How to Play Canister Solitaire

Canister solitaire is a simple solitaire game using one deck of playing cards.

Canister Solitaire Rules

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


The objective of canister solitaire is to build all four of the foundation piles from ace to king, in suit.


There will be eight tableau piles. Deal seven cards, face up, to each of the four left most piles, then six cards, face up to the other four piles.

Game Play

There will be four foundation piles. Aces are moved to the foundation piles as they become available. Foundation piles are built in sequence from ace to king, in suit. Only the top card of each tableau pile is available for play onto a foundation pile.

The top card, or the proper sequence of cards is available for play onto another tableau pile. Tableau piles can be built down, regardless of suit. To add a card to another tableau pile, it must be one rank lower than the top card of the pile it is being played onto. Groups of cards in the proper sequence may also be moved from pile to pile.

Empty tableau piles may be filled by available cards, or groups of cards in the correct sequence from other tableau piles.

To Win

To win canister solitaire all four foundation piles must be built up from ace to king following suit.

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