How Do You Play a Simple Solitaire Game?


Quick Answer

To play a simple solitaire game, also known as Klondike Solitaire, all that is needed is a deck of cards and a flat surface of play. The goal of the game is to build all four suits up from ace to king in four separate piles.

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How Do You Play a Simple Solitaire Game?
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Full Answer

First, shuffle the deck and deal 28 cards face down into seven piles. The first pile starting on the left has only one card and each pile adds a card so that the seventh pile has seven cards. These piles are called the tableau. The top card of each pile is turned face up while the remaining cards in the deck are placed face down on the side as a draw pile.

Begin building foundations as the four aces appear, either in the tableau or the draw pile. Each suit has its own pile, and the pile must start with an ace and build up in ascending order with aces low. On the tableau piles, build cards in descending order and with alternating colors.

Any time a pile on the tableau is moved and the face down cards are visible, turn the top card over so it is in play. If there are no more face down cards, a king fills the space. The cards from the draw pile are turned over one at a time into another pile, and the top card on the pile is in play. You can only go through the draw pile once in a game.

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