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Solitaire Rules






Solitaire Rules

As you probably already know, Solitaire has many variations created over the year but still, the basic rules are very similar.
Here are the basic rules of Solitaire to get you started:

Card Layout

Solitaire is played with one deck of cards. Jokers are removed from the pack, leaving 52 cards. From the pack, seven rows of cards are dealt face-down, ascending in number - first row has one card, second row has two cards, and so on. The top card in each row is placed face-up. The remaining cards are placed to the side and used as stock.
You will also notice four empty spots; these are known as stack piles, or home stacks.

Aim of the game

The object of solitaire is to build four stacks on the vacant stack piles - one in each suit. The cards will stack in numerical order from Ace through to King. Completing this challenge will involve moving cards from the rows or stock to the home stacks. This is where it can get tricky.

How To Play Solitaire

Moving the cards

Cards can be moved and placed on the exposed card of any row that is of the opposite colour and is the next number in sequence. For example, the 5 of Hearts could be placed onto the 6 of Clubs or Spades, but not the 6 of Diamonds or any number other than 6.
Cards can be moved individually between rows or sequentially. When a card in a row is exposed it will automatically turn face-up.
Each home stack is started with an Ace and cards can then be added to the stack in order of suit and sequence.

The Stock

The stock can come into play when there are no longer any moves between rows. Three cards are turned face-up from the stock - staggered on top of each other. The top card of the three is the one you may use to kick-start the game. If the three stock cards are of no use, you are able to turn over a different three.

Finishing the game

The game is won when you have successfully completed all four home stacks. It may also come to an end when moves are no longer possible. As the cards are dealt at random, it may sometimes be that a game is impossible to win, but that is the beauty of Solitaire!

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