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  • Recommended: Install and use the latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome. The games play best in these browsers.
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  • Also OK: Another option for Internet Explorer is to use the Google Chrome Frame Plug-In. This option adds HTML5 technology to Internet Explorer for websites that require it. Installation is fast and easy. You must close and restart all browser windows after installation.
  • Not Recommended: You may also use the old Java versions of the games by clicking the link above this game space. Support is limited. You should also be aware that Java has security issues. While the games at SoliTaire! Network are safe, visiting a malicious site while Java is enabled in your browser can result in malicious aplications being installed.

"Flower Garden SoliTaire!

ONE of many Free Solitaire Games at
SoliTaire! Network


"Flower Garden SoliTaire! Rules:

Goal

Move all cards to the four Foundation piles from Ace to King in the same suit.

The Deal

Using one deck, all cards are dealt face up to the layout. Each of the seven Columns are dealt 5 cards. The remaining 17 cards are dealt to the single Reserve.

Foundations

Foundations are built UP and IN SUIT starting with an Ace and ending with a King. For example, a 2 of Clubs can be placed on an Ace of Clubs, then a 3 of Clubs, then a 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, up to the K of Clubs. The same holds true for the other suits.

Columns

Columns are built DOWN in ANY SUIT. For example, any 6 may be placed on any 7.

The topmost card in any Column is available for movement to either another Column or a Foundation.

Empty Columns may be filled with any card.

Reserves

The Reserve is dealt 17 cards to start the hand. ANY CARD from the Reserve may be played to a Column or a Foundation. Think of it as if you are picking flowers, hence the name of the game. Cards may not be played to the Reserve.

Game Notes

SoliTaireNetwork.com's version of Flower Garden supports a "Supermove" where you may move more than one card at a time as long as the move would have been possible by moving cards singly using empty Columns to shuffle the cards around.

Flower Garden is an underrated game in many ways similar to Free Cell that deserves your attention. It allows for high skill and is winnable with skillful play more often than not.