Solitaire Games

Solitaire Games

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.

 

French Solitaire

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...

 
 

28.49

35.90

25.99

 
 

Standard Solitaire

We try to find Solitaire boards that are a bit special or unusual.

21.49

21.49

Out of stock.

23.49

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From 41.90

 
 
 
 

Luxury Solitaire

Some deluxe Solitaire boards that are extremely high quality.

 
 
 
 

99.90

637.90

 
 
 

Jaques 9 inch Black Walnut Solitaire

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...

Jaques Master 9 inch Mahogany Solitaire

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 ...

Solitaire Box with marbles

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.

Jaques Deluxe 12 inch Mahogany Solitaire

Featuring a beautiful hand-turned solid Mahogany Solitaire board finished with clear lacquer and individually drop-coloured marbles.

Octagonal 22cm French Solitaire with boxwood balls

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...

Jaques Family Solitaire

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...

Round 27cm French 27cm Solitaire with colourful boxwod balls

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...

Solitario Clavo - Solitaire with Fox & Geese

A nicely made, compact sized Soliatire board that also doubles as Fox and Geese game. The design is contemporary and minimal but very eye catching. Featuring a Beech wood board painted black with Chromed Brass pegs this solitaire board maybe small but ...

Resin Solitaire Board

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.

Round 30cm French Solitaire with boxwood balls

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").

House of Marbles Duke of York Solitaire (17 inch - hand-made marbles)

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...

History of Solitaire

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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