Solitaire.org brought back a bit of nostalgia for me.
My teen and I were playing board games last weekend, and when he was going through the games, he was shocked to come across playing cards. I told him we've had them forever (some of them from before he was even born). I used to put photos on everything, so we have a few decks of cards from places I traveled to even before he was born. That got me thinking that the only cards I've played with him that he might remember are Old Maid and Uno. If memory serves me correctly, we've used the regular cards to play Slap Jack or Go Fish, but he'd have been too young maybe, to recall those times. My grandma used to play EVERYTHING with me... Bingo, puzzles, board games, and cards. We'd play double solitaire sometimes, or when I was busy doing whatever kids do, she'd pick the deck up and play a game of solitaire on her own. I can still see her sitting at her dining room table playing. It's a fond memory for me. Every memory of my gram is a fond memory.
So, when I coincidentally came across Solitaire.org the next day, I decided to take a little time out to play. It was nice to just sit down and do nothing that had a deadline, for a bit of time. It's free to play and there are a ton of other games you can select too.
If you want to play with others, you can do that too. I went through the menu to see what was available and there was a Crazy Eights game. I clicked it and played with three other people. Though I've played this game with all four of my kids, it took me a minute to remember how to play. Once it came back to me, it was fun to run a couple of rounds.
If remembering how to play hadn't come back to me, I'd have been able to look up the instructions on the site. The little bit of geek in me appreciates that you can find a history of the game you are playing too.
So, since I was on nostalgia avenue, I also pulled up a crossword puzzle (I told you, there are a lot of games on this site). My mom always did the crosswords in our family. Gram did them sometimes, but Word Searches were more her thing. I remember mom loved to do these so much that she'd buy paperback books full of them, pull them out of the newspaper, etc. In modern times, you can just head on over to Solitaire.org and print one out or do it online. The only thing different from this crossword and the ones my mom had, are my mom's had an upside down answer key at the bottom, or an answer key in the back of the book. This one you can type a letter and if it's wrong it will be red. If it's correct, it will be green.
If you're a person who likes to see stats, you can access those on this site too. I would say I refuse to believe that I played 21 games, and didn't win any of them, because when playing with my kids, I kick butt!! LOL but the proof is in the pudding. 😏😅
That's okay, I had a good time. It's nice to have something different to distract me. This is a website I've added to my favorite websites, so I can pull it up again. I'm happy to have found it, and wanted to share it with you, in case you would like to play in your down time every now and again too.
Access Solitaire.org to see which games you might like to play.
I saved this to my desktop. The crossword one is what I want to do, but there are so many games. Wow.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day and weekend, my friend. Big hug. ♥
Solitaire was one of the few games I played on the computer way back whenReplyDelete
Solitaire is a great way to pass some time when you need something to do! I like that this site is free, great information.ReplyDelete
Hi Rosey - one can waste so much time with these ... I'm avoiding! I had a quick squizz! Cheers HilaryReplyDelete
I love this so much! These are all the kinds of games I love to play. They're great for killing a little time, and they make you think.ReplyDelete
These games are great to kill time and just have fun while staying at home.ReplyDelete
omg I remember playing solitaire a long long time ago, that is so cool. Amazing way to kill some time.ReplyDelete
oh classic! it reminds me of my mother, she used to play to play all the time when I was little. I will send it to her, probably, it will give her some laughtsReplyDelete
Sounds like it has some great options for games to play. We are always looking for something new to do.ReplyDelete
I am a big fan of a good game of solitaire, me and my fiance used to have races and see who could finish a game first. It was usually him haha xReplyDelete
I used to play Spider Solitaire years ago while sitting at computer listening to webinars.ReplyDelete
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I used to play a long time ago. Sometimes, I'll get an app for itReplyDelete
I used to play this all the time, but haven't in years. I think I may have to head over to the site and see if I can still win!ReplyDelete
I remember playing this game when most laptops or PCs have this game. Its a good way to spend your extra time wtih something productive.ReplyDelete
This brings back so many memories from way back in 1990s. I am glad to learn about the renewed ways of how one can continue to play.ReplyDelete
Brings back so many memories from the 90s. Glad to learn new ways to play.ReplyDelete
I haven't played these games since I was little, with my grandfather, great to see that they are still going on.ReplyDelete
I haven’t played solitaire in years this way. Before smart phone this was desktop gold!ReplyDelete
I could play solitaire on the computer for hours! So much fun and I am checking out this site :)ReplyDelete