FreeCell Solitaire

Freecell solitaire is more interesting than klondike solitaire in that you can beat every single game, without exception. Unlike nearly all other forms of solitaire, you can use your brainpower as a pose to relying on luck to beat the card game.


How To Play Free Cell Solitaire Video Tutorial


Space: Moderate

Level: Easy

Cards: One standard 52-card deck

Players: One



Deal cards out with the faces up into 8 columns until all 52 cards are dealt. Cards can overlap as long as you can see what cards are underneath the top cards, this is a major difference between Freecell Solitaire, and Klondike, and what makes this variant easier. Choose where you will have space for 4 cards as a temporary holding place during the game (free cells). Determine where you will create 4 stacks of ascending cards to begin with the Aces of each suit – the foundation row. Your layout should resemble the following image:




Look for the Aces of the 4 suits. Try to move the Aces to the foundation row as soon as possible. Play cards between columns by creating lines of cards in descending order, alternating between black and red cards. For example, you can place a red Nine on a black Ten.

Place a card(s) into the ‘free cell’ (4 spaces to temporarily hold a card), this will give you access to cards in the columns and allows you to move in the columns to get to the Aces. Look for the lower numbers of each suit and move cards to gain access to the lower numbers. Move cards to the foundations as soon as possible. Try to increase the foundations evenly so you have cards to use in the columns.


To win the game

You win the game when you have 4 foundations with cards in ascending order from Ace to King in each suit.

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  • Austin Hernandez

    There its an additional detail you left out. As you put more cards in the free cells, the number of cards you can move decreases. For instance, if you don’t have any cards in the fee cells, you can move up to four cards. If you have one card in the free cells, you can only move three cards, and so on.

  • Austin Hernandez

    I can’t edit but I made an error. If all free cells are open, you can move up to five cards at a time. Then four, three, etc.