Solitaire Board GameEnjoy solitary time, playing solitaire! A one-person board game, it’s really a “ball” of entertainment. Why? It takes wits to win, so it’s challenging. Setup involves only seconds. And, with many beautiful set variations available, you can have constant enjoyment at any time.
Usually played indoors, solitaire seems simple, but it takes strategy and excel at it. Supposedly invented by a nobleman incarcerated in the Bastille, solitaire uses a round board. Grooves cut into it hold 32 glass playing marbles or balls. To play, jump one ball over another to an empty groove. You only win if you leave a single ball on the board. Most boards are grooved around the edge to hold jumped balls.
To really win, buy several solitaire boards to keep about, ready to play. No cheap board lasts or provides the visual wonder of a quality board, even just as decoration. Get the best-made solitaire sets from Jaques of London, the world’s oldest, most influential sports and games maker. Their beautiful collection ranges from 8-15”, including lustrous mahogany, rich walnut and strikingly unusual black walnut boards. The latter has laser crystal glass marbles and, like most of the maker’s sets, stands on sturdy feet, hand-turned by skilled Jaques craftsmen. You won’t be alone or bored, with your own lovely solitaire set!