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Fairway Solitaire Blast Tips and Tricks



There definitely isn’t a limited number of solitaire games available for iPhone, but a new mobile title from Big Fish Games looks to add a new spin to the genre. Fairway Solitaire Blast puts a fun twist on the classic card game we all know and love.

Gamers are tasked with clearing the game board by picking cards that are either one lower or higher than the main card that you must follow along with. The less number of moves that players make to clear the game board, the more points they score.

Fairway Solitaire Blast is available for iPhone in the iTunes App Store as a free download, and there’s also a version for Android devices in the Google Play store, made by the same developer. But before you get in on the action, here are a few tips and tricks that you can follow in order to get the best score at the end and move on to more challenging levels quickly and easily.

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Always Think Ahead

In Fairway Solitaire Blast, one of the most critical tips is to think ahead and plan out your moves. This is a good tip for any casual and turn-based game, but it’s especially important in Fairway Solitaire Blast. Since the goal is to pick cards that are either one higher or on lower than the “master card”, think about what your next several moves would be.

Depending on the cards you have on the board, starting higher might allow you to clear more cards than starting lower, or vice versa. This also brings us to a related tip…

Clear Cards That Uncover More Cards

Let’s say that my master card is a 5, so I would need to pick either a 3 or a 4 out of the cards that I have on the board. Sadly, I have no 3s, but there are several 4s. However, instead of just randomly selecting whichever 4 on the board I see first, try and select one that is laying over top of other cards, that way you can uncover more cards to use later down the line.

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Don’t Clear Cards That Can Be Cleared by Powerups

Furthermore, don’t clear cards that can be wiped out using powerups. Powerups allow you to automatically clear a handful of cards in a row without needing to clear them yourself.

If need a 6 and have several 6s on the board, use one that can’t be cleared using a powerup, since the only way to get rid of it is to clear it yourself.

Draw New Cards Sparingly

As you move further into the game, you’ll get less and less cards that you can draw from. Essentially, you draw a new master card when you can’t clear a card that’s one lower or one higher. If you don’t have such a card, use a powerup if you can, allowing you to possibly uncover more cards that were turned over on the board.

Plus, any cards in your draw deck that you don’t use are given back to you as bonus points at the end of the round, so use draw cards sparingly.

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Use Powerups as a Last Option

It makes sense that many players might want to use a powerup the second they have one available, but that’s not always the best option. Use them as the last option.

The reason for this is that if you use a powerup first, you might be clearing cards that you need in order to clear further cards. For instance, my master card is a 7, so I need a 6 or an 8. There’s an 8 on the board followed by a 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. Jackpot! However, if I use a powerup, it might clear out the J, breaking the streak that I had planned.

With that in mind, use powerups if you can no longer find a card to clear, and use one before you have to draw a new master card.

You Don’t Need All 3 Stars

As with Angry Birds, Fairway Solitaire Blast uses a three-star scoring system, but unless you’re paranoid about getting all three stars, you don’t need them to get to the next level. Getting just one star will unlock the next challenge, so don’t worry about being perfect on every level if you simply just want to make it through the game.



  1. iOS Tips - Everything About iOS

    04/10/2014 at 10:48 am

    Great post, I really appreciate your efforts you have put in writing this great quality post.

    • Michelle

      02/21/2017 at 7:19 pm

      I play the fairway solitaire blast and that is not true about one star on every hole to get to next level. my last course was almost perfect and I still needed 4 stars to open next level.and the one before that I needed 14 stars for next level.

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  3. Linda mcdonley

    05/24/2015 at 8:10 am

    I have tried everything I can I have been trying for over three weeks and still can’t get past 50 I get all the cards played with cards left over and all I get for response is retry I am about to get rid of fairway solitare blast I like it but it’s starting to get me really upset that I can’t proceed

  4. Ann

    09/01/2015 at 3:30 pm

    No one can tell me how to earn all 3 stars. Sometimes it happens on a hole and sometimes it doesn’t. also how do you add star to your overL! Count left.??.

  5. Andrew Mead

    08/16/2016 at 1:40 pm

    this game bombs me out at times saying I don’t have enough moves when I clearly do… if 13 cards to draw upon and only two to get rid of on the board…. very close to getting rid of this game for good

  6. C.Palmer

    08/31/2016 at 3:30 pm

    You need to complete the challenge. If you can’t complete the challenge with the remains cards it will tell you, you don’t have enough cards.

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