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What is the world’s most-played computer game?  Hint: it’s not Minecraft, Myst, or Bejeweled... it’s not even World of Warcraft. No, according to industry reports from 2005, half of all the time that humanity has spent playing computer games is from just one type of game – Solitaire.

We’re not sure whether to be happy or scared about that fact, but at least we know we’re not alone in our love of this classic pastime!

 

 

 

 

 

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The simplest way to play a relaxing round of Solitaire, single-deck versions include Klondike, Pyramid, and Golf.  The rules and the layout may differ dramatically from game to game, but they all use the same 52 cards!

 

 

 

 

 

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Solitaire
The game that started it all! With so many variations, try going back and reliving the classic!

 

 

 

 

 

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Pyramid Solitaire
13 is your lucky number as you build your way up using multiple decks, eliminating two cards at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golf Solitaire
The lower your score, the better your game, just like the sport of Golf!

 

 

 

 

 

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Freecell Solitaire
A remarkable combination of strategy and simplicity.  Nearly all games can be solved, but with only four open cells, can you beat the clock and win the game?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looking for something a bit trickier?  Try one of these multi-deck Solitaire games!  The challenge increases along with the number of cards – more decks means more flexibility, but also more complexity.

 

 

 

 

 

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Spider Solitaire
The object here is to remove all the cards by forming a sequence from King down to Ace in the same suit.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tri Peaks Solitaire
Eliminate all matched cards across three mountains of cards before time runs out!

 

 

 

 

 

Solitaire doesn’t have to be a solitary pursuit – these experts will help you improve your game!

 

 

 

 

 

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Over the years, Solitaire enthusiasts have devised a dizzying collection of variants, each one more devious than the last.  It’s amazing how many different ways there are to move or remove cards from a layout!  Here are three of our most popular Solitaire alternatives.

 

 

 

 

 

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Shape Solitaire
It’s like a jigsaw game made of cards, where you have to match cards based on the value and suit of their neighbors.

 

 

 

 

 

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Crescent Solitaire
A crescent of cards, and a plethora of piles – can you sift, sort, and stack by suit?

 

 

 

 

 

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Addiction Solitaire
This game will addict you... to strategy! Line all the cards up sequentially, using a limited number of blank spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

No matter how you like to play, there’s a great Solitaire game waiting for you on MSN Games!