What Card Games Can You Play With Only One Person?

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By Ralph Torres

Are you feeling bored and looking for a fun way to pass the time? If so, why not try playing some card games?

But what if you’re alone and don’t have anyone to play with? Don’t worry, there are many card games that you can enjoy by yourself. In this article, we’ll explore some of the best card games you can play solo.

1. Solitaire

Solitaire is perhaps the most well-known single-player card game. The objective of the game is to move all of the cards from the tableau (the main playing area) to the foundation piles (located at the top right corner of the screen) in ascending order. There are many variations of Solitaire, including Klondike, Spider Solitaire, and FreeCell.

2. Patience

Patience is another popular single-player card game that’s similar to Solitaire. The goal of this game is to move all of the cards from the tableau to the foundation piles in a specific order. Unlike Solitaire, however, Patience allows players to move cards between tableau piles.

3. Pyramid

Pyramid is a challenging single-player card game that involves removing pairs of cards that add up to 13 from a pyramid-shaped tableau. The game starts with a pyramid made up of 28 cards and players must remove pairs until they clear all of the cards or run out of moves.

4. Golf

Golf is a fun and simple single-player card game that’s perfect for passing time. The objective is to score as few points as possible by drawing and discarding cards in an attempt to create low-scoring sets and runs.

5. Clock Patience

Clock Patience is a unique variation on Solitaire that requires players to place cards around a clock face in a specific order. The game starts by placing 12 cards face down in a circle to represent the hours on a clock. Players then draw cards from the deck and place them in the corresponding positions around the clock face.


Playing card games alone can be a fun and engaging way to pass the time. Whether you prefer classic games like Solitaire and Patience or more unique games like Pyramid and Clock Patience, there’s sure to be a single-player card game that’s perfect for you. So why not shuffle up and deal yourself some fun today?