Solitaire Rules

SolitaireSolitaire (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:

All solitaire rules courtesy of the comprehensive Solitaire Rulebook at Solitaire Central.


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.
  • SolitaireGames.com
    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.
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Last Update: September 13th, 2011