How to Play Canfield Solitaire

Canfield Solitaire solitaire is a challenging solitaire game where the foundation piles start cards are not determined until flipping a card.

Canfield Solitaire Rules

| Players: 1 | Type: Solitaire | Supplies: 1 Deck |


The objective of canfield is to get all the cards onto the foundation piles.


Deal 13 cards face down into a pile, this is the stock. Turn the top card of the stock pile face up. Flip a card face up into a top row by itself to form the first foundation pile. Deal the next four cards face up in a row below the foundation pile, forming the layout. Put the remaining deck face down in front of you, this will be used as a draw deck.

Canfield Solitaire set up: card layout
Canfield Solitaire set up

Game Play

There will be a total of four foundation piles, one in each suit. The first foundation pile was started during setup, the other three foundation piles can be started with the others cards from each suit that matches the rank of the card used to start the first foundation pile. Cards can only be added to the foundation pile that are of the same suit and sequencing up in rank by one. Ace's loop in this game. so they are considered above the king and below the two. In the four pile layout, you can put the bottom card of a pile on the top card of another pile as long as the bottom card is of an opposite color and one sequence less than the card you are putting it onto. All cards on top of the card you are moving go with it. When there is an empty space in the layout, you can use a card from the stockpile or the discard pile to fill it.

To draw from the deck, flip over the top three cards face up. You may only use the top card of the discard pile. If you use the top card, the card under it is now the top card. Continue to flip the top three cards of the draw pile until it is out, then flip the pile over and continue. Cards can be moved from the stockpile to the foundation piles or the layout. Cards can be moved from the top of the discard pile to the layout or the foundation piles.

To Win

If the player gets all cards into the foundation pile, they win. If the player has no more available moves, and the foundation piles do not have all of the cards, they lose.

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