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What are solitaire games?

Solitaire is one of the most successful card games ported to a digital interface. It was included with Windows 3.0 back in 1990, and has provided office workers with a fantastic means of wasting time ever since then!Most modern versions of Solitaire are based on the ‘Klondike’ rules, which call for a deck of 52 cards without jokers. Seven piles of cards are drawn face down, each with one more card than the last, so that the leftmost pile has one card and the rightmost has seven. Only the topmost card in each deck is revealed at the beginning. Cards can be moved in bunches from one pile to another, provided that they’re placed onto opposite colors. This version of Solitaire came to prominence in the 1800s, and, since the Windows version became so successful, it’s spawned a host of imitators and alternate versions.When Windows 3.0 shipped, Microsoft was keen for users to master their new Graphical User Interface (GUI). Many experienced computer users were accustomed to typing in commands via a text interface, and the idea of moving a cursor, dragging a card onto another and playing a game was completely novel. And the game proved instructive as well as compulsive – so much so that many businesses cited the game as responsible for a loss in productivity!With the development of touchscreens, classic Solitaire became even more intuitive. Now, all the user has to do is drag a finger across the screen to move a card around. You’ll still find solitaire available just about everywhere on the internet. Here at GamePix, we provide versions of the game in HTML5. They’ll run on any device, and they’re just as brilliantly designed and addictive as the original version, all those years ago. Give them a try, and see what the fuss was about!
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