Solitaire

Welcome to Solitaire.ca! We offer you the best Solitaire games for free. Enjoy our exclusive Canadian Klondike Solitaire game, free and without any advertisements in the solitaire game. Besides Klondike, you can also play Freecell, Spider, and Pyramid. We are planning to add even more games of solitaire in the future.


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Play our new Solitaire game exclusively made for you!

All our games will load immediately in your browser, you don’t have to create an account or download any software. You can play Solitaire free directly online. The single-player online card games we offer are all free to play and with no advertising in-game. There might be a banner sometimes, but we will never disturb you with movies at the start, during, or after the game of solitaire. You can play here 247 and 365 days a year, all day long. Try to beat your own score and time.

Free Solitaire

Play our Solitaire for free without in-game ads, commercials, or subscriptions.

Solitaire All Devices

Play our games directly in your browser from all devices. (iPad, iPhone, Android, and PC)

Canadian Solitaire

The game is made exclusively for Solitaire.ca, soon also in French.

Solitaire Designs

You can choose from a selection of card sets, card backs, and felt backgrounds.

No Download Solitaire

You don’t have to download the game, just click start and load the game.

Solitaire Game Settings

Play the game according to your favorite settings. Open the menu in-game to access it.


Solitaire Rules and Tips

When you are new to Patience Games or even when you are an experienced player, visit our page about the Klondike Solitaire Rules. Read everything about the game, the rules, tips, strategy, and advice about how to solve the game easier.

Options and Settings

Play our game according to the settings you want. You can choose from:

  • Manually flip cards or automatically
  • Click to move cards (1 click, 2 clicks, or manual)
  • Stockpile left or right
  • Undo button on / off
  • Hint button on / off
  • Unlimited number of times through the stack on / off

Free Solitaire Mobile Android and IOS

All our Solitaire games are designed by various game studios worldwide and created in HTML5. This means that the game will load directly in your browser and that you can play our complete solitaire collection on your IOS iPhone, iPad, and all Android devices. When you click the game’s image, it will open in a new browser.

Play solitaire on desktop tablet mobile laptop

World of Solitaire: what’s in the name?

If there is one game whose name has changed a lot in the last 200 years, it is of the game Solitary Patience.

Traditionally, the types of games today are called Solitaire and are referred to by the term Games of Patience. To write the content for this website, I ordered myself many books and started researching the history and background of Solitaire.

Patience Meaning, the background of Patience

The name Patience is from origin a French name although the game’s origin seems to be different. Most historical gamebooks mentioning “games of Patience” or “Grand Patiences” originated from Europe. The name Patience is from origin a French name, although the game’s history seems to be different. Most historical gamebooks mentioning “games of Patience” or “Grand Patiences” originated from Europe. It’s unclear where the game exactly came from. Still, we can tell that the popularity of the game started in European countries like Sweden and Germany, after which the popularity spread, as it were, all over Europe and later the whole world.

The oldest reference to a Patience game (patiencespiel) is a German book from 1798. Here the word Patience refers to a card game for 2 players. Also, in later writings, Patience games refer to 2 player card games.

Solitaire: A “Solitary” Game of Patience

There is a theory that Patience was initially devised as a 2 player card game played with 2 decks of cards. Before starting a game, players played “Solitary” to practice the game.

The funny thing is that during my research, I found out that already around the late 1890s, when the game became very popular in the United States, there was a lot of discussion about the name. The original name was Patience, a game of Patience. But because the game at that time was mainly played as a single player’s card game, more people started lobbying to call the name Solitaire or Solitary.

Nowadays, only a few countries are left where they name the game Patience. In the Netherlands, Belgium, and some French-speaking countries, the name Patience is still used, and in countries around them, the local word is often still significantly related to Patience.

The Unbeatable Popularity of Card Games for 1 person

Card games for one person were always very popular, and they will most likely always be. The game is interesting for young and old, especially when you want to relax or kill your time. The most significant advantages of playing Solitaire are related to training your brain. Therefore the game is ideal for playing when you are retired or getting older. There is no pressure or reaction speed involved. It’s a very relaxing game that you can play as soon you have a couple of minutes free. A single game doesn’t take long and is experienced as very satisfying.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

According to Google, these are the most frequent questions about solitary patience games.

How to Play Solitaire?

I assume when people ask me this question that by solitaire, they mean the game Klondike. Klondike Solitaire is the most famous type of Solitaire and is therefore simply called solitaire by many people. If you are curious about how to play Solitaire, then visit our page with the Klondike Solitaire game and game rules.

How to Set up Solitaire?

When people ask me this question, I assume that by Solitaire, they mean the game Klondike. Klondike Solitaire is the most famous type of Solitaire and is therefore simply called Solitaire by many people. If you are curious about how to play Solitaire, then visit our page with the Klondike Solitaire game and game rules.