How do you play Klondike solitaire game?

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Klondike is the most popular card game in the world.

How do you play Klondike solitaire game?

This post features complete rules for Klondike solitaire game. It's the most popular version of solitaire card game. It is also known as Patience and Fascination.

Game rules - How to play Klondike solitaire game?


A standard deck with 52 cards.


Your objective is to build all of the four suits up from Ace to King in four separate piles.

Start the game

Shuffle the deck.

Deal out 28 cards into seven piles, in the following manner, called a tableau: The first pile (left to right) includes one card, the second pile includes two cards, the third pile includes three cards, etc., so that the last pile has seven cards.

Turn the top card on each pile face up, so that there are 7 face-up cards.

Set the remaining cards aside, forming a draw pile.


As they become available, the four aces must be played above the tableau; these are the four foundations. Cards of the same suit may be played on each ace in ascending order, from low (2) to high (king).

Once a card is played on a foundation, it can't be removed.

Playing on the Tableau

On the tableau, cards are played in descending order, alternating colors. Always play cards on the tableau so that every card below it remains partially visible so that you can tell which cards are in the column. Example: The 10 of hearts may be played on either the Jack of clubs or the Jack of spades. The 5 of clubs may be played on either the 6 of hearts or 6 of diamonds.

Anytime you move a card from one pile of the tableau to another, turn the revealed face-down card face up. This card is now available to be played or played upon.

If a column in the tableau is emptied, any visible king (or a visible king with other cards on top of it) can be moved to fill that space.


Turn cards from the draw pile over one at a time. If the card you turn over is playable (either on a foundation or on the tableau), you may do so. If not, add it to a face-up discard pile. The top card on the discard pile is always available to be played.

You may only go through the draw pile once.

Alternatively: Pull the first three cards from the draw pile and lay them on the table face up so that only the third card is visible. If this card is playable, you may do so. If not, take the next three cards from the draw pile and lay them face-up on top of the cards previously turned over. When you reach the end of the deck, you may turn the face-up cards face down and go through it two more times. Do not shuffle the cards.

Game origin

According to Tung (2015), the game became popular in the late 19th century, and may have been named "Klondike" after the Canadian region where a gold rush happened. Its inclusion in Microsoft Windows in the 1990s has contributed significantly to its popularity in modern times. It is considered the most popular version of solitaire.

Is Klondike solitaire free?

Klondike solitaire is a free solitaire game. Due to covid-19 pandemic, the need for play is more important than ever. And klondike solitaire game is a fun game to play during Covid-19 outbreak. Let's play and create powerful memories with your family members.


Morin Feliz

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