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FreeCell Solitaire

Stimulate Your Mind With FreeCell Solitaire

Indulge in FreeCell Solitaire and experience a single-player game with mind-stimulating capabilities. I find the process of decision-making in complicated situations a challenge, and you may feel the same, too.

I find that playing FreeCell, while seemingly simple, can demand all my attention. But that isn’t a bad thing. In fact, FreeCell, taking up all your thinking space, is perfect as a boredom-squashing, brain-developing exercise.

FreeCell Solitaire helps me connect better with real-life problems. The efficiency with which you will tackle complicated instances in life with a few FreeCell sessions will change. I have experienced it, and you can too! You will find that winning FreeCell Solitaire games requires sheer skill, not luck. The stress of mysterious face-down cards makes me anxious.

However, with FreeCell Solitaire, your challenge is just as staggering with a revealed deck and no unseen curveballs. If you dislike surprises like me, I believe FreeCell should be your game of choice!

Welcome to the tremendously popular FreeCell Solitaire. A game designed to relieve stress with pure logical challenges.

Are you ready to step into the nostalgic world of FreeCell?

Playing FreeCell Solitaire — Your Layout

FreeCell Solitaire boasts a layout of all face-up cards in a straightforward fashion to invite any basic Solitaire fan. But wait! There’s a challenge to all the openness. This game is all about directing your moves to lead your cards to their foundations. Easy, you think? Look closer at the layout, and you will see that there’s a subtle madness to the simplicity.

  • 1.The Tableau

    The largest section of the layout is the tableau, with 8 columns of stacked cards. A pack of 52 cards in a game is arranged equally in the columns. The first four columns have 7 cards each and the next four columns have 6 cards each. All the cards face-up. Yes, there are no face-down cards to unearth.

    The Tableau
  • 2.Free Cells

    These are space holders that can temporarily hold any cards while you organize your stacks. Don’t just regard these Free Cells nonchalantly. When you start playing, you will wish you had more than just four Free Cells. Moving cards to the Free Cells requires some careful planning. Think a few steps ahead before you decide to move a card to the Free Cell. A thoughtless move could prove a costly mistake. So, beware!

    Free Cells
  • 3.Foundation

    There are four Foundation slots available in Free Cell Solitaire to hold the four suits of your 52-pack of cards. Your Foundation is regarded as the home base for your cards.

    Foundation

No Stockpile. No Wastepile. No Redeals.

There is no Stockpile or Wastepile in FreeCell. This translates to no redeals when accessing a disposable stash of cards. Instead, our trusty UNDO button will be your savior.

King of the Solitaire

Ready to Win Every Time?

  • 1.Your main objective is to move all your cards to the Foundation cells in their respective suits, starting from Ace to its King. These spots are the permanent homes of the cards in your game. Once home, these cards can never leave — A very Hotel California vibe, isn’t it? Every time you free up an Ace to move to the Foundation, you can release a sigh of relief. After all, you’re a step closer to re-organizing the chaotic layout of the columns.

    Your main objective is to move all your cards to the Foundation cells in their respective suits, starting from Ace to its King. These spots are the permanent homes of the cards in your game. Once home, these cards can never leave — A very Hotel California vibe, isn’t it? Every time you free up an Ace to move to the Foundation, you can release a sigh of relief. After all, you’re a step closer to re-organizing the chaotic layout of the columns.
  • 2.You can move cards around the Tableau columns to free up any cards to complete their suit in the Foundation. Cards in the Tableau columns are organized in descending order and in alternating colors and suits. You can either move cards by themselves or as a sequence of up to five cards in alternating colors and in descending order. Freeing up a column makes it an additional space to park cards that you want to free up. Hello, traditional Solitaire fans! It’s your turn to shine.

    You can move cards around the Tableau columns to free up any cards to complete their suit in the Foundation. Cards in the Tableau columns are organized in descending order and in alternating colors and suits. You can either move cards by themselves or as a sequence of up to five cards in alternating colors and in descending order. Freeing up a column makes it an additional space to park cards that you want to free up. Hello, traditional Solitaire fans! It’s your turn to shine.
  • 3.You’re going to need some space to park a card to free up a card behind it. Enter — The Free Cells. The four Free Cells are the perfect hotspots to hold any card temporarily to get to a blocked card. Your choice of card picked to sit in a Free Cell can make your game significantly easy to win or agonizingly hard. Alternatively, your Free Cells can help you move a sequence of cards to another spot on the Tableau columns. The maximum number of cards you can move in a sequence is five cards - Four through the Free Cells and one by itself. Therefore, keeping your Free Cells available is crucial to gameplay.

    You’re going to need some space to park a card to free up a card behind it. Enter — The Free Cells. The four Free Cells are the perfect hotspots to hold any card temporarily to get to a blocked card. Your choice of card picked to sit in a Free Cell can make your game significantly easy to win or agonizingly hard. Alternatively, your Free Cells can help you move a sequence of cards to another spot on the Tableau columns. The maximum number of cards you can move in a sequence is five cards - Four through the Free Cells and one by itself. Therefore, keeping your Free Cells available is crucial to gameplay.

The Challenge

Organize cards on the Tableau in their respective suits, in alternating colors, AND in descending order.

King of the Solitaire

Light-Bulb Tip!

Don’t fear! Our UNDO button will save you in a world where undo’s aren’t possible.

Simple Keyboard Shortcuts

Calling all keyboard fanatics! This one’s for you. Here are your trusty shortcuts for Windows and Apple computers to accommodate your unique playstyle.

Ready to let those sticky fingers fly?

Windows

  • Undo:
    Ctr
    +
    Z
    or
    Backspace
  • Hint:
    H
  • Navigate:
  • Select:
    Space
    (once)
  • Move:
    Space
    in the new spot

Mac

  • Undo:
    delete
    or
  • Hint:
    H
  • Navigate:
  • Select:
    Space
    (once)
  • Move:
    Space
    in the new spot

We’re Cheering Your Every Move!

Engross yourself in the skill-building realm of Free Cell! We’ve built this entire cosmos to nurture your experience.

Winning Tips and Quirky Tricks

  • Move Your Aces and Deuces First

    As soon as they are free, move your Aces and their corresponding Twos (and Threes) to the Foundation. This strategy will free up the rest of your cards to move home as soon as they are free. 

  • Strategy is The Name of The Game

    Remember, the end goal of the game is to organize all the cards on the Tableau into the Foundation. Planning and strategizing a few moves ahead will help you free up jailed cards, free up the Free Cells, and move cards to the Foundation promptly.

  • Your Aces Should Your Main Goal, But That’s Not All

    While freeing up your Aces should be your top priority, remember there are other cards to follow too. Refrain from focusing solely on Aces or a single card and getting locked in the process.

  • Focus On The Goal But Don’t, Too

    While the end goal is to move the cards to the Foundation, moving them all may lock other moves from execution. Limit yourself to moving only the Aces, Twos, and Threes.

  • Our Help is Helpful

    Is your mind foggy after a few games? Use our HINT button to bring clarity.

  • Did you know?

    FreeCell has a winning percentage of 99.999%!

    99.99%
  • Did you know?

    Oregon Health & Science University reported that FreeCell can be used to spot the earliest signs of dementia.

  • Did you know?

    On 2nd August 1991, Stephen Twigg won the Guinness World Record for the fastest Solitaire win of 10 seconds.

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  • Fun Fact!

    FreeCell is derived from the game Eight Off.

  • Fun Fact!

    FreeCell is often used by programmers to test the efficiency and speed of their designed computer programs.

More Power to You!

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