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Original Solitaire

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

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Moderate
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 15; 6.7%

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

Solitaire Rules

Set-Up: At the start of the game an Ace and a King of each suit are dealt to become the foundations.

Foundations (Eight piles starting with four Aces and four Kings)

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

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

Tableau (Twelve columns)

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

    During the deal

  • A card from the first eight columns can be played to the foundations only if the card is in a direct line below the Ace or King of the same suit.

  • A card from the last four columns can be played to the foundations without restriction.

    After the deal

  • Any tableau card may be played to any foundation.

    After the second redeal and when the
    stock is exhausted

  • Build up or down in color on any tableau column.

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

  • Only one card at a time can be moved.


  • Click to fill any empty tableau columns and to deal a new row of twelve cards to the tableau.

Redeal button

  • After all possible plays have been made, click the Redeal button.

  • Two redeals are permitted (three deals in all).

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