Confinement has caught many people living alone in their homes, making it difficult for them to entertain themselves by playing with friends or family. However, there are games designed for a single participant with which you can distract yourself for long periods of time, such as solitaire. To play solitaire you only need a deck of cards and some patience.
There are several ways to play solitaire, but here we explain the most common one: classic solitaire.
Objective of classic solitaire
Solitaire is about arranging the cards in ascending order based on a seven-column structure.
How are the cards arranged?
-You have to create seven columns and place, from right to left, six cards face down and one card face up:
- Six cards face down and one face up.
- Five cards face down and one face up.
- Four cards face down and one face up.
- Three cards face down and one face up.
- Two cards face down and one face up.
- One card face down and one card face up.
- One card face up.
-The remaining deck will be placed face down and we will draw cards when we cannot make any more moves.
How to play solitaire?
It is important to leave space to form four piles of cards organized in ascending order, which will be completed as long as the corresponding ace has been drawn.
When we have the board organized, we can begin to make moves. These are the rules:
-A minor card must be placed above the major card so that the number of the card below it can be seen.
-You cannot place cards of the same suit or of the same color -if you are not using a Spanish deck together-. That is to say, we must alternate.
-If we cannot make any more moves, we will take three cards from the deck and we will place them where they correspond.
-We can move several cards at the same time and place them on top of another column.
-When a face up card is removed and the face down card is free, we turn the face down card over.
-If an ace comes out, we will put it in one of the four squares and we will place the cards of the same suit that we can in an orderly way.