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Irish Solitaire

Original Solitaire

Game info: Flower Garden type; 1 deck (52 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: High; about 1 in 3; 33.3%

Object of the game: To move all the clubs () cards to the foundation.

Solitaire Rules

Foundations (1 pile: complete this pile to win the game)

  • There is only one foundation, reserved for the suit.

  • Build up in suit 13 cards from Ace to King (for example, a 2 can be played only on an Ace).

Tableau (6 columns of 6 cards each)

  • Build down regardless of suit (for example, a 5 can be played on a 6).

  • The top card of each column is available for play on another tableau column or on the foundation.

  • A packed sequence, or any portion of it, may be moved to another tableau column.

  • Spaces may be filled with any available card or packed sequence.

Reserve (1 column of 16 cards)

  • Every card of the reserve is available at all times: click on any card and move it to either the tableau or the foundation.

  • These cards are not replaced when moved.


  • The game starts at –52 points.

  • 20 points are awarded for each card correctly placed.

  • The highest score obtainable is 208 points.

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