Klondike Solitaire

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Play Klondike Solitaire, the most popular version of Solitaire game! You can play it for free on your web browsers. No download or installation is required.

Game rules

The game features 52-card deck, without Jokers. At the beginning of the game, 28 cards will be shuffled, creating a tableau of seven fanned piles of cards laid from left to right and in that order, each pile contains one more card than the last. The remaining 24 cards will be left for you to draw in the upper-left corner. 

There are a total of four piles that match the four suits of the deck. Your mission is to fill each pile from Ace to King. If you cannot make any meaningful moves to fill all the foundation piles, you are considered losing the game without the computer telling you that you’re lost. 

Unlike the rule applied in foundation piles, cards in columns start with a King and end with an Ace. But it often ends with two since the Ace serves no clear purpose since you can put it in the foundation piles. It may sound like a reverse foundation pile at first, but the current card must have a different color with the next one and the previous one. 

Players can move a card or a sequence of cards by dragging them to the column that they want. If there is no face-up card left, the last face-down card will be faced up. 

If there is no card left, the columns will be considered empty. You can place a King or any sequence of cards from non-empty columns to reveal more cards from other columns. Otherwise, the move serves no real meaningful purpose since you gain no new card information.

How to win Klondike Solitaire game

Playing Klondike requires players to make a lot of calculated bids. Even if you make many careful moves, you can still lose the game. Below are some rules that may allow you to increase the probability of winning.

Game tip #1

Always move an Ace or Deuce to the foundation every time you see it.

Game tip #2

If there are many move options available, select from the column with the most unexposed cards.

Game tip #3

If you have to make a choice between a black King and a red King to fill a space with, you should look for a suitable card that is currently blocking a viable important card. 

Klondike Solitaire is a perfect time killing game. If you enjoy card games, you can also give these card games a try:

  • Klondike Classic
  • Klondike By Three
  • FreeCell
  • Tri Peaks

Controls Guide

You can drag a card to move it from one column to another. 

You can also double click on a card to move it to a column if there is no more than one viable move. 

You can undo the current move to the previous state by clicking to undo button.

If you cannot think of any moves, you can use the hint button.

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