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Rule of Klondike Solitaire

A standard deck of 52 playing cards is shuffled. Cards are dealt onto the 'tableaux', an arrangement of seven columns on the bottom half of the playing area. In each tableau an increasing number of cards is placed from one to seven. All but the bottom card are dealt face down. The bottom card is dealt face up.

The remaining cards are placed face down in the top left of the playing area. This is the 'stock'.

At any time the player can deal (depending on settings) one or three cards (facing them up) from the stock to a 'waste' pile to the right of the stock. If there are just one or two cards remaining in the stock all the remaining cards can be dealt to the stock. If there are no cards in the stock the player can take all the waste cards and return them, face down, to the stock area.

The objective of the game is to move all of the cards to the 'foundations', four slots for cards on the top right of the playing area. The player may move any ace card from the top of the waste or the bottom of any of the tableau columns onto any empty foundation slot. When a foundation slot is occupied, the player may move any single card (from the top of the waste or bottom of the tableau) onto a foundation, provided it is the same suit and one higher in value than the top occupying card.

The player may also move certain cards onto the tableaux. Solitaire games online. The criteria is that the moved card must be of opposite color suit and exactly one fewer value of the bottom card of the tableau column moved onto. The cards that can be moved are any single card that meets the criteria from the waste or top of a foundation; or any single card or group of cards

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Offline Solitaire by Jim Blackler. Contact: jimblackler@gmail.com

Original parts of the program are Free Software offered with a GPL license. (c) Jim Blackler 2011

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