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Solitaire is a card game played by one person. The player must lay out the cards according to certain rules. The goal of the game is to win, that is, the solitaire must be solved. This goal can be achieved in different ways, which depend on the solitaire itself. Some of them can converge solely because of a successful alignment, others – thanks to the experience, skill and intellectual efforts of the player.

Simple solitaire can be played by anyone even a beginner. Complex patterns, on the other hand, require more attention. To solve a difficult solitaire you need a good memory, the ability to count cards and predict moves. It is believed that each solitaire has its riddles and even mysticism.

The word solitaire is of French origin and is translated as “patience”. Therefore, many believe that these games were invented in France. This is not the case. According to historians, they were invented in Germany or Scandinavia. Still, most researchers believe that solitaire originates from Sweden.

Hundreds of variations of these games are known today. Some of them are so simple that they converge right away. Others can be laid out for hours or even days, but still, you cannot achieve victory.

Psychologists believe that this activity can be beneficial (of course, provided that the amount of time devoted to this entertainment is limited to a reasonable framework). Here are the reasons why this game is considered good for the brain. It calms, relaxes, distracts from stress. To achieve the effect of relaxation and switching attention, it is enough to devote 15 minutes to it. This game is a puzzle game that gives the brain the necessary load. Thus, it trains memory, stimulates intellectual and analytical processes. It is a kind of fitness for the brain, which allows it to be in good shape. Also, this game switches the brain from rational to intuitive thinking. If solitaire is used as fortune-telling, before playing it out, the player makes a wish and looks for an answer to the question. This game has an element of mysticism, it helps the brain to switch and find non-standard, paradoxical solutions.