The Solitaire Games of Skill Sampler collection has five solitaire games for each of the following four types of games: FreeCell, Solitaire, Spider, and Pyramid. These games are extracted from the Solitaire Games of Skill collection discussed on the home page of this website. Solitaire Games of Skill Sampler has no time limits or limitation of features. It includes the FreeCell, Solitaire Draw One, Solitaire Draw Three, Spider One Suit, Spider Two Suits, and Spider Four Suits games offered by Microsoft with their operating systems. But these games do not have the problems of blurry cards and repeating games seen in the Microsoft games. Thirteen of its twenty games are original solitaire games not found elsewhere. These games are offered free of charge with no strings attached. The games included are:

  1. FreeCell is the standard FreeCell game with the same game numbering as the version of FreeCell included in Windows XP.
  2. Free Space is like FreeCell except sequences can be moved as a whole and can even moved into cells while only kings can fill a space.
  3. Shamrocks Cell is the game Shamrocks played with a single cell to which tableau cards can be moved.
  4. Golf Cell is Golf played with two cells to which tableau cards can be moved.
  5. Extra Gaps is Gaps played with 3 cells and no redeals and is easier to win.
  6. Solitaire One Draw is the same as the Windows Solitaire game played by dealing the cards one at a time.
  7. Solitaire One Three is the same as the Windows Solitaire game played by dealing the cards three at a time.
  8. Klondike Garden is Solitaire with all the hand cards placed in a reserve. Cards in the reserve are all available for building on the foundations.
  9. Little Klondike Cache is the game Solitaire with cards dealt one at a time and no redeals. In the process of dealing cards to the wastepile, up to two cards at a time can be held out of the wastepile and are available for immediate use. Games where a card in the tableau covers a card one rank higher and of opposite color are discarded.
  10. Canadian Patience has the same layout as the game Solitaire except all the cards are faceup. As in the game Yukon cards can be built on each other even if the cards above are out of sequence.
  11. Spider One Suit is the Windows Spider game played with one suit.
  12. Spider Two Suits is the Windows Spider game played with two suits.
  13. Spider Four Suits is the Windows Spider game played with four suits.
  14. Autumn Leaves is a one deck version of four suit Spider where building is only by same suit but where rank differences can be more than one.
  15. Westhaven is a one deck version of Spider where building is by alternate color, only kings fill spaces, and there are four ace foundations.
  16. Pyramid is the game Pyramid where every game is winnable.
  17. Pyramid Cell is Pyramid with all the cards in the pyramid. Cards in the pyramid can be moved to four cells.
  18. Pyramid Nestor is the game Nestor played with a Pyramid. Cards are removed in pairs when their ranks are equal.
  19. Pyramid Putt Putt is the game Putt Putt played with a Pyramid. Cards are built on single foundation. Foundation building is by rank only, up or down.
  20. Pyramid Canfield is the game Canfield with the stock made up of twenty-eight cards in the shape of a pyramid.





The Single Player Card Games Besides Solitaire collection consists of ten puzzle and scoring games. These ten games are taken from forty-seven such games contained in the Solitaire Games of Skill collection discussed on the home page of this website. These forty-seven games include an original Bowling game not found elsewhere and Yatzy. These forty-seven games can be accessed by clicking on the Games Not Solitaire tab of the Solitaire Games of Skill collection. Single Player Card Games Besides Solitaire has no time limits or limitation of features. It represents ten games offered free of charge with no strings attached. The games included are: Fifteens, Shut the Door, Blackout, Pegged 7x7, Slide Puzzle 3x3, Accumulators, Tower of Hanoi, Pigs, Pohtzee, and Poker Shuffle The Blackout game has its own Fan Club website by Ken Barr.





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