Freecell Solitaire was invented by Paul Alfille, who also created in 1978 the first computer program to play FreeCell on the PLATO educational computer system in 1978. Later Jim Horne implemented this game for Microsoft Windows that made FreeCell solitaire extremely popular.
This solitaire uses 52 cards. All cards are dealt into 8 tableau piles. Four cells (to the left) and four foundation piles (to the right) are placed above the tableau piles. Aces are moved to the foundations as they become available.
The object of the game
To build the foundations up in suit to Kings.
The top cards of tableau piles and cards from cells are available to play. You may build tableau piles down by alternating color. Only one card at a time can be moved. The top card of any tableau pile can also be moved to any cell. Each cell may contain only one card. Cards in the cells can be moved to the foundation piles or back to the tableau piles, if possible. When a tableau pile becomes empty, that space can be filled with a single card from a cell or the bottom card of another tableau.
BVS Solitaire Collection includes FreeCell Solitaire and 8 other FreeCell Solitaire Type games: