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Expand Your Knowledge! Fun Facts About Playing Cards

By Mike - 01/23/2023

Have you ever wondered about the composition of a deck of cards? Or maybe the many different ways one might be used for different purposes? If you have, today’s article is going to be...

Heart of the Cards: The Origin and Evolution of the Suits

By Mike - 12/30/2022

Cards are so ingrained into our everyday lives that you might not even think twice about them. They are plentiful, cheap, and at the core of hundreds of different ways to have fun...

The History of Playing Cards

By Mike - 12/15/2022

If you pick up any item in your house, it probably has an incredible origin story that you haven’t bothered to seek out. For instance, consider the humble spoon. It helps you eat soup and...

Primetime Solitaire: Klondike On TV

By Mike - 12/03/2022

Welcome back! In a previous article, we covered several cameos made by Solitaire in a few blockbuster films. Any Solitaire fan will tell you that seeing their favorite game pop up in a...

The Rules of Klondike Solitaire

By Mike - 11/24/2022

Few games are as globally beloved as Solitaire. For centuries, the game has entertained families and friends with nothing but a standard deck of cards and a flat surface...

Cinematic Solitaire: Our Favorite Card Game in Movies

By Mike - 11/10/2022

Ah, the movies. Few things can take people on adventures as film can, and as technology and film-crafting techniques get ever more advanced, the action and excitement present in these...

Secure Your Victory: Winning Solitaire Strategies

By Mike - 11/03/2022

On its face, Solitaire looks like a game that is won based on luck. Surely players win a hand of Solitaire based on how the cards were shuffled and dealt, right? Perhaps not. While...

How Random is a Hand of Klondike Solitaire

By Mike - 10/23/2022

The standard deck of 52 playing cards is nothing short of an engineering marvel. It is light, compact and can be used to entertain in many different ways. You can build a house of cards...

The History of Solitaire

By Mike - 10/13/2022

Ah, Solitaire. There are few better or more peaceful ways to spend an afternoon than sitting in a quiet room, sunlight streaming in through an open window and shuffling a deck...

The Mental Health Benefits of Playing Solitaire

By Mike - 10/05/2022

Solitaire is not a new game by any means. Its origins have been traced back to Germany circa 1788, making it over 230 years old. In all that time, countless hands of...

The 5 Best Classic Microsoft Windows Games You Must Play

By Emily - 09/27/2022

As one of the creators of this Klondike Solitaire website, I love to play classic games. Some of my favorites are Klondike Solitaire, FreeCell and Spider Solitaire. One thought...

The Mystery Creator of Windows Solitaire

By Emily - 09/23/2022

If you've worked with the Windows operating system in the last 32 years, you've probably come across Windows Solitaire. Since the game was first pre-installed on Windows version 3.0 in...