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Original Solitaire

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

  • Game time: Long
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Moderate
  • Chance of winning: Medium; about 1 in 5; 20%

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

Solitaire Rules

Set-Up: At the start of the game, an entire deck of fifty-two cards is dealt to the tableau in eight rows of five cards each and two rows of six cards each. An empty column in the center divides the tableau between left side and right side.

  • The base card for this game will vary. At the beginning of the game and all during the game, whenever is required, examine the tableau and choose which card will start each of the four foundations.

Foundations (Four piles)

  • Two foundations piles must start with a red card; the other two must start with a black card.

  • Build up in color from the base card to the rank just below the base card, until each pile contains thirteen cards. For example, a 6 can be played on a 5).

  • Ranking of cards is continuous: build Aces after Kings when necessary.

Tableau (Fifty-two piles with one card each)

  • A card is available for play to the foundations only when there is no card to its left or to its right.

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