Top 6 Solitaire Playing Card Games
When it comes to solitaire card games, most are immediately struck with the image of yawn-inducing games of Solitaire and FreeCell - but you may be surprised to hear how many new and interesting games there are that can be played with nothing more than a simple deck of playing cards. Below I've picked the top 6 solo card games for you to try.
"A solitaire traditional card game named after the fey creatures, called bogeys, used to explain everyday grievances. The aim of the game is to play all 52 cards in as few columns as you can. After each turn by the player, the bogey has their turn - playing the next card in the deck to the table regardless of how inconvenient it may be."Joker Jailbreak
"Joker Jailbreak is a single player, solitaire-like card game in which you have to break a joker out of jail. Clear out one of the four walls around the joker, so they can be free! Hurray! (Clearing out a corner does not let the joker escape, they can't squeeze through the walls like that.)"Bowling Solitaire
"Bowling Solitaire was designed by Sid Sackson and published on his A Gamut of Games. According to him, he created this game because of his distaste for solitaire games in which a red 9 is placed on a black 10. In this game, standard playing cards are used to simulate a round of bowling."Scoundrel
"Scoundrel is a single player rogue-like card game for use with a standard deck of playing cards. It was developed by Zack Gage and Kurt Bieg for Train Jam 2011."Card Capture
"Card Capture is a relatively simple introduction to the Deck Building genre using a standard deck of 54 playing cards. Players start with the smallest cards in the deck and slowly use them to purchase higher-valued cards, while at the same time strategically thinning their draw decks and avoiding the capture of their own valuable cards."OverThrone: A Game of Cards
"OverThrone is a solitaire game played with a standard pack of cards. The aim of the game is to get rid of all your cards by playing them, one at a time, according to the rules dictated by the ruler at the time. If you manage to place all the cards then you win the game."