Solitaire is one of the famous card games that people have been playing for a long time. It has all the fun elements that keep the person engaged and enhance their focus. Most people love this game because of its high winning rate.

In addition to that, there are many variations of Solitaire. People love to play these Solitaire variations as well. Some of them are Spider, Freecell, Klondike, Pyramid, Tens, and many more. But in this article, we will only discuss the variations that people play all over the World. 

So let’s begin the discussion.

3 Most Played Solitaire Card games

Here are the 3 most popular variations of Solitaire that are interesting and people love to play them. Have a look at them.


It is similar to Classic Solitaire. Most people even referred to it as Klondike Solitaire. It uses one deck with 52 cards. The main purpose of the game is to arrange the cards in ascending order with alternating colors.


There are 3 main sections in Klondike: The Foundation, The Tableau, and The Stockpile. The Foundation area is located in the top left corner. Here Ace cards are placed. So if you see any Ace card, put it in the foundation area.

The Tableau is the playing area of Klondike. Here cards are divided into 7 piles in the form of diagonal. It means the 1st pile will have 1 card, the 2nd pile will have 2 cards, and so on. All the cards from 2 to 7 piles are hidden except for the last card.

In this way, you will have one revealed card in each pile and the game starts with these revealed cards. The extra 24 cards are placed in the stockpile. All these stockpile cards are hidden and they are used to complete sequences when a player can not move any tableau card. 


The other famous Klondike variant is Spider. It is loved by many card lovers because of its high winning probability. Microsoft Windows also added Spider in its games section. Because of this, it gets more popular.


Its format is different from Classic Solitaire as it uses 2 decks of cards. The main aim of Spider is to arrange the cards from the lowest to the highest order. Spider has 2 main sections: Tableau, and StockPile. 

There are 10 card piles in Tableau made with 54 cards. The first four piles have 6 cards. All the cards in these piles are hidden except for the last cards.

The remaining six piles have 5 cards. All the cards of the last 6 piles are hidden except for the last card. The remaining cards make up the stockpile. When you can not use the revealed cards of Tableau then use the stockpile cards.

You can not view the stockpile card at a time. This is because when you want to use a Stockpile card you have to add one card to all the piles of the tableau section. You can use the stock pile cards 5 times and each time you want to use any card you have to add cards to all the piles.


The easiest variation of Solitaire is FreeCell. Its winning probability is more than a Classic solitaire. But to win most of the FreeCell games you need to understand the format and learn its rules. 


There are 3 sections in FreeCell: Tableau, The Foundation, and FreeCell. Unlike other solitaire games, there is no stockpile. All the cards are distributed in Tableau in 8 piles. The first 4 piles have 7 cards and the remaining 4 have 6 cards.

Also, all the cards are revealed. A user can temporarily move the tableau card into FreeCell and the limit is 4. To win the game, a user has to make 4 arranged piles of cards. 


If you are bored with playing classic Solitaire then try its variants. The ones that we have mentioned above are easy to learn and win. So give them a try.