Generally, you just drag-and-drop cards. If you use a mouse, this means hold the left mouse button down on a card, move the mouse with the button still pressed, and when you have the mouse over the pile you want to drop the card let go. With touch or a pen, holding your finger or pen to the screen is like holding down the left mouse button.
In many games, you can move entire sequences by picking a card in the middle of of pile and all of the cards over it will drag along also. If the card doesn't move, it means that you are not allowed to move that card at this time.
While dragging one or more cards, the ghosted image of the cards in the original location will shade slightly green or red, indicating if you can play them on that pile. You normally only need to drop somewhere on the pile, not the exact location.
When dropping on the foundation, it will first try to see if the card plays on that particular foundation pile, and then try each of the foundations (starting on the left, or top, and working right, or down).
Sometimes you can double-click on a card to move that card. This includes the following situations:
- Double clicking on the hand will usually play from the hand to the talon. This doesn't work in the "twohead" games that have multiple talons.
- Double clicking on the top card of the talon, the most exposed card of a table pile, the stock pile, or a reserve pile will play that card to the foundation, if allowed in this game. Because you do not select the destination it will try all of the foundations until it finds a match, starting on the left (or top) and working to the right (or down).
- Double clicking on a foundation pile will play all available cards in the table area (only) to that pile. It will scan from left to right until it finds a play, and then stay with that pile until there isn't a card to play, and then start the scan again. This is very useful late in the game when you know that you have won.
If you click on a card with the right mouse button, you will see an indication of how many cards are under this card. The game tries to let you see how many, but once you have more than a handful of facedown cards you can't tell without this. With touch, you just hold your finger on the card. This display will disapear if you toggle the action on that card again, or move the card.
If you right-click on the background of the game-board with Bing Picture of the Day backgrounds, a short description of the image is shown in the lower right corner of the game. Depending on the source of the image, additional information may be available by hovering the mouse over the short description. Additionally there is a button that appears next to the short description to change the background to a different one. Almost all of the backgrounds from our sources work very sell as a backdrop, but every onece in a sile there is one that is to busy and makes it more difficult to focus on the game.