Canfield Solitaire

The aim of Canfield Solitaire is to build four foundations by suit using a standard 52-card deck.

RESERVE - At the begining player is dealt 13 cards face-down to a reserve pile. The top card of reserve pile is turned face up.

FOUNDATION - Four foundation piles. First foundation pile is dealt a card which acts as the lead rank for the game.

TABLEAU - Four tableau piles; each pile is dealt one card face-up.

STOCK - After dealing cards to the reserve, foundation, and tableau, remaining cards are set aside forming a stock pile.

WASTE - An empty waste pile.

  • The first foundation pile is dealt a card which acts as the lead rank. Remaining 3 piles must start from the same rank.
  • Foundation piles are built up by suit starting from the lead rank to the rank one below the lead rank, wrapping from King to Ace if required.
  • On the tableau, cards are played in descending order, alternate colors wrapping from Ace to King if required.
  • Cards to the tableau piles can be played from the reserve, stock pile, or another tableau pile.
  • Group of cards can be moved together between tableau piles.
  • An empty pile in the tableau can be filled with any card or a sequence of cards.
  • Top card from the reserve pile can be played to the foundation or, the tableau. Whenever a card is moved from the reserve pile, face-down top card of the reserve pile is turned face up.
  • In original Canfield rules, empty tableau pile is always filled first with the card from the reserve pile. If there is no card in the reserve, then it can be filled with any card. In this version we allow to fill empty tableau pile from any of the reserve, waste or tableau pile card which increases solvability of the game.
  • Player can click on the stock pile anytime which deals 3 cards face-up onto the waste pile. Unlimited redeals are allowed so when all cards from the stock pile are moved to the waste pile, it can be moved back to the stock pile by clicking on empty stock pile.
  • Top card from the waste pile is allowed to be moved onto the tableau or foundation piles.
  • Top card from the foundation is allowed to be moved to any of the tableau piles.

The game ends once all cards are moved onto the foundation piles.

  • Drag and drop cards between piles.
  • Click top card in the stock pile to draw card to the waste pile.
  • Double click card in the waste pile, or the reserve pile, or any of the tableau piles to automatically move to the foundation.
  • Click empty stock pile to move cards from the waste pile to the stock pile.