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Dear Solitaire Player,
In the world of solitaire games, Klondike is king. Among the people who play solitaire, many do not even know that the game that they play is called "Klondike". Some people don't even know that any other solitaire game exists.
Klondike is the classic solitaire game with 7 tableau piles. It is the game called just "solitaire" in Windows. Klondike has long been one of the most popular of solitaire games, but it was only recently, with the rise of Windows, that it became the most well known of solitaire games.
My version of Klondike in Pretty Good Solitaire allows you to play offline, full screen, with complete undo and my unique right click quick move. It's the best way to play solitaire!
In this video I explain how to play Klondike. Download Klondike Now and play along!
Klondike is more than 100 years old, dating back at least to the Klondike gold rush. It is also known by other names, such as Triangle, and is sometimes called Canfield in England (there is another game more commonly called Canfield, which is often called Demon in England).
There are many different solitaire games similar to Klondike and there are even many different ways to play Klondike itself.
In its purest form, Klondike is very difficult to win. Cards are turned over from the stock to the waste in sets of 3 and there is no redeal. Playing this way you can win at best around 3% of the time. Most computer implementations of Klondike, including the one that comes with Windows, allow unlimited redeals. This makes the game considerably easier.
To make the game easier yet, it can be played turning cards from the stock one at a time instead of three at a time. And finally, Pretty Good Solitaire's Klondike has a "KingOnly" option. In normal Klondike, only Kings or groups of cards headed by a King can be played to an empty tableau pile. By turning off KingOnly, you can play any card to an empty tableau pile. With the rules relaxed in this way it ispossible to win virtually every game. Thus there is something for everyone in Klondike - you can make the game as easy or as hard as you like.
There are several interesting 2 deck variations of Klondike. These include Double Klondike, Gargantua, and Harp. Klondike is the basis of an entire group of solitaire games, called Klondike Type Solitaire Games.
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If that is too much, Klondike is also in our cheaper and smaller game Most Popular Solitaire (30 games). You can download the free 30 day trial version of Most Popular Solitaire here.
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