FreeCell is a solitaire card game, but unlike most other versions, it allows players to see all of the cards in their hands from the very beginning of the game.


The objective of the card game known as FreeCell is to transfer all of the cards from the tableau to the foundation while making strategic use of the four free cells, which are also referred to as the reserve and serve as a kind of temporary storage. The bases need to be constructed using elements of the same suit and in ascending sequence, beginning with the ace and working up to the king. In order to claim victory in the game, each and every card from the tableau must be eliminated.


The top card of each tableau pile is revealed, and each pile receives one card from the same deck, for a total of 52 cards. The four tableau piles to the left of the dealer position each have seven cards, whereas the four tableau piles to the right of the dealer position each have six cards. There are four empty cells located in the upper left corner, as well as four foundation piles (top right).


How do I set up and use FreeCell?

There are eight tableau piles, four free cells, and four foundation piles in FreeCell. One deck's 52 cards are dealt face-up into the eight tableau piles. The four tableau heaps on the left each receive seven cards, while the four tableau piles on the right each get six cards.

Why am I unable to shift stacks in FreeCell?

In FreeCell, the default restriction is that you can only move one card at a time. You may, however, shift card sequences at the same time by exploiting free cells and empty tableau columns. Computer versions of FreeCell automatically assess if moving a certain stack of cards is permitted, making playing FreeCell on a computer much more convenient than playing with physical cards. The number of cards you may move at once is determined as (1 + number of empty vacant cells) * 2^(number of empty tableau columns).

How many FreeCell games exist?

A deck of cards may be shuffled 52! times (52 factorial), which is about 8x10^67. Some of these transactions are similar (for example, changing two columns), resulting in about 1.75x10^64 distinct transactions. It is impossible for a single individual to play all of them in a single lifetime. Assuming a transaction takes 5 minutes on average, 1 billion players playing nonstop for 100 years would only be able to complete 1.05x10^16 distinct transactions.

How to Play:

Use the mouse.