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ForeCell Solitaire

One of many games known as Napolean at St. Helena, ForeCell is a Swedish variant that predates FreeCell with a different layout and only permitting tableua spaces to be filled by Kings.

Odds of winning: High

Win about 3 in 5 games (60%).

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 move to an empty cell space. A cell can hold only one card.
  • The top card is movable.

Tableau

  • There are eight tableaus.
  • A King may move to an empty tableau. No other cards may move to an empty tableau.
  • The tableaus build down by alternating colors.
  • For example the 9♠ may move onto the 10♦ and the 9♥ may move onto the 10♣. Starting with the 9♥ the following sequence can build on top 8♠ 7♦ 6♣.
  • Sequences of cards built down by alternating color 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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