“Solitaire Surge” – Popular Solitaire Website Sees Boom in Activity

“Solitaire Surge” - Popular Solitaire Website Sees Boom in Activity

As video game engagement rates have surged throughout lockdown, one surprising beneficiary is Solitaired.com, a site that offers more than 500 solitaire-style games, all for free. A recent survey of the site’s playerbase revealed that 60% of players are playing more than ever before, while almost half (42%) of the questioned players didn’t play solitaire before the lockdown started.

The results show that frequent visitors of the online card game platform don’t consider solitaire to be a video game (69%). The relaxed and easy-to-play approach that a game of solitaire offers differs from most other popular video games, where players have to make complex decisions and face life or death scenarios in every playthrough.

This laidback, solitary gameplay offers an escape from reality and is the perfect activity for those lonely in lockdown. 59% of respondents confirmed that the amount of time they’ve spent using Solitaired.com has increased since lockdown rules were enforced. When asked why they play solitaire, words such as “relaxing,” “easy,” “familiarity,” and “simplicity” were some of the most frequently recorded responses.

Play Solitaired in your browser, at solitaired.com, or download the free app on Android devices.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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