Flight Delayed by Hours? Online Solitaire and Card games are here to speed up waiting time


Traveling isn’t always all adrenaline highs as sometimes we find ourselves stuck in a wanderer purgatory able to do nothing. These are the moments when we’re waiting for a delayed flight or in the middle of a long bus or train rides. While I always prefer reading a book (mostly travel books) to get by these boring moments, I have discovered that playing simple, yet entertaining online card games provides an added entertainment value that help me deal with the so-called travel down-times.

If you’re looking for another thing to do other than reading a book to while away uneventful jiffies on the road, then I hope these entertaining solitaire and other logic games from a website I discovered called Solitaire Org, can give you some temporary amusement.

Spider Solitaire

This type or solitaire card game is my all-time favorite dating back to the first time I owned a computer. Because this card game came with my first Windows 2000 OS, I would usually play this game during my downtime from studying.

This game gives you the option of playing 1, 2 and 4 suits of cards. I always select the 4 suits for the extra challenge it brings. It basically creates 10 piles along a horizontal line, with 6 cards in the first four files and 5 cards in the last six piles.

The goal is to arrange the card in each column according to a sequence from King to Ace. For every completed sequence, you can move the whole pile out of the tableau.

Baker’s Dozen

The goal of this type of solitaire game is to complete the four suits of cards on the right side sequencing it from Ace to King. In order to complete it, you need to move the cards from the tableau also in sequence but regardless of suit and color.

Be mindful of the 12-minute time limit and certain moves that you cannot undo because you are only allowed to undo up to 3 moves per game.

Gin Rummy

Solitaire Org’s Gin Rummy is a more interactive and fun version of the classic Gin card game we’ve grown to love. The goal of the game is still the same with the objective of forming a group of cards called as "melds". Example of melds are 5 spades, 5 heart, 5 flower forming "meld 1" with "meld 2" following next with 6, 7 and 8 flowers.

The melds can form sets of either the same number or sequences of consecutive numbers belonging in the same suit.

Mahjong 3D

This fun game is comprised of mahjong pieces piled on top of each other forming some sort of a like an inverted pyramid. The goal of the game is to click on the same mahjong stones to remove it. Stones that can be moved need to have at least two free adjacent sides. 

You can click the "rotate" button to see the other side of the mahjong formation. You have the option to play with or without a time limit.

Letter Scrabble

Maintain a sharp mind despite dealing with a lengthy downtime on the road. One way to make sure you do so is to exercise your brain with a game like Letter Scrabble. The goal of this game is to type as many words included in most English dictionaries, that you can compose from the letter tiles displayed on the playing field.

You can use the keyboard on your laptop or the mouse to spell out a word. This game has three levels where you need to increase the words you spell per level from 20, 30 and then 40.

Daily Sudoku

A game of the all-time favorite brain twister Sudoku can easily take up half an hour of your time, making this a good pastime. The goal of this game is to fill the empty box with a number that occupy a square on each vertical column and horizontal row only once. Each 3x3 box can only contain numbers from 1-9 once. No same number must occupy one horizontal row and vertical column twice.

These are just six of my favorite games compiled by Solitaire Org as more games are available grouped in various categories as Solitaire versions (almost a hundred), Card games, Mahjong tile games, Hidden object games, Match 3 games and Logic puzzle games.