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Simple Builder Solitaire Card Games

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Simple Builder Solitaire Card Games

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameSolitaire games can be a great way to pass the time, either with a deck of actual playing cards in hand, or using a quality app or computer program like BVS Solitaire. One advantage of playing a digital version is that it will do the hard work of shuffling and dealing the cards for you, and enforce the rules, making new games easier to learn and play.But where should you start, especially if you are new to solitaire card games, or want something so easy that you can even teach it to children? In a previous article I...

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Simple Non-Builder Solitaire Card Games

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Simple Non-Builder Solitaire Card Games

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameSolitaire card games are ideal for playing casually on your own, because they are typically quite easy to learn and play. This is especially the case if you're using digital software to help you learn and play the game. Using an app or computer program like BVS Solitaire to play solitaire enforces the rules, and will manage a lot of the bookkeeping and organizing of the cards for you, avoiding the need for any shuffling and dealing. As a result, solitaire games are very accessible, and can be played and enjoyed by almost anyone.But what about solitaire games that...

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Crafting with Playing Cards: Kirigami

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Crafting with Playing Cards: Kirigami

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameThe term playing cards is a dead give-away about their original intended purpose, because it tells us something very obvious: Playing cards are for playing card games. It may seem self-evident, but it needs stating that this is what playing cards were first created for in the first place, especially given some of their wider uses today. In fact, card games are the single reason behind the rapid spread of playing cards throughout Europe from the 15th century onwards. Adding money to the equation only made their popularity increase, courtesy of gambling. But it is a historical fact, and still...

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A review of Will Roya's new book Card Night: Classic Games, Classic Decks, and The History Behind Them

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A review of Will Roya's new book Card Night: Classic Games, Classic Decks, and The History Behind Them

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame A brand new resource with rules for your favourite card games Overview I love playing cards. Put a custom deck of traditional playing cards in my hands, and I'm a happy man. I enjoy collecting them, and I enjoy using them for things like card magic and card flourishing.But my favourite use for a standard deck of cards is for playing card games. I love card games, and I've even curated a collection of the all-time best that there are in my article 40+ Great Card Games for All Occasions.So it won't surprise anyone that I also...

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Popular Adding and Pairing Solitaire Card Games

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Popular Adding and Pairing Solitaire Card Games

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameMost people identify "solitaire" with Klondike, which is easily the most popular and familiar solitaire card game. But the average person often doesn't realize that there's a rich diversity within the family of solitaire games. Some are very casual games that can be played in a very relaxed frame of mind, and can come down to blind luck of the draw and mechanical play. Others require real skill to play well, and can involve strategic placement and careful card counting.In previous articles I've covered the three most played solitaire card games in the world, namely Klondike, Spider, and...

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