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Wood Fire Background from Wil Stewart

There are so many signs of autumn to delight the senses. The sight of the colorful leaves, the feel of the refreshing cool air, and the smell from wood-burning fireplaces. More than anything, that autumn smell brings back memories. You sense it on a breeze during an afternoon walk. It fills the night on an
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Scissor Art made with Leaves

I was working on an idea for my card art challenge… something along this line… …and I noticed that the leaves cut into card suits looked really cool! The clubs and spades look especially awesome because of the way the leaf pattern continues from the base. It is surprisingly easy to cut leaves with a
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Autumn Background from Autumn Mott

We have just added a most amazing background for fall.  Amber leaves drift gently on the autumn breeze, kissed by the golden afternoon sunlight.  Here it is, as seen with the popular solitaire game, Canfield. The focus on the falling leaves gives the image a beautiful dreamlike quality.  The photographer’s name is Autumn Mott, and
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Play Grandma’s Game for Free

I wrote a strategy article on Grandma’s Game a year ago, when the game was still exclusive to the Solitaire MegaPack, called “Grandma’s Game Tips“.  That wasn’t even the first piece I’d written on it. I was so impressed by the game I wanted to share it, even back in April 2013. And now, as of Tuesday’s update, Grandma’s
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Master in Minutes – Fission Solitaire

Fission is a fun and fast-paced solitaire game.  It’s easy to learn but hard to explain, so let’s do it the easy way – in a 2 minute video we made this week!     So, now that you know how to play, let me show you a couple of things. As the video explains, once the Fission stacks divide,
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30 Days of Playing Card Art

Inspired by some playing card designs on Pinterest and a 100 day sketch challenge blog, I combined these ideas into this Playing Card Art Challenge. Take an old deck of cards  ♣ Doodle, decoupage, do whatever to turn each of these cards into art  ♥ Share 1 per day for 30 days  ♠ ♦     See day 18 and beyond
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Addiction Solitaire Strategy

When I learned this solitaire game, it was called Montana. Today it is often referred to as Addiction solitaire. It IS addictive, once you know how to play!   A popular addiction… This is also my all-time favorite solitaire game.  Three years ago, I wrote a strategy article called To Win and Love Montana, and it is
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Outs – a guide to a better Gin Rummy hand

It’s much easier to see how to play Gin Rummy if you learn the game while looking at cards. And here you have it! Gin Rummy outs and hand-building strategy explained with rich graphics so it’s quick and easy to learn. In Gin Rummy, a meld can either be a *SET* of 3 or 4 cards of the same rank or a
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Wildlife Backgrounds by Ray Hennessy

We’ve just added two new game backgrounds based on these fantastic nature photographs from Ray Hennessy on Unsplash. Let’s take a look at the first background, shown with the popular solitaire game called Osmosis, also known as Treasure Trove solitaire: This photo is so fantastic! And it makes a great background with so many solitaire games.
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Royal Cotillion; Invitation to the dance

Royal Cotillion solitaire is one of those games that takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master, but here is some Royal Cotillion strategy to help you on your way! This is a double-deck solitaire game.  The Foundations are in the center and build in twos in suit, so the piles shown with an A build:
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