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Payday FreeCell

Try your luck in Payday FreeCell, the classic game of free cell solitaire and rack up tokens by moving the cards from the table to the free cells. The goal of free cell solitaire is to arrange all cards into the foundations, by suit and in order from Ace to King.


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Move all the cards from the table to the four foundation stacks at the top right half of the screen.

Start with the Ace
Each foundation stack must begin with the Ace of the matching suit. New cards of the same suit are added to the stack in ascending sequence

Bonus Scratcher
Scratch the bonus cards to receive bonus tokens.

Challenge Yourself
Use the free cells strategically to clear all the cards.

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The object of Payday FreeCell solitaire is to move all the cards from the table to the four foundation stacks at the top right half of the screen. Each foundation stack must begin with the Ace of the matching suit. New cards of the same suit are added to the stack in ascending sequence: A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K. You will always earn a token for every card you place in the foundation stacks. You will also see some special bonus "scratcher" cards on the table. When you remove these cards from the table, you may receive special bonus tokens. When you sort all 52 cards into the correct foundation stacks in the correct order, you win the game; then you keep all your bonus tokens and receive a Jackpot Spin!

A letter goes along with each number to help you find the numbers on your card more quickly. All the shuffles and deals of the cards are completely random. Unlike First Class Solitaire, it is almost always possible to remove all the cards from the table in Payday Free Cell solitaire. It may not feel like it, and you may get stuck or run out of legal moves, but the absolutely unsolvable hands occur less than 0.01% of the time. Replaying the same hand in a different way may allow for completing the game. The more you play, the better you get. The better you get, the more free cell solitaire games you complete and the more tokens you win!

Using only the cards at the bottom of the columns, there are three ways that game play can be started:
  • Any Ace at the bottom of a column should be moved up to its foundation stack.
  • Any other card may be placed on an alternate color card that is one value higher than that card.
  • Any card at the bottom of a column may be moved up to a Free Cell.

Complete Game Guide

If you'd like to learn more about how to play this game, please read the Complete Game Guide.

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Here are some additional pointers designed to help you become a more advanced Payday Free Cell solitaire player.

Avoid building stacks on low numbered cards because you will probably need them sooner than you think.

Move any Aces at or near the bottom of the columns first.

Try to place cards in the Free Cells that you can easily put back onto the playfield.

Once you place a card in the foundation stack, you can't put it back into play.

There are times when you must manually move cards to the foundation stacks.

You don't get bonus points for using less moves or finishing quickly. In other words, take your time.

To reveal a specific card on the Free Cell solitaire table, right click on it.

Try not to fill up the top four Free Cells right away as it leaves less room for moving cards around.

Don't worry about chasing the bonus cards. Focus on winning the game by moving the cards to the foundation stacks first, and the bonus cards will come naturally.

Bonus cards are divided into four parts. Click on any part to scratch it off and get the number of points (or tokens) shown. The four bonus cards are additions to the regular 52 cards in the deck and have no suit or face value, other than the number of tokens earned.


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Payday FreeCell Forum: Latest Posts

Here's the latest from Pogo members chatting in our Payday FreeCell Forum where folks gather to make new friends, debate game tips, and share a joke or two. Register to join (it's free)!

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Payday FreeCell • UPDATE: Attention - Solitaire Gardens & Mahjong Escape

By Pogo_Llama » October 17th, 2017, 3:38 pm

UPDATE: 4PM PDT

Mahjong Escape has been turned back on.

We have worked with affected players and have compensated them for the issue. We are looking into further compensation for all players. This will happen next week.

I will keep you all posted here with details on further compensation for all for both Mahjong Escape and Solitaire Gardens.

Thank you and have a good weekend,

Pogo_Llama


UPDATE: 10/20/2017

Hello Pogo Community,

Solitaire Gardens has been turned back on. You can now go back into Solitaire Gardens and start working on your Gardens again.

We have worked with affected players and have compensated them for the issue. We are looking into further compensation for all players. This will happen next week.

Your patience and support during this time has been amazing. Thank you so much. The Pogo community is a fantastic community.

I will keep you all posted here with details on further compensation for all. I will also let you know when Mahjong Escape is available.

Thank you,

Pogo_Llama




Hello Pogo Community,

Yesterday Pogo experienced some issues with Solitaire Gardens and Mahjong Escape. To be safe, we temporarily disabled both games so we could thoroughly investigate - and the issue was found and the team is now working on a solution. The games will remain offline for a bit longer so please keep watching the Pogo Blog for more updates.

Thanks again for your patience.
Pogo_Llama



We are having technical issues with Solitaire Gardens and Mahjong Escape. The team is aware of the issue and we are investigating. While we are doing so, Solitaire Gardens and Mahjong Escape will be temporarily offline.

Thanks for your patience and understanding. I will keep you posted here and on the Pogo Blog with updates.

Pogo_Llama

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Payday FreeCell • Re: how do I change a challenge?

By CAGal1950 » October 6th, 2017, 10:18 pm

Select another one. Make sure you have both active first, then pick one want. It will give you a pop up were you deactivate the one you do not want to play and activate the one you do want to play.

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Payday FreeCell • how do I change a challenge?

By veggiewarrior357 » October 6th, 2017, 10:11 pm

How do I change a personal challenge?

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Payday FreeCell • Re: FULL SCREEN

By carolknowsbest » October 6th, 2017, 6:00 pm

zoom works great. I go with 150% and it is much better

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Payday FreeCell • Re: Pay Day Freecell

By Deborah3691 » September 28th, 2017, 12:47 am

koidog_ wrote:
Is there a way to make payday free cell harder like rainy day solitary?


There are times when this game seems exceptionally easy, today being one of them. Maybe because it is the first day of the weekly challenge? But most of the time it can be pretty challenging. I usually replay a round until I win, sometimes replaying it several times.
I didn't realize you could do that to increase your winning percentage until I was several ranks into the game. :(

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Payday FreeCell • Re: Pay Day Freecell

By CAGal1950 » September 27th, 2017, 5:22 pm

Nope. There are no skill levels. It's a one size fits all kinda game. :D

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Payday FreeCell • Pay Day Freecell

By koidog_ » September 27th, 2017, 5:11 pm

Is there a way to make payday free cell harder like rainy day solitary?

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Payday FreeCell • Re: Badge Not Awarded

By Mod_Jada » September 26th, 2017, 12:52 am

There were no ranks when the game was first released on Pogo.

Ranks weren't added until a few years later, which means that any games won before then do not count toward rank progress.

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Payday FreeCell • Badge Not Awarded

By duxfan53 » September 26th, 2017, 12:32 am

I have won over 5,000 games in Payday Free Cell, but have not received the badge. Is there a glitch with this badge? Thank you.

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Payday FreeCell • Re: Freecell loading

By Mod_Jada » August 30th, 2017, 7:31 am

pchebo wrote:
What IS a 'flash' - and where is it?


It's a plug in that allows you to play games that are programmed in Flash.
Some games are programmed in Java, some in Flash, and some in the HTML5 programming language,
What operating system do you have and what browser are you using?

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Payday FreeCell • Re: Freecell loading

By pchebo » August 30th, 2017, 3:05 am

gctattoo wrote:
For anyone having trouble loading the game: Before I try loading any Flash game, I always clear my flash cache. Not the regular cache-- the one specifically for flash. That always fixed it for me when I couldn't get one to load. So now I do it beforehand and never have a problem anymore.



What IS a 'flash' - and where is it?

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Payday FreeCell • Re: Freecell loading

By gctattoo » August 25th, 2017, 3:23 pm

For anyone having trouble loading the game: Before I try loading any Flash game, I always clear my flash cache. Not the regular cache-- the one specifically for flash. That always fixed it for me when I couldn't get one to load. So now I do it beforehand and never have a problem anymore.

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Payday FreeCell • Re: Freecell loading

By Freeflite777 » August 25th, 2017, 2:27 pm

All games are stopping or going to white screen. Pogo tell us what is going on!

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Payday FreeCell • Re: Payday Free Cell

By gctattoo » August 24th, 2017, 11:21 pm

Did you get the pop up when you entered the game? Sign out of your account and then sign back in. That was when the 3000 tokens showed up for me.

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Payday FreeCell • Payday Free Cell

By Lazy1az » August 24th, 2017, 3:03 pm

I am not getting the tokens for thursday...why not??

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https://wt.pogo.com/action/pogop/pogogems/fund.do?returnType=game&returnValue=freecell2&intcmp=freecell2_ingame_gem_fund

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