Object of the Game
The object of the game is to use all cards to build up the 4 home cells in ascending order starting with the aces. Free cells (4 cells in the upper left corner) can be used as temporary placeholders for just 1 card at a time.
Playing the Game
As the game proceeds, the 4 free cells (upper left) are only used as an intermediate holding place where any free card can be temporarily placed in order to access cards buried in the columns. A free cell can never contain more than one card. You can also move any free card into an empty column if any such columns exists.
For speed, you can move a several cards at once, if cards have ascending rank and alternating color and if there are enough open free cells to accomplish the move. You can move a stack of cards that is one greater than the number of free cells. For example, if there were 2 open free cells, you could move a stack of 3 cards. An empty column counts as an open free cell. For example, let's suppose that you have 7 of Spades in the column onto which you want to move 4 ordered cards from the other column that start with 6 of Hearts and end with 3 of Clubs. You will be able to do that if there are at least 3 free cells available. To accomplish that, click first on the bottom card from the source column [3 of Clubs] & the card will get hiligh ted. Now click on the destination card [6 of Hearts]. The whole group of 4 cards will be moved there at once.
Click-and-drag any free card to move it to another column, to a free cell, or to the home cell.
To move a stack of cards, click the bottom card in the stack you want to move and then click the destination card.
Double-clicking on a free card will move it to a home cell if there is a valid spot for it there.
To reveal the partially open card, right click on it. Closed cards can be revealed only when they are at the bottom of the column.
If you get stuck:
FreeCell Strategy Tips