Solitaire in 2021

A surprisingly popular quarantine videogame

Covid-19 has changed everything

Since the rise of COVID-19 across the world, our lives have been changed immensely. Every country has been drastically hit by the novel coronavirus. These circumstances have led everyone to adopt a very strict lifestyle of quarantine and social distancing from their friends and families for more than a year now. As it is human nature to seek adventure, thrill, and fun, it has been a very tough and boring year for everyone stuck in their homes. In these difficult times, people have turned to different gaming platforms like Twitch and Discord that let you communicate through text and voice chat to stay connected. In 2021, solitaire has seen a resurgence, perhaps because it can be played alone!

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With all the lockdown stuff going on, and people trying to socialize online, we have seen an increase in the trend of playing video games. Because people cannot enjoy outdoor activities anymore, they have shifted their focus to different stuff and video games have been at the forefront of this. This has made videogames one of the most popular activities during lockdowns and quarantine. Gaming platforms like Steam have seen a record-high player pool actively playing video games.

These days people are enthusiastically streaming now more than ever because there is nothing better to do. Gaming tips and strategies are also very high in demand and people stuck in their homes are eagerly interested in new updates and ways to pass the time. Not only that but there are also hundreds of online videogame tournaments that allow everyone to participate. Some of these tournament rewards are a lot higher than the average income of a person! You can now earn money by sitting at your home playing your favorite videogame. Incentives like these are also a really big reason for the popularity of video games.

Videogames are also a great way to distract yourself from the depressing situation of COVID-19. Additionally, they allow you to connect to your loved ones while at the same time having some fun. One of the games that have witnessed a perhaps unexpected popularity surge in these difficult times is solitaire. Yes, you heard that right! In 2021 Solitaire is getting some serious attention.

Solitaire a game for one

Solitaire card games have been around since the late 1700’s. They are simple in concept and fairly easy to play. Over the years many variants have developed and now they are available online, the main variants tend to be Klondike, Spider Solitaire, FreeCell, Pyramid and Tri-Peaks but there are many, many others. Each variation of solitaire has different rules but you can quickly learn them all. They are very accessible and easy to play at your own pace. Perhaps due to the ability to ‘try again’ that just isn’t possible with a deck of cards, the online versions are now generally more popular than traditional solitaire.

A typical game of solitaire lasts for 5 to 15 minutes, so can fit in a game during a break from work or if you’re not too careful, find yourself playing for hours on end into the night! You can generally adjust the difficulty level to challenge yourself if you are finding things too easy (or too difficult!), which means everyone can play regardless of their ability level. 

If you haven’t played any solitaire recently then you are missing out on a lot of fun. In these strangest of times it’s a familiar friend to keep you company in these solitary times. 

Some of the places you can play for free are Coolmath Games (Solitaire – Play now at CoolmathGames.com), World of Solitaire or Solitaire King. Why not give them a try?