Popular Single Player Card Games That You Might Want to Try

We all know the best way to have a good time when you’re bored is to play a game. And, when it comes to games, there are few better ways of passing the time than with card games. If you’re looking to take a break from video games, but still want to interact with something, card games are a perfect choice.  The great thing about them is that they can be played anywhere and by anyone. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most popular single-player card games out there right now – in no particular order. Let’s get started.


Solitaire is a popular single-player card game today. It is played with a deck of 52 cards and is only solvable by using the stockpile, which contains four stacks labeled A – K. The objective of this game is to build four foundations that go from King to Ace as per normal playing card rules.

Each foundation must be built up in suit from King to Ace. Win at Solitaire if you are able to move cards on the tableau in your reserve Your game is over when all of the cards have been dealt out and there is no room for any more moves. Solitaire has many variations and one popular variation of solitaire involves building up a pyramid made up of kings on the top of which are cards that are all face-up.

Poker Solitaire 

This is a variation on traditional solitaire, but instead of using a standard 52-card deck of playing cards, this game uses the four suits found in a traditional pack of cards – spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs. You’ll also find the standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. The objective is much like traditional solitaire – to clear the tableau by building up the four foundations starting with aces and progressing through kings.

Poker Solitaire has many variations as well. For example, you can remove two face-down cards from each suit in the game (if you can) to create a poker variation of the game. Put these together and you have one very popular game that is popular with all sorts of people.

Devil’s Grip

This is a game that, like poker and solitaire, can be played with a standard 52-card deck of playing cards. The objective of this card game is to match every suit in the tableau pile. You may move any one card or many consecutive groups of face-up cards at a time provided they are all the same suit.

There are many variations of this game as well. For example, you can play the game with just four piles of cards instead of five – Ace through 7, 8 through 10, Jacks and Queens (or Jokers). You can also play with a 20-card pack or even 30.

March Same Rank  

If you’re a fan of the card games called War and Bridge, then this is the one for you. In March Same Rank, players need to form sets from their hand using cards that have either a sequential or an alternating rank. There are many variations of March Same Rank as well. In one variation of March Same Rank, you can have cards that are unbeatable. The objective of the game changes in this variant to trying to discard all your cards.


This is a classic card game when it comes to solitaire games. To begin with, Cards are dealt in batches of 3 until the stockpile runs out or there are no more cards in the stock. You then try to move all of them to your foundations. The objective of this game is to remove pairs, starting with the same rank cards and progressing up until you reach 10s. It can be played by 4 players as well if they’re interested in it.


Crazy Eights

In this game, players have to get rid of all their cards. The player has to draw a card and if it’s a card that can be played on the topmost pile, they must do so right away or otherwise discard a card from their hand that is one rank higher or lower than the topmost pile.  The player can also play a wild card as well as an eight.

The winner of this game is the first one to get rid of all their cards. If you’re looking for a game that’s simple to learn, but hard to master, Crazy Eights is the one. You can play this game with 2-8 players as well if you want.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your time, we highly recommend trying one of these popular single-player card games. They are all relatively easy to learn and offer hours of entertainment as well as the chance for winning points or prizes.

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