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Original Solitaire

Game info: One-deck type; 1 deck (52 cards); 3 redeals

  • Game time: Quick
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Moderate
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 15; 6.7%

Object of the game: To move all the cards to the foundation.

Solitaire Rules

  • The base card for this game will vary. Choose one available card from the tableau or the waste pile. This card will determine the starting rank or suit for the foundation.

Foundations (1 pile: complete this pile to win the game)

  • The foundation pile is built as follows:

    • cards of the same suit, regardless of rank or:

    • cards of the same rank, regardless of suit

Tableau (3 piles of 3 cards each)

  • The top card of each pile is available for play to the foundation.

  • No building on the tableau.

  • Spaces are automatically filled from the waste or, if empty, from the stock.


  • Turn up one card at a time from the stock to the waste by clicking.

  • Three redeals are permitted (four deals in all).

Waste (One pile)

  • The top card is available for play to the foundation.

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