Gate solitaire rules


Play all cards into the foundation piles.

Foundation Piles

The 4 foundation piles are built upward in suit from Aces to Kings.

Tableau Columns

  • The 8 tableau columns are built downward in alternating color.
  • Only column end cards or entire columns are available for play. Partial columns are not movable.
  • Only column end cards may be built onto foundation piles.
  • Empty tableau spaces may be filled from the reserves, or from the waste pile if the reserves are empty.

Reserve Piles

2 reserve piles of 5 cards each are dealt at the start of the game. Uncovered end cards are available for play.

Stock Pile

Cards are dealt 1 at a time from the stock pile to the waste pile.

Waste Pile

The top card of the waste pile is available for play.


Every card played into the foundations will score.

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