Baker's Game

FreeCell type. 1 deck. No redeal.


Move all cards to the foundations.

Quick Description

Like FreeCell, but the piles build down by suit.


All cards are dealt at the start of the game. To compensate for this there are 4 free cells which can hold any - and just one - card.

Cards may only be moved onto cards of the same suit.

The number of cards you can move as a sequence is restricted by the number of free cells - the number of free cells required is the same as if you would make an equivalent sequence of moves with single cards. (As a shortcut, the computer also considers the number of free piles so that you can move even more cards as one single sequence.)


Baker's Game is named after the mathematician C.L. Baker and was first published in Martin Gardner's June 1968 Mathematical Games column in Scientific American.

General rules

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