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Royal Parade

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

Alternate names: Financier, Hussars, Royal Procession, Three Up..

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Hard
  • Skill level: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: Low (about 1 in 10)

Object of the game: To move all the 2's, 3's and 4's into the top, middle and lower foundation rows and build these up in suit by threes.

Solitaire Rules

  • A 2, 3, and 4 are placed in the first column of each foundation row.

  • Seven more cards are dealt to the right of the first card to complete the row.

Foundations (24 piles in 3 rows of 8 cards each: complete these piles to win the game)

  • Build the "Two" foundations up in suit by threes from 2, 5, 8 to J (for example, a 5 can be played on an 2).

  • Build the "Three" foundations up in suit by threes from 3, 6, 9 to Q (for example, a 6 can be played on a 3).

  • Build the "Four" foundations up in suit by threes from 4, 7, 10 to K (for example, a 7 can be played on a 4).

  • The remaining 2's, 3's and 4's must be placed in the correct foundation row according to the card in the first column of the row.

  • No pile can be built up until it is in its proper foundation row.

  • foundation cards dealt in wrong rows may be interchanged if the exchange results in the cards moving to the correct row. To interchange two cards - drag and drop one card on the other, or right click on one of the cards. For example: there is a 3 in the "2" row and there is a 2 in the "3" row. Right click on either card and they will exchange places.

  • All the seven cards to the right of each first foundation pile (21 cards in all) are available for play.

  • Aces are dead cards and may be discarded at any time.

  • If there is a space in a foundation row, it is not necessary to fill in that space before dealing the cards to the reserve column.

Reserve (a row of 8 cards below the foundations)

  • The top cards are always available for play to the foundations or (if the top card is a two, three or four) to replace cards moved from the foundations.

  • Discard Aces from the reserve right after each deal.

  • Spaces are automatically filled from the stock.

  • Whenever play comes to a standstill, click once on the stock to deal eight cards to the reserve piles (a total of ten deals).

  • There is no redeal.

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