Pan for gold with this most popular form of Solitaire.
On July 17, 1897, the steamer Portland sailed into Seattle with a ton of gold from Alaska. News of its arrival sparked one of the greatest gold rushes in history as thousands trekked to the remote, frozen north in search of wealth and fame.
To pass the time, the miners played a card game that became the classic version of Solitaire that we know today. The goal is to build four ascending sequences of cards of the same suit, stacked from the lowest (ace) to the highest (king). Accomplish this task and you've struck gold.
The goal of Klondike is to overturn all the cards on the table and move them onto the stacks on the top right sorted in order into their respective suits.
Any face up cards on the draw deck or at the bottom of a column may be moved to a completed stack at the top right of the screen. The first card in a stack must be an Ace followed by a 2 of the same suit, followed by a 3, 4, etc.
Clicking on the draw deck will overturn cards. The topmost of the overturned cards may be moved to a completed stack (see rules above) or to the bottom of a column (see rules below).
There are seven columns of cards taking up most of the table. Only face up cards on these columns may be moved. A card may be added to the bottom of a column as long as the value of the card is one less than the column's bottom card and the color is switched.
eg. Only a red 5 may be added to a column whose bottom card is a black 6.
An empty column can have a King moved into it. If all the face up cards in a column have been moved, then the bottom face down card is flipped over. Finally, a stack of face up cards in a column may be moved to another column as long as the card at the top of the stack has the opposite color and a value one less than the card at the bottom of the column to which it is being moved.
eg. A stack (red 7, black 6, red 5, black 4) may be moved to a column whose bottom card is a black 8.
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