Take a break with a classic game

It’s important to have some time out every now and again. I find that this is especially important during the working week. I’ve always enjoyed playing games, but getting out board games isn’t always practical. To get around that, I have found a website where I can play some of the classics for free. This is great, because I can break from work, whilst sitting at my computer and I can switch off by playing a game.


I have always been a fan of Solitaire. I have played with cards, as well as on my old PC. As much as I like the classic game, it is good to try new things, so I was super happy when I discovered that there was a games website where I could explore different variations of the original game that I know and love.

Playing Golf Solitaire

I recently tried Golf Solitaire and it’s become something of a favourite. With this game, 35 cards are laid out, face up, over seven rows, in five columns. The remaining cards are on a deck, face up; this is called the Talon. You can remove a card if it is one point lower, or higher, than the top most card on the pile (regardless of the suit). The aim of the game is to move all of the cards on to the Talon pile. If you get stuck and you’re unable to make another move, then the game ends and you lose. It sounds more complicated than it is, but f you do need a clear overview of the rules, then you will find one underneath the game. The instructions are written out in detail and they are clear and easy to understand.

You can choose to play an easy game, or a hard version. I found that the hard version of the game was difficult, but I have had lots of fun with the easy version. As time goes on, I’ll probably graduate up to the hard game, but for now, the easy version is enough for me. I like the fact that even when I lose a game, I am still given a score.

Mahjong Solitaire

As well as playing twists on the classic Solitaire game, I’ve also been enjoying Mahjong Solitaire. There are lots of different versions to choose between, but I particularly enjoy playing Jungle Connect.

Jungle Connect

With Jungle Connect, you are matching different tiles. There are ten levels in total, that get gradually harder and there’s a timer running in the background. You get a total of three hints and three shuffle moves. The game is pretty easy to pick up, but the instructions are fully written out if you find you’re struggling.

If you get distracted then the game will pause and you have to click on the ‘continue’ button to carry on. There is also music, but this is optional, so you can turn it off if need be.

The advantages

I think it’s brilliant that you can play card games online and I love that I can go to a site with lots of variations of the games I love. It’s handy having a website to go for a break when I’m sat working at my computer. I find that spending time playing games throughout the working day helps to give my mind a rest. I can then refocus and get back on with my work.

If you’re a fan of classic card games, then I’d recommend that you try it out for yourself.

Note: this is a collaborative post.