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Smartphone addiction statistics 2021

10/18/2021

When historians look back, they’ll conclude boredom as we once knew it expired around 2010. With the emergence of smartphones, thousands of apps and g...

The Great American History Quiz

10/7/2021

At Solitaired, while we love classic games like FreeCell and Spider Solitaire, we also love trivia too. We love anything that challenges you to think....

Smartphone usage and screen time statistics 2021

9/10/2021

Since the advent of smartphones, life has looked quite different for most Americans. The ways we consume and send information, the ways we entertain o...

Employee productivity and workplace distraction statistics

7/19/2021

Many Americans take pride in a “work hard, play hard” mentality. Or at least we say we do. The question is, from Monday morning to Friday evening, how...

The Most Amazing Playing Card World Records

07/15/2021

Since playing cards were first created in the 9th Century AD, they have been entertaining people from all around the globe with games Classic Solitair...

How Many Virtual Friends Did You Make During the Pandemic?

6/19/2021

We noticed that a lot of our users played more FreeCell during the pandemic, and that got us curious. What else changed in people's digital lives? Spe...

9 Fun Facts About Playing Cards

06/2/2021

The standard deck of playing cards that we are so familiar with has undergone centuries of transformation to make it what it is today. Different cultu...

Online Gaming Terms Parents Should Know

5/17/2021

What does ‘IRL’ mean? Or how about ‘Owned’? Do you know your online gaming terms? We put together this quiz. Who knows, you might learn something! (Or...

Top 3 most popular card games of all time

04/26/2021

Did you know that playing card games has been a favorite past-time since the 9th century AD? For centuries people have been gathering together at part...

17 Reasons Why Games Are Good For Wellness And Productivity

04/12/2021

We all know that playing games, whether it be a board game, a video game or a team sport, can be a great way to pass the time and have fun - we have b...

Happiness Deficit: The Income Gap to be Happy

3/25/2021

When we ask our users why they come to Solitaired, their answer is simple: it makes them happy. It got us curious. What does it take to be happy. We q...

Happiness Inflation: How Much More Money Does It Take To Be Happy

3/25/2021

At Solitaired our mission is to provide moments of happiness in our often busy days. We ran a survey to learn more about how much more income people w...

A Comprehensive History of Solitaire

03/18/2021

One-player card games are called by some form of the word ‘solitaire’ in some countries (US, Spain, Italy, etc), ‘patience‘ in others (UK, France, etc...

How we improved our remote work productivity by 23%

02/28/2021

While many teams last year were suddenly thrown into the deep end and forced to figure out how to work successfully remotely, we already had a remote...

How We Improved Employee Engagement and Retention over 24%

01/19/2021

We’ve always been believers that a great work culture will lead to positive results. Our thinking is simple: if you have fun at work and collaboratin...

How to Play Hearts

1/12/2021

Hearts is an evasion-based trick-taking card game. To play it, you will need 3 to 6 players, although 4 is ideal. The game is played with a standard d...

What the 2020 election taught us about user research

1/7/2021

By November 5, 2020, as election results continued to be tallied, it was becoming certain that Joe Biden would go on to become the winner of the 2020 ...

Killing Our Help Center Improved Customer Satisfaction And Revenue By Over 11%

12/16/2020

Being card game geeks, we run our solitaire site as a fun hobby. As we gained some users though over the last year and launched a subscription servic...

New Solitaire Features

12/08/2020

We’ve been hard at work improving our free online solitaire games. Our goal is to create one of the best destinations to have fun and play solitaire. ...

How To Play Tri Peaks Solitaire

11/19/2020

Solitaire is a great single-player card game that you can play to challenge yourself or to simply kill some time during a break. Most people are famil...

How To Play Hearts And Spades

11/09/2020

Card games have been around for quite a long time, with the earliest games dating back to about 1000 AD in China. Games have evolved quite a lot in th...

Political card decks over the centuries

10/30/2020

Playing cards have been around for much longer than any of us think. Even though the cards we use today are relatively recent, the earliest records of...

5 Great Solitaire Games You Must Try

10/16/2020

Solitaire card games are a popular form of entertainment. However, with over 500 variations of solitaire games, it can be overwhelming to choose which...

5 Ways Games Can Improve Learning

10/04/2020

Throughout the years, video games have been accused of leading to violence and addiction, especially in children. However, some studies have found th...

Why is Solitaire so fun and even addictive?

9/26/2020

Ah, Solitaire. It’s been used as an escape from work for decades, but it’s also one of the best ways to pass time if you are looking to develop a ski...

Frequently asked questions about solitaire

9/09/2020

What is the best free solitaire app? The best apps will have cards that are easy to read and interact with on mobile, desktop, and tablet. It will als...

How To Play Solitaire

9/09/2020

Solitaire or Klondike Solitaire, 1-Card Draw, has been played for the last couple of centuries with playing cards (just for a little historical perspe...

Popular solitaire games

9/09/2020

While Classic solitaire or Klondike solitaire is by far the most ubiquitous and what most people think when they hear solitaire, there are other pop...

Types of solitaire games

09/09/2020

Knowing what solitaire games exist and how they differ from one another enables you to choose the type that most appeals to your tastes and temperamen...

Why play solitaire

9/09/2020

Solitaire along with its other popular variations like Spider and Freecell are one of the few card games with one of its core mechanics right there in...

Why Email Registration is Dead. How Removing it Improved Retention by a Surprising 4.5%

9/07/2020

In our last business, where we ran popular educational products like EasyBib, we learned the power of email registration. When users registered we fo...

How to choose an online solitaire game

8/19/2020

When choosing a free online solitaire game , there are a few important features to consider. Using undo and redo Probably the best thing about comput...

Important Solitaire Terms

8/18/2020

To play solitaire, or other popular variations like Spider Solitaire or Freecell Solitaire, these key terms will help you understand how to play any s...

Turn 3 Solitaire Strategy

8/18/2020

Turn 3 Soitaire is an interesting version of Klondike Solitaire, in that it opens up new ways to solve the puzzle. How does this compare to 1-card dra...

The Ultimate Strategy Guide to Winning Solitaire

8/17/2020

Winning Solitaire is like solving a puzzle - you need to get the pieces where they belong. This site has loads of tips, ideas, and strategies, along w...

Websockets, Elastic Beanstalk, and Application Load Balancers - 2020 edition

7/28/2020

We've been working on some multiplayer capabilities for our classic card game site Solitaired, and have been exploring how to do this using Websockets...

5 steps that decreased our bounce rate by a huge 41%

7/17/2020

When my mother in law told me the solitaire game she loved was no longer online, my friend and I thought that it might be a fun project to launch our...

Heros of Space and Flight Cards and Solitaire Game

5/26/2020

Those individuals who led advances in both air and space travel are true heroes. They pushed the boundaries of innovation, inspiring us to believe any...

ASU GSV Solitaire Game

5/23/2020

Prior to building Solitaired, we had spent our past lives building an education business called Imagine Easy Solutions. We were able to help millions ...

Smithsonian antique playing cards

5/09/2020

It’s no secret we created our online solitaire game because we love both card games and card designs. Not long ago, we had come across some Anheuser B...

7 Strategies to Win Solitaire

4/26/2020

Solitaire (also known as Klondike Solitaire) is both one of the oldest and simplest card games in the world. But despite its simplicity on its face, t...

120 year old Anheuser Busch themed playing cards and solitaire game

3/29/2020

Needless to say, we created our online solitaire site because we love cards games, but we also created it because we love card designs. In an earlier ...

Women’s History Month Solitaire Games

3/16/2020

Solitaire Games That Highlight Notable Women for Women’s History Month As part of Women’s History Month, we wanted to do something unique and relevant...

Evolution of Playing Card Designs

2/27/2020

Most of the card prints below have never been put online before. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. French deck of Heraldry (18th century). (Gu...

The Top 6 Psychological Benefits of Playing Solitaire

1/28/2020

Solitaire is one of the most well-known card games in the world, but what does it do other than pass the time? Whether you're playing klondike solitai...

101 Top Team Building Activities

01/25/2020

Team building exercises are an excellent way to bring people together and encourage them to think and act together as a team. Not only do they encour...

Why we switched from Wordpress to Node.js

1/22/2020

This was not the post I planned to write. In fact, I had a draft I was about to publish - How to run Wordpress+SSL on AWS Lightsail SSL for Cheap. But...

How to Play Solitaire At Work Without Your Boss Finding Out

1/18/2020

Probably to no one’s surprise, we’re big Solitaire fans. One of the best parts about Solitaire is how it can tuck into the downtime parts of your day...