How to play Solitaire Card Game (aka Klondike) -

How to play Solitaire Card Game (aka Klondike)

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Learn the rules to the card game Solitaire quickly and concisely – This visually rich video has no distractions, just the rules.

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The objective of the game is to play all the cards to their sequential matching pile up top. Setup: Shuffle a standard deck of playing cards, without jokers, and going left to right deal 1 card face up then 6 cards face down into single piles. Starting again from left to right, deal one card face up on the second pile and deal one card face down on top of the rest. Repeat this process, always starting from the left most face down pile, until all the piles are systematically filled with a faceup card on top. Set the remainder of the deck face down.

You may do any legal move, in any order, at any time, any number of times. Cards may be played on top of each other, overlapping downward, in descending order alternating between red and black. You can start a column with either red or black. King is high and Ace is low.

You may move face up cards across piles any number of times and you may move chains of sequentially descending, color alternating cards, to new columns any number of times. You may not move a single card from or into the middle of a pile or put a higher card at the top of the pile. Anytime you have a face down card on the table from one of your starting seven piles, flip it face up onto its pile. If ever a pile becomes empty, a king is the only card that may be placed into an empty space.

Aces are the only cards that can be played up top above your starting 7 piles. You may play cards of matching suits on top of ace piles, in a single pile of ascending sequential order. Ace, 2, 3, 4 all the way up to king.

You can reveal new cards, three at a time, from the top of the remainder of the deck. Discard the three into a single pile, with the top three cards fanned out to see. The top card of this pile may be played to other piles, but cards may not be added to the deck or discard.

When the deck runs out of cards, flip it over but do not shuffle, and go through it again. If you are playing with Vegas rules, you may only go through the deck a total of 3 times before the cards are permanently left in the discard, otherwise you may go through the deck as many times as you like.

If you get stuck and can’t advance any farther the game is over. Each card in the ace piles is worth 5 points. If you play every card to the top ace piles then you win.


  1. I wonder if they are going to do spider solitaire next.

  2. Thanks this is the only video which actually teaches me

  3. Why EVERYONE explains the setup so weird? Just make 7 piles of cards. First pile of 1 card, then 2 cards, 3,4,5,6 and 7. Then turn top card from all piles

  4. I just played one game and won it… it's more complicated than clock but easier to win?

  5. I forgot how to play and this video made it even worse

  6. Ok, ima send this to my watch later and forget about it

  7. Softairr means a bad bad bad bad bad bad bad game because the add is mad 😡

  8. how to play al SOLITAIR to kill the time, matatiempos… mejor opcion que leer el diario u opinar de politica como viejo roñoso, indeed

  9. Why am I not getting any notifications of your videos?

  10. You may have a Blue Back Cover Card but I have Red. Is that Normal?

    Edit: You say you need to shuffle Standard Cards but this is Jumbo

  11. still didnt teach me this game is fucking complex

  12. Nice tutorial! I have a few different solitaire options on my channel for people who want to shake it up. Klondike is truly a classic though.

  13. 0:35 "descending order" is too vague. It is strictly consecutive descending order.
    You may not place a black 8 on top of a red K for example..
    1:01 more precisely, you may also move PARTS of chains.
    this standard version never solves. Tried 10 times, every time locked, due to cards face down in the upper right corner.
    Tried with splitting the deck into two piles, lower/upper half, first laying out the lower half then the upper half. Didn't work either.

    Vegas or not, you will get stuck so often you will simply give up.
    The triangle setup is a disaster.

  14. Can i take a card out and put it in the pile where the ace is? If that makes sense

  15. There's also a Draw 1 variant and using Vegas rules on that variant you can only go through the deck once. You can also use a stopwatch to see how fast you can do it on any rule and variant.

  16. Your nice clear instructions are much appreciated.

  17. How to set draw cards one at a time. Not 3 at a time?

  18. Can you make a video on card game Over and Out. It is made by Sequence makers. It a set of cards in a yellow box. Thank you.

  19. This is Klondike Solitaire. There is also Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid and TriPeaks Solitaire.

  20. And the ace piles are called foundation piles.

  21. I liked your video very much. You went slow enough to understand the game . Thank you !

  22. This is the only video that actually taught me how to play that wasn’t 20 minutes long so thank you for a great video!

  23. (Believe it or not) I actually comprehended the rules before this video. I just like reviewing them.

  24. You alwasy learn something new. For example, scoring points at end of the game. Never knew that.

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