Classic solitaire, the original and best. Play classic solitaire online, 100% free.
Press the button in the game window to launch the game.
See below for a slider demonstration of a typical game
Press ? button during the game for a brief reminder of key rules
How to play Classic Solitaire
Classic Solitaire is best demonstrated by example
The slider below takes you through a typical game of Classic (Klondike) Solitaire.
Move the slides forwards and backwards by clicking on the < and > symbol on the edge of the screen. When you have finished you could try a real game
Or you can follow along a You tube video….
If you are playing with real cards, you will need a standard deck of 52 playing cards
Deal 28 cards face-down into seven columns, starting with one card in the first column, two cards in the second column, and so on in a triangular pattern
The last (bottom) card in each column is face-up
Place the remaining 24 cards face-down on the side.
This is all done for you when you play on-line
How to move the cards
If you are playing on a Personal Computer then you left click (and hold down) while you drag the card to the new location. At the correct position you click to release the card
If you are playing on a Tablet or Chromebook then move the cursor over the card you wish to move. Click the touchpad and hold down with one finger while you drag the card with another finger to the new location. Click again to release the card
If you are playing on your phone then simply drag the cards with your finger.
The goal of Classic Solitaire is to find the Aces and build four foundation piles in ascending order, starting with Ace and ending with King, for each of the four suits (hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades).
Review the cards on the table
In order to win this game you must reveal (turn over) all of the hidden (face down) cards on the table. But you can only reveal a card by moving the (face up) cards that are on top!
…and you can only move the (face up) cards if another column is showing a card that is exactly one rank higher and a different colour!
For example, you can move a red nine onto a black ten. The act of moving the red nine may enable you to reveal the card that was underneath
The visible cards in the columns descend in rank and alternate in colors (e.g., red six on a black seven)
You can also move sequential stacks of cards, as long as they follow the same rule (descending rank and alternating colors)
Any Aces uncovered should be moved to the foundation piles
Cards can be moved to the foundation piles if they are of the same suit and in ascending order (e.g., 2 of hearts on an Ace of hearts).
Empty table columns can be filled with any King or a sequential stack starting with a King.
Once you have exhausted any moves following a deal then you can start drawing on the Stack.
If you are playing 3-card Classic Solitaire then the Stack is turned to show every third card. If you can use this card then fine, you will expose the card that is lying underneath. When you have exhausted all options then turn another 3 cards.
When you reach the end of the Stack, just turn it over and start again
If you are playing 1-card Solitaire then the top card in the Stack is turned over. If you can’t use this card then turn over another. When you reach the end of the Stack, turn it over and start again
The 3-card Solitaire is harder to win because you are not able to access every card in the Stack.
The game ends if you are unable to move any cards and none of the cards in the Stack can be used.
You win Classic Solitaire by successfully building all four foundation piles, one for each suit, in ascending order from Ace to King.
Classic Solitaire - Reviews
Hi, thanks for stopping by. We really appreciate you visiting. The reviews are your opportunity to share with other people whether a particular game is worth trying. All reviews are reviewed before publishing, this is to prevent any spamming or profanity. We request your email address but this is not published. Hope you visit again
I tried one card patience and really enjoyed it . It was great to forget my cares and worries for a few minutes. Thought the instructions were very clear and helpful.
it becomes addictive but even the easy game is harder to finish than you might think!
Seems to work fine
Classic Solitaire - some background
Classic Solitaire has class and lineage. It has been passed down by parents to children and then to their children. It’s part of growing up. The rules of Solitaire can be quickly learned and once mastered you will have them for life
Is Klondike Solitaire the same as Classic Solitaire?
Yes, in the US it’s known as Klondike Solitaire or Canfield Solitaire. In the UK it’s known as Patience – read about the interesting history of solitaire here
Why play online Classic Solitaire or Patience?
it’s a great way of filling some time. You are waiting for something or someone – play a quick game. You can play a game on your phone or laptop while you are on the train or waiting for a bus or in between important work stuff
Why not try another Solitaire game….