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Solitaire: Play free solitaire card game online

Play Solitaire online for free. Enjoy a modern & stylish version of this classic card game. Play online or download for Windows™, Mac™, Linux™, iOS or Android.

We’ve taken the gameplay you know and love from Microsoft Solitaire and created a modern version, with beautiful graphics and easy gameplay.

Solitaire features unlimited free games, undo's and hints. Toggle sound, set autoplay, turn 3 cards or turn 1 card at a time and much more under settings.

If it’s your first time playing Solitaire or you’re unsure on how to play solitaire, then you can read the rules. If you’re still not sure this solitaire game is for you, please take a look at its features or see how we compare to other online solitaire card games.

We hope you’ll enjoy this free online solitaire card game also known as Patience, Klondike Solitaire or simply Solitaire Classic. If you do, you should try to play our other free solitaire card games Spider Solitaire and Freecell Solitaire.

Free download of Solitaire

Download this classic solitaire card game to your Windows™, Mac™, Linux™, Android or iOS. Always have the game on hand and download Solitaire below.

Solitaire rules: Learn how to play Solitaire

The setup:

The tableau piles are numbered from one to seven. The first pile has one card on it, the second has two and so on. The top card on each tableau is turned face up and the cards below are turned face down. The cards that are left after the cards have been moved to the tableau are placed face down on the stock. Both the waste and the foundations start off without any cards on them.

The objective:

To win in Solitaire, all the cards need to end up in the foundation piles. The foundation piles are ordered by suit and rank. Each foundation has one suit and cards must be placed on the foundation in order (ace, one, two, etc). To get to move cards to the foundations, you can use the moves described below.

Moves:

  • Move cards from stock to waste: You can flip either one or three cards from the stock to the waste. The amount can be configured under settings.
  • Move a card from waste to a foundation: You can move a card from the waste to the foundation if the cards rank and suit is correct.
  • Move a card from waste to a tableau: You can move a card from the waste to the foundation if the cards rank and suit is correct.
  • Move a card from foundation back to the tableau: If need be, you can move a card from the foundation back onto the tableau.
  • Move one or more cards from one tableau to another: You can move one or several cards from one tableau to another if the rank of the first card in the pile is one higher than the tableau you're moving to and the color is opposite of the card being moved.
  • You can move a tableau card onto the foundations: You can do this manually or let it happen automatically. This can be configured under settings.

Time & moves:

The game measures the time and moves it takes to complete the game. You can see the time and moves up in the right corner of the game. You also have the option of turning off tracking of time and moves. You can do this under settings.

Scoring:

The scoring used, is the classic Microsoft Solitaire scoring, used in the Windows™ solitaire card games. You can see a table of the scoring below:

MovePoints
Waste to tableau5
Waste to foundation10
Tableau to foundation10
Turn over tableau card5
Foundation to tableau-15

Moving a card from the waste to the foundation will get you 10 points. If you first move it to a tableau and then to a foundation, then 5 points are added and you’ll receive a total of 15 points. So to receive a maximum score, you should always move cards from the waste to a tableau before moving them to the foundation.

If you want a more detailed explanation of the rules, we recommend the following YouTube video.

Solitaire history: From classic offline Solitaire to Microsoft Solitaire

Solitaire has been around for ages. The earliest printed references to the game date back to 1746. The version of solitaire we know today is more likely to have come about around the end of the 18th century.

Some people speculate that solitaire arose as a form of fortune telling in the Baltic area of Europe. Solitaire became popular in Europe along with fortune telling and in Scandinavian countries, solitaire is known as "Cabale" which is related to cabal, a mystical interpretation of the old testament.

A game called Patience originated in England around the same time as Solitaire. The first mention of the game in English literature has French references, which hints to the theory that the game first originated in France.

In the beginning, there might have been some differences between Solitaire and Patience, but these days, people use the names interchangeably to describe the same game.

Solitaire really saw its popularity spike during the industrial revolution. Many new forms of Solitaire developed in that period. Most popular of them was Solitaire, or Patience and Classic Solitaire as it’s also known, but Spider Solitaire, Freecell Solitaire and Russian Solitaire also became increasingly popular.

It’s not many years since Microsoft hosted the world championship in solitaire, to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of everyone's favorite card game.

And today you don’t even need to download the game to play it. So start a new game and have fun.

Review

The best solitaire game I’ve played online. It even works on mobile and tablets!

Jonathan Moore

Review

Solitaire, Spider or Freecell. They’re all great! Solitaire games worth playing.

Marie Davis

Features: This Solitaire game is packed with features

You won’t find a version of Solitaire that is as feature rich as here on Solitaire Game Center. Turn 3 cards, toggle sounds and much more under settings. If you feel like playing offline, you can always download the app.

The game has a few hotkeys you can use to play faster. Press [N] to start a new game and [H] to show a hint, [U] to undo a move.

Unlimited free game plays

Unlimited free game plays

Enjoy unlimited free game plays in both the online and the offline version of Solitaire game.

Autoplay

Autoplay

Autoplay game when obvious or when won. Options can be turned off and on under settings.

Hints

Hints

Stuck? Click the hint buttons and let the game give you a hint on your next move.

iOS, iPad and Widescreen ready

iOS, iPad and Widescreen ready

This solitaire game is optimized for all sizes. From a mobile screen to a large desktop screen.

Beautiful design

Beautiful design

Enjoy these classic games in a beautiful design, with custom-made cards for mobile and desktop.

Retina ready

Retina ready

All games are optimized for retina. Playing on iOS, iPad or MacBook Retina has never been nicer.

Hotkey controls

Hotkey controls

Do you play a lot of Solitaire? Try out the hotkeys. They’ll help you make moves faster.

Lots of settings

Lots of settings

Control sound, auto-move, deck, animation speed and a lot more under settings.

Unlimited undos

Unlimited undo's

Never be afraid to make a move. Unlimited undo's gives you plenty of room for regret.

Download game for offline play

Download game for offline play

To play offline or always have the game on hand, you can download the game here.

Compare: A comparison of online solitaire card games

We believe we’ve made the best Solitaire game out there. In the table below, you can see how we compare to other online solitaire card games. If you think our game is missing a feature that one of the other card games have, please let us know.

Ever wondered if our Solitaire game is better than .io games or AARP games? Here’s your chance to find out. Some of the most popular solitaire games our there are World of Solitaire, 247 games and MSN free games, but even those can’t stack up against our Solitaire.

Modern designDownload availableLots of optionsMobile friendlyTablet friendly
Solitaire Game CenterYesYesYesYesYes
.io GamesNoNoNoNoNo
AARP GamesNoNoNoNoNo
World of SolitaireNoNoNoNoNo
MSN Free GamesNoNoNoNoNo
Microsoft Solitaire CollectionNoNoNoNoNo
247 GamesNoNoNoNoNo
Freecell 123NoNoNoNoNo
SP GamesNoNoNoNoNo
Greenfelt FreecellNoNoNoNoNo
Churchill SolitaireNoNoNoNoNo
Fairway SolitaireNoNoNoNoNo
24/7 GamesNoNoNoNoNo
Cardgames.ioNoNoNoNoNo
MobilitywareNoNoNoNoNo
Candystand GamesNoNoNoNoNo
SolitrNoNoNoNoNo
Review

Finally a version of Solitaire that works perfectly in all sizes and resolutions.

Michael Odie

Review

Lots of options and great gameplay. This game has it all and it’s free to play!

Janet Larson

Solitaire card games: Try to play one of our other free online games

We’ve made more than just Solitaire, so if you’re tired of playing classic solitaire, why not try one of our other versions. If you have a favorite version of solitaire that we haven’t made yet, please let us know.

Spider game icon

Spider Solitaire

This is one of the world’s most popular version of the solitaire card game. The game is played with 2 decks of cards, unlike Solitaire, which is played with 1. This makes for a more challenging card solitaire experience.

Spider game
Freecell game icon

Freecell Solitaire

This is by many considered to be the most balanced version of all the solitaire card game versions out there. Unlike many of the other versions of solitaire, almost all games can be won. This makes for a much more relaxing solitaire experience.

Freecell game

Contact: Questions and feedback are more than welcome

If you have any questions or feedback to the game, please don’t hesitate to write us at [email protected]. We’re always happy to hear from you, so let us know if you have any ideas for improvements or suggestions for new features.