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How to play Solitaire

To play Solitaire, you will need a standard deck of 52 cards. Shuffle the deck and place it face down in the center of the table.

Setting up the game:

  1. Deal one card face up in the center of the table.
  2. Deal one card face down on top of the first card.
  3. Deal one card face up to the right of the first two cards.
  4. Deal one card face down on top of the third card.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until there are seven piles of cards, with one face up card on top of each pile and the remaining cards face down.
  6. Place the remaining cards face down in a pile in the center of the table. This is the stock pile.

Playing the game:

The goal of the game is to move all of the cards from the tableau (the seven piles of cards) to the foundation piles. The foundation piles are located in the top corners of the table. Each foundation pile can only contain cards of the same suit, starting with the ace and ending with the king.

To move a card from the tableau to a foundation pile, the card must be the next card in the sequence for that suit. For example, if the top card in the foundation pile is the ace of hearts, then you can move the two of hearts from the tableau to the foundation pile.

You can also move cards from one tableau pile to another. To do this, the card you are moving must be one rank lower than the card you are moving it to, and the two cards must be of opposite colors. For example, you can move a black six from the tableau to a red seven.

If you cannot move any cards from the tableau, you can draw a card from the stock pile. If the stock pile is empty, you can turn over the top card of the waste pile (the pile of cards that you have discarded) and place it face up in the stock pile.

The game is won when all of the cards have been moved from the tableau to the foundation piles.


  • Try to keep your options open. Don’t move cards too quickly. Take your time and think about all of your possible moves.
  • Pay attention to the foundation piles. Try to complete the foundation piles as quickly as possible.
  • Use the stock pile sparingly. Don’t draw too many cards from the stock pile, or you will run out of cards and lose the game.
  • Undo your moves if you make a mistake. Most Solitaire games allow you to undo your moves.

Solitaire is a classic game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It is a great way to challenge your mind and relax at the same time.