Patience / Solitaire
Card games for one player are called Patience in Britain and Solitaire in America. The web site pagat.com is devoted mostly to games for more than one player, but on this page I have provided some links to sites which specialise in one-player games. Some of these sites contain rules or analysis, and many of them provide software, since these solitary games are particularly suitable for play against a computer. If you have further links or information that should be included on this page, please let me know.
热血传奇sf This page deals with solitaire (patience) games played with playing-cards. There are separate pages for:
- Tile matching solitaire games
- Video poker (usually played against a gaming machine which displays cards on a screen)
- Competitive Patience games: solitaire-like games for more than one player.
热血传奇sf Here is a link to an article by David Parlett on the .
Randy Rasa's site contains a wide range of information, including a searchable with descriptions of numerous games, a searchable collection of reviews of , plus reviews of .
Here is an archive copy of Gordon Bower's , which have rules of several solitaires, old and new, and investigations of the probability of winning.
For information about Freecell热血传奇sf, see Michael Keller's , including a tutorial, a catalog of solutions and free computer program Freecell Pro. A further collection of Freecell links can be found at .
Michael Keller also runs the , which includes a section on .
The of the site has rules for hundreds of solitaire games.
Boris Sandberg's is a collection of 487 different solitaire games for Windows. He has also published .The software allows the user to create new games by modifying the rules of the included games. The author writes: "You'll be able to learn solitaires not found elsewhere. BVS Solitaire Collection gives you a plethora of statistical and scoring screens. You can track your performance and progress in playing solitaire about as completely as many people use a computer to track their finances. And you can publish your personal statistics on the BVS Solitaire Collection web site to appear in the top scores list."
BVS also runs sites giving rules and strategy tips for and , with free trial downloads of these games.
for Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/2003 is a free "lite" version of Boris Sandberg's BVS Solitaire, consisting of 7 popular solitaire card games: Yukon, FreeCell, Klondike, Flower Garden, Nestor, Bisley, Carpet.
热血传奇sf The page of the Card Game Heaven site has rules of several Solitaire games.
Thomas Warfield's is a collection of 770 solitaire games for Windows. Users can have their win/loss statistics posted on the web site. The site also contains the rules for all these games. From you can also obtain Action Solitaire, in which you play for points against the clock in timed rounds, and Pretty Good Mahjongg, a collection of solitaire games using Mah Jong and other tile sets, including the well-known tile matching game, and also Mah Jong tile solitaires based on Freecell, Spider and Klondike.
by TreeCardGames Inc. is a high quality Windows shareware collection more than 630 different Solitaire games including Klondike, FreeCell, Spider, Pyramid, Golf, Busy Aces, Canfield, Forty Thieves, Diplomat, Four Seasons, Poker Solitaire, Flower Garden, Rouge et Noir, Scorpion, Monte Carlo, Sultan, La Belle Lucie, Gaps and several original games. Features include unlimited undo and redo, Snapshot position and Undo to snapshot, comprehensive statistics, customisable playing-cards and backgrounds, and an editor that lets you change the rules of any game.
HOYLE Card Games for Windows or Mac OS X includes a collection of solitaire games, which are also available as a separate package.
Microsoft's Solitaire, a computer version of created by Wes Cherry, was included with every version of Windows from 3.0 to 7. For later versions of Windows the is available as a free download.
is a free collection of over 80 solitaire games programmed in the GNOME scripting language and available for Linux, Windows and Hildon platforms. A is available that lists and describes the games.
Amy Bassett's site provides several free HTML5 versions of Spider Solitaire that can be played online in a web browser.
Laura Ockel's publishes Android apps using a dynamic card design with different styles for exposed and partly concealed cards to improve readability. There is a Solitaire Free Pack with over 100 games and a Solitaire Mega Pack with over 250 games.
offers several shareware collections of solitaire games with comprehensive statistics and save, undo and replay facilities.
is an English language edition of the Dutch site with around 40 free games that can be played online in your browser; a German edition is also available at . The Freecell game on these sites has a mechanism and game numbers consistent with the Microsoft Windows version.
热血传奇sf Emily Krieger's site offers a selection of free online games along with sections of the history and startegy of solitaire.
James Yates has written pages on and , which discuss the strategy of Klondike Solitaire.
热血传奇sf From Andreas Sauer's site you can download the package for Windows which offers 120 games and a huge range of card designs.
WebTV users:热血传奇sf the following sites provide Solitaire games that can be played on-line - no downloads and no Java required!
- Marc Brocoum's server with Solitaire (Klondike) and some other games.
Here are the rules for Cribbage Solitaire热血传奇sf, in which you play Cribbage against the deck.
You can 热血传奇sf - they offer a range of Solitaire games that can be played for fun or for money.
Rick Holzgrafe's Semicolon Software publishes , a collection of around 100 solitaire computer programs for the Macintosh, with rules and strategy tips.
Scott McNab's site reviews a range of free Solitaire games.
You can download Miha's Windows shareware collection 18 card games for 1 player which includes Freecell, Four Seasons, Golf, Alternate, Canfield, Auld Lang Syne, Castles in Spain, Klondike, Ship shape and Bristol fashion, The Battle of Ladies, Son of fortune, The Beleaguered Castle, Bisley, Fortress, Grandpa's clock, Princ Albert, Quadrille and Raglan. The free version gives access to a limited selection of these - to play all 18 you need to register the package, which includes a facility for the user to add further games by specifying their rules in a text file.
offers a large collection of free solitaire games that can be played online in a web browser.
John Punzak's has a collection of Java solitaire games which can be played in a web browser. They include Klondike, Spider, Scorpion, Pyramid, Canfield, Freecell and others.
offers a wide range of free solitaire games to play online in a web browser.
At the site you can play Klondike, Spider, Freecell and Pyramid free online.
热血传奇sf is a freeware collection of solitaire games by . The same organisation also publishes several more free collections such as and .
has a range of free online solitaire games.
At you can play several solitaire games online: FreeCell, Klondike, Seahaven Towers, Spider and Yukon.
From Funkitron you can buy a - a variation of Klondike Solitaire for Windows or Mac in which the pack contains various bonus cards and key cards which confer special powers when discovered.
offers an range of free online Solitaire games.
offers Freecell, Solitaire and Rush-21 head to head games and multi-player tournaments, which can be played free or for cash prizes.
热血传奇sfHere is a link to David Bernazzani's free software.
热血传奇sfThe shareware has a range of solitaire games and a Solitaire Script language which allows you to design your own games and add them to the program.
热血传奇sf is a free open source collection of solitaire games which can run on Unix, Windows and Macintosh computers.. The original project by Markus Oberhumer officially ended in 2004, but was continued and extended by the . The collection now includes more than 1000 solitaire games.
热血传奇sfAt , you can play verious solitaire games including , a more skilful variation of the popular game, the similar and also , a variation of in which one card can be placed in a temporary store, and .
At you can play a number of free solitaire games online in your browser.
热血传奇sfLaura Jensen has written a free which can be played in a web browser with 1, 2 or 4 suits.
Looif Games also offers a free which can be played in a web browser with 1, 2 or 4 suits.
, a UK company based in York, offers , a 3D rendered version of Freecell with the emphasis on looks and features. The game features an animated solver and a the split-screen Race Mode where you compete against the computer to finish the same deal first.
热血传奇sf has a selection of free online Solitaire games. Although the pages are in German, the game interfaces are in English.
热血传奇sf is a Swedish site providing a range of Solitaire games that can be played online in a browser. 'Harpan' is the Swedish word for Patience or Solitaire.
热血传奇sfAt ArcadeGamePlace you can play (a variant of Spider solitaire in which suits are ignored) and (a simple game of matching pairs of cards).
热血传奇sf North Star Solutions' is a computer solitaire game for Windows in which the objective is to identify and remove high scoring poker hands from a playing-card layout.
热血传奇sfMaurits van der Schee's site has twelve Flash solitaire games that can be played on line. (You will need to download the free Flash 7 player if you don't already have it).
offers solitaire games for PC, Palm and eBookman.
热血传奇sfHere are Rudy Muller's rules for (also known as Station, Blue-Moon, Gaps, Montana Aces). The page also has details of his computer program for playing it.
热血传奇sfThe Italian site has rules and software for several games.
Here is John Kanold's for Windows,which plays about 200 different Solitaire games including several not found in other packages.
热血传奇sfThe Softgame Company's plays hundreds of solitaire games.
热血传奇sfThe has a collection of 30 Java Soliatire games that are free to play on line without registration.
is a shareware collection of solitaire games for Macintosh and Windows computers. A freeware version Mike's Cards Lite is also available from the same site.
offers a collection of over 100 solitaire games with 3D graphics for Macs running OS X 10.2 or higher; they will run on PowerPC or Intel Macs but no longer work with OS 9.
has several free Solitaire games that can be played online in a browser.
has several free solitaire games that can be played online in a browser.
热血传奇sf has a small selection of solitaire games that can be played online in a browser.
Pete Wiseman's offers ten Solitaire games for Windows, iOS and mobile devices (45 if variations are counted). These are timed games against the clock - the faster you play, the higher you score.
Mike Perry's (formerly Poor man's Solitaire) for the Macintosh includes a range of games.
热血传奇sfAt you can play Klondike and 30 other solitaire games online in a browser.
has some solitaire games that can be played online.
热血传奇sf The page has Klondike Solitaire games with pinup cards that can be played on line or downloaded.
Here is Brian Bain's program. Standard Solitaire but with a variety of card deck options and the possibility to design your own deck.
is an online version of Tri-Peaks solitaire with a rain forest theme.
Rules (in French) for and are available from Jean-François Bustarret's site.
Tim Winter's a collection of nine solitaire card games - not traditional solitaire games but games in which you race against a clock.
Here are Mike Lalena's : Eleven Out, Fun21, Poker Flash, Quick21 and others. Again, these are games played against the clock. Most of them were originally developed for the coin operated touch screen game systems usually found at bars.