Solitaire is a game that many people around the world enjoy, regardless of the age or any other preferences. It’s a game that involves a simple set of rules which are very easy to learn and follow. Having a strategy and a bit of luck on your side is also important.
The pack of cards
In order to play the Solitaire game you will need a standard 52 card pack. Some people play the game using one or more standard packs. The standard Solitaire game is played with one 52 card pack.
What is the objective of the game?
The main objective of the game is to get all the cards ordered by suit and rank onto the Foundation. Each Foundation is made of one suit and the cards should be placed in the exact order, starting from the lowest – Ace and continuing with 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,J,Q and the highest K.
The goal of the game is to build the whole pack of 52 cards onto the Foundations. The winner is the one who succeeds in that.
Solitaire consists of four different types of piles:
– The Stock which is the pile of cards faced down in the upper left corner;
– The Waste which is the pile of cards faced up in the upper left corner next to The Stock;
– The Foundation which are the four pile of cards in the upper right corner;
– The Tableau which are the the seven piles of cards that form the main table.
How to play the game?
The game consists of these simple moves:
Flipping the cards from the Stock onto the Waste. You can either flip one or three cards. That is something that you can configure in the Options section;
Dragging a card from the Waste onto the Foundations. If the card can be placed directly on the Foundations than you drag and place it there;
Moving the top cards from the Waste onto the Tableau;
Moving the top card of a Foundation back on the Tableau. Keep in mind that this move can not be done in all of the versions of Solitaire;
Moving one or more cards from one Tableau pile to another. This move can be done only if the top card of the pile is higher and in a different color than the moved card. To be more clear, let’s take black 8 as an example. The black 8 can be moved only on red 9. If you have a pile of red 7, black 8 and red 9, you can move all of the three cards onto the Tableau where the top card is black 10.
Flipping a faced down Tableau card. This means that If the top card from a Tableau pile is faced down you can click on it and the card will be faced up.
If you need a clear space on the Tableau you can move a Tableau card onto the Foundations. This can be done manually by dragging the cards on the Foundations or by double clicking it. If all of the cards on the Tableau are faced up and all of the cards from the stock are finished the game will automatically move all of the cards from the Tableau on the Foundations, meaning that you have won.
Undoing a move is also an option. You can use this option as many times as you think it’s necessary, however if you want to win the game by making as few moves as possible, be careful with the Undo button.