The name solitaire is just a fraction that belongs to a huge family of single player card games. The games that are teamed under this category are similar in its type as well as its goal. However, the games vary differently when it comes to minute details. This undoubtedly becomes the reason why you end up with so many varieties of different solitaire games. In general Solitaire refers to the well-known game called “Klondike”. This game was first made famous by Microsoft as they introduced it in their PCs.
With so many variations coming up from solitaire, it is almost impossible to describe all the aspects of the game. Some games involve more than one player while others use the standard deck of cards with highly complex rules. Solitaire games entail dealing of cards from a single deck that has been shuffled into a prescribed arrangement, on a large surface. Usually the surface may be a traditional tabletop. However, when it comes to online games you definitely have a virtual game board.
Solitaire games like most other games have its terminologies. Here are some quick views:
• Stack: this is a way of dealing with the cards such that card is placed directly on top of the other. This makes the player look only at the top card instead of any other cards. It’s illegal if the player views other cards during the game.
• Stock: once the other layout area has been set up, a pile of cards that are left over is known as stock. These cards which have been faced down can be termed as waste when it is used one by one or in groups. This is decided by the player.
• Waste: this is the place where the cards from the stock are taken into the play. However, only cards from the stock can be bought into the play and is usually the topmost card in the stock.
• Foundations: most of the solitaire games have foundations. These card games have a different goal when compared to other solitaire games. Usually, 13 cards are allowed for each foundation.
• Tableaux: this is a pile of cards which can be moved from one place to another under various rooms. Some games allow a stack of cards which matches the building requirements, while others allow only the top card to be moved.
• Cells: this is common in games like Freecell. These games have cells which allow only one card to be placed inside them. Any card can be put inside the cell, and these cells are usually used by players for maneuvering the game.