The addicting Solitaire free card game brings Solitaire gamers together. Whether you know it as Patience, Klondike, or just Solitaire, this popular Solitaire card game is one of the best games around.
How to Play Solitaire
Classic solitaire (also known as Klondike) is the game that many simply refer to as "solitaire". Klondike is by far the most popular version of Solitaire, though there are many solitaire variations. If you did not realize there is more than one type of solitaire card games, the game you know as Solitaire is likely to be Klondike.
Classic Solitaire is a game of sorting cards. You move solitaire cards between columns in an attempt to put them in order into 4 piles of cards separated by suit.
Classic Solitaire Layout
The game begins with 28 cards dealt into columns. This is known as the tableau. Seven cards are dealt in a row-one solitaire card face up, then six more continuing to the right face down. Next, deal a solitaire card face up on the second pile, then one more in each pile facing down. Continue in this fashion, dealing one less solitaire card each time, until you have seven piles that start on the left with one card and increase by one card with each column from left to right. The top card on each pile is facing up. Each time an Ace appears face up, place it in a row at the top. These are the foundations. The remaining 24 solitaire cards are placed in the top left of the game screen as a stock pile you can draw from when you need additional solitaire cards.
The columns in a game of Classic Solitaire are the tableau. They are the primary play area of the solitaire game. You are attempting to move solitaire cards from the columns into the foundations on the top right of the solitaire game screen. Each foundation must be built up by suit and sequence from Ace to the King.
Move any solitaire cards you can to the foundations. On the tableau you can build on the face up solitaire cards, building down in alternating colors. In order to move a solitaire card in a column, it must be turned face up. To turn a solitaire card face up, it must become the bottom solitaire card in the column, so all the solitaire cards below the face down solitaire card must be moved into a different column. Every time you move a face up solitaire card, you turn up the solitaire card beneath it. When there are on more face down solitaire cards in a pile and you move the face up solitaire card, you can fill the space with an available King.
After dealing, the Stock Pile is what remains of the deck after the solitaire cards forming the Tableau. You can deal solitaire cards one at a time face up. Once you have dealt out all the solitaire cards, you can reset the stock pile. There is not a limit to the number of times you can deal out the cards.
The goal of Classic Solitaire is to build all cards on to the foundations at the top of the solitaire game screen. All solitaire cards must be face up in the suit piles to win. All four Kings will be at the top of the foundations.