Play Klondike Solitaire - Free Online Game

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If you're looking to play Klondike solitaire, you'll love this free online version of the card game.

This online card game follows the rules of Klondike solitaire which I outline below.

To begin, click the Small, Medium, or Large link or PLAY GAME button under the picture of the Klondike game at left. This opens the game in a pop-up window.

Instructions to Play Klondike Solitaire

Playing card games like Klondike solitaire may help your brain stay sharp. Card games tap into important brain skills like concentration, memory, and visual perception.

HOW TO PLAY. The rules to play Klondike solitaire are fairly simple. A single standard deck of 52 playing cards is used.

The goal of Klondike, like most other solitaire card games, is to clear all the cards from the table into the foundation piles in the upper right.

Note: Unlike other flash games, this Klondike solitaire card game does not automatically resize. But you can still make it larger on your screen if desired.

Simply use your browser's Zoom Percent feature to expand the game. In Google Chrome, the Zoom feature is found in the Customize menu located in the upper right of the browser window.

RULES to Play Klondike Solitaire: The cards are layed on the main area of the table as follows. Cards are placed face-up from left to right in seven columns. This is called the tableau.

Each column contains one more card than the previous. So the first column has one card (face up). The second column has one card face down and one face up; then two face down, one face up, etc.

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Sort away all the cards for a nice message

In the upper right are four Foundation piles. These you will build up starting with Ace, then deuce, three, four, etc. up to King. Each foundation pile is for one suit.

In the upper left is your draw pile. When you have no available plays on the tableau, draw a card from the draw pile to use in the tableau.

Klondike solitaire play proceeds in the following way. Look for alternating-colored in-sequence cards in different columns that can be matched up. Use your mouse to drag the cards around.

For example, suppose you see a red 7 at the bottom of one column, and a black 8 at the bottom of another. Drag the 7 to the 8.

If you're not sure what this means, just try it a few times. You'll get the hang of it!

Only the face-up cards in a sequence can be moved. Only a King can be moved to an empty tableau pile.

Playing Klondike solitaire on the computer, as in this game above, is quite fun. But you can also play with a physical pack of playing cards (Bicycle Standard Index Playing Cards (Pack of 2)). Keep a pack of cards handy at home, just in case.

The Klondike version of patience solitaire has been spun into a number of varieties of patience solitaire. The original was thought to have become popular in the Klondike region of Canada, played as a favorite card game by the prospectors.

Published: 04/03/2016
Last Updated: 06/11/2020

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