Corona Solitaire is a fun solitaire game that requires skill, planning, and patience. There are decisions to be made throughout the game, but you may not know if the game can be finished to the last card. It’s a pretty dark solitaire game, but those who play it find it immensely fun … in fact, it’s one of my personal favorites, and I can’t stop playing!

The goal is to build 8 ascending suit sequences on the base stacks.

The starting box is made up of 2 decks and consists of:

  • 8 foundation piles, all empty,
  • 12 maneuver stacks, each with 3 face-up cards, and
  • a claw, with 68 cards face down.

Cards can be moved in the maneuvering zone if they are of the same suit and 1 less in

rank. So a 7 of Diamonds can be played with an 8 of Diamonds, and a Queen of

Spades can be played on a King of Spades. Kings cannot move in the

maneuvering zone at all.

When a maneuver stack is empty, a card is automatically drawn from the top.

from the waste pile. If the waste pile is empty, a letter is automatically drawn from the


Clicking on the claw will move a single card to the waste pile. You can only pedal

through the heel once.

Only one card can be moved at any time, and stacks cannot be moved as a


While the rules seem simple, the game itself is quite complex and often requires

considerable planning. In particular, deciding when exactly to clean a pile can have

a big impact on the game, because it changes the cards you currently have in

play. It is often worth delaying clearing a pile, so that a more valuable card is

bring into play.

At the beginning of the game, it helps to look for investments. This is where a card is

obscured by the same continues but a higher rank. For example, a 2 of diamonds

under a 7 of diamonds. Investments can make the bottom card difficult to

Exposing them and not paying attention to them can make the games unsolvable. That

It’s often worth trying to move investments wherever possible, so in the example above,

It would be beneficial to move the 7 of diamonds to an 8 of diamonds, to get

access to the 2, instead of putting a 6 of Diamonds on the 7.

If you play solitaire, or like a challenge, then try Corona Solitaire … I’m sure

You’ll love it!

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