Solitaire Reverse is a soothing variation on Klondike Solitaire. The tabletop is blue, with seven columns of layered face-down and face-up cards, a foundation area, and a draw pile. However, unlike in most Solitaire versions, the player does not reorder non-suit cards in the build columns in descending, sequential order (K, Q, J...).
Instead, the player must arrange them from top to bottom of the column in ascending, non-suit order (A, 2, 3...). Furthermore, any free space in the columns begins with an Ace rather than a King. The foundation area does not begin with an Ace at the bottom of each pile, either.
The piles begin with a King and progress upward in descending order until the tops of each pile display an Ace.
Solitaire Reverse includes some traditional gameplay elements, such as a timer, point accumulation, and a hint tool. Having said that, it also has some interesting reversal features, such as a steal tool that transfers a card from the columns to the face-up cards in the draw-pile area when the player needs to work around an out-of-sequence card during a build.
The game also includes quests that the player must complete in order to earn extra points known as crowns. The player uses these points to change the design and background theme of the deck.
Build vertically from low to high on the columns. Build piles from high to low in the foundation area using Kings. To make building easier, use the reverse draw-pile feature to steal cards to remove unneeded cards. Refresh the deck and background.
The cards are arranged in the reverse order of the original. 7 Tableau piles stack from ace to king and 4 foundation piles from king to ace.
Invert colors: Instead of alternating card colors, stack cards in 7 Tableau stacks with all the same colors on top of each other.
Double Reverse: Take both of the other game modes and combine them into one. Flip the card order and also stack the cards of the same color.
Play one game mode for a while then switch to another, and it's like you're starting the learning process all over again! The customization options let you choose your own background and tags to personalize your experience. The cards are shuffled using a random algorithm for a unique experience in each game that simulates a real shuffled deck.
Mouse: To transfer a card to a different column or the foundation, click the card.
Another option: Press the left button and slide the mouse.
Mobile: To transfer a card, tap it.
Another option: Press the touchscreen or trackpad surface, and slide the finger or stylus across it.