Are There Any One Person Card Games?

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By Monica Bates

The answer is yes!

If you’re alone and looking to kill some time, playing a card game by yourself can be both fun and challenging. In this article, we’ll explore some of the best one person card games.

Patience Games

Patience games, also known as solitaire, are the most popular type of one person card game. There are many variations of patience games, but they all involve arranging a deck of cards in a specific order. Here are some popular patience games:

Klondike Solitaire

Klondike solitaire is probably the most well-known patience game. The goal is to move all the cards to their foundations in ascending order by suit. You can only move cards from one tableau column to another if they are in descending order and alternate colors.

Spider Solitaire

Spider solitaire is a bit more challenging than Klondike solitaire. The goal is to create eight sequences of cards in descending order by suit from king to ace. You can move sequences of cards between tableau columns as long as they are in descending order and alternate colors.

Peg Solitaire

Peg solitaire is a different type of one person card game that involves jumping pegs over each other on a board until there’s only one peg left. You can use a deck of cards instead of a board with holes to play this game.

Memory Games

Memory games involve trying to remember the location of certain cards or patterns. Here’s an example:


Concentration involves laying out all the cards face down and then flipping over two at a time to try and find matching pairs. If you find a pair, you get to keep them and go again until you’ve found all the pairs.


In conclusion, there are plenty of one person card games to choose from. Patience games are the most popular, but peg solitaire and memory games can be just as fun and challenging. So the next time you find yourself alone and bored, grab a deck of cards and try out one of these games!