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Single-Deck Non-Builder Solitaire Games That You Should Try

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Single-Deck Non-Builder Solitaire Games That You Should Try

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameWhen most people think of solitaire card games, they think of the classic game Klondike, which has become synonymous with solitaire itself. Klondike Solitaire is the quintessential example of a builder solitaire game, where you're trying to play all the cards from the deck from Ace through King on four foundations corresponding to suit, with the help of a tableau which is built with cards in descending order and in alternating colours.Some of the finest solitaire games in the world are builder games like this, and take this concept in various different directions. But what about non-builder games,...

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Single-Deck Builder Solitaire Games That You Should Try

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Single-Deck Builder Solitaire Games That You Should Try

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameMost people are familiar with solitaire, and identify it with Klondike. Klondike is the classic game that everyone is familiar with from Microsoft Windows, where you're building cards down in value in alternating red and black colours, while simultaneously trying to play the entire deck from Ace through King by suit onto four foundations. It is the archetype of the classic builder solitaire game.Many two-deck builder games offer a longer and more thoughtful playing experience, but builder games like Klondike that use just a single deck are ideal time fillers. Perhaps you have explored some solitaire games outside...

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Popular Non-Builder Solitaire Card Games

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Popular Non-Builder Solitaire Card Games

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Despite the fact that the world of solitaire card games features a rich diversity of different types of games, most people are only familiar with the classic Klondike, and similar games of its kind like Spider, and FreeCell. Consider yourself more experienced with solitaire than most if you've ever played games like Baker's Dozen, Beleaguered Castle, Canfield, Fan Games, Yukon, or Forty Thieves. But all of these games - and the many related ones that belong to their families - have one thing in common: they share the same basic formula for game-play, since they are all examples of builder games.Builder games represent the largest slice...

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5 Casual Games Perfect for the Holidays

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5 Casual Games Perfect for the Holidays

By Neal Taparia Tis' the season for social gatherings. Christmas is just around the corner, and you’ll have time to relax and enjoy yourself. Games are a great way to fill that void, especially when you're a guest in someone else's home, visiting relatives, or just stuck at home because of the weather.  It's the perfect time to play some casual games and unwind. That's why we've put together this list of the best casual games you can play this holiday season. 1. Solitaire  Image Source: SolitaireBliss Spend this holiday season playing your favorite Solitaire games. Solitaire Bliss takes classic Solitaire...

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Microsoft Solitaire: How a Bored Intern Created the Most Played Game Ever

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Microsoft Solitaire: How a Bored Intern Created the Most Played Game Ever

By: Holger Sindbaek · Designer & Developer · Online-Solitaire.com Introduction: More than thirty years after its initial conception, Microsoft Solitaire is alive and well. More than 20 billion (that's with a "b" and not and "m") games of Solitaire are played each year through Microsoft's Solitaire Collection, making Solitaire the most played video game of all time. That's the equivalent of 38.194 games of Solitaire being played every minute or every single person on earth playing a hand of Solitaire roughly twice a day, making Solitaire one of the most, if not the most, played video-game of all time. Such numbers are just astounding,...

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