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

Six-by-Four Solitaire

Six-by-Four is a much more difficult version of FreeCell and gets its name from its six tablaus and four cells.

Odds of winning: Very Low

Win about 1 in 10 games (10%).

Skill Level: All Skill

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

How to Play Six-by-Four

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 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♣.

Cell Rules

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

Tableau Rules

  • There are six tableaus.
  • Any card may fill an empty space.
  • The tableaus build down by alternating colors.
  • For example the 10♠ may move onto the J♦ and the 10♥ may move onto the J♣. Starting with the 10♥ the following sequence can build on top 9♠ 8♦ 7♣.
  • 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 Six-by-Four:

  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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