There are four different types of piles in Free Solitaire
- ● The Stockpile: This is where you draw the remaining cards, which can then be played in the game. If not used, the cards are put into a waste pile. Once all cards are turned over, the remaining cards that have not been moved to either the tableau or foundation can then be redrawn from the stockpile in the same order.
● The Waste: Cards from the stock pile that have no place in the tableau or on foundations are laid face up in the waste pile.
● The Foundations: Four piles on which a whole suit or sequence must be built up. In most Free Solitaire games, the four aces are the bottom card or base of the foundations. The foundation piles are hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs.
● The Tableau: This is the area where you have seven columns, with the first column containing one card and each sequential column containing one more additional card. The last card of every pile is turned over face up.
How to play
- Game setup:
After a 52-card deck is shuffled you’ll begin to set up the tableau by distributing the cards into seven columns face down, with each new card being placed into the next column.
To win, you need to arrange all the cards into the four empty Foundations piles by suit color and in numerical order, starting from Ace all the way to King.
● Flip cards from the Stock onto the Waste. You can flip either 1 or 3 cards from the Stock onto the Waste. The number can be configured in Options.
● Move a card from the Waste onto the Foundations. If the top card of the Waste can go onto one of the Foundations then you can drag it there.
● Move a card from the Waste onto the Tableau. You can move the top card of the Waste onto one of the Tableau piles.
● Move a card from a Foundation back onto the Tableau. You can move the oF Stop card of a Foundation back onto the Tableau. This isn't allowed in all Free Solitaire, y versions, but we allow it here.
● Move one or more cards from one Tableau pile to another. You can move a face-up card on the Tableau onto another Tableau pile if that pile's top card is one higher than the moved card and in a different color. For example, you could Vv move a red 6 onto a black 7. Or, if you have red 6, black 5, red 4 faces up on one tableau. you can move all of them at the same time onto a Tableau with a black 7. If you have an empty Tableau pile then you can only place a king there.
- ● You can flip a face down Tableau card. If you have moved a face-up card from a Tableau pile so now the top card is face down, then you can click the face-down card and it will be flipped and shown face up.
- ● You can move a Tableau card onto the Foundations. You can do this manually if you need to clear some space on the You can Undo as many times as you like. The game offers unlimited undo. Each Undo counts as a new move though. so if you're trying to win the game in as few moves as possible you should be careful about how many undo you A use.
- ● You can Undo as many times as you like. The game offers unlimited undo. Each Undo counts as a new move though. so if you're trying to win the game in as few moves as possible you should be careful about how many undo you use.