1 Player Card Games
We love a good game night! It’s fun to get together with friends; however, sometimes we need alone time, or sometimes our friends aren’t around. Because of this, we wanted to find the best 1 player games for you. Browse our list for new single-player card games (okay, maybe just new to you)! We have also included some set-specific one-player card games for your more introverted moments.
Card Games for One
When you have a moment to yourself, do you find your thumb mindlessly swiping and scrolling on your phone? Yep, us too. It’s not the best use of time, but maybe you need a break from that mountain of laundry threatening a landslide! Might we suggest a brain break with card games for one? It can be so nice to challenge our brains with 1 player games and remember that we are intelligent!
#1: Klondike – This is the most common type of solitaire — we usually just call it “solitaire”. If you need a reminder on how to play this classic one player game, click the link over to a video tutorial. It’s an easy-breezy game to play if you’re short on time!
#2: Canfield – Sometimes people refer to Klondike as Canfield, but this version of solitaire is really difficult — only 3% of games end with a win! Are you up to the challenge?!
#3: Accordion – The object of the game is to stack all the cards up into a single pile — and believe us, that’s easier said than done. This game’ll have you working your brain muscles!
#4: Devil’s Grip – Despite its name, this game is way more fun than scary! Using two decks of cards (aces removed), Devil’s Grip requires that you sequence your cards in with 2, 5, 8, Jack; 3, 6, 9, Queen; 4, 7, 10, King.
#5: Pyramid – Discard all 52 cards to demolish the pyramid set up. A different add-in to your list of 1 player games, and it’ll keep you busy for hours!
#6: Elevens – Teach your little ones how to play this solitaire game! It’s a simple game of addition — which cards equal 11? Learning AND fun? Yes, please!
#7: Forty Thieves – This solo card game is known by several names, like Big Forty and Napoleon at Saint Helena (to name two)! It’s a two-deck game that’s both challenging and fun — no wonder it’s a classic!
#8: Garbage or Trash – Traditionally played in a group, there are easy adjustments you can make to turn it into a one player card game. Trust us: this game turns “trash” into treasure!
#9: Clock Solitaire – Format your card like a clock with 12 pairs in a circle and a 13th in the center. This solo card game is fun AND pretty to look at!
#10: Streets and Alley – Make more informed decisions with this version of solitaire — and we don’t mean that figuratively! This game gives the player more information than typical Solitaire, which means you can make more educated gameplay decisions.
1 Player Games To Buy
Specialty decks are needed for the next few single-player card games. We had to include them because it is so fun to have a few specialty games on hand! The links will send you right to Amazon so that 2-day shipping will get them to you ASAP!
#11: Set – This is a visual perception one person game that can be enjoyed with several people or all on your own! Plus, since you play this in “sets,” you can easily play for as long or short a time as you’d like — you’re not locked into a whole game.
#12: The Game – 1 – 5 players and ages 8 and up, this covers all your gaming needs. It’s completely addictive and has great graphics!
#13: Izzi – A constantly changing 1 player game that is played with 62 tiles and precise rules — there has to be when there’s nearly a ZILLION solutions! (Is your mind blown?! Ours too!)
Single-player card games can be hard to come by if you only know about “classic” solitaire. We’re hoping this list of 1 player games helps you enjoy some alone time! For more fun game ideas check out the pages below: