Canfield Solitaire is one of the most interesting and popular solitaire card game. It deals with a standard 52-card deck.

The main objective of the game is to build the foundations up in the suit until each pile contains thirteen cards.

Cards Layout

It basically uses 52-cards. 13 cards are counted out from the deck of 52 cards. The top card is open. This is the reserve pile. The next four open cards are tableau piles. The next card is placed on the top. It will be the starter card of the foundations. The three cards of the same rank in the deck will be placed next to it during play as soon as they become available.


The top card which is present at the top of reserve pile is always available for play on a foundation or a pile in the tableau. The top card of each tableau pile is always available to be played onto a foundation.

Cards from the draw pile are faced up three at a time as you decide to do so, making a discard pile. The card which is present at the top of discard pile is always available for play. Cards below it may not be played until the top card is played.

You may only move the entire pile if you want to move cards from one tableau pile to another. When space is available in the tableau, use the top card immediately from the reserve to fill that space.

If the reserve is exhausted, a space in the tableau may be filled from the top of the discard pile. In this situation, you may leave the space open for as long as you wish.

When the draw pile is exhausted, pick up the discard pile and change it to face down, and don’t shuffle it. This becomes a new draw pile. You can do this as many times as you wish until you win or until the game reaches a standstill.

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