How to Play Computer Solitaire

By Techwalla Computers Editor

You can play computer Solitaire anytime you are on the computer because it comes with your Windows program. Follow these steps to find your copy of this game and start playing today.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Solitaire

Step 1

Click "Start" at the bottom left of your Windows screen. A menu will pop up.

Step 2

Go to "Programs" or "All Programs" and then "Games." Click "Solitaire" to open the game.

Step 3

Look for any cards that you can move. Drop red cards onto black cards in descending order from King to Ace. Drop black cards onto red cards in descending order from King to Ace. Move a card by clicking and dragging it to a new location and dropping it there.

Step 4

Click on any Aces and drag them to the top of the screen. There is a spot for all four Aces: hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs. You will build up each suit from Ace to King. Click on any unturned card to turn it over.

Step 5

Click the deck at the top left of the screen if you cannot move any more cards. Click again until you see a card you can use. Use a card from the deck by clicking and dragging it to the playing area.

Step 6

Drag a King on to any empty space. Build all the cards down from King to Ace in the playing area alternating the cards from red to black. Then build all four suits onto the Aces at the top right of the screen to win the game.

Step 7

Start a new game by clicking "Game" and then "Deal" on the "Menu" Bar.

Tips & Warnings

  • Place red cards on black cards.
  • Place black cards on red cards.
  • Use the "Help" menu to see Computer Solitaire game tips.