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Baker's Game Solitaire

Baker's Game predates FreeCell and only differs from it by building sequences by suit instead of alternating colors. As such it is more difficult than FreeCell.

Difficulty: Average

Rules provide a challenge.

Odds of winning: Low

Win about 3 in 10 games (30%).

Duration: Moderate

5 to 10 minutes per game.

Skill Level: Mostly Skill

Winning is mostly determined by skill. A small amount of luck is involved.

Game Objective

Move all cards to the four foundations.

Foundation

  • There are four foundations.
  • An Ace may move to an empty foundation.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit.
  • For example the 7♠ may move onto the 6♠ and the 7♦ may move onto the 6♦. Starting with the 7♥ the following sequence can build on top 8♥ 9♥ 10♥ J♥.

Cell

  • There are four cells.
  • Any card may fill an empty space.
  • The top card is movable.

Tableau

  • There are eight tableaus.
  • Any card may fill an empty space.
  • The tableaus build down by the same suit.
  • For example the 8♠ may move onto the 9♠ and the 8♥ may move onto the 9♥. Starting with the 8♥ the following sequence can build on top 7♥ 6♥ 5♥ 4♥.
  • Any card may move to an empty tableau.
  • Sequences of cards built down by the same suit can move together as a group.

Strategies & Tips

  1. Keep the four free cells, free where possible. They are used to help move the large stacks of cards.
  2. An empty tableau doubles the number of cards you can move between tableaus.

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