RULES AND FEATURES
According to our rating, FreeCell Solitaire is only the fourth most popular game. Regulars of the Solitaire section prefer her Kerchief,Spider and The pyramid. These grandees of card logic are visited by solitaire lovers much more often than theFree Cell. And in vain. A successful combination of layout, rules, and average difficulty (compared to the aforementioned games) could easily earn the attention of a wider audience.
Solitaire is played using cards from one standard deck. At the same time, all cards without exception are opened and laid out on the game table. At the start, you see eight sorting columns of six cards each and seven in the left four. The task is quite traditional for many solitaire games: you need to move all the cards from the table into four piles- bases (top right), distributing them according to suit and sorting them in ascending order of denominations (Ace, 2, 3,..., King).
The main highlight of solitaire is the four free cells (top left), which can be used during the game for temporary storage of cards. Each of the four cells can contain only one card at a time. The rules for moving maps between sorting columns are quite strict. Despite the kosynochny routine (alternating suits and junior rank to the next senior, for example: red 8-ka to black 9-ku, black jack to red queen, etc.), there is a strict restriction when shifting, which seriously complicates the disassembly process. It mainly concerns transferring multiple maps between columns at the same time.
Let's say that all four special cells are empty, all 8 sorting columns are occupied on the table, and you have collected the sequence in one of them: 7-ka, 6-ka, 5-ka, 4-ka, 3-ka, 2-ka. Now you want to drag it to 8-ku in another column. The program will not let you do this, and when you try, it will return the cards back to their original position. If you do not know the rules of solitaire, it may seem that there is some mistake in the program, and this is often thought by players who are used to parsing Klondike Solitaire. But there is no error here. The fact is that a special algorithm is used to drag and drop a sequence of cards. Think about how many seats it would take to carry six cards one at a time. The correct answer is 5! So, according to the rules, only free cells can be used as such seats. And in this example, there are only 4 of them! Do you catch it? This is the algorithm that forces the player to constantly analyze the availability of free seats for transfer.
Note that empty sorting columns can also be used as empty cells. Therefore, it is advisable to try to clear the table and carefully consider the use of each free cell, without cluttering up valuable slots in vain.
Solitaire with a certain skill converges quite often, so the authors of this version of it decided to add a timer to the game, setting it for 10 minutes. The time limit, as usual, puts additional pressure on the player, forcing him to act faster and, accordingly, make mistakes. Do not fall for this bait — there is enough time.
A beautiful wooden table, pleasant-looking maps and a calm virtual environment, we hope, will distract you from problems and allow you to have a good rest. Good luck!
You can play the game FREE CELL online 24 hours a day for free. It is no need to download and install it on your computer, and it is also not required you to be the registered user. Just ckick and enjoy. See also a set of related games below on that you might be interested to look.