- Freecell Windows XP
Freecell Windows XP game info
We bring back the Windows XP version of FreeCell. If you want to play a more modern version, check this page.
History of Freecell on Windows
Freecell is a classic solitaire card game that has been a popular pastime for many generations.
The Windows version debuted in the Microsoft Entertainment Pack Volume 2. Later, it was also included in the Best of Microsoft Entertainment Pack, and in Win32s as a way to test the 32-bit thunking layer. However, it wasn't until its inclusion in Windows 95 that Freecell gained widespread recognition.
Over time, it evolved and expanded its capabilities; for instance, in Windows XP operating system, it was equipped to handle a whopping one million card deals. Subsequently, the Windows Vista version of Freecell introduced new features such as basic hints, unlimited move retraction via the Undo menu option or command, and the ability to restart the game.
Freecell is played with a standard deck of 52 cards. They are dealt face-up in 8 piles.
The objective in Freecell is to move all the cards to the foundation piles in ascending order, from Ace to King, using the four free cells as temporary storage.
There are four free cells available, which can be used to temporarily store cards. These cells are located at the top left of the tableau.
The basic rule is that you can only move one card at a time. You can also move a sequence of cards in descending order and alternating colors, if you have enough free cells and tableau columns to temporarily store them.
If a tableau column becomes empty, you can move a King card, or move several cards starting with a King, to that column.
The game is won when all the cards are moved to the foundation piles.
The original Windows version of FreeCell had 32,000 numbered deals, known as the Microsoft 32,000. These were all solvable except one. As of Windows XP, the Freecell game for Windows included 1 million deals.
The Freecell Windows XP game on our website has following features:
- Numbered games: You can play each deal of the 1,000,000 available, including the original 32,000.
- Undo: You can undo a move if you are not happy about your last move(s).
- Statistics: You can keep track of your statistics such as games won, games lost and win rate %.
- Auto complete: Your cards will be automatically moved to the foundation if it is an obvious move (e.g. moving an Ace).
Freecell Windows XP can be played in all modern browsers, on all device types (desktop, tablet, mobile), and on all operating systems (Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, ...).