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German Patience Three Decks

Original Solitaire

Game info: Three-Deck solitaires type; 3 decks (156 cards); 1 redeal

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

Object of the game: To create 12 sequences of 13 cards on the tableau, regardless of suit, from the first card to the rank just below the first card.

Solitaire Rules

Tableau (12 piles)

  • The 12 piles are both tableau and foundations, and all building is on the tableau.

  • Build up regardless of suit from the first card to the King, then from Ace upwards, until each pile contains 13 cards.

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

  • One redeal is permitted (two deals in all).

Waste (One pile)

  • The top card is available for play to the tableau piles.

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