Solitaire Vintage Board and Traditional Games
Solitaire is a solo player game that is based upon problem solving skills. Solitaire vintage board and traditional games consist of a board with 33 holes or grooves in it and usually 32 playing pieces. These can be small wooden or plastic pegs, glass marbles or stainless steel balls.
The aim of the game is to remove all of the other pieces using a series of strategic horizontal and vertical moves, leaving just one in the central hole or indentation which is originally left empty.
Single player games
As a single player board game, solitaire is deceptively simple and concentration and maths based skills are essential in order to form a winning strategy. Solitaire is a popular family game because of its 'pick up and play' nature, meaning that it can be enjoyed by the young or old.
Solitaire has been manufactured in several different shapes and sizes over the eras. As a solo player game, solitaire is a good way to pass the time on a long journey and, as such, many solitaire vintage board and traditional games were made in compact travel sized versions.
These vintage board and traditional games would typically be made from lightweight and modern materials such as plastic or cardboard. Attractive wooden versions are also available with added extras such as storage drawers for pegs or marbles.
Solitaire board and traditional games are made in a variety of materials including wood, plastic, glass and cardboard. Boards are traditionally made in sturdy wooden rounds or squares with either holes or indentations for the playing pieces.
Solitaire has a long history, with the earliest known reference to this game appearing in a French engraving of Anne de Rohan-Chabot in 1697, depicting a 37 hole solitaire board. The game is historically called Solo Noble or Peg Solitaire. However, in the UK it is usually referred to simply as solitaire.