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

Selective Freecell Solitaire

Selective Freecell follows the same rules as FreeCell, but allows the initial foundation rank to be chosen.

Odds of winning: Very High

Almost every game is winnable (99%).

Skill Level: All Skill

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

How to Play Selective Freecell

Game Objective

Move all cards to the four foundations.

Foundation Rules

  • There are four foundations.
  • Any card may serve as the initial base rank for an empty foundation.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit. Foundations can build around-the-corner (an Ace may move onto a King).
  • For example the 5♠ may move onto the 4♠ and the 5♦ may move onto the 4♦. Starting with the J♦ the following sequence can build on top Q♦ K♦ A♦ 2♦.

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 Selective 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.

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