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Klondike solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Kingsdown Eights | Klondike by Threes >>

Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.

Build the 7 piles of the layout down in alternating suit color. Any number of cards from the top of a pile can be moved. Empty piles can be filled with a king.

Turn over 1 card at a time from the deck, playing the top card to other piles when you can.

Redeal as often as you wish, returning the waste pile back to the deck.

Also known as: Canfield, Chinaman, Demon, Fascination, Triangle

Variations: Agnes Bernauer, Klondike by Threes, Thumb and Pouch, Whitehead, Yorktown

To many people, this is 'solitaire'. Named after the gold rush of 1896-99, it has become the most popular solitaire game.

The original rules do not allow any redeals, nor partial piles to be moved. You could move the entire pile, as well as the top card in some descriptions. It has become common to allow these.

Rules source: Solitaire and Patience, George Hapgood (Canfield) ~ Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure (Canfield) ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold

Klondike solitaire
This is one of 8 layouts for Klondike in Solitaire Forever II.

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