Play Bristol Solitaire Online for Free (No Signup Required)

Bristol is a fun Solitaire variation and is free to play online. A feature-rich full-screen card game with daily challenges, winnable deals, hints, and undo's. Bristol Game Layout

Albert Morehead and Geoffrey Mott-Smith created a game with three garbage piles. The game is simple, with a 95% chance of winning. It is played with a single deck, and your odds of victory are primarily determined by your talent.

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How to play Bristol Solitaire


4 foundation piles: Build up in any suit from Ace to King.

8 Fans: Build down to 8 fans regardless of the suit. Only the top card of each pile is playable. There are no empty spaces.

Stock: Turn over three cards at a time, one to each garbage pile, from the stock. There are no second chances.

3 waste piles: Each trash pile's top card is ready for play.


There is one foundation pile.

Any ace in the foundation may be transferred to any vacant pile.

If a card is one higher than the former top card of the pile and of any suit, it may be added to the foundation pile. As a result, the only card that might be played on an 8 is a 9. There can be no more than 13 cards in a pile.

Cards cannot be taken from the foundation after they have been placed.


Splayed downhill, eight tableau piles of three cards each. Every card is dealt face-up.

A card may be added to a tableau pile if it is one lower than the pile's previous top card and of any suit. As a result, the only card that could be played on an 8 is a 7.

Cards on the tableau that are not covered by another card can be played onto the foundation or any non-empty tableau pile.

The tableau's empty spaces may not be filled.

Only one card may be moved at a time; sequences are not permitted.

Stock and waste:

There are three garbage piles and the remaining cards make up the stock.

When you click on the stock, one card from the stock is dealt to the garbage. There can only be one trip through the stock.

The top waste cards can be played to any non-empty tableau pile or foundation.