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Game info: One-deck type; 1 deck; 1 redeal

  • Game time: Quick
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Chance only
  • Chance of winning: Very low (about 1 in 50)

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

Solitaire Rules

  • The Ace of and , and the King of and , are removed from the stock and become the starting card for the foundations.

Foundations (4 piles: complete these piles to win the game)

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

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

Tableau (4 columns)

  • No building on the tableau.

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


  • Click once on the stock to deal a new row of cards to the waste.

  • One redeal is permitted (two deals in all). When the stock is exhausted and there are no more possible moves, click the redeal button to restart the game.

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