How To: Play Freecell (a single person card game)

Play Freecell (a single person card game)

Bored? With only a single deck of cards, keep yourself entertained with this single-person game of strategy.

You Will Need:
• A deck of cards

Step 1: Deal
Deal all of the cards, face up, into eight stacks, placed side-by-side. Arrange the cards so that they are slightly overlapping, cascading top to bottom, and all cards are visible.

Step 2: Leave space for free cells and suit stacks
Leave space above the left cascades for four free cells, to hold cards that you can't use immediately. Leave space above the right cascades for four suit stacks, to build suits in numerical order, from Aces to Kings.

Step 3: Use Aces at end of cascades to start suit stacks
Move any Aces from the ends of cascades to start suit stacks.

Step 4: Build sequences
Move the bottom card in each cascade to another cascade to build alternating number and color sequences and free other cards to grow the suit stacks. For instance, move a red four on top of a black five.

Step 5: Move sequences from one cascade to another
Move the sequences from one cascade to another to continue the alternating number and color pattern. Only move sequential cards and be sure the sequence continues after the move.

Step 6: Move cards to free cells
Move any available card to one of the four free cells if you cannot build suit stacks or move cards. Bring a card from the free cell when you can add it to a suit stack or use it in an alternating sequence.

Step 7: Clear cascades and build suit stacks
Move cards and build sequences and suit stacks until you clear each of the cascades. Use a cleared cascade spot as a new free cell.

Step 8: Continue clearing cascades
Continue moving cards to clear the cascades until all of the suit stacks are built and no more cards are in the free cells.

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