Canfield Solitaire

Game info

  • Decks: 1;
  • Difficulty: Easy (turn one) and Hard (turn three);
  • Game time: Medium;
  • Probability of winning: 90% (turn one) and 20% (turn three);
  • Type: Skill;


The objective is to move all cards, in ascending order in suit, to the foundations.

The game

  • There are 4 foundations (upper right corner);
  • Accept cards in ascending order and with the same suit;
  • The card automatically placed on the first foundation determines where the chain should start;
  • You can use the top card.
  • The game features 4 piles below the foundations;
  • The cards must be arranged in descending order and with alternating colors, and it is possible to place a King on top of an Ace;
  • You can move the top card of a pile or an entire pile;
  • Empty piles are automatically filled by a card from the reserve;
  • If there are no more cards left in the reserve, the empty piles can be occupied by any card or set of cards.
  • It is located in the upper left corner;
  • Click for one or three cards to be turned over in the discard;
  • There are no limits on the use of stock.
  • It's to the right of the stock;
  • You can use only the top card.
  • It is located below the stock;
  • You can only use the top card;
  • If an empty pile appears, a card from the reserve is automatically dealt to that pile.


About Canfield Solitaire

There is a legend that this solitaire game was created by Richard A. Canfield, who owned a casino in New York during the 1890s. In this casino, punters could buy a deck of cards for $50 to play this game. Players won $5 for each letter sent to the foundations and $500 if they won. As the original version of this game is the "Turn Three" variation, it was very difficult to recoup the initial investment of $50. Despite being a difficult game to win, the game was very successful and was responsible for making Canfield a rich man.

There are many variations of this game, one of them being the "Turn One" variation. This variation makes the game much easier and more fun, as it's quite difficult to run out of moves.

In England, Canfield is known by the name Demon. This name is probably due to the fact that the game in the original version ("Turn Three") is very difficult.

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