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Eight Off Solitaire

Eight Off is named after its eight cells. It is most similar to Baker's Game (building down by suit) and FreeCell (building down by alternating color).

Difficulty: Average

Rules provide a challenge.

Odds of winning: Very High

Almost every game is winnable (95%).

Duration: Moderate

5 to 10 minutes per game.

Skill Level: All Skill

Winning is determined by skill. Little to no luck is involved.

How to Play Eight Off

Game Objective

Move all cards to the four foundations.

Foundation Rules

  • 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 Rules

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

Tableau Rules

  • There are eight tableaus.
  • Any card may fill an empty space.
  • The tableaus build down by the same suit.
  • For example the 6♠ may move onto the 7♠ and the 6♥ may move onto the 7♥. Starting with the 6♠ the following sequence can build on top 5♠ 4♠ 3♠ 2♠.
  • Any card may move to an empty tableau.
  • Sequences of cards built down by the same suit can move together as a group.

Strategy & 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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