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Original Solitaire

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

  • Game time: Long
  • Difficulty level: Hard
  • Skill level: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: Very high; about 9 in 10; 90%

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

Solitaire Rules

Foundations (8 columns: complete these columns to win the game)

  • Build alternately high and low in suit, as follows: AceKing2Queen3Jack41059687.


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

  • Each card dealt to the waste must be placed on one of the eight reserve piles, as advantageous.

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

  • Turn up one card at a time from the stock.

Waste (1 piles)

  • The card is available for play to the foundations or, if not, to the reserve piles.

Reserve (Eight piles)

  • The top cards are always available for play to the foundations.

  • Once placed, a card cannot be moved.

  • No building on the reserve.

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