Klondike (1 card)

Klondike Solitaire

Solitaire is also known as Klondike or Patience. There are two versions known as one card and three card respectively depending on how many cards are taken from the Stock at one time.

This is the one card version of Klondike Solitaire. The three card version is here.

Objective of Klondike Solitaire

The games objective is to build each Foundation by ascending suit, from Ace to King.

How to Play Klondike Solitaire

The cards are dealt into seven piles. The first pile has one card, the second two cards, the third three cards and so on up until seven cards. The top card of each pile is face up.

There is a stock pile (top left), a waste pile (second left) and four foundation piles.

The remaining cards are placed (face down) to form the stock (top left).

Any movable card (a card which is face up) can be placed on a higher card on the tableau of different colour. So a Red Nine could be placed on a Black Ten.

The cards can be moved as a group from the tableau piles onto the Foundations or onto another tableau pile - some versions only allow all the cards on a Tableau pile to be moved at once.

Only Kings can be used to fill an empty Tableau place.

When an Ace is revealed, it is placed as the Foundation Base.

The Foundations in Klondike

There are four Foundations (marked with Aces on the top right of the screen).

The Stock in Klondike

In this version, the top card only from the Stock is dealt face up to the Waste Pile. There is a slightly more difficult Klondike variation. In this variation, three cards are dealt at once from the Stock to the Waste Pile.

The top card from the Waste Pile is available for play.

When the Stock is empty, and the Waste Pile full, the waste pile is (second left) once again becomes the Stock.

There may or may not be a limit on the number of times that this is allowed depending on personal preference.

This version is nice and easy, allowing you to replace the Stock with the Waste 99 times.

How do you lay out Klondike Solitaire

Klondike is laid out as above. The Stock Pile is positioned on the top left of the screen, with the Waste Pile to its direct right. The Four Foundation on the right hand side are marked with faced Aces.

Variations of Klondike Solitaire

A variation of the game allows a single card to be dealt to the waste pile instead of three.

Related games

Athena, Klondike (one card deal), Klondike (three card deal)