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Original Solitaire

Game info: One-deck type; 1 deck (52 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Quick
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Moderate
  • Chance of winning: Medium; about 1 in 5; 20%

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 for the foundation.

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

  • Build up regardless of suit from the base card until there are 4 series of 13 cards.

Tableau (4 fans of 3 cards each)

  • Build down regardless of suit. You cannot place a King on an Ace.

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

  • 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.

  • There is no redeal.

Waste (One pile)

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

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