Klondike Solitaire


Klondike Solitaire is played with a standard deck of 52 cards, with the purpose of arranging and collecting the cards in descending order and in a short time.

In Klondike Solitaire, there are seven-card stacks, with the top card in each stack visible by default. Players must stack the cards in decreasing order on the playing field while alternating suit color, and then build suit-based foundations beginning with the aces and working their way up.

How to Play Klondike Solitaire:

General Instructions:

Cards are dealt in seven columns, each with one to seven cards. By decrementing card values and alternating suit colors between red and black, players must build stacks on the playing field.

When the cards with visible faces are removed from a stack, the card beneath them is flipped over. If no cards remain in a stack, the blank space can be filled with a king.

Aces can be moved to the side foundations, and other cards in the same suit can be stacked on top of them, counting upward.

Clicking through the deck reveals new cards, which players can try to play on the board. When the player has completed the deck, they can click to return to the beginning of the deck and try to play new cards onto the board.

Other cards must be manually dragged over to the stack, while aces are automatically added to the foundation. The number of cards stacked on the board and removed from the playing field, as well as the time it takes to complete the game, is used to determine a player's score.

Game Features:

A player can use the buttons across the top of the screen to go full screen, restart the game, read the game instructions, turn on or off the sound, and exit the game.

There are two levels of difficulty in our klondike solitaire game.

  • Easy: Players turn one card at a time as they flip through the deck.
  • Normal: Players turn three cards at a time when flipping through the deck.

The game lacks a "undo move" button, which makes it more difficult than games with this feature.

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How to play:

The tableau is divided into four main areas in a game of Solitaire Klondike: the Piles, the Stock, the Waste (discarded cards from the Stock), and the Foundations.

All of the cards in the tableau must be moved to the four foundations (1 per suite). Starting with the Aces and ending with the Kings, the foundations are built in a specific order.

There are seven-card piles on the tableau. Only the top card of each deck is shown, with the rest facing down. To reveal the cards immediately below, the player must move the upper cards.

When the sequence permits, the player can either move the cards directly to the foundation or transfer them to other piles in descending order of alternating colors (from King to Ace).

Within the piles, full or partial sequences can be moved. Each pile's upper cards can only be moved to the foundations. Only Kings can be used to fill an empty space in the tableau.

The remaining cards not shown in the tableau are placed in the Stockpile. The cards are shuffled and face down. The player can look through it to find the cards he or she needs to construct a pile sequence or lay the foundations.

For a more difficult game, the Stock reveals three cards at a time (Classic Solitaire Klondike). The player can only move the upper cards out of the three revealed in this case. The others are only accessible after the uppers have been transferred to the tableau or foundations.

Solitaire strategy tips:

1. At the start of the game, turn the first Stock card.

By revealing this card at the start of the game, the player will have more information on the tableau and will be able to better assess the necessary moves to advance in the game.

Furthermore, there is no penalty for turning in the first card.

2. Arrange the tableau in order of importance.

The player should always prioritize the resolution of the piles displayed in the tableau when playing Solitaire. The Foundations sequence is the key to winning the game, and the unknown and unavailable cards are the key to unlocking it.

The Stockpile should only be used to advance in the game. Otherwise, because those spots are already "filled," it may prevent further moves later in the game.