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Klondike Solitaire HQ
Hello and welcome to the headquarters for Klondike Solitaire!
You can play on your desktop, tablet, or mobile device completely for
Here you can also change up the rules however you'd like. The rule
you're probably most interested in changing is whether you deal 3 cards
or 1 card at a time out of the stock pile. You may also wish to change
the traditional rule that says that only Kings can go in free tableau
spaces. You can change this so that any card can go in any free space.
what you need to play
You'll need a single shuffled card deck. Of course, if you're playing
online, this is already provided for you. You only need to bring your
mouse-controlling hand or a finger to operate your touch device. Easy
the game layout
There are roughly 13 piles used in Klondike Solitaire. 7 piles are for
the tableau spaces. This is basically the main playing area. Then there
are 4 piles for the foundations. This is your ultimate destination for
your playing cards. Then there are 2 piles for the stock and the
how to win
Get all of your cards to the foundation piles to win the game. Cards in
these piles are in ascending order going from Ace, 2, 3, etc to the King
card and are by suit (example: only diamonds are allowed in one pile).
The valid moves in this game depend on which pile you're talking about.
Cards are ordered by descending (from King down to 2) and by alternating
color. You may create a sequence as long as you like and you are allowed
to move that entire stack of cards whenever there is a valid move
If you free a space on the tableau, depending on your specific rules,
you can move only King cards or you may move any card (remember to
change the rules settings on this site to whichever rules you prefer to
Cards are ordered ascending (starting Ace, 2, 3, … King) and by same
suit. When you complete all 4 foundation piles, you win the game.
This depends on your rules, but you'll either deal one card or three at
a time from the stock pile. Also depending on your rules, you may either
cycle through the stock pile as many times as you like or a limited
amount of times.
moving between piles
You may move cards from the stock pile to the foundation or tableau
piles if it is a legal move. You may move cards from the tableau to the
foundations and back again if you wish (some rules don't allow moves
from the foundations to the tableau, but we find that allowing this move
can really help out in a jam).
Undos are the bread and butter of playing on a computer (keeping track
when you're playing by hand is so much more complicated). Here, you can
use as many undos as you like with no penalty, so feel free to explore
whatever options you have and find the best move.
playing klondike solitaire
Klondike is a classic solitaire game that can be great fun to play.
Always remember to have fun.