The long lockdowns we suffered during this two-year pandemic has its bad side and good side. First, it’s had a negative impact on some individuals because they suffered depression, self-doubt and other kinds of trauma. It certainly took a lot of strength and mental conditioning to turn the situation to our advantage. Some of us went on a deep journey of self-assessment, trying to find out what our purpose on this planet really is . On a lighter note, we conquered new learning curves and discovered new hobbies. A lot of people became overnight baristas, bakers and chefs!
As for me, the long lockdown found me spending a lot of time on the internet as usual. And I was certainly happy to stumble upon this website called solitaire.org. This is an easy to use website that one can turn to when in need of simple, uncomplicated games. I found that playing games on this site was a good way to destress and pass the hours away.
Solitaire was the first game I played on the site. If I remember it right, this was also the first solo card game I played as a teenager. The good thing with solitaire.org : everything is taught in detail so that you will be able to learn the games even if you’re a complete beginner. They thoroughly explain the features of the game, the mechanics (like moving cards), scoring and how to play. There’s even a short history of solitaire provided. The fonts of the text are very readable too and there are illustrations. Most of all, no annoying ads to distract you while playing!
The interface of the games itself are fuss free and very user friendly. They just work on click and play motions. You can also easily see the timer and scores or easily press the button for a new game.
Because I love Scrabble, I was enticed to try the word games on solitaire.org. Word Search was something I learned by trial and error but it’s actually very easy to do. This game challenges the player to find given words in a puzzle either forward, backward, up, down, or diagonal. What adds to the thrill is that there’s a timer while you find the words and there are many difficulty levels from which you can play.
Blackjack is a game many people know about. I really enjoyed playing this on solitaire.org. The game gives me betting chips but the best part is that it’s free and therefore you won’t lose money, unlike in the casino.
I also tried my hand at Mahjong even though I don’t play it in real life. Oh boy, it was fun too! All I had to do was match two of the same type of mahjong tiles. Like in real life, the best part of the games was in “leveling up.”
There are many other types of games on solitaire.org one can try like Hidden Object, Match 3 and Logic Puzzles.
Now that am undoubtedly older, I need all the mental stimulation I can get to stay alert and get a firm grip of my intellectual powers. Bonus is that playing the games can keep me away from boredom. Not to mention, it’s a good alternative to “Netflix and chill.