How to play Solitaire Card Game (aka Klondike)
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The objective of the game is to play all the cards to their sequential matching pile up top. Setup: Shuffle a standard deck of playing cards, without jokers, and going left to right deal 1 card face up then 6 cards face down into single piles. Starting again from left to right, deal one card face up on the second pile and deal one card face down on top of the rest. Repeat this process, always starting from the left most face down pile, until all the piles are systematically filled with a faceup card on top. Set the remainder of the deck face down.
You may do any legal move, in any order, at any time, any number of times. Cards may be played on top of each other, overlapping downward, in descending order alternating between red and black. You can start a column with either red or black. King is high and Ace is low.
You may move face up cards across piles any number of times and you may move chains of sequentially descending, color alternating cards, to new columns any number of times. You may not move a single card from or into the middle of a pile or put a higher card at the top of the pile. Anytime you have a face down card on the table from one of your starting seven piles, flip it face up onto its pile. If ever a pile becomes empty, a king is the only card that may be placed into an empty space.
Aces are the only cards that can be played up top above your starting 7 piles. You may play cards of matching suits on top of ace piles, in a single pile of ascending sequential order. Ace, 2, 3, 4 all the way up to king.
You can reveal new cards, three at a time, from the top of the remainder of the deck. Discard the three into a single pile, with the top three cards fanned out to see. The top card of this pile may be played to other piles, but cards may not be added to the deck or discard.
When the deck runs out of cards, flip it over but do not shuffle, and go through it again. If you are playing with Vegas rules, you may only go through the deck a total of 3 times before the cards are permanently left in the discard, otherwise you may go through the deck as many times as you like.
If you get stuck and can’t advance any farther the game is over. Each card in the ace piles is worth 5 points. If you play every card to the top ace piles then you win.