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...

 

Standard Solitaire

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

 
 

Luxury Solitaire

Our range of deluxe or luxury Solitaire boards that are extremely high quality and suitable for even the most discerning of tastes. Beautifully crafted wooden boards coupled with wonderful assortments of marbles.

Hand-Made 12 inch Solid Oak Solitaire Board With Assorted Marble

84.90

A 12 inch beautifully crafted, solid Oak Solitaire board with a wonderful assortment of marbles, handmade in the UK.

Large Handmade Oak Solitaire - Assorted Marbles

127.90

An 18 inch beautifully crafted, solid Oak Solitaire board with a wonderful assortment of marbles, handmade in the UK.

Large Handmade Mahogany Solitaire - Assorted Marbles

127.90

An 18 inch beautifully crafted, solid mahogany Solitaire board with a wonderful assortment of marbles, handmade in the UK.

Duke of York Solitaire (17 inch hand made)

637.90

The King of solitaire boards. Astonishing marbles on a 17 inch solid Black Walnut board.

 

Children's Solitaire

Solitaire boards for younger players. These boards are bright and colourful and designed to catch the attention and spark the imagination of children. These sets serve as a great introduction to the ever-popular puzzle.

 

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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French Round Solitaire Game, 27cm

Round 27cm French 27cm Solitaire with colourful boxwod balls

Beautiful French 27cm Round Solitaire Marbles game with coloured and natural boxwood marbles

French Round Solitaire Game, 30cm

Round 30cm French Solitaire with boxwood balls

French 30cm Round Solitaire Marbles game with natural boxwood marbles. Set includes 37 wooden marbles. Diameter: 30cm (12").

French Octagonal Solitaire Game

Octagonal 22cm French Solitaire with boxwood balls

French Octagonal Solitaire game with beautifully grained boxwood marbles. Set includes 37 wooden marbles.

Solitaire Box with marbles

Solitaire Box with marbles

A lovely small solitaire game box featuring a removable lid and dark green marbles. Would make a lovely gift for any solitaire enthusiast.

Resin Solitaire Board

Resin Solitaire Board

A beautiful, good size Solitaire board made from Resin and attractively decorated. Would make a lovely gift for any solitaire enthusiast.

House of Marbles Standard Solitaire

House of Marbles Standard Solitaire

A beautiful Solitaire game including a set of glass marbles and a round wooden board of high quality. A great puzzle for all ages to enjoy

Very Large Wooden Circular Solitaire

Philos Large Wooden Solitaire

A very large, wooden, circular Solitaire board with large wooden pegs. The board measure 38cm in diameter.

Solitaire with Wooden Marbles (21cm)

Solitaire with Wooden Marbles (21cm)

An inexpensive wooden Solitaire game with polished wooden marbles. The board has a diameter of approximately 21cm and 33 marbles are included.

Traditional Solitaire - 23cm Hardwood Board with Wooden Marbles

Traditional Solitaire - 23cm

A nicely made traditional Solitaire game with wooden marbles. 23cm wooden board made from reforested hardwood. An addictive, much loved classic puzzle.

Duke of York Luxury Solitaire - hand-made marbles

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

Luxury Wooden Duke of York Solitaire game with exquisitely coloured hand-made marbles. The board is made from American Black Walnut.

Large Handmade Solid Oak Solitaire Board With Assorted Marbles

Large Hand-Made Solid Oak Solitaire Board With Assorted Marbles

A beautifully crafted, handmade, solid Oak Solitaire board with a wonderful assortment of large, colourful marbles. A stunning Solitaire game.

Large Handmade Solid Mahogany Solitaire Board - Assorted Marbles

Large Hand-Made Mahogany Solitaire Board - Assorted Marbles

A large, beautifully crafted, solid mahogany Solitaire board with a wonderful assortment of marbles. Handmade in the UK to the highest standard

12 inch Solid Oak Solitaire Board With Assorted Marbles

Hand-Made Solid Oak Solitaire Board With Assorted Marbles

A beautifully crafted, handmade, solid Oak Solitaire board with a wonderful assortment of colourful marbles. A stunning Solitaire game.

Children's Solitaire - Mice in Cheese

Children's Solitaire - Mice in Cheese

A fantastic children's Solitaire game with a mice and cheese theme. Painted wooden board shaped like a slice of cheese with wooden mice figures.

Children's Lion Solitaire

Children's Lion Solitaire

A wonderful lion themed Solitaire game for Children. Beautiful wooden construction that is fun & appealing & a great introduction to a challenging puzzle.

Children's Toucan Solitaire

Children's Toucan Solitaire

A delightful Toucan inspired Solitaire game for children. Nicely made & lovingly finished, this is a great intro to the ever-popular puzzle, Solitaire.

Children's Frog Solitaire

Children's Frog Solitaire

A lovely wooden Solitaire game for children. Eye catching frog design with delightful wooden frog figurines for playing pieces.

 

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