I love the soaps, but I do like to find alternatives to watching television. So I was happy to find a Solitaire website to play one of my favourite childhood games.
Although I played the original Solitaire game when I was younger, I was pleased to see that the website had variations on the original classic. Freecell Solitaire is one of the options and I find it really fun to play.
With this game, there are eight columns and all 52 cards are dealt. You start with 500 points and every time you make a move, one point is deducted. You have to try to complete the game with as many points as possible. I’d never played this version of Solitaire before, but luckily there were full instructions on the site, so it was very easy to get to grips with.
Freecell Solitaire differs from Classic Solitaire, because all of the cards are dealt face-up. This means that you can see what’s coming next and you don’t have to wait for the cards to be revealed. Very few Freecell Solitaire games are unsolvable too, so I found it quite easy to play and complete. I would definitely recommend this version to those that are new to Solitaire. People who are looking for easier version of the classic will also enjoy it.
Alternative card games
If you fancy trying something other than Solitaire, then you can play another type of card game. There are different card games to choose from, including Crazy Eights, Euchre, Hearts and Rummi (a fusion of both Rummy and Mahjong).
Gin Rummy (a quicker version of Rummy) is one of my personal favourites and I still occasionally play it with a physical deck of cards. The aim is to get three or more suited cards in numerical order. If you haven’t played before, then the instructions are clearly laid out and easy to understand. The instructions are written out, so you’ll be able to take them in at your own pace.
The game shows you when you have a matching three, or a matching four. You don’t have to accept every card and can pass if you don’t think that the card dealt will be useful to you.
If you get distracted for whatever reason, then the game automatically pauses. You then have to press ‘continue’ to carry on. There is music, but that’s easy to turn off if you don’t want to listen to it. Your score is recorded too, so you can play again to try and beat your last score. There are ten levels in total, so you can spend some time working through them all, but it won’t take you hours and hours.
Playing rather than watching
There is definitely a space in my life for online games. It makes a nice change from sitting in front of the television and I also like to play as a break during the working day. I also find that playing games online provides a nice alternative to watching the tele box. I hope that you enjoy playing as much as I do.
Note: this is a collaborative post.