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Original Solitaire

Game info: One-deck type; 1 deck (52 cards); 4 redeals

  • Game time: Medium; 5-10 minutes
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Chance only
  • Chance of winning: Low; 1 in 15; 6.7%

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

Solitaire Rules

Foundations (4 piles: complete these piles to win the game)

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

  • Build the "King" foundations down in suit from King to Ace (for example, a Queen can be played only on a King).

  • Each foundation must be a different suit.

  • The 2’s can be played only when the two Aces are on the foundations, and so on with the 3’s, 4’s, etc.

  • The Queens can be played only when the two Kings are on the foundations, and so on with the Jacks, 10’s, etc.

Tableau (4 columns)

  • The top card of each column is available for play to the foundation immediately above it.

  • No building on the tableau.


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

  • Four redeals are permitted (five deals in all).

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