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Original Solitaire

Game info: Four-Deck solitaires type; 4 decks (208 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Long; More than 10 minutes
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 10; 10%

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

Solitaire Rules

Foundations (16 piles: complete these piles to win the game)

  • "Ace" foundations: Build up in suit from Ace to King. For example, a 2 can only be played on an Ace).

  • "King" foundations: Build down in suit from King to Ace. For example, a Queen can only be played on a King)

Tableau (Sixteen piles of thirteen cards each)

  • Build up or down in suit.

  • Only one card at a time can be moved.

  • Spaces cannot be filled.

Reserve (Eight piles)

  • These piles are storage (holding) locations for cards being played to the foundations and the tableau.

  • Reserves can hold only one card at a time.

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