Guard Duty Achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection

  • Guard Duty

     

    30

    Win a game in which you never had more than 7 cards in a column at any one time.

    How to unlock Guard Duty

    This may sound tough but isn't that bad as long as you make a conscious effort to do this. There will also be some luck of the card layout that will come into play. Lastly, you should naturally be playing on easy to make this as easy as possible.

    When you start up a game of FreeCell, the left half of the board has 7 cards in each column and the right half has 6 cards in each column. As the description says, you need to win a game without ever having more than 7 cards in a single column. This means that from the start, you can only use the right columns and the cells to get going.

    There really isn't a whole lot to say in terms of tips. I got this one first try, but you'll have to get lucky with card layout, and then make a conscious effort to keep track of how many cards are in each column. Once you finish the game, the achievement will unlock if you met the requirements.

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Comments
  • Got this while starting up the game for the first time, guess I'm lucky...
  • Game 11853 is a good one to do this on.
  • Wow, it so glitchy. I've done it like 5 times, once in random game. Didn't pop. Today, I went to Daily Challenge Badges screen to check how many badges I have, and it popped for some reason...
  • Cheers mandi, game 11853 worked for me
  • Also used game 11853 and got it. Thanks for the heads up!
  • got it w/ #11853
  • I've done this like 20 times on android and still didn't pop... glitch?
  • Do Microsoft moderators check this stuff out?
  • Reinstalling app did nothing. Also wont pop on my computer...

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