Also called Klondike or Patience, Solitaire is a single player game played with a standard 52-card deck of playing cards (without the jokers).
After shuffling the deck, 28 cards are dealt face down to form the tableau which consists of 7 columns of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 overlapping cards from left to right respectively. The topmost card of each column is then turned face up. The remaining cards are placed face down to form the stock.
The objective of the game is to build up four foundations; one for each suit, in ascending order from Ace to King.
As each Ace becomes available it may be transferred to a row above the tableau to start one of the four foundations. The foundations are built up in ascending order to the King. The exposed card of a tableau column may be transferred to a foundation of the same suit if it follows the ascending order or to the exposed card of another column if it forms a descending order of alternating colors, e.g. Red 6 on Black 7 or Black Q on Red K. A complete packed column of face up cards may also be transferred to the exposed card of another tableau column if the join follows the same descending order of alternating colors.
If the movement of a tableau card exposes a face down card, then it is turned face up. When a tableau column is completely cleared out, the space may be filled only by a King or a packed column headed by a King. When no more moves are available from the tableau, the top three cards from the stock are dealt face up, without upsetting their order, to a single waste pile. The top exposed card of the waste pile is always available for play to the foundations or tableau. When the stock has been exhausted, the waste pile is picked up and turned over to form a new stock and the game continues. This procedure is continued until the game eventually blocks or is won.
A variation of the game allows a single card (Draw 1) to be dealt to the waste pile instead of three cards (Draw 3). This can be configured in the deal section of the game Settings which you can find in the menu.