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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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Playing An Online Card Game Can Lead To More Fun Than You Think!

Sunday, June 28th, 2009
Author: Brooke Hayles Are you feeling bored? Well, if you are someone who loves playing card games you can get rid of your boredom by playing an online card game. There are a variety of games on the internet designed for all: for those who play for entertainment as well as the game addicts. Whether you opt to play a single-player game or a multi-player game, the options are limitless. Unlike some offline card games like Solitaire, Freecell and Hearts the online card games are included with numerous options to explore and come with attractive graphics. Don’t think that you can only play with the computer as your partner. These days with online card games, playing with another person online is also possible. Some games also require partnerships, which is when you pair-up with another player and play with another pair of players. It’s not that difficult to play an online card game. These games come with instructions as to how to make your moves, rules to follow and the method of playing. It’s always a good idea to read the instructions before you begin! Here are some of the famous online card games available: Hearts: In this game, you have to avoid having card piles containing Hearts. This is because each heart is worth one penalty point and the queen of spades is worth 13 penalty points. All other cards have no value. The winner is the one with the lowest score. Blackjack: This is one of the popular online card games played. Here you’ll have to create higher points than the dealer but not exceeding 21. There are different points for different cards. Kings, queens and jacks carry 10 points. Aces may carry points from 1 to 11. Gin Rummy: This game is all about matching the cards according to the suits and numbers. There are different matches you can do such as three queens, or 2, 3, and 4 of spades. Poker: Here you’ll have to bet the cards in your hand. You are the winner if your bet is right. Some offer points to the winner while a few offer money. If you choose to play with a human competitor, you’ll have the opportunity of chatting with your opponent online. This is really great for people who wish to build up social interaction. You’ll be playing with people from all over the world and get to converse with people from different countries. If you’re playing with an opponent for winnings, you can make good money for winning the game. Playing a multiplayer game is quite challenging but single player games are no less fun. That’s the great thing about online card games; the choice is yours because there are so many varieties of games you can play. There are numerous sites which offer you the opportunity to play online card games. Some of them are as follows: gamehouse.com: Here you’ll find numerous card games with different themes. The games include Pyramid Solitaire, Puzzle Solitaire, timed Turbo Solitaire and many more. Play.yahoo.com: This is the game site of yahoo. It offers different games like spades, pyramids, poker etc. Zone.com: This is an msn game site and offers card games like spades, Solitaire, poker, Hearts and many more. Pogo.com: This site offers card games like Solitaire, Hearts, spades etc. game.com: This is a game site from AOL and offers a variety of games. These are just a few. There are many more sites you can find by doing a little research. Online card games are a good pastime for all. Be it for winning money or entertainment, just go online. Summary: It’s not that difficult to play an online card game. These games come with instructions as to how to make your moves, rules to follow and the method of playing. It’s always a good idea to read the instructions before you begin! Article Source: ArticlesBase.comPlaying An Online Card Game Can Lead To More Fun Than You Think!

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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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Classic Solitaire

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
The object of this card game is start from the Ace card and end with the King card while alternating between the red and black cards.   By double clicking the appropriate card you will start to stack the cards up in the empty slots above.  There are four slots that you will need to fill up. Once you have clicked on a card and sent it up to the open and available slot another card will take its place.  You can also click and drag one card to another within the stack as long as it follows with the guidelines of the game.  When you first start your game the screen will look like this: image0014 You are dealt seven cards horizontally with the card to the far left facing up you will want to find an Ace card to put up in the first empty slot.  The next card you want to find will have to be the opposite color and be a 2 card, following that card will be 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, and then K.  You will still have the other stacks that you can use to hold cards while you search or what you need.  Try to find all the Ace cards first.   Once you have found a few Aces the screen will look like this: image008 Once a column has been cleared you can click and drag a stack to an empty column.  It can only be a King card though.   If you are unable to make a move with the cards in the stacks you can flip a card from the stack in the upper left corner.  You will get 1 cards at a time. image008 Continue to flip through the cards until you find a card you can use to build from the Aces.  Remember you may not find any cards you can use which means you can no longer continue with the game.  Once you start to stack the cards your screen should start to look like this: image010 Once you start to start to uncover the cards you need your game will become easier to play.  Once you’ve found all the cards you need you will no longer get any cards from the deck to choose from and you’re pretty sure to win at this point.  But remember, you may need that one card that you are unable to get to! image013 Now that you’ve used all the cards in your deck all you need to do is double click on the appropriate card and start stacking all the cards up in the columns in the upper right part of your screen: image015 You WIN! image017

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Klondike Solitaire

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
Klondike solitaire is very similar to classic solitaire.  The object of this game is to stack all the cards in the ascending order from Ace to King.  When you stack the cards they must be in opposite colors each time. When you first start your game you want to try and find as many Ace cards as you can, usually the first one can be hard to find and sometimes it’s one of the first cards you see. Once you find an ACE card you can double click it and it will be sent up to one of the 4 columns in the upper right hand corner:

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Once you find an Ace you can start building your stacks.  (Remember they have to be in opposite colors and ascending from the Ace card to the King card.) You can start adding cards in each column as well, you can click and drag stacks to other columns as long as they are in the correct order and color.

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Even though you can stack some columns with the correct cards you may get stumped.  Sometimes there are no available moves left and you will have to restart your game. You can also go through the deal stack in the upper left hand corner to try and find cards to use.

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When you have gathered most of the Aces and are able to add cards to the stacks in the upper right corner the game will become easier to win. You will soon run out of cards from the deal stack and then piling your stacks up will be a breeze. Once you have been dealt all the cards you can double click the cards and add them to the column in the upper right hand corner.  Make sure you click each card in the right order. Once they are all added you have aced the 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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