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

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: High; about 1 in 3; 33.3%

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

Solitaire Rules

  • The base card (the first card dealt) for this game will vary.

Foundations (Eight piles)

  • Build the "Aces" foundations up regardless of suit from Ace to King. For example, a 2 can be played on an Ace .

  • Build the "Kings" foundations down regardless of suit from King to Ace. For example, a Q hearts♥ can be played on a K .

Tableau (Seven columns of five cards each)

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

  • Ranking of cards is continuous: build King after Ace when necessary.

  • A packed sequence, or any portion of it, may be moved to another tableau column.

  • Spaces are automatically filled with five cards from the stock.

Reserve (Two fans of three cards each)

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

  • No building on the reserve.

  • Only one card at a time can be moved.

  • Spaces are automatically filled with three cards from the stock.

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