The earliest glimpse we have of the solitaire board game comes from the flamboyant French court of of Louis XIV in 1697, where we can see the Princess of Soubise delicately perched over a board, deep in thought.
solitaire is a one-person meditation, meant to bring focus and calm to each moment spent in consideration of your next move.
gently place a marble in each cradle, leaving the centre empty.
move one marble at a time, jumping over the others in horizontal or vertical lines - never move diagonally!
remove each marble you have jumped over, placing it along the rim. Listen to the music of the glass gliding on the board.
keep jumping! the game is only over when there is a single marble remaining in the centre of the board.