Klondike Solitaire

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How to Play Solitaire

Solitaire is a one-player game that can be played on a computer or with standard 52 playing cards.
An alternative name for this game is "Patience" because sometimes the games are impossible to solve.

The object of the game is to relocate all cards out of the stock and play areas into one of stack of card for each suite, in ascending order, beginning with Ace and ending with King, sequentially.

This version of Solitaire requires pulling three cards at a time and moves are made by clicking and dragging selected cards to desired locations.

Good Luck!

Klondike Solitaire

Klondike is a patience game (solitaire card game). Many people refer to Klondike as patience or solitaire, it being one of the better known of the family of patience games.

After shuffling a standard 52-card deck (without Jokers), seven piles of cards are laid from left to right. Each pile begins with one upturned card. From left to right, each pile contains one more card than the last. The first and left-most pile contains a single upturned card, the second pile contains two cards (one downturned, one upturned), the third contains three (two downturned, one upturned), and so on, until the seventh pile which contains seven cards (six downturned, one upturned).

The four foundations (light rectangles in the upper right of the figure) are built up by suit from Ace (low in this game) to King, and the tableau piles can be built down by alternate colors, and partial or complete piles can be moved if they are built down by alternate colors also. Any empty piles can be filled with a King or a pile of cards with a King. The aim of the game is to build up a stack of cards starting with 2 and ending with King, all of the same suit. Once this is accomplished, the goal is to move this to a foundation, where the player has previously placed the Ace of that suit. Once the player has done this, they will have "finished" that suit, the goal being, of course, to finish all suits, at which time the player would have won.

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Computerized versions

  • Michael A. Casteel's shareware version of Klondike for the Macintosh was first released in 1984, and has been continually updated since.
  • A software version of Klondike, simply named Solitaire, has been included in all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 3.0 (1990) to Windows 7. The embedded versions of Microsoft Windows—originally called Windows CE, later Windows Mobile, and now called Windows Phone—have also included Solitaire. InWindows 8, Solitaire is no longer included by default. However, the Microsoft Solitaire Collection can be downloaded for free from the Windows Store, which includes Klondike plus 4 other solitaire games.
  • Klondike Deluxe AGA v1.1 for Amiga 1993.
  • GNOME and KDE have solitaire applications (sol and kpat) since early versions. Sol, also known as AisleRiot Solitaire, has over 80 different Patience games.
  • Soltrio Solitaire for Xbox Live Arcade includes Klondike, for which the gamer will earn Achievements.
  • Klondike is one of the games included in the modern iPod's "Extras" section.
  • PySol is an open source and platform independent computer game that incorporates around 1,000 solitaire games, including card games like Klondike and other types of single-player games. It is written in the Python programming language.

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