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Original Solitaire

Game info: One-Deck solitaires type; 1 deck (52 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: Very high; about 4 in 5; 80%

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

Solitaire Rules

Set-Up: The two red Aces and the two black Queens are removed from the stock to become the foundations.

Foundations (Four piles starting with two Aces and two Queens)

  • "Ace" foundations: Build up regardless of suit by twos from Ace to Queen: A, 3, 5, 7, 9, J, K, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, Q. For example, a 3 spades can be played on an Ace.

  • "Queen" foundations: Build down regardless of suit by twos from Queen to Ace: Q, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, K, J, 9, 7, 5, 3, A. For example, a 10 hearts can only be played on a Queen .

Tableau (Four columns, initially with one card each)

  • Build up or down regardless of suit by twos. For example, a 9 can be played on a 7 or on a Jack.

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

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

  • Spaces can be filled only with a card from the waste.

Stock (Forty-four cards)

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

  • There is no redeal.

Waste (One pile)

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

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