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Any one else like solitaire card games?

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I am not sure what has gotten into me lately... old age perhaps... but I have really begun to enjoy solitaire games as of recent.  Klondike (the classic solitaire most people know that I am aware of.), Pyramid, Tri-Peaks, Freecell, Golf, Baker's Dozen and a few others I have tried, but there are literally hundreds more, maybe over a thousand, although a lot are just variations of certain "base" games.  Or the same game, but much bigger because you play with more than one deck.  But so much fun to be had by your self with a simple cheap deck of 52 cards.

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Short answer is, "Yes," because a familiar casual game gives me something to do with my hands if I want to listen to music, an audiobook, or a video lecture, and I played enough Freecell, Spider, and Canfield/Klondike in the past that I'm hardly thinking at all when I play them.   (My favorite casual game, Machiavellian Suns, requires a bit more concentration, so I wouldn't try to listen to a lecture while playing it.)

 

Somewhere I've still got a book of 101 solitaire games, from back when I played them with actual cards...I liked "Congress Solitaire" pretty well while listening to LPs (easier to win than "Parliament Solitaire"...you laid out the aces in advance, which I assume represented having a two-party system in place while you played)...wasted youth, maybe, but I liked it.   

 

 

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Solitaire games can be useful to pass time on your computer while your waiting for something, though I don't play with a physical deck. Windows 7 had some nice card games, but the ones on  Windows 10 aren't as good. Does anybody make a free version of  Klondike where all the cards are revealed in the beginning so you can plan your moves accordingly?
 

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Not that I know of. Freecell is the usual recommendation if you want a full information game. My personal favourite is Yukon: all cards start on the table, and most (but not all) start face-up.

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