AisleRiot Solitaire

One of the standby linux games is AisleRiot Solitaire. I know, it's not all that exciting, it's solitaire. But sometimes you are just looking for something quick and light to fill the time.

AisleRiot was installed in the first linux distribution I ever tried and I did not realize for a long time that it contained other games besides basic Klondike.

Turns out if you choose Game | Select Game... from the menu (Ctrl+O), there are 90 different solitaire games available to play! Okay, some of the games are not that great. Some can be won every time (no challenge) and others are rediculously difficult (no fun). Some of my all time favorite games are there; Freecell, Spider, Triple Peaks. But I am finding some new favorites like Eagle Wing and most recently Whitehead.

Here is a game of Whitehead in progress. This one turned out to be a winner.


I am running about 60% on my winning ratio, so it falls right in the sweet spot where it is a challenge to win, but not too easy.


When trying out a new game be sure and read the rules for the game (found under the help menu). The rules may be slightly different for familiar games and me take a bit a practice to figure out for a new game.

So, the next time you have a few minutes to kill, why not try out a different kind of solitaire game.

Here is the full list of games available in AisleRiot Solitaire.

  1. Accordion
  2. Agnes
  3. Athena
  4. Auld Lang Syne
  5. Aunt Mary
  6. Backbone
  7. Bakers Dozen
  8. Bakers Game
  9. Bear River
  10. Beleaguered Castle
  11. Block Ten
  12. Bristol
  13. Camelot
  14. Canfield
  15. Carpet
  16. Chessboard
  17. Clock
  18. Cover
  19. Cruel
  20. Diamond Mine
  21. Doublets
  22. Eagle Wing
  23. Easthaven
  24. Eight Off
  25. Elevator
  26. Eliminator
  27. Escalator
  28. First Law
  29. Fortress
  30. Fortunes
  31. Forty Thieves
  32. Fourteen
  33. Freecell
  34. Gaps
  35. Gay Gordons
  36. Giant
  37. Glenwood
  38. Gold Mine
  39. Golf
  40. Gypsy
  41. Hamilton
  42. Helsinki
  43. Hopscotch
  44. Isabel
  45. Jamestown
  46. Jumbo
  47. Kansas
  48. King Albert
  49. King's Audience
  50. Klondike
  51. Labyrinth
  52. Lady Jane
  53. Maze
  54. Monte Carlo
  55. Napoleon's Tomb
  56. Neighbor
  57. Odessa
  58. Osmosis
  59. Peek
  60. Pileon
  61. Plait
  62. Poker
  63. Quatorze
  64. Royal East
  65. Saratoga
  66. Scorpion
  67. Scuffle
  68. Seahaven
  69. Sir Tommy
  70. Spiderette
  71. Spider Three Decks
  72. Spider
  73. Straight Up
  74. Streets and Alleys
  75. Ten Across
  76. Terrace
  77. Thieves
  78. Thirteen
  79. Thumb and Pouch
  80. Treize
  81. Triple Peaks
  82. Union Square
  83. Valentine
  84. Wall
  85. Westhaven
  86. Whitehead
  87. Will o' the Wisp
  88. Yield
  89. Yukon
  90. Zebra

Written by shakiestnerd in Technology on Sat 26 May 2018. Tags: Games, Linux,

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