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

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How to play

FreeCell is a classic variation of the solitaire family of card games played using a standard 52-card deck. 

Goal. Move all cards from the play area to the four foundations on the top right. Foundation piles must start with the aces of each suit, and are built up in sequential order. 

NOTE: you can move cards from foundations back if you need them

Play area. Cards can be moved from one column to another as long as their colors alternate and they are in sequential order from highest to lowest. 

EXAMPLE: a Red 5 can be moved to a Black 6

Free cells. Four free cells are located on the top left. You can place any card in a free cell. These cards can later be moved to the play area or to the foundations. Free cells are valuable for uncovering and moving cards! You can also move any card to empty columns once you free them (and then add more cards on top of them as usual).

Moving cards. You can move multiple cards together at the same time, but only if they are in sequence and only if there are enough free cells or open columns for you to move these cards one at a time.

To move N cards, you need N-1 (N if you wish to move them into a free column) total free cells and open columns. 


EXAMPLE: you would need 4 empty spaces to move 5 cards


If the game is completed:

  • You earn 100 points.

  • Your Remaining Moves Bonus (if more than 0): (150 - (number of moves made)) * 3.

  • Your Remaining Time Bonus (if more than 0): 600 - (number of seconds spent).

  • Additionally, multiply the number of cards you collected by 5. 

EXAMPLE: if your game was completed in 500 seconds and 100 moves: 100 + (150 - 100)*3 + (600 - 500) + 52*5 = 610 points


If the game is incomplete:

  • Number of cards collected, multiplied by 5. 


EXAMPLE: 25*5 = 125 points