Introduction to Solitaire
In the below guide, we will teach you how to play Klondike Solitaire.
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The game board
A classical game of Klondike Solitaire has four individual piles as shown below on the image. Notice that these piles might move depending on screen resolution. However don't be worried the rules are always the same.
Let's list the piles.
- Goals Four goals.
- Preview The card preview with face-up cards.
- Pile The pile with face-down cards.
- Columns The seven columns that make up the main center table.
When starting a new game
The columns are numbered from 1 to 7 from left to right. When starting a new game the first column has one card, column 2 has two cards, column 3 has three cards, etc. The reminder of the cards are face-down in the card pile. Goals and the Preview are empty when a new game is started.
How to win
To win Klondike Solitaire you must move all the cards to the four goals. Each goal can only hold one suit and you must arrange the cards in the following order Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Jack, Queen and King.
Progressing the game
To play and win the game, use the below legal moves to complete the game.
- Moving cards You can move cards by dragging them between the piles. If you simply click a card our game will try to move the card to the best possible position.
- Flip cards from the Pile (3) to the Preview (2) You can flip cards from the pile (3) to the preview (2) by clicking the Pile. One click can flip either one card or three card depending if you are play draw 1 or draw 3 solitaire. In our game you change the game mode in the games sidebar (Press the icon in the bottom left corner).
- Moving new cards to Columns (4) You can move new face-up cards from both the Preview (2) and the Goals (1) to the Columns (4), however you can only ever move the top-most card from either piles.
- Moving cards to empty Columns (4) Only Kings can be moved to a Column that is empty (4)
- Moving cards between two Columns (4) You can move both single cards and sets of multiple face-up cards between two Columns (4). Moving a set of multiple face-up cards, work exactly as moving a single card, except you are moving multiple cards at once.
- Moving cards to the Goals (1) To start moving cards to the Goals (1) you must first move an Ace to an empty Goal (1). You can move any Ace to any Goal (1). Hereafter you can move cards of the same suit as the Ace to the Goal (1). However as mentioned you must do so in the following order Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Jack, Queen and King. In our game, if you click a card that can be moved to a Goal (1) it will automatically be moved there.
- Auto completing the game When the Pile (3) and Preview (2) are empty and all Column (4) cards are face-up, our game will automatically move the renaming cards to the Goals (1) and thereby complete the game.
- Undo moves Our game allows you to undo an unlimited amount of times. Simply click the undo button in the bottom right corner.
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