Solitaire Play is a patience game (solitaire card game). In the U.S. and Canada, Solitaire Play is the best-known Solitaire card game, to the point that the term "solitaire", in the absence of additional qualifiers, typically refers to solitaire Play. Equally in the UK, it is often just known as "patience". Meanwhile, elsewhere the game is known as American Patience. The game rose to fame in the late 19th century, being named "Solitaire Play" after the Canadian region where a gold rush happened. It is rumored that the game was either created or popularized by the prospectors in Solitaire Play.