5 Types of Solitaire You Can Learn in 5 Minutes

By Peter Oct12,2022

Solitaire is a world-famous card game. It has many variants including Spider, Klondike, Freecell, and many others. You can keep yourself engaged in your free time by playing Solitaire card games.

If you are looking for the best Solitaire games to play in your idol time then you are at the right place. Here we will discuss the easy variants of Solitaire that you can learn in 5 minutes or less. So let’s begin the discussion.

5 Types of Solitaire to Learn

Here is the list of essay Solitaire variants that are easy to win and you can learn them in 5 minutes. So have a look at them.

  1. Classic Solitaire

The main objective of classic Solitaire is to arrange deck cards in 4 piles from Ace to King. There are 3 areas in Solitaire: The Foundation, The Tableau, and Extra Pile. In the Foundation area, the user places the Ace cards of all suits. 

In Tableau, area sequences are made from King to 2. There are 7 piles in the Tableau and each pile contains the card according to its position. It means the first pile has 1 card, the second pile has 2 cards, and so on.

 All the cards in the pile are hidden except for the last card. While the Extra pile has the remaining 24 cards that a user can use to make sequences.  

Start the game by moving the last card of the largest pile. Arrange the cards by placing them under the higher rank cards. Fill the space with the King and complete the sequence. Use the extra pile cards, when you can not move the tableau cards anymore.

  1. Clock Solitaire

The player makes 13 piles of four cards each face down. 12 piles are arranged in a circle like a clock and the 13th pile is placed in the middle.

The game aims to end with the Kings as the last faceup pile. If you complete the Kings pile before other piles then restart the game.

The game starts by flipping over the top card of the center pile. The card is then placed under the deck corresponding to its clock value. Ace has 1st position, 2-10 cards are in their position, Jack is 11, Queen is 12, and King is the center deck.

Now flip the top card over from the deck you just place a card beneath and put that card face up on its corresponding clock pile. Continue the process until all the piles are face up.

  1. Bowling Solitaire

It requires a deck with no face cards. It only contains Aces and number cards. After shuffling the deck, the player sets up the “Pins” by building a 4-row pyramid of flipped-over cards.

It means the first row has 1 card, the second row has 2 cards, and so on. The player sets up the “Bowling Balls” by making 3 piles. The first pile has 5 cards, the second has 3 cards, and the third has only 2 cards.

Only the end card is flipped up in the bowling ball piles. Then, the player uses the bowling ball piles to try and knock down pins. 

  1. Monte Carlo Solitaire

The player builds a 5*5 grid of flipped-over cards. The remaining cards make the stock. Its objective is to move all the cards to a discard pile. Card pairs can be moved to the discard pile if they are the same and are adjacent to each other in the grid.

When all the possible pairs are moved to a discard pile the grid is reformed. The stock is then used to complete the 5*5 grid again. The game continues until all the cards are moved to the discard pile.


The player forms a Tableau by dealing 13 cards face up in 2 rows of 5 and 1 row of 3. The remaining deck forms the stock. A player then discards 4 of a kind and pairs of cards that form 10. Discarded cards are replaced with stock cards and a player wins by discarding all cards. 


They all are easy to play if you read the playing instructions first. Try all these solitaire variants and find which one you like more. 

By Peter

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