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Klondike Solitaire

The classic game of Klondike is the most popular and well known Solitaire game. Commonly also known as Patience or simply, Solitaire.

Odds of winning: Average

Win about 1 in 2 games (50%).

Duration: Medium

5 to 10 minutes per game.

Skill: Luck and Skill

Winning involves skill and luck equally.

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 3♠ may move onto the 2♠ and the 3♦ may move onto the 2♦. Starting with the 3♥ the following sequence can build on top 4♥ 5♥ 6♥ 7♥.
  • The top card is movable.

Tableau

  • There are seven 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 8♠ may move onto the 9♦ and the 8♥. Starting with the 8♥ the following sequence can build on top 7♠ 6♦ 5♣.
  • Any card or stack of cards may move together as a group. Any stack of cards may move together, regardless of their build (no restriction on rank, suit or color).

Stock

  • An unlimited number of passes through the stock is permitted. There is no restriction on how many times the waste can be redealt to the stock.
  • The stock deals one card face up to the waste when tapped.

Waste

  • There is one waste.
  • The top card is movable.