How to Play Freecell Solitaire – Rules for Freecell Solitaire

Freecell Solitaire is one of the most popular solitaire games in the world. With this guide on How to Play Freecell Solitaire, you can learn this game in just 2 minutes. So, let’s start the guide on How to Play Freecell Solitaire.



A 52 cards standard deck is required.

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Only one player required, you.

The Objective of The Game

The main objective of the game is to create four foundation piles, one for each suit, in a sequence starting from Ace (A), and ending with King (K). The foundation piles are created by moving cards from the tableau area to the foundation piles.

Setup of The Freecell Solitaire

  • First, create 8 piles with all face-up cards. These 8 piles are known as Tableau area.
  • Then deal all 52 cards to those 8 piles, one card at a time, starting from 1st to 8th, face-up.
  • The four foundation piles are created on the top of these 8 piles on the right side.
  • Also, you have four freecells on the top of the 8 piles on the left side. You can use these freecells to place a card during the game to keep moving cards without getting stuck. But you can place only one card per Freecell.
  • After completing, the setup should look like this:

The Gameplay

After completing the set-up, start the game by moving cards. You can move cards in the following ways:

You can move cards directly from the 8 piles to the Foundation piles.

You can move cards from the 8 piles of the tableau area to freecells. A card in a Freecell can be moved to any of the foundation pile or to any of the 8 piles in the tableau area.

You can also move a card from one pile of tableau area to another pile of tableau area but the card which is moving should be of different color and one rank lower than the top card of the other pile. For Example: In the above image 8 of Hearts can be moved on 9 of Spades, and 7 of Diamonds can be moved on 8 of clubs.

Keep moving cards by following the above rules. The game is finished as soon as you finish the four foundation piles.

Now you know How to Play Freecell Solitaire. Play and enjoy.

Thank you.

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