Solitaire | Free solitaire

Free solitaire card games by SOLITAIRE 100 include Classic Solitaire Turn 1, Classic Solitaire Turn 3, Spider Solitaire 1 Suit, Spider Solitaire 2 Suits, Spider Solitaire 4 Suits, Pyramid Solitaire, and FreeCell Solitaire. Don’t worry if your favourite solitaire game isn’t here yet, more free solitaire card games are coming soon!

Classic Solitaire

SOLITAIRE 100 Classic Solitaire is a free solitaire card game. The two versions of Classic Solitaire are Classic Solitaire Turn 1 and Classic Solitaire Turn 3.

Objective: The objective of Classic Solitaire is to create four piles of cards, one pile for each suit, in ascending order, starting with ace and ending with king. The piles are created on the four foundations on the upper right of the game.

Building the piles: Beginning with the seven tableau columns, move single cards onto the four foundations starting with Ace and ending with King. The face-up cards on the tableau columns can be placed on top of each other if they are the alternate colour and have a value of one less. The face-down cards in the seven tableau columns will automatically turn over when they are at the top of the pile. Continue placing the face-up cards on top of each other in order on the tableau while moving single cards into the four foundations if possible. Empty columns on the tableau can be filled with a King of any suit. The deck on the top left is used to turn over cards if you don’t have any more moves.

Classic Solitaire Turn 1 and Classic Solitaire Turn 3

The turn 1 version of Classic Solitaire will turn over 1 card from the deck and the turn 3 version of Classic Solitaire will turn over 3 cards from the deck.

Klondike Solitaire

Classic Solitaire is also known as Klondike Solitaire and Patience.

Solitaire card games

Solitaire card games have thousands of variations. There are several game-specific terms but here are the basic solitaire terms:

  • Suit – There are four suits in a deck of cards: hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades. Hearts and diamonds are red. Clubs and spades are black.
  • Tableau – The interactive area of solitaire game play. The tableau varies depending on the type of solitaire card game.
  • Pile – A pile of cards.
  • Stock – A type of pile. In most solitaire games, a stock pile is usually a single pile of cards, kept face down, that can deal one card during game play.
  • Foundation – The area to be filled with game-specific piles. At the beginning of most solitaire games, the foundations are usually empty and the objective of the game is to create complete foundation piles.
  • Waste – A type of game-specific pile. Cards in waste piles are either re-used or permanently removed from the game play.

There are many benefits of playing solitaire card games, especially on SOLITAIRE100.com:

  • First of all, it’s free!

  • Another benefit of solitaire card games is that you can play alone. Alone time is very important and there are many reasons as to why people should be spending more time alone. Alone time has several physical, mental, and spiritual benefits. Although being alone is an essential component to self-development, many people find it unpleasant. Playing solitaire card games is a great way to enjoy spending time alone.

  • Since solitaire card games are relatively quick to finish compared to other games, they’re a great way to kill time. The bus or train journey to work, waiting for someone who’s late, or even waiting for your name to be called at your next appointment are just a few of thousands of instances where you need something fun to do to kill a bit of time! SOLITAIRE 100 free solitaire card games can be played on your desktop, tablet, or mobile at any time!

  • Another great benefit of playing solitaire card games is that they can be played in silence. Silence has been shown to be good for our overall health and well-being. There is significant value in silence and playing solitaire card games is a great way to enjoy spending time in silence. In contrast, solitaire card games can also be played whilst listening to music which also has several positive impacts. Studies have shown that listening to music has several health benefits including improving your mood and decreasing anxiety. Playing free solitaire card games in silence or whilst listening to music can be greatly beneficial!

  • Furthermore, researchers have suggested that computer games that train the brain can help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Dementia is not a specific disease, it’s a general term used to describe a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of dementia and accounts for approximately 60-80% of dementia cases. Preventing dementia and generally maintaining good mental health is important for elders and there are many games that they can play to maintain or improve brain health.

  • Solitaire card games don’t always have to be played using a device. You can even play solitaire games with standard playing cards. It may seem more confusing at first as you have to learn how to set it up, but it’s super fun once you get the hang of it and don’t need a desktop, tablet, or mobile to play. Check out how to play solitaire with standard playing cards to learn more!

Free solitaire card games

There’s only a limited number of things you can do to help free you from boredom without spending any money at all and playing free solitaire card games is definitely a great option. All the free solitaire card games on SOLITAIRE 100 have tons of great features. Not only can you play solitaire games for free, you can play as many times as you like for as long as you like on your desktop, tablet, or mobile. You can view the time and score for each game to help keep track of your record and maybe even get a little competitive with family and friends! Another great feature is the “undo” button that can be used an unlimited number of times to undo any moves or even restart the same game from the beginning.

Did you know?

Several research institutions have carried out studies to determine whether or not solitaire card games can impact cognitive functions. For instance, Oregon Health & Science University found that FreeCell Solitaire, when adapted with cognitive performance assessment algorithms, may help distinguish between people with memory problems and cognitively healthy seniors. Researchers conducting this study measured cognitive performance by comparing each participant’s game play to a “game solver” which determined the minimum number of moves to complete the game. Given that solitaire card games are so enjoyable and popular, it would be fantastic if scientific research could use these games to better understand cognitive function. A research group in Belgium investigated whether Klondike Solitaire can be used to help assess mild cognitive impairment. The results showed that cognitive functions can be assessed through solitaire game play and healthcare professionals confirmed that this can potentially help screen for cognitive impairments over a long period of time in a non-intrusive way.