Christmas Solitaire


1.The very first thing you need to do when you are beginning a game in Solitaire is to set up the card layout.

2.Take the card deck, except the jokers, and start by placing one card face up and six cards face down in a single row. Next, place one face-up card over the first face-down card as shown in the illustration, then go on placing face-down cards over the rest of the piles in the row.

3.Repeat the same procedure till you have a face-up card on the seventh pile. Place the remaining cards on the left of this arrangement; this would serve as a draw pile. Also, remember to keep some empty space at the top, which would be used to build the four suits.

4.The four suits being in an ascending order would typically begin with an ace; in case a face-up card on the table is an ace of a particular suit, place it at the top. You go on building these four piles by beginning with an ace and adding up the next card of the respective suit.

5.Now, analyze your tableau (the play area with the seven piles) and look for possible manipulations. You must place a red/black card under a black/red card, respectively, and the card under should necessarily be a rank lower than the card above. For instance, you can place a black nine under a red ten.