The term solitaire refers to a group of tabletop one-player games. The solitaire puzzle game is usually played with cards. However, in some cases, it is played with dominoes. This game requires a lot of concentration because achieving the objective is not an easy task. This post looks at the solitaire game, its objective, rules, and how to play.
What is the objective of the game?
The objective of solitaire is quite simple but not easy to achieve. All you have to do is create a pile of cards in ascending order. The list has to start with the Ace card and end with the King card. You have to complete four piles (one per suite). The piles are known as foundation piles. Thus to achieve the objective, you have to move all the cards from the tableau and the stockpile to create the piles. It is worth noting that there are different variations of solitaire. However, the object is the same in all of them
Rules of the game
The rules of solitaire are almost as simple as its objectives. First, the game can only be played by one person. There isn’t a variation of solitaire where more than one person is allowed to play. The game also features a standard 52 deck pack of cards. The card ranks are; K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A. The most important rule of the game is that you cannot win until you reach the objective.
How to deal
Like all card games, the first thing you have to do is deal with the cards. Since it is a computer game, you do not have to deal with the cards manually. All you have to do is flip the first card on the stockpile to face up on the tableau. From there, you have to deal another half dozen cards. These six cards have to face down in like with the first card. Doing this will create a seven-column table which is required for playing. As mentioned earlier, you need to move the tableau and stockpile cards to achieve the game’s objective.
Once you have the tableau, you can deal one card face up on the remaining columns. You have to do this one by one. At this time, the first column will contain one card flipped upwards and six cards facing down.
It is worth noting that there are only two acceptable methods of dealing cards from the stockpile.
- You can flip the cards, either one or three at a time.
- You can deal three at a time (the most common method)
After the steps mentioned above, you have to continue moving the cards around the board to build a complete foundation pile. You do this by layering the solitaire cards of the opposite colour on top of each other.
Solitaire is one of the most popular cards or puzzle games in existence. It originated in Germany and has since then gained popularity globally. Its popularity can be attributed to the fact that it is fun, and playing the game offers many psychological benefits.