Solitaire - Card game rules

Solitaire is a fun, challenging game you can enjoy by yourself. Attempt to get all the cards onto the foundation piles, in sequence, to win the game! The advantage of this indoor game is that you can play it anywhere you want. You just need to find a small flat surface.

Game sheet

  • number of players: single-player
  • age: from 6 years old
  • supplies: a 52-card deck
  • Played indoors
  • Duration: 20 min

Solitaire game rules

Solitaire is a legendary single-player card game that can be played with a deck of cards and is available as a free game on most computer systems. To begin, shuffle a standard deck of cards and divide it into seven stacks. Set the stacks face down from left to right, then begin to flip cards face up as follows. The first row should only contain a single card, face up. The second row should contain two cards, one face up, one face down, the third row will have three cards, one face up and two face down, and so on… The seventh row should contain seven cards in the same fashion.
Place the leftover cards to the side to draw from. The goal of Solitaire is to build each row from Ace to King in the same suit with every card alternating in color.
The goal is to move all 52 cards in the deck into four suit-specific foundation stacks above the tableau, beginning with the ace. As cards are exposed in the tableau columns or turned up from the draw pile, they can be moved to the foundation stacks in ascending order.

solitaire - solo game for kids

The educational advantages of the game

  • improves fine motor skills and manual dexterity
  • a great game for calming mind
  • improves problem-solving skills and develops strategy
  • develops patience
  • relieves stress
  • is a great way to pass the time: it keeps you busy

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