Online FreeCell Solitaire

WinPuzzles Online FreeCell Solitaire

How to play FreeCell Solitaire?

FreeCell Solitaire is an “open” solitaire meaning that all the cards are dealt face up at the start of the game.

• Cards are dealt into eight tableau piles. Above the tableau piles, there are four cells on the left and four foundation piles on the right.
• As aces become available, they are relocated to the foundations.
• Playable cards include the top cards of tableau piles as well as cards from cells.
• When building tableau heaps, you can alternate the color of each pile.
• At any given time, only one card can be moved.
• Any tableau pile’s top card can be moved to any cell.
• Each cell can only have one card.
• When possible, cards in the cells can be rearranged to the foundation piles or returned to the tableau piles.
According to the regulations, you can only move one card at a time. However, suppose there are enough empty tableau and empty cells. In that case, online versions of Solitaire will enable you to relocate a full or partial build because you could have gotten the same result by temporarily moving the extra cards into the empty tableaus.

How to score FreeCell?

50 points for each card played to a foundation.

-5 points for each move (except to a foundation).

-100 points if a card played from a foundation back to a column or cell.

-25 points for an undo. If you complete the game before the allotted time, you score a bonus of 15 points per second left.

What’s the difference between Klondike and FreeCell?

  1. FreeCell presents you with four free spaces or cells which can be used as a temporary warehouse for single cards you intend to deploy later or for cards that you’re trying to get out of your way.
  2. Unlike Klondike where an empty column had to be filled in with a king, FreeCell allows players to fill the space with any single card or run of cards.
  3. You can’t take back a card you throw into the pile in FreeCell, so be dead sure you won’t need that goodie again before sending it off!

What is the fewest number of moves in FreeCell?

45 moves is the average minimum.