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...
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We try to find Solitaire boards that are a bit special or unusual.
Some deluxe Solitaire boards that are extremely high quality.
We present this beautiful octagonal wooden Solitaire game with steel balls that give a pleasing contrast. A lovely set that would not look out of place on any coffee table. Please note that the configuration is for French Solitaire - this has 4 extra h...
Featuring a solid Black American Walnut playing board with fantastic laser-etched crystal marbles that have the Jaques logo inside! This luxury 9" Black Walnut Solitaire board comes complete with hand turned feet and includes a full set of 32 marbles i...
Featuring a beautiful hand-turned solid Mahogany Solitaire board finished with clear lacquer and individually drop-coloured marbles. This board also features hand turned feet which raises the board off the playing surface. Includes a full set of 32 ...
A lovely small solitaire game box featuring a removable lid and dark green marbles. The box is attractively decorated and includes storage space for all 33 marbles inside. A beautiful set that would make a lovely gift for any games enthusiast.
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...
A hand-carved polished hardwood board with pearlescent white swirl marbles. This is a nice sized, beautiful looking solitaire board with attractive marbles. A good value set that would make a lovely gift.
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...
A beautiful, good size Solitaire board made from Resin and attractively decorated. This set includes 33 dark green coloured marbles and features a border around the edge of the board to place the marbles in.
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...
A nice dark wood solitaire board offset with green marbles. Solitaire is a puzzle played on a cruciform board. The objective is to take a marble off each move by hopping another marble over it. In a perfect result, just one ball remains at the end o...
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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