Solitaire is one of the oldest and most famous games in the world. It is also known as” Patience” in the United States and Canada. It is a simple card game. Just like any other game, it has some key rules to play. There are many solitaire games that can be played live on just a table. The aim of the game is to remove all the cards from your side and assemble them systematically in the tableau before eliminating them.
About the Game
In the beginning, there are 54 cards for the player. The total cards are piled up in sets of 10, distributed almost in the same ratio. The cards in the Tableau pile are set up in a systematic order arranged in a specific manner. There are in total 7 piles. The first pile has 1 card. The second pile has two cards, the third one has three. This cycle continues for all of the seven piles. The topmost card on each pile is kept with its face facing upside and the cards below the first kept inverted. The cards left after the Tableau is set are stocked up.
Types of piles in Solitaire
There are four different kinds of piles in the game of solitaire:
- The Stock- Placed in the left corner, all these cards are kept facing downwards.
- The Waste- The cards with their face turned upwards and exposed, are kept in this pile, right next to the stock.
- The Foundation- These are four piles kept in the upward corner on the right side.
- The Tableau- These are seven piles kept in the center of the game. They make up the main portion of the game table.
The Objective of the game- The aim of the game is to eliminate all the cards from the center and move them to the foundation pile. Each foundation has the category of one suit and all the cards are supposed to be in the order of Ace 2 ,3 ,4 ,5 ,6 ,7 ,8 ,9 ,10 Jack , Queen and King. Specified moves are explained below by which you can get your cards in the above order.
Moves allowed to win the game.
Flipping the cards- Each player is allowed to flip either 1 or 3 cards from the cards in stock to the cards in waste. The number of cards here can be configured or changed from the settings/ options of the game.
Move one card from waste to foundation- If by the rules, the top card of the waste can go to the cards in the foundation, you can drag and move them there.
Move one card from waste to Tableau- The card on the top of the waste can be moved to the cards in the tableau.
Move one card from foundation back into tableau- Top card of the foundation can be moved back to the cards in the tableau.
Duration of the game- The game doesn’t run on time. The number of moves made during the game is counted. The time is taken to finish the game is counted and recorded. Thus to win the next game, you have to finish the game in time lesser than the previous one.