The goal of the solitaire Game is to remove all of the cards from the tableau, which is the main playing area. The game is usually played with one deck of cards but can be played with two decks if desired.
The setup of Solitaire.
Solitaire can be played with either a regular deck of 52 cards or a special solitaire deck consisting of 54 cards. If using a regular deck, two jokers are typically added as wildcards. The game is set up by first shuffling the deck, then dealing out 28 cards face-down in a row from left to right. These 28 cards form the tableau.
The remaining cards are placed face-up next to the tableau in a stack, forming the stock. The top card of the stock is turned over and placed beside the stock, forming the waste pile. Play then begins with the player turning over any face-up card in the tableau and placing it on top of another face-up card in the tableau if it creates a valid move. A valid move consists of moving a card that is one higher or lower than the top card on the waste pile, regardless of suit. For example, if an Ace is on top of the waste pile, either a King or Two may be moved on top of it. Once there are no more valid moves available in the tableau, the player draws one card from the stock and places it on top of the waste pile. This process continues until either all face-down cards in the tableau have been turned over (at which point play ends), or until there are no more moves available (at which point play also ends).
Once play begins, valid moves must be made whenever possible—that is, whenever there is an uncovered card that can be moved to uncover another card (or group of cards). There are no restrictions as to how many times a particular uncovered card may be moved during a turn; however, only one specific type of move may be made per turn: either drawing from stock OR making moves within the tableau itself (i.e., you cannot both draw from the stock and make moves within your layout during a single turn—you must choose just one or the other). When making moves within your layout itself (turning over new cards or moving existing ones around), you may move as many individual cards as you like—just remember that each separate movement counts as your “one move” for that turn! Also, keep in mind that you are trying to rearrange your layout so that all revealed cards end up sorted by suit in ascending order (from Ace to King) along four different foundation piles located off to one side
Once all face-down cards have been turned over and there are no more moves available—or when you have successfully arranged all revealed cards into sorted sequences along your foundation piles—congratulations! You have won the card game!