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Eight Off Build and Play

Original Solitaire

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

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Skill
  • Chance of winning: Very high; about 9 in 10; 90%

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

Solitaire Rules

Set Up

  • At the start of the game, the player will distribute all fifty-two cards, one by one, to the eight tableau columns and to the first four reserves. The cards should be distributed to maximize a game win.

  • The labels above each tableau column and the first four reserves indicate how many cards must be added or remain to be added to each column.

Foundations (Four piles)

  • Build up in suit from Ace to King (for example, a 2 can be played on an Ace).

  • Autoplay is available.

Tableau (Eight columns of six cards each)

  • Build down in suit. For example, a 10 spades can only be played on a Jack spades.

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

  • Move groups of cards if they are in sequence, and if there are enough free cells where the cards could be moved individually.

  • Spaces can be filled only with a King or a King–sequence.

Cells (or Reserve; eight cells)

  • These are the "cells". The cells are storage (holding) locations for cards being played to the foundations and the tableau.

  • Cells can hold only one card at a time.

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