4 Types of Solitaire You Can Learn in 5 Minutes

You can kill some time while relaxing and training your brain by playing solitaire. Playing solitaire on a computer or smartphone is something most of us are familiar with.

However, endless computer games can become boring after a while. In these days of constant screen time, we all need a break.

Learn these 4 simple solitaire games instead with a deck of cards. There is a short learning curve, but these games are challenging and addictive.

So let’s not waste any further time and take a look at our very first topic that is, 

A classic version of solitaire is the first game we’ll introduce, one that explains how to play and introduces basic concepts you can use in the many variations of the original game.

Our next two games will be Clock solitaire (my personal favorite), Bowling solitaire, and Monte Carlo.

There are other types of solitaire also for example Klondike, Pyramid, Freecell, Tripeaks, and much more.

Classic Solitaire:

Solitaire is a card game that is also known as a Patience game because it requires lots of patience. One player can play this game at a time. It requires 52 cards and those below the age of 8 can’t play this game usually. The goal of Solitaire is to sort four piles of cards in ascending order from Ace to King, one for each suit. 

Clock Solitaire:

A player sets up Clock Solitaire by shuffling the deck around a stable area. As a next step, the player creates thirteen piles of four cards each, face down. Just like clock, on the round table, twelve piles are placed. The last thirteen pile is placed in the center of the round table. The top card of the center pile should be flipped over first. After that, place the card under the deck whose clock value matches its value. Aces occupy the first position, 2-10 occupy their positions, Jacks are 11, Queens are 12, and Kings occupy the center position.

Flip over the top card and place it face-up on the clock pile that corresponds to the one you just placed under. This should be done as quickly as possible until all piles have been uncovered.

You must finish with the King face up as your last pile. Otherwise, you must start over if the King’s pile is completed before the other piles.

Bowling Solitaire:

To set up a game of Bowling Solitaire, the player sits around a stable playing area and shuffles the deck. To play Bowling Solitaire, you need only Aces through 10s, no face cards. Players set the “pins” up by stacking flipped-over cards in a 4-row pyramid, with the first row containing one card, the second row containing two, etc.

Three piles are created by players by setting up bowling balls. The cards in the first pile are 5, in the second pile there are 3 cards and in the third pile, there are 2 cards. In a bowling ball, the top card is only flipped up. When the bowling balls are piled up, the player tries to knock down the pins with them. 

Monte Carlo Solitaire:

Players sit around a stable playing area and shuffle the cards to begin a game of Monte Carlo Solitaire. After flipping the cards over, the player creates a 5-by-5 grid. Stock is made up of the remaining decks.

In order to win the Monte Carlo solitaire, you have to drag all the cards to the discard pile. In the grid, cards of a kind placed horizontally, vertically, or diagonally adjacent to each other can be moved to the discard pile.

The Grid is reformed by moving cards left to right and up to down once all possible pairs have been discarded. Using the stock, a new 5×5 grid is created. The game continues until all cards have been discarded.

Final words:

So these are 4 types of solitaire you can learn very easily and quickly. They are very interesting and funfilled so you will definitely enjoy playing them.