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A Winning Strategy For The Game Of FreeCell Solitaire

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
Author: Boris Sandberg Freecell Solitaire is an extremely addictive Solitaire card game invented by Paul Alfille. It is fun and very skill-dependent. Nearly every game of Freecell Solitaire can be won with perfect play. Only several Freecell deals are known to be unsolvable. This makes Freecell card game much more interesting and popular than Solitaire variations like Klondike, where luck is a large factor in the game. With Freecell, winning depends mostly on skill. You have a better chance of winning if you plan your strategy carefully. Below you will find several simple rules that can help you to win Freecell Solitaire on more regular basis. 1. Examine the tableau carefully before making any moves. It is very important to plan several moves ahead. The obvious moves are not always the best. 2. Make it a priority to free up all the Aces, especially if they are deeply buried behind the higher cards. Move them to the home cells as early as possible. 3. Try to keep as many free cells empty as possible. Be cautious! Once all free cells are filled, you have almost no space to maneuver. And your ability to maneuver is the key to this game. Make sure you have no alternative before placing any cards in the free cells. 4. Try to create an empty tableau pile as soon as possible. Empty tableau piles are more important than free cells. Each empty tableau can be used to store an entire sequence instead of a single card. And it doubles the length of an ordered sequence of cards that can be moved from one tableau to another. (If the long sequence move involves both empty tableaus and free cells, it is often called supermove.) 5. If it is possible, fill an empty tableau space with a long descending sequence that begins with a King. 6. Do not to move cards to the home cells too quickly. You may need these cards later to maneuver lower cards of other suits. Some Freecell Solitaire deals are solvable very quickly, while others take more time to solve. Replaying the same shuffles in a number of different ways will allow completing the most difficult ones. The more you play the more games you are able to complete. Continue to practice using the strategy above and soon you will find yourself achieving better results and enhancing your enjoyment of playing Freecell Solitaire. Article Source: ArticlesBase.comA Winning Strategy For The game Of FreeCell Solitaire

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Spider Solitaire – a winning strategy

Saturday, August 29th, 2009
Author: Boris Sandberg Spider Solitaire is one of the most popular Solitaire card games in the world. It is often named Classic Solitaire game and “the King of all Solitaires”. Spider Solitaire is a lot of fun and has to be learned like any other game. At first glance, this challenging and time-consuming game seems to be too complicated. But spider Solitaire is a very easy game to play once you get the hang of it. Not every game of Spider Solitaire can be won, but you have a better chance of winning if you plan your strategy carefully. Below you will find some simple rules that can increase your chances of winning Spider Solitaire. 1. Build sequences of cards by following suit Whenever you have a choice, prefer builds in suite (“natural builds”). Natural build may be moved as a unit to be built elsewhere. This allows you to expose a hidden face down card, which you may now turn over, or expose an empty pile. 2. Try to expose hidden cards whenever possible Uncovering hidden cards leads to a new set of possible moves. Besides, it is a way to get empty pile. 3.Try to make empty piles as early as possible Move cards from tableaus that have fewer cards. Use empty piles as temporary storage when rearranging cards sequences into “natural” builds as far as possible. Move cards to empty spaces to turn over more cards. 4. Build on higher cards first Among the “out of suit” builds, start with those of highest rank. The reason for this is apparent. You can not move “out of suit” build as a unit to another pile. So this build is of no use except as a temporary storage for cards from other piles. If we start with low card, the build will be finished with an Ace very quickly and then it will be useless. Starting from higher cards allows us to get maximum advantage from it. 5. Get as many cards exposed and arranged in suit order as possible before dealing the next 10 cards from the stock Otherwise your chances of winning are significantly reduced. 6. As soon as you remove a suit, arrange the remaining cards into “natural builds” Use empty piles as temporary storage when rearranging cards. Spend some time practicing this strategy and soon you will find yourself beating Spider Solitaire faster and more often.

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Flower Garden Solitaire

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
Object of the game:   To build up four columns in suit ending in the King card.  With Flower Garden solitaire only one card can be moved at a time. This version of solitaire relies heavily on skill. When you first begin Flower Garden solitaire your screen may look like this:

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There are a few other versions that may look different but the game is still played the same. First you will need to find and retrieve all of your Aces.  As some of the Aces are behind some of the other cards they may be hard to get to since you can only move one card at a time. When you move a suit you do not need to worry about the colors, regardless of suit a card can be placed on any suited card.  You may not move a whole column at any time throughout this game, regardless of if you have it built in the correct order. The game is called Flower Garden because the cards are meant to look like a bouquet.  Once you have your Aces in the foundations you can start to build the rest of your suited cards.  Only the top card in the columns can be moved so patience is needed when you play this game.  You can also pull suits from the column of cards underneath the foundations.

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Continue to move the suits up in to the columns, double clicking on the card will send the suit you choose up to one of the columns.   Once a foundation has been cleared you can move an available King card.  Once you move a King to an empty column you can then build that foundation and also move cards up to the columns in order to win your game.

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Cruel

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
The objective is to move all the cards to their foundations built up rank and suit from Ace to King. When you begin your screen may look like this.  You want to start building foundations in order of suit and rank but you can only move one card at a time.  This game requires skill and patience.  It is not easily won. image0012 When moving a suited card you can only move it the same suited card.  You must move the same colored suited card as well.  If you can no longer make any plays you can re-deal your cards into sets of 4.   You will find that you will use the stock to reshuffle your cards very often. You can reshuffle the cards by clicking on the stack in the stop left corner. image0042 When you find a card that you are able to move you may find that there is a card underneath that can be used BUT cannot be moved due to you can only move one card at a time.  For instance, you could have 3 movable cards:  a 3, 4 and 5 but when you move the 3 you find a 6 card that you can no longer use since you have moved your cards to cover the 5 suit.  At that point you can try and continue to play if you have some other cards to move or you will have to re-shuffle your cards again. Continue to uncover the cards and you will soon be able to move suited cards up to their foundations. image007 You will soon build your foundations and there will be empty spaces within your columns.  You may not place cards there which makes the game a little bit harder to play but that is where the skill comes in to play. image011 At this point you have pretty much aced the game.  Continue to uncover your cards and before you know it you have won!

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Baker’s Solitaire

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
The objective is to move all your suited cards to the right starting from Ace and ending with King. In this version of solitaire you can place the same color card on top of another.  For example you may place a red Queen on top of a red King. You may only move one card at a time rather than moving a column as you would in traditional solitaire. (Use caution when choosing which cards to move as after you have moved you are unable to move that card back.) When you start the screen will look like this: image0011 Try and find all your Aces and move them to the right hand columns. As you come upon cards that you can move to their respective foundations on the right, you can simply click that card and it will automatically be moved to the correct pile on the right hand side. Remember you can move a black suited card to another black suited card as same color suited cards are not an issue with this game.  Keep in mind that you can only move one card at a time rather than a column of cards. Take time to look at your deck.  You want to make sure any card you move to get to an Ace or a card you need will not end the game for you.  If there is an empty column you are unable to move any cards there, such as in the original solitaire game. Even though you have all your Aces moved and cards are available to move you still may be stuck: image0031 If you run out of suits to move you may have to start over again until you can get all the cards moved. Try and build up each column as much as possible using the King card. As you dwindle down your cards you will be able to get through the game quicker and all the moves will become easier.  This game takes some skill and a lot of patience.   Congratulations, you’ve won! image005

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Aces Up

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

The objective of Aces Up is to move all suited cards EXCEPT the Ace to the foundation stack.  Check for any cards of the same suit, for example the 3 of diamonds and the 8 of diamonds.  You can move the lower of these two suits to the foundation stack by double clicking the card you want to move. image001

·         Once the 3 of diamonds is in the foundation stack, you can also move the 8 of diamonds to the stack. ·         Once you have no more moves, click on the deal stack to get a new batch of cards.

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Continue to eliminate cards of the same suit from lowest to highest rank, keep in mind that you can’t eliminate the Aces.

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·         If you have an empty column, you can move any top card to that column provided the move can be made. ·         The best move to make is to get an Ace card to the top of the column. ·         You can only move the Ace card if it is sitting on top of the column, not placed underneath another card. ·         Remember, the object of the game is to move all cards EXCEPT the Aces to the foundation pile.

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·         The game is over and you have won if you can get all cards to the foundation pile and have the remaining 4 aces sitting in each column. ·         There is no re-deal in this game, once you have gone through your initial stack of cards, you must play with what you have. ·         You lose if you have more than the 4 Aces remaining on the table.

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