SolitaireOnline.Org

SolitaireOnline.Org

Solitaire Online was started between Christmas and New Year when not much was going on. It was designed to let me play Solitaire exactly as I wanted. I have became slightly obsessed with adding new games:)

It is true that there are a lot of good Solitaire sites out there.

It's sometimes also nice to do your own thing, and add some old-fashioned games of Solitaire that don't exist anywhere (obvious) such as Pairs Solitaire or Quadrille Solitaire.

Of course, no Solitaire site would be complete without the most popular games such as Klondike, Pyramid, Demon Solitaire and my favourite Spider Solitaire one suit.

But also as I want to play Solitaire as I want, it's fun to add themes as and when I want:)

The look aims to be slightly old-fashioned without too many bells and whistles.

There's an Undo button and a few other distractions;), but for me, the point of Solitaire is the playing and the feel of playing.

There is a timer. You can switch it off.

In the introduction to Games of Patience for one or more players (by Mary Whitmore Jones), she writes:

'In days gone by, before the world lived at the railway speed it is doing now ...' and 'when the work and still more the worries, of life have so enormously increased and multiplied ...'.'

This was written in the 1800's. In other words nothing has changed over the course of the previous two hundred years regarding external pressures and perhaps doing too much.

SolitaireOnline.org is an attempt to hark back to a different era (apart from the themed versions). This is why the timer is switched off by default

Lemmy from Motorhead said something similar to Mary Jones, although it is unlikely that he was referring to Solitaire.

'You win some, lose some, all the same to me', and that's how it should be with Solitaire. No frills. No timers. No real competition, and just a way of relaxing.

Quoting Mary Jones again:

'Patience' is a pursuit interesting enough to absorb the attention without unduly exciting the brain, and so giving the mind a rest, and, as it were, a breathing-space whereing to recruit its faculties.'

The games are as easy to play as possible. This is why for example there are two games called Solitaire One Card and Solitaire Three Cards, which are basically the same other than the number of cards dealt at once.

Even though there not too many (in my mind unnecessary) extra features, I have added or will add themes as these are a bit of fun (and nice to program - see origins) of SolitaireOnline.

Solitaire Online. Origins

SolitaireOnline.Org started life as a small hobby project to pass some time between Christmas and the New Year while I was not working.

It ended up growing larger than expected.

The idea was to make Solitaire pages on which it would be easy to add additional games. There are various different types of Solitaire, with more to come. Probably.

I post occasionally to the Solitaire dev Blog, writing about programming Solitaire, features that might be nice to add, and other Solitaire related matters.

I hope you enjoy the site:)


Playable Solitaires

These games of Solitaire can be played:)

B

Bakers Dozen, Brigade

C

Clock

D

Demon

F

Fan Solitaire, Flower Garden Solitaire, Forty Bandits, Forty Thieves

G

Gloucestershire Solitaire, Golden Spider, Good Measure Solitaire

J

Jungle Solitaire

L

La Belle Lucie

O

Ocean Solitaire

P

Pairs Solitaire (1890), Par Pyramid, Portuguese Solitaire, Pyramid Solitaire, Pyramid Solitaire. Ancient Egypt

Q

Quadrille Solitaire

S

Solitaire. One Card, Solitaire. Three Card, Spanish Solitaire, Spider Solitaire, Spider Solitaire (one suit), Spider Solitaire (two suits), Spiderette (one suit), Stonewall Solitaire

T

Tah Mahal Solitaire, Three Pirates, Trefoil

W

Will o the Wisp Solitaire, Winter Solitaire


Dictionary of Solitaires

These games of solitaire can't as yet be played:( Hopefully with time, these will be added to the playable games.

B

Baroness Solitaire

D

Distribution Solitaire

F

Fish Bone Solitaire, Florentine Solitaire, Four Corner Solitaire

H

Haden Solitaire

N

Nestor, La Nivernaise

O

Odds and Evens Solitaire, Oracle Solitaire

R

Red and Black, Russian Patience

S

Squaring the Circle

T

The Kings

W

Wings Solitaire