Solitaire (in England this game is known as
is one of the most favorite pastimes for one person.
In Italy and Spain this game is also known as solitario. Solitaire is actually not a single
game, but a family of games.
There are several hundreds of different solitaire
Solitaire is usually played with one, or two standard
52-card decks shuffled together. A few games use
non-standard or cut decks. The objective of
solitaire game is typically to sort the pack of cards
into order in accordance with particular rules of play.
Player wins if the sorting is successful.
Some solitaire games are games of skill,
where the element of chance plays little or no part in these
games. Others are purely mechanical. Some solitaires are
nearly impossible to win. Others are easy and they come out
almost every time.
Each solitaire player has his own personal
favorites. The most popular
solitaires include Accordion, Canfield,
It's believed that Napoleon Bonaparte played solitaire
(patience) in his spare time during his exile at St Helena.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was another well known solitaire
player. Spider solitaire is said to have been his favorite