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Original Solitaire

Game info: Simple solitaires type; 2 decks (104 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Quick
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: High; about 1 in 4; 25%

Object of the game: Discard all the tableau cards to the waste by clearing all the columns, leaving each King free.

Solitaire Rules


  • The eight Kings are removed from the stock and placed in a row at the top.

  • Four more cards are dealt below them forming eight columns of five cards each.

Waste (One pile)

  • Build up or down in alternating colors. For example, on a 10 you can place either a 9 or a Jack).

Tableau (Eight columns of five cards each)

  • No building on the tableau.

  • The top card of each column is available for play to the waste.

Stock (Sixty-three cards)

  • When there are no more possible plays, turn cards up one at a time to the waste by clicking.

  • There is no redeal.


  • The game starts at −24 points.

  • 10 points are awarded for each card discarded to the waste.

  • The highest score obtainable is 296 points (10 points x 32 cards = 320 points – 24 points = 296 points).

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