Solitaire and Windows have gone hand-in-hand since the 1990s, but not in recent versions, such as Windows 8. Windows 10 promised to bring Solitaire back to its rightful place as a free, built-in game on every computer. But it's not quite as free as we have hoped.
Before there was Pokemon Go, Bejeweled and other addictive apps and programs, there was Solitaire. Microsoft made the decision to bundle the game with Windows 3.0 in 1990 and it's been lowering the productivity of office workers ever since.
The time-killing game that's been a favorite for decades is indeed included with Windows 10, as well as variations like Spider Solitaire and Freecell. However, you'll have to endure ads, and not just small, unobtrusive ads, but full cover-the-game advertisements that periodically interrupt your play.
What you might not realize is that the default Solitaire that was included with Windows is actually Klondike solitaire. "Solitaire" is the term for a type of card game with thousands of variations. And there's a free download that'll get you over a thousand ad-free solitaire games.