Play the game of FreeCell in your browser. Learn the rules and what it takes to win with our guides below.

FreeCell Solitaire

FreeCell may appear a little daunting at first, but don't let that stop you conquering this classic game. Almost every single game can be won, if you're up for the challenge working out the winning moves.

Difficulty: Average

Rules provide a challenge.

Odds of winning: Very High

Almost every game is winnable (99%).

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 FreeCell

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 8♠ may move onto the 7♠ and the 8♦ may move onto the 7♦. Starting with the 8♦ the following sequence can build on top 9♦ 10♦ J♦ Q♦.

Cell Rules

  • There are four 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 alternating colors.
  • For example the J♠ may move onto the Q♦ and the J♥ may move onto the Q♣. Starting with the J♥ the following sequence can build on top 10♠ 9♦ 8♣.
  • Any card may move to an empty tableau.
  • Sequences of cards built down by alternating color can move together as a group.

Strategy & Tips

3 tips for the best chance of winning FreeCell:

  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.
  3. Any single card may be moved to a free cell space.