Solitaire is a game most of us have played at some time and it still remains a popular favourite - here we have versions of this game made with beautiful wooden boards and eye-catching pieces.
Solitaire isn't a game at all really - it's a puzzle which has baffled the best of minds for centuries. It was first invented by a French nobleman in the Bastille to while away the hours.
The French have a different layout of Solitaire board to the English style with four extra holes making a more circular pattern. If you've mastered the cross-style board, why not give a French Solitaire game a try...
We try to find Solitaire boards that are a bit special or unusual.
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Some deluxe Solitaire boards that are extremely high quality.
This is an elegant looking dark wooden Solitaire game with solid steel marbles. Made in the French style of Solitaire with 37 holes, presents a great logical challenge for young and old alike. Set includes 37 steel balls. Solitaire Marbles represe...
From Jaques, this beautiful 8" Family Solitaire board comes complete with a full set of 32 glass playing marbles at an affordable price. Solitaire is a challenging game for the fan of strategy and skill and this board's small size makes it ideal for ta...
We present this beautiful, wooden Solitaire game with a mixture of coloured and natural boxwood marbles. The varying colours make this a truly unique and distinctive piece that would make a lovely gift for any fan of puzzle games. Set includes 37 ma...
This is a very nice, wooden Solitaire game with cool blue marbles. A quality gift for anyone who loves games or just well-made presentation articles. From the House of Marbles, the world's premier manufacturer of marbles and marble games.
Featuring a solid Black American Walnut playing board with fantastic laser-etched crystal marbles that have the Jaques logo inside!
Featuring a beautiful hand-turned solid Mahogany Solitaire board finished with clear lacquer and individually drop-coloured marbles. Includes a full set of 32 marbles. A challenging game for the fan of strategy and skill and at a convenient size to ...
This is a beautiful, wooden Solitaire game with interestingly coloured, hand-made marbles. A high quality gift for anyone who loves games or just well-made presentation articles. From the House of Marbles, the world's premier manufacturer of marbles a...
We present this beautiful, wooden Solitaire game with natural boxwood marbles. It is made to a high quality and looks very attractive especially with the swirl effect on the wooden marbles. Set includes 37 wooden marbles. Diameter: 30cm (12").
We present this beautiful, wooden Solitaire game with exquisitely coloured marbles which is, we believe, the best Solitaire game that money can buy, world-wide. For the games afficionado for whom only the very highest quality will do... The board is ma...
Featuring a beautiful hand-turned solid Mahogany Solitaire board finished with clear lacquer and individually drop-coloured marbles.
We present this beautiful octagonal wooden Solitaire game with boxwood marbles that, as you can see from the pictures, have a lovely natural swirled grain to them. A lovely set that would not look out of place on any coffee table. It would make a great...
The popular modern game of Solitaire is played on a Fox and Geese board. The game was supposedly invented by a French count who was incarcerated in prison (there are references in French sources back to 1697) and is really a puzzle more than a game.
Solitaire was brought to England in the eighteenth century. You start with all the pegs (or balls) in the holes except the middle hole. Then each turn you hop one peg over another orthogonally but not diagonally. The piece hopped over is taken and removed from the board. The objective is to be left with a single peg in the middle.
Similar games to Solitaire are found in Southern Asia but these are not of the Tafl group being descended from a separate source. Two examples are Cows and Leopards from Ceylon and Tigers and Goats, the National Game of Nepal.
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