Frequently asked questions about solitaire

By Darshan - 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 games when you're stuck, and the option to play winnable games. Other nice to have features of the best apps are the ability to save and customize cards backs. Our goal at Solitaired is to create one of solitaire games, and you'll find all these features on our site.

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What is the best game of solitaire?

There is no best game. That depends on who you ask. Klondike or classic solitaire is by far the most popular version. After Klondike, Spider is the next most popular and then Freecell. You can find all those games and 500 others on your site.

Is solitaire good for your brain?

Absolutely. There are numerous brain-related benefits of playing the game. It teaches you about strategy and decisions making. For example, there are times in the game where you may want to move a card in the foundation back to the tableau, teaching you the concept that taking a step backwards can eventually help you move forward.

Mental strain is also important for brain functioning. You want to constantly challenge your brain to keep active and strong. The thinking and decision making of solitaire and other games does exactly that. As you try to figure out how to sequence cards to eventually place into the foundation, you're actively thinking, improving your brain health.

How do I download solitaire on my computer?

We don't have a downloadable version of the game. Solitaired is only available with an internet connection. This means you can access our game on any internet connected device, and because you can save games, you can pick up where you left off on any device.

How do I play solitaire on Windows or Windows 10?

Windows includes a great selection of solitaire games. If you can't find them pre-installed on your computer, search for "Microsoft Solitaire Collection" on the Microsoft store, and then install the game. Of course, on Solitaired, you can play the game in your browser immediately, and we make regular updates to our games.

What is the difference between Klondike and Solitaire?

The game of solitaire has many variations. On our site alone, we have over 500 versions. Klondike solitaire is the classic version of the game, or the one you probably first learned how to play. They are often used interchangeably, so when you hear someone talking about playing solitaire, they are referring to Klondike solitaire.

What is the probability of winning solitaire?

Given the complexity and variations of the game, this answer can vary. Cornell University ran a simulation for turn 3 klonidke solitaire where you have unlimited redeals of the stockpile and know the positions of the cards beforehand. They found that the probability of winning is 82%.

If you don't know where each card is, the probability of winning decreases. Similarly, if you don't have infinite redeals, it becomes harder to win. Turn 1 Klondike solitaire, on the other hand, allows you to play every card from the stockpile, and therefore has a higher chance of winning.

Moreover, while a game may be winnable, you'll to have make well over 100 moves on average to win a game. If you make one wrong move, that may lead to the game being over.

Who invented solitaire?

There is no single person credited with inventing solitaire, however, their origins date back to Europe in the mid 1700s. Since then, the game has evolved into the popular variations you play today. See our history section for more information.