Klondike Solitaire is a classic card game that has been around for decades. It was originally developed in the late 19th century as an alternative to solitaire, which had become very popular. Klondike is similar to other solitaire games, but it has some unique features and rules that make it different from others. In this blog post we will discuss what Klondike Solitaire is and how to play!
Klondike Solitaire’s Rules
The rules of Klondike Solitaire are pretty easy to understand, and there aren’t too many exceptions.
The basics are as follows:
- 28 cards from the deck are dealt out into seven piles face down with one card on top of them (the discard pile) that’s also facing down. The first pile has one card, the 2nd pile has 2 cards, continues until the 7th pile has 7 cards.
- You can turn over any number or all of the cards at once by reveal the first card in the stack – just remember that you have limited moves! There is an ace, king, queen, jack and ten value for each suit.
- Once you’ve flipped them all over it is your goal to remove pairs until only one pair remains. You win by completing all four stacks without any empty spaces or exposed card backs!
Some Tips to Win a Klondike Solitaire Game
- Flip the first card over before you make any other moves. This will give you more moves to choose from, and make it easier for you to pick a move.
- Only flip over cards that are one higher or lower than the last card.
- When you have an Ace or a Deuce, put it on the foundation. It is easy to remember and there is no need for more explanation.
- Try to arrange them so they’re in descending order as you stack them, this will make it easier for you when pairing up.
- Before flipping any pairs of aces, kings, queens and jacks look at what’s next to them – if there is another king then continue following suit until you find an ace or ten (the only exception being if there is a queen positioned between two other queens). If all three face down cards are identical except for their colors, turn all three around together!
- You can’t put a pile of cards into an empty space. You get nothing if you do that. A space in Klondike solitaire can only have a card put into it if the card is a King or another card in the sequence that starts with a King, so you should leave your options open.
- If you have a choice from different moves, pick the pile with the most hidden cards to reveal its cards first.