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What Is Solitaire 3 Card?

Solitaire 3 Card is played exactly like regular Klondike solitaire. The only difference is, instead of flipping over 1 card from the stockpile at a time, you flip 3 and you try to find use for all 3 of these cards before flipping the next set.

Keep in mind that you can use only the topmost card of the three you flipped, so this version has both advantages and disadvantages. Not every card from the stockpile is ready for use as they are blocked by other cards, you can see more cards, which gives you more room for planning moves.

Brief History of Solitaire

Solitaire, first called Patiencespiel or Patience, was first played in the 18th century. We typically play this game with cards but there are variations in which it can be played with marbles, tiles, stones, or pegs. Throughout the years, over 500 versions of the game have been created. Klondike solitaire with its most popular variations – turn one and turn three – is the most well-known version and is what people usually mean when they say ‘solitaire.’

Interesting Facts about 3 Card Solitaire

Klondike solitaire possibly got its name as it rose to popularity during the Klondike gold rush and was rumored to have been created by those who were prospecting during the rush. Hence the name, Klondike solitaire.

A version of Klondike was released in 1987 for Macintosh computers. This release included a group of eight computer games called Solitaire Royale.

In 1990, the game was included on Microsoft computers for Windows 3.0. After this release, the popularity of the game soared. 

How to Win in Klondike Solitaire Turn 3

Where strategy fails you, lady luck will hopefully lend a helping hand. Solitaire is both a game of luck, and strategy. Each step should be planned out but remember, it is not actually possible to complete every game of solitaire, so don’t beat yourself up if you don’t.

To win, first make sure you’re not missing any cards that can be moved. Part of the strategy of the game, however, is to know when to move cards and when not to. You don’t always want to complete every move. There’s no real way to explain when you should know to do this. It’s just something you feel as you play the game more and more and get more experienced in it.

There are a few strategies you might try to win.

  • First, target larger stacks first. This will make things run more smoothly.
  • Second, avoid emptying a spot if you don’t have a king to put into it. 
  • Third, try to create stacks with similar suits. Sometimes you may run into the issue that you cannot put cards into your foundation row because you are unable to find a place for the cards on top of it. Organizing the cards in the tableau into similar suits and making sure you strategize a way to stack your foundation cards will go a long way.


The way solitaire is scored is pretty simple. You receive five points for each card that is turned face up in a stack. This does not include the base deck from which you draw cards. If a card is moved from one row stack to another you receive three points.

If you are playing a timed game, points are taken away for how long it takes you to complete. Each ten second elapsed, two points are docked from your score. If a card is moved from a foundation stack back to the tableau, 15 points are lost from your overall score.


Below, you will find some frequently asked questions about the game of Klondike Solitaire 3 Card. These questions might not be ones you immediately thought of asking, but they will help you understand the game better.


In 1 card solitaire, only one card is drawn from the stockpile at a time. In the turn three variation, however, three cards are drawn from the stockpile at a time, with all of them visible but only the topmost available to play.


This really depends on who you ask. Solitaire 3 card gives you the ability to see three extra cards at a time and plan out your strategy farther ahead. One card solitaire gives you the simplicity of only having to deal with what’s in front of you and means that every card you draw from the deck is available right away.  Generally, though, the one-card variation is seen to be the easiest of the games when starting to play solitaire.


Other than just completing the board, you could define your success by how many points you are able to score. Scores of 250-274 are considered fair and are good if you are a novice at the game. Scores of 275-299 mean you are getting better. Good scores are 300-324, and Excellent scores are 350-374.


There are over 500 variations of solitaire, some forms do not use cards. Some are even not played with cards. For example, Mahjong Solitaire uses tiles and Geese, also known as Marble Solitaire, uses marbles.
There is no doubt that Klondike Solitaire 3 Card is a classic. It’s fun to play, engaging, and presents a challenge even for experienced players. No doubt, it will remain a legend and still be enjoyable to play for years to come.