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Klondike (solitare)
A computer Klondike solitaire game.

Solitaire is a card game for one player game using a deck of playing cards. A player wins the game when the player has all the cards in four different deck by color and number.

There are many variations (types) of solitaire, such as Klondike, Freecell, Pyramid, Golf and Spider. Most computer operating systems include simple solitaire games.

In many countries, solitaire is called Patience.

Types of games

  • Patience, also known as "solitaire with cards", generally involves placing cards in a layout, and sorting them according to specific rules. A common variant is Klondike, which is included with the Windows operating system under the title Solitaire.
  • Mahjong solitaire
  • Peg solitaire (more of a puzzle than a game, since, once it is solved, it is repeatable)
  • Concentration also known as memory, Pelmanism, shinkei-suijaku, pexeso or simply pairs, a card game in which all of the cards are laid face down on a surface and two cards are flipped face up over each turn. The object of the game is to turn over pairs of matching cards.

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