Solitaire is a board game for one player.
Solitaire is a game most of us have played at some time and it still remains a popular favourite - here we have versions of this game made with beautiful wooden boards and eye-catching pieces.
Solitaire isn't a game at all really - it's a puzzle which has baffled the best of minds for centuries. It was first invented by a French nobleman in the Bastille to while away the hours.
Solitaire can also be played on other shapes of board - two of the most interesting are a 41 point board (take the 33 point board and add 3 extra points at the 4 ends of the cross) and the 45 point board (take the 37 point board and add a single point in the middle of each of the 4 square ends - to makes a square).
Players must remove the balls one after the other in ascending or descending order. At the end, there must only be one ball in the middle remaining. This strategy game is never played the same way twice. Have you tried it? This is an entertaining and captivating strategy game! The polished ball has to jump over another ball which must be removed afterwards. At the end only one ball may remain in the centre hole of the board.
Recommended age 5yrs upwards