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

Seven-by-Five Solitaire

Seven-by-Five is a more difficult version of FreeCell and gets its name from its seven tablaus and five cells.

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 Seven-by-Five

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 4♠ may move onto the 3♠ and the 4♦ may move onto the 3♦. Starting with the 4♠ the following sequence can build on top 5♠ 6♠ 7♠ 8♠.

Cell Rules

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

Tableau Rules

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

Strategy & Tips

Even though almost every game is winnable (99%) use these 3 tips for the best chance of beating each game:

  1. Keep the five 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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