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 used to play solitaire on a computer as a kid, so much that I was very familiar with the rules. One day I tried to play with a real deck of cards and lost

  2. Every app for solitaire klondike, that I have used has some algorithm which is NOT completely random. I’ve played these for years and have never found one with real shuffle randomness. What is the problem?

  3. thank you man ! been trying to play last couple days but my set up was wrong!! love the video straight to the point and helpful!

  4. Vegas rules are CRUEL; I'll give them a try πŸ˜„Only came here because I built a software version and was looking for correct terminology for in game hints. Thanks for the summary!

  5. But you said put the rest of the deck in front of you, face down. Then 2 seconds later there's cards in front of you, face up. I don't get it.

  6. I got two of hearts 😰

  7. Ya thanks 😑😑😑😑😑

  8. Everyone: Wow this is so helpful!Me, who isn't very fluent in english: what did he just say

  9. Sidenote: if you pull cards from the waste pile and there are still no legal moves available, you draw again.

  10. π™π˜Όπ™‰π˜Ώπ™Šπ™ˆ π™π™Žπ™€π™ who has 0.8Γ—10ΒΉ subs says:

    It's fun and games until you run out of moves and you don't see a ran out of moves message on your screen

  11. Am I the only one who is genuinely confused? #1 he says put the deck face down but he’s playing with a face up deck. Where did that deck come from? And #2 he says when the deck runs out flip it and don’t shuffle. But if the deck ran out wth am I flipping and not shuffling??? This is incredibly confusinf

  12. I just bought a deck of Boba Fett playing cards! I’m also buying a Sabacc card set

  13. Nah man this harder than some mathematical calculus problems.

  14. I was pretty sure I remembered the rules but this was the video I was looking for. Went through ALL of the rules in two and a half minutes. This is a great video. Should be the first recommended video for β€œHow to play solitaire”

  15. Your concise instruction is very much appreciated. Able to share with my children what I learned from a child before we played on screens. Useful after latest pour outages. May God bless you & yours in our Lord Jesus' name!

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