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Why is Solitaire so fun and even addictive?

9/26/2020

Ah, Solitaire. It’s been used as an escape from work for decades, but it’s also one of the best ways to pass time if you are looking to develop a skill or another hobby. It’s taken over the world, in large part thanks to its inclusion as part of Mic...

Frequently asked questions about solitaire

9/09/2020

What is the best free solitaire app? The best apps will have cards that are easy to read and interact with on mobile, desktop, and tablet. It will also have important key features, like the ability to undo and keep track of total moves, start new ga...

How To Play Solitaire

9/09/2020

Solitaire or Klondike Solitaire, 1-Card Draw, has been played for the last couple of centuries with playing cards (just for a little historical perspective). This particular game is so popular that it’s often just called Solitaire. See the Glossary a...

Popular solitaire games

9/09/2020

While Classic solitaire or Klondike solitaire is by far the most ubiquitous and what most people think when they hear solitaire, there are other popular versions. FreeCell In this game mode, all cards are dealt into eight cascades face up such that...

Why play solitaire

9/09/2020

Solitaire is one of the few card games with one of its core mechanics right there in the name. In fact, most folks treat solitaire (also known as “patience” in Europe) as the go-to card game when they’re playing solo or alone. You don't need to coord...

Why Email Registration is Dead. How Removing it Improved Retention by a Surprising 4.5%

9/07/2020

In our last business, where we ran popular educational products like EasyBib, we learned the power of email registration. When users registered we found that they would come back and use our service more, and eventually subscribe. First step to imp...

How to choose an online solitaire game

8/19/2020

When choosing a free online solitaire game , there are a few important features to consider. Using undo and redo Probably the best thing about computerized Solitaire over playing cards is the ability to undo and redo moves. This isn't some cheap stu...

Important Solitaire Terms

8/18/2020

To play solitaire, or other popular variations like Spider Solitaire or Freecell Solitaire, these key terms will help you understand how to play any solitaire game. Array - The seven columns of cards dealt at the start of the Solitaire game; also cal...

Turn 3 Solitaire Strategy

8/18/2020

Turn 3 Soitaire is an interesting version of Klondike Solitaire, in that it opens up new ways to solve the puzzle. How does this compare to 1-card draw? Strategies for 1-card draw, or Turn 1 Soitaire still generally apply, except that the cards in th...

The Ultimate Strategy Guide to Winning Solitaire

8/17/2020

Winning Solitaire is like solving a puzzle - you need to get the pieces where they belong. This site has loads of tips, ideas, and strategies, along with explanations and diagrams. Maybe the most basic lesson to learn is not to make a move just becau...

Websockets, Elastic Beanstalk, and Application Load Balancers - 2020 edition

7/28/2020

We've been working on some multiplayer capabilities for our card game platform, and have been exploring how to do this using Websockets. Our stack is: AWS Elastic Beanstalk Application Load Balancers (ALB, not the classic ELBs) Node.js & nginx ...

5 steps that decreased our bounce rate by a huge 41%

7/17/2020

When my mother in law told me the solitaire game she loved was no longer online, my friend and I thought that it might be a fun project to launch our own site. We had previously built a consumer business that reached 30M students yearly, and thought...

Heros of Space and Flight Cards and Solitaire Game

5/26/2020

Those individuals who led advances in both air and space travel are true heroes. They pushed the boundaries of innovation, inspiring us to believe anything is possible. We’re partnered with the great biographers at Who2 to highlight 52 notable figure...

ASU GSV Solitaire Game

5/23/2020

Prior to building Solitaired, we had spent our past lives building an education business called Imagine Easy Solutions. We were able to help millions of students with their citations, grammar, and plagiarism. Every year, we would attend the ASU GSV ...

Smithsonian antique playing cards

5/09/2020

w It’s no secret we created our online solitaire game because we love both card games and card designs. Not long ago, we had come across some Anheuser Busch card designs from 1900 kept at Columbia University. The cards were rich in history, and refle...

7 Strategies to Win Solitaire

4/26/2020

Solitaire (also known as Klondike Solitaire) is both one of the oldest and simplest card games in the world. But despite its simplicity on its face, there’s a surprising amount of depth in strategy required to consistently win games. Even with the be...

120 year old Anheuser Busch themed playing cards and solitaire game

3/29/2020

Needless to say, we created our online solitaire site because we love cards games, but we also created it because we love card designs. In an earlier blog post about the evolution of playing card design, we talked about how playing cards can be trace...

Women’s History Month Solitaire Games

3/16/2020

Solitaire Games That Highlight Notable Women for Women’s History Month As part of Women’s History Month, we wanted to do something unique and relevant to solitaire to celebrate pioneering women. We put together two games, with each card showing an ...

Evolution of Playing Card Designs

2/27/2020

Most of the card prints below have never been put online before. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. French deck of Heraldry (18th century). (Guest, Vol. 2) Origin of playing cards Ming DynastyWikipedia Evidence suggests early playing ca...

How To Play Tri Peaks Solitaire

11/19/2020

Solitaire is a great single-player card game that you can play to challenge yourself or to simply kill some time during a break. Most people are familiar with Classic Solitaire, also called Klondike Solitaire, which became a default game on Windows P...

How To Play Hearts And Spades

11/09/2020

Card games have been around for quite a long time, with the earliest games dating back to about 1000 AD in China. Games have evolved quite a lot in the past millennia, but most of the games we play today are not that modern. Take Hearts and Spades, f...

Political card decks over the centuries

10/30/2020

Playing cards have been around for much longer than any of us think. Even though the cards we use today are relatively recent, the earliest records of playing cards date back to the Tan dynasty around the 9th century AD. Even though card games were c...

5 Great Solitaire Games You Must Try

10/16/2020

Solitaire card games are a popular form of entertainment. However, with over 500 variations of solitaire games, it can be overwhelming to choose which one to play. Here are 5 popular ones you should check out. 1. Thieves of Egypt Like nearly all the ...

5 Ways Games Can Improve Learning

10/04/2020

Throughout the years, video games have been accused of leading to violence and addiction, especially in children. However, some studies have found that there are many positive aspects to them and that they may even improve our cognitive abilities. S...

The Top 6 Psychological Benefits of Playing Solitaire

1/28/2020

Solitaire is one of the most well-known card games in the world, but what does it do other than pass the time? Whether you're playing klondike solitaire, or other popular versions like spider solitaire or freecell solitaire, the game imparts a number...

Why we switched from Wordpress to Node.js

1/22/2020

This was not the post I planned to write. In fact, I had a draft I was about to publish - How to run Wordpress+SSL on AWS Lightsail SSL for Cheap. But what happened instead was, after a couple weeks of configuring Wordpress, investing in some plugins...

How to Play Solitaire At Work Without Your Boss Finding Out

1/18/2020

Probably to no one’s surprise, we’re big Solitaire fans. One of the best parts about Solitaire is how it can tuck into the downtime parts of your day – like when you’re waiting for a commercial to finish, or a pot to boil, or laundry to get done. At...

Types of solitaire games

09/09/2020

Knowing what solitaire games exist and how they differ from one another enables you to choose the type that most appeals to your tastes and temperament. There are several different criteria to base your judgment on. Type of skill and thinking involve...