This article contains everything you need to know about Arkadium’s Classic Solitaire Game.

Use the list below to navigate specific topics about Classic Solitaire.

How to play

Please watch the video below to learn more about Arkadium's Classic Solitaire gameplay.


Goal. The goal of classic solitaire is to move each of the cards to the four foundations found on the top right of the game.

Decide how many cards you want to draw. Before starting the game you have the option of drawing one or three solitaire cards. Three will make the game more challenging, while one is better for beginners.

Flip a card to find its value. Click on a face-down solitaire card to flip it face up and see its value.

Drag cards onto cards of opposite color and suit. You should click and drag a card onto any card of an opposite suit and color. 

The card you drag needs to be one rank lower than the one you’re placing it on — for example, you can drag an eight onto a nine). 


NOTE: Aces are considered the lowest value cards, while Kings are the highest


Draw cards by clicking on the deck. Click on the deck in the upper left corner to draw cards.

Double click aces to add them to card foundations. Drag or double click aces to add them to one of the four card foundations that can be found in the upper right corner of the game. Aces need to be at the top of the card pile.

Add kings to empty stacks. Kings can be dragged to empty card stacks. Kings need to be at the bottom of the card foundations.

Fill the foundations by suit & in ascending order. The goal is to fill the four foundation stacks with cards separated by suit and arranged in order of value, from lowest to highest (Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, jack, queen, king).


General scoring. There are several possible situations in this game:

  • Transfer of a card from the tableau, when a new card is revealed: 15 points
  • Transfer of a card from the tableau, when a new card is not revealed: 10 points
  • Transferring a card from the stock pile to a foundation pile: 10 points
  • Transferring one card under another (and also to an empty space): 5 points
  • Transferring the last card (there are no other cards behind it): 0 points
  • Remaining time bonus: number of seconds remaining