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What are some one-person card games?

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One-player card games include Klondike solitaire, Canfield solitaire, pyramid solitaire and golf solitaire. All one-player card games are ultimately a version of solitaire, though some vary quite a bit from the Klondike solitaire with which most people are familiar. Solitaire, which was originally known as "patience," originated in the 18th century, probably in Germany.

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The object of most solitaire games is to build four stacks of cards sorted by suit and ordered from ace to king. Klondike is the most common version of solitaire. The game starts with a row of seven cards in which king-to-two sequences are laid out, alternating red and black cards. Cards are then removed to build piles sorted by suit starting with the ace. Klondike is sometimes mistakenly called Canfield solitaire. In Canfield solitaire, four cards of the same value serve as the foundation with the object being to build on them by sorting all the remaining cards by suit.

Other popular one-player card games include pyramid and golf solitaire. Pyramid solitaire starts with 21 cards laid out in a seven-layer pyramid. Only the cards in the bottom row are initially available for play. As they are paired with cards from the remaining deck they expose additional cards, making them available for play. The goal is to remove the entire pyramid. Golf solitaire is similar to pyramid solitaire, but instead uses a layout of seven columns made of five cards each. Only exposed cards may be played by creating ascending or descending sequences with the card on the top of the waste pile.

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