Klondike Help

Klondike is one of the most common of all solitaire card games and is included with the Windows software.


Klondike uses a single deck of 52 cards. 28 cards are dealt initially into 7 tableau piles (columns). The first column is dealt one card, the second two, with seven going to the last column. All cards are face down except the last in each column. The remaining cards are dealt to the Stock.


The object of the game is to build up all cards on the four foundation suits from Ace to King. Each foundation must contain the same suit. When all 52 cards are moved there (13 per foundation), you win the game.


Top cards of tableau piles are available to play to the foundations.

You can build tableau piles by moving cards there in order from highest (King) to lowest (Ace) alternating suit color. More than one card at a time can be moved, so long as they are all in a valid sequence, ie descending with alternating color.

When the last exposed card of a pile is played, the face down card below it (if any) is automatically exposed.

You can only move a King (with any sequence below it) to an empty column.

Cards from the Stock are flipped one at a time (Klondike) or three at a time (Klondike 3) to the Discard Pile. The topmost card of the Discard pile is available for play to the tableau or foundations.

When no more cards remain in the Stock, you may click it and all cards in the Discard pile are placed back in the Stock.

Auto Play

Checking the "Auto Play" check box (in Preferences) will cause the program to automatically play any cards that it can to the foundations.

Input Tips

When dragging a card to another column, you can just drop the card anywhere on the column (not necessarily on the exposed card at the bottom).