Freecell Solitaire is the most challenging solitaire game which requires many strategies involved. Build up the foundations from Ace to King for each suit.
The cards’ setup
The standard in this game consists of 52 cards with 4 suits without Joker, an Ace and a King. The layout of the deck has 3 parts including the Tableau, the Foundation and the Freecell
- The Tableau: The section in the centre of the deck is the tableau. It consists of 8 columns of cards. The right four columns have seven cards while the left four columns have six cards.
- The Foundation: Four open spaces on the top right of the screen are the Foundation.
- The Freecell: Four empty spaces on the top left of the screen are the Freecells
Like the game Classic Solitaire Deluxe, the goal of this game is to move all cards from the tableau to the foundation. Each foundation must be stacked in ascending order(starting with Aces and ending with Kings) and in a suit.
To do that you must follow the below instructions:
- Step 1: Rearrange the cards on the tableau: You can move the top card or a stack of cards from one column to another one as long as this card or the bottom card of this pile must be one number lower than the target card. Moreover, their colours must be different. However, keep in mind that the number of ordered cards you can move is limited. It depends on the number of empty free cells + 1. For instance, if you have three empty free cells left, you can move 4 cards. Similarly, if all free cells is full, you can transfer only one card. Besides, if there is any open space on the tableau, you can fill it with any card.
- Step 2: Utilize the free cells to restore the card while playing: Each free cell can hold only one card at a time. Therefore, you have to consider carefully before moving a card to the free cell.
- Step 3 Move the card from the tableau to the foundation: If there is an Ace available, move it to the foundations immediately. After that, you can transfer other cards in order.
- Step 4: Use the Undo button when necessary: Whenever you regret your move, you can click the Undo button on the bottom left of the screen to reverse your last move. As the game doesn’t limit the number of times to use it, you can undo your move as many times as you like.
Some strategies to win Freecell Solitaire
The Freecell Solitaire is the hardest game at Free Solitaire. Therefore, if you are a master of solitaire, challenge yourself with it now. Here are some useful tips which help you win the game easily.
- Check the tableau carefully before making any move: At the start of the game, you need to analyze the layout first. Try to locate the position of Aces and low cards which are buried underneath the tableau. After that, build your own plan on how you’ll move the cards. Of course, you can change your plan while playing. However, an initial strategy is really important.
- Create an empty column on the tableau as early as possible: Actually, empty columns are more beneficial than free cells. It can hold a descending sequence of cards with alternating colours, so you can use it as temporary storage.
- Attempt to keep the free cells empty: Because the number of empty free cells is related to the number of ordered cards you can move on the tableau. Therefore, you should keep the free cells empty as long as possible in order to move a longer card sequence.
- Try to free Aces: Aces are the starting cards in each foundation, so they are essential. If you see your Aces buried deep by other cards of higher ranks, you should free them as quickly as possible and then move them to the foundation.