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Here you can play Solitaire, Spider Solitaire and Freecell online for free. Above you have the choice of twelve variations of the popular card game. If you are not sure how the respective games are played, you can read up on the rules of the game here. Have fun playing!
If you don’t know, what Solitaire is, here is a quick explanation: Solitaire is probably one of the most famous computer games ever and since its release with the Windows 3.0 operating system, it has provided for hours of entertainment in front of the computer in the office and at home. But Solitaire has its origin as a classic offline card game and is actually called “Patience”, which comes from the French and means “patiencia”.
It is said that the game was created in France at the time of the French Revolution. In Spanish speaking countries, however, the card game is widely known as Solitario and in the English-speaking world the term “Klondike Solitaire” is widely used. In England, however, Solitaire is known as Patience. For almost 30 years this exciting card game has delighted numerous Windows users and can here now be played online for free!
The goal of playing solitaire is to arrange all cards in a certain order on four piles. Before that, however, the cards must be uncovered and sorted. When sorting, the cards must be arranged in descending order by the king. The colours of the cards must alternate, there are seven rows available for sorting. Once all four stacks are formed in the correct order, the game is won. Here you can learn more about the rules of the game.
The free browser game Solitaire
No matter what name you prefer, it is clear that it is not only an interesting and exciting game, but also a way to challenge and train your intellect. Therefore it is our concern to offer the most popular game variants Solitaire Classic (Klondike), Spider Solitaire and Freecell for free play on our website.
In the past it was common to play the game with real cards. However, since the advent of technology and especially the Internet, the cult card game has gained great popularity in the digital world. Above all, the convenience has increased: while leaning back, you simply let the computer shuffle and arrange the cards. Over time, more and more online variations of Solitaire have appeared. You can find the best known of them here!
To play the popular card game for free, please select a game at the top of the page and you’re ready to play. If you are still a beginner and you are not very familiar with the game, we recommend you start with the classic variant. Don’t worry if you are not familiar with the rules of the game – you can find out more about the rules here.
You can play these free Solitaire variants on our site
For a great variety and a lot of fun, we have provided different variants. A distinction is made between the three main variants: Solitaire, Spider Solitaire and Freecell. All three main variants have four sub-variants each.
You will find the following versions at “Solitaire“:
The main type “Spider Solitaire” includes these versions:
The Freecell variants are similarly structured:
Ace-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-jack-queen-king. This is the order in which the cards of each type must be placed on the empty spaces to win the game. No matter what format you prefer to play for free, you are free to choose. Choose between the classic version, the pyramid version, the game with double the number of cards or the version with the Windows XP look.
What makes computer Solitaire such a fascinating and even irresistible game? It is an uncomplicated single-player card game that requires only a little concentration and perspective – and still, one often loses. Yet, did you know that over 80% of all Classic Solitaire games can be solved?
It’s strange but true, even when you throw in the towel in frustration for the 25th time in a row. Why is that? Those who stick to the rules of the game may not always make the most logical moves – especially if they’re human and not a computer.
The game begins with 45 cards face-down on the board, so it not only requires luck with cards, but also a lucky hand to make the right decisions. Have fun!
Windows XP Solitaire
From an educational game to a worldwide favourite: In 1990 Microsoft released the Windows 3.0 operating system. With its modern interface, this basic version of all Solitaire games hit our screens.
Behind this lay the clever idea of using a fun and intuitive format to teach users how to operate the mouse and the drag-and-drop function, which was still new at the time. The result? To this day, according to the IT giant, Solitaire is the most widely used Windows program, ahead of Word and Excel.
This comes as no surprise to die-hard fans of the no-frills game. So, it’s high time to give the nostalgic Windows XP ambience of this Solitaire the space it deserves!
Clearing, rather than sorting: This game actually has little in common with FreeCell, Spider Solitaire, etc. Instead of forming a sequence to resolve the tableau, you select pairs of cards worth 13 points. The game begins with a pyramid of 28 cards that you have to dismantle piece by piece. Although the rules are very simple, this Solitaire has it all: at first it might seem as if it can hardly be solved, even in its simplest version. However, if you approach the pyramid strategically, you can manage to reach your goal surprisingly often. Try it!
Longer gaming fun and more opportunities for success: If the Classic variant leads you to a dead end too often and too quickly, you should definitely try the Double version. The rules of the game are the same as the standard version, yet a total of 104 cards offer significantly more combinations.
This increases the likelihood that all the cards come together neatly at the end of the game, in eight piles, from the ace to the king. Our free Double Solitaire is the ideal pastime if you want to relax while playing cards, without the risk of frustration.
On the other hand, ambitious Solitaire players who desire a little positive stress, can simply set the timer for a short challenge – raising the stakes!
Spider Solitaire Games
The difference to Solitaire is that Spider Solitaire has no free spaces where the cards must be stacked in the correct order. The correct sorting or stacking already takes place in the ten card rows. Here you can play Spider Solitaire Classic, Spiderette, Triple Spider Solitaire online and for free.
Spider Solitaire Classic
A game that’s as easy or difficult as you want it to be: This is the perfect variant of Solitaire for all those who have never played this kind before, those who really want a sense of achievement, or those “old” Spider-players who are looking for a challenge. With our free Spider Solitaire, you can set the difficulty level yourself.
Above all, make sure you have plenty of time, because that’s what it takes to place all 104 cards where they belong. By the way, this ingeniously tricky game wasn’t invented by Microsoft, as many people think. The oldest known set of rules for the game dates back to 1917.
Triple Spider Solitaire
More choice, more possible solutions, but also more chaos – if you have a lot of time and enjoy sorting, you should check out this Solitaire variant. It takes a while for all 156 cards to find their final place, but in the end, there is almost always a satisfying conclusion.
As with its classic forerunner, you can choose whether you want to play with spades only, with spades and hearts, or with all four card suits. It may be easier to keep an overview if you bring clubs and diamonds into the game from the outset.
How mean can Solitaire be? Spiderette outdoes all the other variants in this regard. The small Spider version only puts 52 cards on the green felt, but the fact that you only have half as many cards to arrange compared to the original does not make for an easy task.
Our free version of Spiderette is the perfect game for you if you love Spider Solitaire, but you don’t have the time or patience for a longer game. Here, you can reach your goal much faster – or reach the verge of despair. Spiderette newbies who want to avoid the latter can play this tricky variant on the “easy” setting, to stay on the safe side.
Win XP Spider Solitaire
Experts estimate that Microsoft Spider Solitaire was the game played most often on Windows PCs in 2005. At the time, Solitaire had been a long-running standard programme on the operating system. The straightforward Windows XP version had become the favourite pastime of several generations of users – an unexpected feat for a game solved as rarely as Spider.
However, this is made up for by the spectacular final animation that rewards a successful resolution. Treat yourself to the nostalgic experience of a real classic. Our Windows XP Solitaire features the grass-green felt and other elements that recall the charm of the original game.
The biggest difference between Freecell and Solitaire, as well asSpider Solitaire is that all cards of each type are face up from the beginning. So there is no deck to discard any additional cards from. In addition to the four free spaces already known from Classic Solitaire, there are four more spaces where you can store cards temporarily. Besides the standard version of Freecell, you can play Double Freecell for free. Additionally, you will find Baker’s Freecell and Freecell in Windows XP design.
52 cards, in 8 rows, face up in front of you, waiting to be sorted with skill and by the age-old rules: it’s one of the most popular Patience games in the world. Hardly any other Solitaire game trains and rewards patience, perspective and clever strategy as often as our classic FreeCell.
If the dealt cards don’t look promising, don’t give up immediately – almost every combination can be resolved, and with the UNDO button, trial and error will lead you to the possible solutions. Now you just need a touch of good luck and you can (almost always) reach your goal.
Windows XP Freecell
The name alone evokes feelings of nostalgia for many computer gamers of old (or young!): The Windows XP variant is the most popular computer version, so it’s lucky that virtual FreeCell wasn’t retired during the development of the operating system – if the rumours are true, that is…
Apparently, the marketing department found that the game was too frustrating for potential users, although FreeCell can almost always be resolved if you approach it in an intelligent and thoughtful way. When all the cards jump across the screen in cascades at the end, you can feel a few moments of perfect bliss.
What Patience fans have always known and what has recently been scientifically proven: Bringing chaos into order on a – real or virtual – card table can have a calming effect. Those who immerse themselves in a Solitaire board go into a form of meditation through play. The mind concentrates on a task without straining or brooding or letting thoughts anxiously jump back and forth.
This is most evident with Double Freecell: A tableau made up of 104 face-up cards leaves you no choice other than to drop everything and to fully immerse yourself in the game. Rest well!
The lesser-known and oldest variant of Freecell is also considered the most difficult; it is a true gem for connoisseurs. Baker’s Freecell differs from its more popular off-shoot in just one detail: the rows must be sorted in the same card suit. It is no exaggeration that the devil lies in the details, as the look and feel of both games are otherwise identical.
This change reduces the possible moves by half. Nevertheless, this Solitaire game works more often than one expects. Try it for yourself – perhaps you feel like many a FreeCell aficionado, for whom the original eventually exerts an irresistible magical attraction.