The tabletop game which one can play by oneself are many and become more and more popular in post industrial society
One of this games I know from my grandmother is Patience, also known as “solitaire with cards “.
The people use to play in any occasion when they fell lonely, in a cell prison, a hospital on in late cold evenings home.
It generally involves placing cards in a layout, and sorting them according to specific rules and regardless many opinions it does not require much concentration and skill.
In Asian culture we can see same games, which are bringing the question where they came out first.
Since we have food name like Shanghai and Sichuan Chicken why should not have card game like Shanghai Solitaire
(the most common layout) and Sichuan Solitaire. Both of them are part of so cold Mahjong solitaire, or “solitaire with Mahjong “and two sets of rules exist, each of which can be played with a variety of layouts, but this are played with titles most of the time.
In our days a great extension of this game came when Windows brought it to PC users, a common variant called Klondike, which is included with the Windows operating system for PC under the title Solitaire.
When it was brought to mobile phones users an even larger extension of the game was noted.
So, today, while traveling in metro train you can notice second age people playing Solitare.