The different piles

There are three different types of piles in FreeCell Solitaire, which are as follows:

  • The Free Cells: The four piles in the upper left corner, where you can put any card in each of four.
  • The Foundations: The four piles in the upper right corner according to the 4 different suits.
  • The Tableau: The eight piles that make up the main table.

The setup

The Tableau piles are number 1 to 8, piles 1-4 contains 7 cards in each and rest of the piles contains 6 cards with each. The foundation and free cells are empty.

The objective

When you get all the cards on the foundation according to the rank of cards in their respective suits. Once you put all the cards with order Ace 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Jack Queen King, You will win the game. To do so, here are some moves below to help you.

Allowed moves

  • Move one or more cards from one Tableau pile to another. 

When you want to move the top card of the any pile, find the higher ranked card with different color on the top of the other pile. For instance, you could move a red 4 onto the black 5. If the top cards of the tableau pile are orders, such as black 8, red 7 and black 6, then you can directly click on the 8 to move it to the red 9.

In CONDITION, there is a limitation of how many cards you can move it together. Simple rule is Number of empty cell and Empty Tableau +1. So it means if you have 2 empty free cells, you can move three cards together. If you have 4 empty free cells, you can move 5 cards on the Tableau. Moving more cards together is just a convenience the game provides. In the suggestive sense, you should always move at a time. But if you have more empty cells, you can move more cards together.

So you can move cards n+1. If you have an empty Tableau pile, you can move any card here.

  •  Move a single card onto a Free Cell. 

You can move any single card at a time to Free cell from the foundation piles of Tableau.

  •  Move a card from a Free Cell. 

If you want to move a card from Free Cell to foundation, then the card from the Free Cell must be from the same suit, and it should be one rank higher than the top card of the Foundation pile.

When you want to move the card to the Tableau pile, the top card of the Tableau pile should be one rank higher and of different color. For example, if you want to move Red 8 from them Free Cell to Tableau pile. Then there must be top card Black 9 in the pile of Tableau.

  • You can move a Tableau card onto the Foundations. 

If you want to move the card from Tableau pile to Foundation pile, you can simply drag the top card to its designated foundation, or can double-click on the card, and it will go by itself.

When the Free Cell become empty and all the cards are arranged into 4 piles, each of the pile has descending ordered cards with alternate colors red/black respectively, Bang! All the piles of Tableau will be empty automatically as you have won the game.


  • You can Undo your moves as many times as you like. 

Though the game offers unlimited undo, each undo is counted as a new move. If you want to win the game, then make sure you keep count of you undo moves and try to win with as few moves as possible. 

Time and Moves

The time shows during game is to check your score. How long you take to finish the game with your each move you played. This will help you to compete you with your previous high score.