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Klondike Solitaire

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How to Play Klondike Solitaire

- Stack solitaire cards sequentially from Ace to King by suit on the foundation piles. Each foundation has its own suit.
- Cards on the table can be placed on cards that are one higher than them and the opposite color. You can move multiple cards at a time as long as the entire group you’re moving is in descending order and alternating color.
- Only kings or sequential groups that have a king at the top can be placed on empty columns.
- Cards are dealt from the reserve to the waste 1 or 3 at a time, based on which you chose to start. Classic Klondike Solitaire deals 3 at a time, but 1 card is easier for beginners. You can play the top card on the waste to the table or to the foundations.
- Our Klondike Solitaire is a patience game. You can cycle through the waste and reserve endlessly until you run out of possible moves.

Klondike Solitaire Tips

- Always move an Ace or Deuce card to the foundation whenever it is possible. This increases your chance of winning at Klondike Solitaire.
- If you have multiple move options, you'll want to choose from the column that contains the largest number of unexposed Klondike cards.
- The best move is always the move that opens up other moves. So, if a move option does not set up another move, you should pass.
- You'll want to avoid building up one suit of Klondike solitaire cards relative to others in the foundation. Doing this generally makes it hard to flip over additional solitaire cards in the tableau of a color opposite to the “long” suit in the foundation.
- Because you're playing an online version of Klondike Solitaire, you have unlimited use of the undo function.

About Klondike Solitaire

Klondike Solitaire is one of the most popular and classic card games of all time, thanks in part to its inclusion in Microsoft Windows. And, in fact, Arkadium is the creator of Microsoft Solitaire Collection in Windows 8 and 10! So you know that we are the Klondike Solitaire pros. Enjoy playing this free online version of the classic card game, all without getting yourself covered in green felt!

Klondike Solitaire Fun Facts

- While Solitaire's exact origin is unknown, the earliest printed record of the word Solitaire appeared in 1746.
- The actual Klondike Solitaire card game known today likely originated toward the end of the 18th century in Europe.
- It is believed that Napoleon had a weakness for Klondike Solitaire.
- The first digital version of Klondike Solitaire was introduced on an Apple Macintosh 1984 by Michael Casteel.
- A skilled Klondike Solitaire player can expect to win around 43% of the time.

Good luck playing this free online version of Klondike Solitaire!