Classic Solitaire: Bakers Game

Bakers Game Solitaire is a variation of Freecell Solitaire- The only difference is that cards are built in suit sequences in the manouevre zone, rather than alternating colors. This makes the game a lot harder though, as there are significantly less possible moves available.


The aim of Bakers Game Solitaire is to build ascending suit sequences in the foundation zone.

How to Play:

The tableau contains:

  • a manouevre zone with 8 manoeuvre stacks
  • four free cells at the top left
  • four foundation stacks at the top right

In the manoeuvre zone, form descending sequences with the same suit. Cards are moved individually (except for power moves).

The four 'free cells', at the top left of the tableau, are each able to store a single card. Cards may be placed here to help moving cards around the manoeuvre zone.

If a manoeuvre stack becomes empty during play, any exposed card from the free cells or another manoeuvre stack may be moved into the empty stack.

Cards are moved to the foundation to form ascending suit sequences. The game is won when all cards are moved to the foundation.


Suppose that the initial Bakers Game deal looks like this:

Bakers Game 1

One possible start to this game is:

  • move the 9 of Clubs onto the 10 of Clubs
  • move the 8 of Clubs onto the 9 of Clubs
  • move the 3 of Diamonds to the 4 of Spades

Now the tableau looks like this:

Bakers Game 2

The next move might be to move the 3 of Diamonds, and the 2 of Clubs to the freecells, to get access to the Aces...

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