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Original Solitaire

Game info: Two-Deck solitaires type; 2 decks (104 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Medium
  • 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 (fifty-two cards in the center foundation and thirteen cards each in the other four foundations).

Solitaire Rules

  • An Ace is placed face up in the center as the first foundation.

Foundations (Five piles: the Ace in the center and the four Kings in each corner of the cross diagonally around it)

  • Ace foundation: build up regardless of suit until the pile contains fifty-two cards. Ranking of cards is continuous: build Ace after King when necessary.

  • "King" foundations: build down, regardless of suit from King to Ace.

Reserve (Six piles)

  • Build down regardless of suit. For example, a 5 can be played on a 6.

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

  • Spaces are automatically filled from the stock or the waste.


  • Turn up one card at a time, from the stock to the waste, by clicking.

  • There is no redeal.

Waste (One pile)

  • The top card is always available for play to the foundations.

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