Klondike Solitaire is a version of solitaire popularized by Microsoft Solitaire.
How to play Klondike Solitaire
In Klondike Solitaire, seven cards are dealt horizontally separated, beginning on the left, into columns. The first card is dealt face up and the next six cards are dealt face down. Dealing goes back to the left side where the turned up card is skipped and the next card is dealt face up on the second card from the left. Then the next cards are dealt face down on the other five cards. Dealing continues in this manner until all seven piles have a face up card. There will be only one card on the left and seven cards in the pile on the right. This Klondike Solitaire game starts with the dealing already done.
General Game Play
Cards can be moved from one column to another either individually or in groups. If cards are moved to expose a card face down, it is flipped over to put it in play. When there are no plays in the foundations or columns, cards are turned over from the deck in sets of 3, with the top card being eligible for play. As cards are turned over from the deck, they can be played down on the cards that are face up, either in the foundation piles or the columns. The columns are built down in order from King to Ace in alternating colors with no regard to suit. For example, a black 10 can be played on a red Jack.
When the 3 cards are dealt and the top card is played, the card underneath is then eligible for play. When the deck is exhausted, the pile is turned over to be dealt from again. This continues until there are no plays left. When a column becomes empty, only a king can be placed in the empty space.
Any Ace that is turned over is placed separately over one of the last four stacks on the right side; these are the foundation piles. The Aces in the foundation piles are played on in proper suit beginning with the deuce, as the Ace in this game is the low card. The point of play is to get all four suits stacked in sequence in the foundation piles as in other solitaire games. If all cards end up in the foundation piles, the game is won. If a point is reached when no other plays can be made, the game is over.
Strategy: Do not be too quick to move all eligible cards up to the foundations; they may serve you better in the columns to help play more cards and reveal face down cards. Then again, sometimes the right strategy is to move cards up so other cards can be played. It just depends on the play availability in a specific game. Knowing which strategy to use comes with practice.