FreeCell is a solitaire card game that is typically played with a standard deck of 52 cards. The game involves sorting the deck into four foundation piles, each dedicated to a specific suit (hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades). The objective is to arrange all the cards in ascending order from Ace to King, separated by suit, in these foundation piles.
Rules and Gameplay
The rules of FreeCell are straightforward, but the game requires careful planning and strategic thinking:
- Foundation Piles: The four foundation piles must start with an Ace and build up in ascending order by suit. For example, the first pile may start with the Ace of Hearts and continue with the 2 of Hearts, 3 of Hearts, and so on.
- Tableau Columns: Cards in the tableau columns can be moved in descending order and alternating colors.
- Free Cells: At the top left of the screen, there are four free cells. These cells can hold one card each. You can use these free cells to temporarily store cards, strategically freeing up tableau columns and enabling better moves.
- Moving Sequences: You can move sequences of cards within the tableau as long as there is enough space in the tableau or available free cells.
The game is won when all 52 cards are successfully moved to the foundation piles, following the rules of ascending order and suit. Achieving this requires careful planning and a deep understanding of the game's mechanics.