Solitaire Board - Luxury Walnut 15".
This luxury 15" Black Walnut Solitaire Board is a fine example of the genre.
This luxury Solitaire Board comes complete with:
- Black Walnut Base,
- Hand turned feet,
- Set of 32 laser crystal glass playing marbles
- Marbles Carry Bag
- Attractive carry bag for Marbles.
Walnut Solitaire Board Dimensions:
Diameter: 15" or 38cm
Solitaire - a challenging game for enthusiasts of strategy and skill, ideal as a gift, and it also makes a stunning table decoration or centrepiece.
Solitaire was popular in the court of Louis XIV of France. Legend has it that Solitaire was apparently invented by a French nobleman imprisoned in the Bastille in France in the 17th century. Although little proof can be found to support this story, there can be little doubt that Solitaire became one of the more popular and challenging parlour games of the past few hundred years.
The game of Solitaire:
The Solitaire Board consists of holes into which pegs or marbles are placed, with one hole left unoccupied in the middle of the board. The objective is simply to remove all but one of the marbles/pegs from the board by 'bunny hopping' one piece over another, similar to how pieces are taken in Draughts. However, the games simple aim belies its strategic complexity, and it takes a lot of careful thought and planning to clear the board. Even when a player has managed to beat the game, there is always more challenge to be found in reducing the number of moves made - the minimum number of moves to win has been a popular subject in mathematical literature for many years.
This Solitaire Set will give hours of pleasure.