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Royal Couple

Original Solitaire

Game info: Two-Deck game type; 2 decks (104 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Moderate
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 25; 4%

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

Solitaire Rules

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

  • An Ace and a Jack of the same suit must be placed in the center of the square.

  • The Jack foundation is built down in suit from Jack to Queen (for example, a 10 can only be played on a Jack).

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

  • The tens of the other three suits (for example: if the Ace and Jack are , the tens must be , and ) must be placed in the top and bottom of the square. These foundations are built down in suit from Ten to Jack (for example, a 10 can only be played on a Jack).

Tableau (20 piles)

  • Building on the tableau is allowed only when the stock is empty.

  • Build up or down regardless of suit.

  • Spaces cannot be filled.


  • Click once on the stock to deal a card to each of the 20 places of the external square. When there are no more possible moves, deal another 20 cards.

  • There is no redeal.

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