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Original Solitaire

Game info: Two-Deck game type; 2 decks (104 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: Medium; about 1 in 5; 20.0%

Object of the game: Move all the cards to the foundations.

Solitaire Rules

Foundations (8 piles complete these piles to win the game)

  • Build the Ace foundations up in suit from Ace to King (for example, a 2 can be played only on an

  • Build the King foundations down in suit from King to Ace (for example, a Queen can be played only on a King).

Tableau (32 piles)

  • You can build up or down regardless of suit any card based on the card in the row right above it (for example, you can play a Jackor a 9on a 10 ).

  • Once a sequence is started, the direction may not be changed for that particular column.

  • You may play any card to the first tableau row if the space is empty.

  • Each pile can hold only one card at a time.

  • Only the card exposed at the end of each column may be played to the foundations.

Reserve (4 piles, in the centre)

  • These piles are storage locations for cards being played to the foundations and the tableau.

  • Reserves can hold only one card at a time.


  • Turn up one card at a time from the stock to the waste by clicking.

  • There is no redeal.

Waste (One pile)

  • The top card is available for play to the foundations or to the tableau.

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