rules
Rules for the 500+ games in the SolSuite Solitaire collection.