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Algerian Patience

Game info: Two-Deck game type; 2 decks; no redeal

  • Game time: Long
  • Difficulty level: Hard
  • Skill level: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: High; about 1 in 3; 33.3%

Object of the game: Move all the cards to the foundations.

Solitaire Rules

Foundations (8 piles: complete these piles to win the game)

  • Build the Ace foundations up in suit from Ace to King (for example, a 2 can be played on an Ace).

  • Build the King foundations down in suit from King to Ace (for example, a Queen can be played on a King).

Tableau (Eight columns)

  • Build up or down in suit (for example, a 10 can be played either on a 9 or on a Jack).

  • Ranking of cards is continuous: build King after Ace when necessary.

  • The top card of each pile is available for play to the foundations or to the tableau. 

  • Only one card at a time can be moved. Spaces may be filled with any available card.

Reserve (6 packets of 4 cards each)

  • The top card of each pile is available for play to the foundations or to the tableau.

  • Spaces are not filled.


  • Click once on the stock to deal two cards at a time to each reserve packet. When only 8 cards remain in the stock, click on the stock to deal one card to each tableau column.

  • There is no redeal.

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