Solitaire is a popular card game that has wooed gaming buffs for ages now. To know how to play solitaire and master its rules, read on.

How To Play Solitaire

If you are a big computer gaming buff then probably you are no stranger to the game of ‘Spider Solitaire’ that comes pre-installed with almost every windows version. Supposedly one of the most popular card games in the world, the virtual version of the good old solitaire card game is just as much sought-after as the original biz itself. ‘Solitaire’, as the name suggests, expects one single player to take on a deck of fifty-two cards and then serially arrange the cards in a slot of seven, under some prerequisite conditions. One who does so without any hitch is declared the winner. However, if you are stuck with bad cards and not able to proceed, you might need to reshuffle the cards and try your luck again. Also as popular as Patience, Solitaire has evolved over time and has many variations like Klondike, Pyramid, Freecell, Spider and Golf. Although today the mainstream interest stays biased towards the many online variations, the charm of the original card game continues to sway the aficionados. For starters who are yet to master the trick of solitaire, here is a step by step guide on how to get on with the game. Read on to get playing.
Solitaire Card Game Rule 
  • Doesn’t matter if it’s a head to head race or a combined clash, a game of solitaire can be huge fun, given that you know the rules well! Before you get on with it, it would definitely help to know how to lay your cards and play them to your advantage. Begin by arranging the array first. Put one card with face up and arrange six cards with face down adjacent to it. Next, place a face up card a little lower than the first face down card in the array. Go on with this arrangement until each pile has one face up card on top and the left deck has one card, the next deck two, then three, four, five, six and then seven.
  • Once you are done with the arrangement, set the remaining cards in a separate deck and set it next to the array of cards. This should serve as your stockpile. However, leave some space on the top for four piles of cards.
  • Now sit back and note the arrangement. If there are any aces on the foundation pile, budge them on top of the seven piles. However, if there are no aces on the pile, you might have to rearrange the face up cards again. Arrange the cards in a way that the card on top is of a different color and value than the card placed next to it in arrangement. Deck up the cards one on top of another until you cannot adjust the arrangement in any way. However, keep a check on the alternating color and value arrangement. Also remember that the card on top of each of the seven piles should face up. In case you move a card from there, don’t forget to turn the next card up.
  • Once you have got an ace on top of your pile, you can start off by arranging the rest of the cards in an ascending manner just like –Ace,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, Jack, Queen and King. Each deck is meant for one such suit. All you have to do is find an ace and then go on to arrange the rest of the corresponding suits.
  • In case you run out of combination cards, you can look for the desired cards in the deck, going over three cards at a time and using them too. However, if you need a card that is placed on the bottom of the deck, you can shift the other cards and pull out the desired card and place it on the slot.

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