The Great Solitaire

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Great Solitaire

Solitaire Games - Useful Info

The purpose of a solitaire game is to group all the cards you are given in order by their suit. Here are some facts on playing this card game on your own:

  1. Place seven cards in a row with their face down. The second row place two, the third row place three and keep on doing this until 7 cards come with the seventh row. The top card that comes on each row should be placed with its face up.
  2. The rest of the cards left you should put them aside with face down gathered in a stack. From here you will have to draw the next rows of cards.
  3. The next thing to do is to look at those cards which are faced up. In case you spot any Ace, take it and place it/them side by side on top of the cards' row. In this way you build your foundations which should be in four piles, each one for a suit. Each of these piles should contain a suit in order starting with the Ace and then ascending up to King. While playing and whenever you will find an ace make sure that you move it on top to start the foundation.
  4. Then proceed into turning face up the cards that were not discovered yet. Once the Aces are down you should find completing the pile and as such reach for the next numbers in the rank, 2, 3, and so on.
  5. If there is nothing for you to do, since there are still Aces not found, you should get the help from the stack pile drawing cards to move them around from one stack to another.

    The following terms will be involved in your moves while playing solitaire games at this point:

    • Moving the cards around - this will allow you to get eventually to those cards that will help you start the foundation and even to continue completing it.
    • The draw pile - is the reserve you get enabling you to draw a card whenever you can not use any of the cards that are already faced up.

    You are allowed to move one card or all of them with the face up while being together on the each stack. For instance, if there is a K of spades with its face up on its stack while others on the other stacks are Q of clubs, J of diamonds, 10 of spades, and 9 of clubs, you can move all these placing all four of them on top of the K.
  6. When you have the possibility, turn over a face down card that is uncovered.
  7. When a stack is emptied, you should move a K on that position, thus making sure that you do not block a potential ranking. The advantage is that you will be able to turn over the face down card that was under the K.
  8. The winning takes place when all the cards in foundation piles.