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Duchess de Luynes Four Decks

Original Solitaire

Game info: Four-Deck game type; 4 decks (208 cards); 3 redeals

  • Game time: Long
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 10; 10%

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

Solitaire Rules

Foundations (Sixteen piles)

  • "Ace" foundations: Build up in suit from Ace to King. For example, a 2 can only be played on an Ace).

  • "King" foundations: Build down in suit from King to Ace. For example, a Queen can only be played on a King).

Tableau (Eight piles, initially with one card each)

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

  • No building on the tableau.

  • Spaces can't be filled except in the course of the next deal.

Reserve (One pile with two 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 eight 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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