Freecell Solitaire is an online open solitaire game where players try to remove all of the cards from play. This game is also known as “Eight Off” and “Baker’s Game” and is based on the popular Microsoft solitaire game.
Cards are dealt face-up into eight columns with half the columns containing 7 cards while the other half contain 8.
The object of the game is to move the four aces to the foundations and build each up in suit from ace to king.
Cards may be stacked on top of each other with stacks moved back and forth provided there are enough free cells to accommodate the moves and the cards are placed in descending order alternating suit colors.
To win, fill all four foundation piles from ace to king.
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Classic Freecell Solitaire Card Game Play Instructions
How to Play Freecell Solitaire
Click on cards and drag them to move. When you can’t add any more cards, you can move cards to vacant cells on the left to free up more options.
Starting the Game
Click on the blue play button with the arrow on the welcome screen to start.
The game screen has five control buttons across the top
Top left: maximize screen.
Top right: deal again, rules, sound & exit game.
The object of the game is to move the four aces to the foundations. The foundations are the squares to the right of the screen, marked in suits. Build each suit in sequence from ace to king (Ace-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-Jack-Queen-King).
Only the top card of each tableau pile is available for play. A tableau is a collection of piles of cards upon which you move other cards while you look for opportunities to finally transfer cards to the foundations. A card may be moved to a foundation pile, a free cell on the left, or to another tableau pile.
Cards are arranged in sequence from the top card down i.e. King to Ace.
Any card may be moved into an empty free cell space on the left, however blocks of cards may not be moved, unless the requisite number of free cells and/or tableau spaces are available.
When you fill the four foundation piles, you win.
You start with 500 points.
You lose one point for every move you make.
Your moves and score are shown at the top left of the screen.
Start by locating the aces.
Try to expose the aces and move them to the foundations as quickly as possible.
When you have an ace on the foundation you can lay other cards onto that foundation.
Typically you do not want to lay too many cards in one suit on a foundation unless you are also laying a similar quantity from a suit of the opposite color, otherwise you can end up with a lot of cards that can’t be laid & fill up your free cells.
In some rare cases
Try to keep the free cells empty.
Use them wisely. It can make sense to fill them temporarily, but you should usually try to keep at least 2 or 3 cells empty.
If all four free cells are full, you will have few options to move, as you can only move a single card at a time until you have a free cell or empty column to use.
Free up an empty columns early.
Each empty column can be used to store an entire sequence of cards instead of just one single card, as is the case with free cells.
It is typically easier to make one of the columns with 7 cards empty than the columns with 8 cards as there is one fewer card to move.
Try to start the sequences on the empty columns with Kings.
If you don’t have a King , use the highest value card you have available to you. This will increase your options when building up a sequence.
Unblocked Freecell Solitaire Game Play & Rules Screenshots
Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support
This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.
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