How often do you play Solitaire?

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Did you know that Solitaire dates back to the mid-18th century? It was first mentioned in a German book of games in 1783. In the book it was described as a competitive card game where players would either take turns or play with two decks of cards. This means that originally, Solitare wasn’t meant to be a one-player game.

The popular game has a few different names. In Britain, it’s sometimes called “Patience” and in France, it’s sometimes called “Success.” In Danish and Norwegian, the game is called “Kabal” or “Kabala.”

Though Solitaire has been popular for many years, it wasn’t until 1980 when the game appeared on computers that its popularity took off. Today there are more than 100 versions of the game.

How often do you play? Please tell us below.

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Don N
1 month ago

I now play several times a day. What else can i do inside with the Covid-19?

Becca Ray
1 month ago
Reply to  Don N

Puzzles, crafts, read, learn a language or musical instrument, …

Robbie
1 month ago

I play freecell on the computer daily. I keep playing the same game until I win it….been doing this for years…have over 20K games won (100%) in a row…..

Vanessa
1 month ago

Do puzzles, suduko, crosswords, occasional Mahjong.

Karen Willis
1 month ago

Seldom play, but when I do, it is with real cards that I shuffle!

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago

I can’t remember EVER playing solitare!

Bob Wilson
1 month ago

Life is to short for this waste of time

Ed Step
1 month ago

Solitaire, I have never been a big fan of the game and I hardly ever play. My wife, on the other hand. plays nearly every day. I guess we split the poll data pretty evenly.

Sink Jaxon
1 month ago

Never enjoyed it as a kid and I still don’t…but in recent years play Scrabble against the bot on my android, almost daily!

Alpenliter
1 month ago

I hardly ever played it, then came Covid19……

Ron H.
1 month ago

The poll shows the addictive nature of solitaire. Most folks either play it every day or not at all. Not too many in between. Personally, I’m hooked on Sudoku and computer jig-saw puzzles. Lots of options to keep busy while quarantined.

Bob p
1 month ago

My wife loves to watch reruns from the 50s to the the 80s, including all the black and white shows. Once I got use to color TV I didn’t care for B&W programs, so while she watches her reruns I play solitaire on my iPad. Commercial free except between games which I delete.

Sherry
1 month ago

My secret to a good nights sleep. I play 2 or 3 games on my phone before I fall asleep. Enough to quiet down my busy brain

Peggy
1 month ago
Reply to  Sherry

Me too! I also play if I wake up in the middle of the night and my brain takes off again!

Vanessa
1 month ago
Reply to  Sherry

For me it is jigsaw puzzles, fall asleep between moving pieces.

Gloria Sluder
1 month ago

I have it on my kindle fun distraction

Bill Tate
1 month ago

I used to play often but Microsoft started including commercials and I removed the program from my laptop.

Dr4Film
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill Tate

I have 123 Solitaire Version 8 which has no commercials.

mark b
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill Tate

Get a chromebook next time, unless you really need some application that only runs on Windows. There are good offline solitaire apps, for when you are boondocking. Simplicity, security, very low cost, no viruses, no trojan horses, no maintenance.

Gigi L Raygor
1 month ago

I used to play more often, but I have switched to puzzles on the computer.