Solitaire, also known as Patience, is originally from France and one of the most popular card games around the world. You can play Solitaire to pass the time, it can be seen as a type of meditation and it exercises forethought. There are many different varieties. Our game is played as a duel against an opponent.
The aim of the game is to form four ascending foundations of the same suit from a total of 52 cards. Here, you lay your cards until you can move them to the foundation in the order given. You must do this while trying to receive as many plus points and as little minus points as possible.
Pay attention to the correct playing technique, and you will lay all of the cards on the foundations and your Patience would have paid off! Start playing, clean up all of the piles and collect points for it!
You will find more information about single player games here: How do you play single player games? You can select the card design you would like to play with by clicking on 'Settings' in the game lobby.
Start a new game by clicking on the 'New Game' button. You can set your bet level at this point. Your game will remain open for approx. 5 hours after opening it and other players can join the game during that time. Of course, you can also join a game which has been opened by another player. Every player begins with the same cards, meaning everyone has equal chances at winning.
The remaining time in the game is shown at the edge of the gaming table (you have 30 minutes in total), along with your current bet and credit. You may chat with your fellow players using the chat function in-game.
Solitaire is played with 52 cards. At the beginning of the game 28 cards lie in seven piles of cards (tableau piles), in each of which the last card is revealed and the other cards are face down. You can overturn the covered cards during the game by moving the top face up card to either one of the foundations or to one of the other tableau piles. The tableau piles are to be laid in descending order (king-queen-jack-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2) into alternately card colours of red and black.
The foundations are located in the top right and are empty at the start. You have to fill them in ascending order Ace-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-Jack-Queen-King in the same suit (clubs, spades, hearts, diamonds).
The other cards form a face-down deck. When you reveal a card from the deck, you can either place it onto one of the tableau piles or directly onto one of the foundations. If this isn’t possible, the card will reappear in each rotation through the deck.
You can move cards either by clicking on them (then the cards are automatically moved to the position where they can be played) or dragging and dropping them to the desired pile.
The button ‘Reset deck’ is positioned to the top left of the playing area (if you have turned over all the cards in the deck, you can reset it and check again whether you can play any of the cards). Underneath it is the button to end the game if there are no more constructive moves that you can make.
End of the Game
You have a total of 30 minutes to make your moves. The winner in Solitaire is the player who has the most points. The game ends either when all cards have been placed in the foundations (the Patience has been resolved) or you choose to end the game because there are no more constructive moves that you can make.
- Playing a card from the deck onto one of the tableau piles: 5 plus points
- Playing a card from the deck onto one of the foundations: 10 plus points
- Revealing a face-down card in the playing area: 10 plus points
- Playing a card from a foundation onto a tableau pile: 5 minus points
- Resetting the deck: 15 minus points
You win if you clear the whole playing area and all cards have been placed in the foundations. If this happens, you receive 50 plus points.