The standard 7 pile solitaire game
The game Klondike is the standard classic solitaire game with 7 piles, often just referred to as solitaire. It is the plain old solitaire game that comes with Windows and that most people know how to play. Cards are built down by alternate color and moved up to the 4 foundation piles by suit. Klondike has many, many variations, different games that are very similar to it.
Each Klondike type game in Pretty Good Solitaire is classified into a subgroup here. Some games may belong to more than one subgroup.
Double Klondike type games are two deck games with a Klondike type deal, only the top card face up, with a stock and waste.
Lady Jane type games have a Klondike type deal, all cards face up, with a stock and waste.
King Albert type games usually feature reserve piles with a tableau of all face up cards.
Carlton type games feature all face up cards in the tableau with a deal of one card to each tableau pile.
Hypotenuse type games feature a regular Klondike tableau with only the top card face up and a deal of one card to each tableau pile.
More Hypotenuse Type Games
Trigon type games are Klondike variations with same suit building rather than alternate color building.
Different Suit type games are Klondike variations with building by any suit but the same rather than alternate color building.
Flower Garden type games feature a large reserve pile in which every card is available for play.
Rush type games feature a deal of 3 cards the first time thru the deck, 2 cards the second, then 1 card the last time thru.
EastHaven type games feature a flat tableau (same number of cards in each pile) with a deal of one card to each tableau pile. They are very like Forty Thieves type games.
More EastHaven Type Games
WestCliff type games feature a flat tableau (same number of cards in each pile) with a stock and waste pile. They are very like Forty Thieves type games.
Minerva type games feature a flat tableau (same number of cards in each pile) with a stock and waste pile and a reserve pile. They are very like Canfield type games.
Moving Left type games feature a different way of filling empty tableau piles - cards are moved leftwards from the piles to the right of the space.
Kingsley type games feature foundations that are built down rather than up (everything is reversed). If you are familiar with the regular games, these games can screw with your mind.
These games don't fit in any other category.
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