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Original Solitaire

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

  • Game time: Quick; Less than 5 minutes
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: Medium; about 1 in 5; 20%

Object of the game: Move all the cards to the foundations.

Solitaire Rules

  • The base card (the first card dealt) for this game will vary.

Foundations (Four piles)

  • Build up in suit from the base card to the rank just below the base card, until each pile contains thirteen cards. For example, a 5 can only be played on a 4.

  • Ranking of cards is continuous: build Ace after King when necessary.

  • Autoplay is available.

Tableau (Seven columns of increasing height)

  • Build down by the same color, red on red and black on black. For example, a 10 can be played on a Jack or on a Jack.

  • The top card of each column is available for play to the foundations or to another tableau column.

  • A packed sequence, or any portion of it, may be moved to another tableau column.

  • Ranking of cards is continuous: build King after Ace when necessary.

  • Spaces may be filled with a card, or a group starting with a card one rank below the base card.


  • Click once on the stock to deal a new row of cards to the tableau.

  • There is no redeal.

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