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Chessboard 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. Chessboard Game Layout

A more intriguing variant of Fortress in which you select the basic card. The game is medium in difficulty, with a 30% chance of winning. It is played with a single deck, and your odds of victory are primarily determined by your talent.

The game is comparable to Beleaguered Castle, Selective Castle, Castles End, Chequers, Lasker, and Morphy.

If you enjoy Chessboard, try original Solitaire, a classic solitaire card game.

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How to play Chessboard Solitaire


4 foundation piles: Build up in suit from the rank of the first card added to the first pile, wrapping from King to Ace if needed, until each pile holds 13 cards.

10 tableau piles: 10 tableau piles that may be built up or down by suit. Only the top card of each pile is playable. Any available card may be used to fill any open space. At the start of the game, the top two piles are dealt six cards apiece, while the remaining piles are handed five cards each.


There are four foundation piles.

Any card may be the first to be moved to an empty foundation pile. This card's rank then becomes the base value for all foundation piles, allowing only cards of the same rank to be played there.

A card may be added to a foundation pile if it is one higher than the pile's previous top card and is of the same suit. As a result, the only card that might be played on a 6 of spades is a 7 of spades.

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


Ten tableau piles of cards, the first two with six cards each and the last eight with five cards each. Every card is dealt face-up.

A card may be added to a tableau pile if it is one higher or one lower than the pile's previous top card and is of the same suit. As a result, the cards that might be played on the 7 of clubs are 6 of clubs or 8 of clubs. You can also play the maximum card on the tableau's foundation card.

Cards on the tableau that are not covered by another card are free to be played onto the foundation or any other tableau pile.

Any card can fill an empty slot in the tableau.

Technically, only one card may be moved at a time, but because super-moves are allowed, we will allow you to move sequences when there are enough vacant tableau columns to achieve the same result with a series of single card movements.