If you want to become a classic solitaire player looked up to by every gamers in the world, then you’ll have to learn the basics. These are what will make up the foundation of your gaming skills. Once you are fully equipped with the basics, you can achieve the game’s objective impressively.
Generally, a Solitaire game is played using a standard deck of 52-cards. There are two objectives that must be met when playing the game. The first one is to release all the cards and play them into their positions, grouping them together according to suit and in sequence from the Ace all through the King. The second and ultimate objective of the game is building the entire deck onto their foundations. This is what you need to do to win a game of classic solitaire.
Just like any traditional card games, there are rankings that must be followed when it comes to the cards. You start with the King as the highest ranked card. The Queen, Jack, and the rest follows – with the Ace as the lowest ranking card.
In classic solitaire, you will have to deal with four different pile types. The first is the “tableau” which makes up your solitaire’s main table. The other one is the “foundation” which refers to the four piles (diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs) which the whole sequence or suit should be built up. The base of these foundations are the aces. The third pile is the “stock” or “hand”. At the beginning of the game, not all cards in the deck are laid out on the table. The remaining cards will be left in the stock pile and are laid facing down. The last pile is the “talon” or “waste”. The cards from the stock pile must be turned face up one by one to see if they can either go to the tableau or to the foundations. If they can go neither, then they will have to go to the talon pile.
How to Play
You will first have to form the tableau, which is the seven piles. You can transfer face up cards from one pile to another as long as they can form a sequence. For example, you may already have a face up card of 6, 7, and 8. You can put the 8 card underneath the 7 card, and then transfer these two cards underneath the 6 cards. The suit doesn’t matter here, just the sequence. Once you uncover the Ace, this should then be placed as one of the foundation piles. If you get a 2 face up of the same suit as the Ace, you’ll have to transfer that to the foundation pile and so on until the sequence is completed. If no other moves are available for you to make, you can then use the stock pile and face them up. Repeat all of these steps until you don’t have any moves left or you completed the foundation pile.