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FreeCell Solitaire is fundamentality different from most solitaire games in that almost every game can be won. It's been calculated that 99.999% of games are winnable, which is above and beyond the effective win rate for most Patience games.

This leads many people to think that it's an easier card game than most other types of solitaire. A more accurate way to put it would be that it's a strategy-based game, where luck plays a bigger part in games such as Classic Solitaire and Spider Solitaire. But don't be fooled by the fact that almost every game is solvable. Some games are excruciatingly challenging to solve!

The game was first popularized by Microsoft, who packaged the game along with Windows 3.0, and since then, more than 20 billion solitaire games have been played. To this day, it remains one of the most popular Patience games out there, and we can understand why.

We've taken great care trying to modernize this timeless classic. The layout and gameplay remain as it has always been, but the design and animations have been updated, so they feel crisp and modern.

We continually listen to feedback and update the game. If you have any ideas and suggestions, please get in touch with us at [email protected], and we'll look into them. The game was last updated on .

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I am very old, and I play the Daily Challenge each morning. It gives me something to look forward to.

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Rules

The game is played with a standard playing deck containing 52 cards. If you're playing with a real deck of cards, start by making sure that there are no jokers or instructional cards and then shuffle the deck thoroughly. The game is played with all the cards facing up, which adds to the strategic streak the game has.

You're now ready to learn how to play!

How To Play FreeCell Solitaire

Step 1: The game consists of eight rows, also known as tableaus, four foundations, and four free cells (hence the name). Start by laying out the cards on the tableau to prepare the game. The first four tableaus each consists of seven cards, and the remaining four tableaus each have six cards on them. All cards should face up.

Illustration of how to play FreeCell Solitaire

Step 2: Make sure that you leave room above the tableaus for the foundations and the free cells. You'll need this space while playing the game. The cells allow you to temporarily store cards while playing the game, but more on that later.

Illustration of foundation and cells

Step 3: The strategy and goal of the game are very similar to many other Patience games. The goal is to move all cards to the foundations in ascending order, starting from ace and ending with the king. To start off a foundation, you need to move an ace to it.

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Step 4: Generally, it's a good idea to move cards to the foundation whenever possible, with the only caveat being that if you need that card somewhere else in the tableau, it might be best to wait with moving it.

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Step 5: If the opportunity arises, then you can move a card from one tableau to another. The benefit of doing this is that you free up cards below the card you just moved. The card being moved must be one lower and a different color than the card it's being moved to.

Illustration of moving cards between tableaus in Free Cell Solitaire game

Step 6: Once there are no more available moves on the tableau, you can move a card to a free cell. Each cell can hold any card but can only hold one at a time. You can move a card back to the tableau or the foundation at any given time.

The only caveat to using the cells is that it limits how many cards you can move at one time. If you have four empty cells, you can move five cards at a time. If you have three empty cells, you can move four cards simultaneously and so on. It needs to be mentioned that an empty tableau is also counted as an empty cell in this calculation.

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Step 7: If you have an empty tableau, you can move any card or sequence of cards to it.

Illustration of empty tableau move

Step 8: All there's left to do now is to apply all the moves above until you hopefully end up with all the cards on the foundation piles, which means you've won!

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Have fun playing and be sure to check out our tips and tricks on how to win FreeCell. We're rooting for you!

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FreeCell game stuffed with great features

You probably know the old saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". That's been our motto while making this version. We've stayed true to the original version while improving the design, animations, and gameplay.

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Awesome Design

We've optimized the classic design of the game, and the result is a crisp new design with smooth animations and great gameplay. The design has been optimized both for mobile and big desktop screens, so whichever you're playing on, you'll experience optimal gameplay.

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All of the games on our platform are free to play. No matter if you're challenging yourself with a truly random shuffle, the daily challenge, or playing a more leisurely game with the winning deal.

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Get helpful hints

We've all tried being stuck, whether we want to admit to it or not. With helpful hints, you'll always be able to get advice on what your next move should be.

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I like this game so much. It has sharpened my strategic thinking.

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I'm enjoying it very much. It keeps me on my toes.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We've tried to answer some of the most common questions below. If you still have a question after reading through them, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at [email protected], and we'll do what we can to help you.

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We have an App you can download for free. It's available for Windows™, Mac™, Linux™, Android, or iOS. We also have a version available for Amazon Kindle and even for Google Chrome.

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How Do You Play Freecell Solitaire?

You have to get all of the cards onto the foundations to win. The foundations are ordered by suit. The first card to be placed on the foundation is an ace. On top of that, a two, and so forth. Once all the cards are on the foundation, you have won the game. To get all the cards to the foundation, you can use the moves described below:

  • Move one or more cards from one tableau to another: You can move one or several cards from one tableau to another if the rank of the first card in a pile is one higher than the tableau you're moving to and the color is opposite of the card being moved.
  • Move a single card onto an empty free cell: You can move the top card of any tableau to its respective open cell. Make sure the card is of the same suit and one higher than the card on the open cell.
  • Move a card from an open cell: You can move cards from an open cell if that card is one higher than the card you're placing it on..
  • You can move a card from the tableau onto the foundations: You can do this manually or let it happen automatically. This can be configured under settings.

Are All Freecell Games Winnable?

It's almost true that all games are winnable. In fact, 99.999% of games are winnable. In the classic Microsoft version that had 32.000 games, only one game, the infamous game #11982, was unwinnable.