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Duchess de Luynes

Game info: Two-Deck game type; 2 decks (104 cards); 3 redeals

Alternate names: Grand Duchess, One to Six.

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: Very low (1 in 250)

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 (4 columns)

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

  • No building on the tableau.

  • Spaces are not filled except in the course of the next deal.

Reserve (2 cards face up)

  • Cards are available to play to the foundations. They may not be placed on the tableau.


  • Click once on the stock to deal a row of four cards to the tableau and, at the same time, two more face-up cards to the reserve.

  • Three redeals are permitted (four deals in all).

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