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Original Solitaire

Game info: Two-Deck solitaires type; 2 decks (104 cards); 1 redeal

  • Game time: Medium; 5-10 minutes
  • Difficulty level:  Easy
  • Skill level: Moderate
  • Chance of winning: Very high; about 2 in 3; 66.7%

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

Foundations (4 piles: complete these piles to win the game)

  • Build up in suit from Ace to King (for example, a 2 can only be played on an Ace).

Tableau (One row of eight cards)

  • All the cards in the top and bottom rows are always available for play to the foundations.

  • The cards in the middle rows are blocked and may not be played, but may be released by playing the cards above and below them.

  • No building on the tableau.

  • Spaces in the top and bottom rows are automatically filled from the stock.

Reserve (Three piles)

  • Place cards from the tableau, at any time during the game, as advantageous.

  • Each reserve pile can hold only one card at a time.

  • The reserve cards are available at all times for play to the foundations.


  • After all possible plays have been made, click once on the stock to deal a new row of five cards to the tableau.

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

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