left border

The World's
Most Complete

Solitaire Collection


right border    

Marco Polo

Original Solitaire

Game info: Fan solitaires type; 1 deck (52 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Mostly skill: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: Medium; about 1 in 5; 20%

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

Solitaire Rules

Set-Up: An Ace and a King of each suit are removed from the stock to become the foundations.

Foundations (Eight piles starting with four Aces and four Kings)

  • "Ace" foundations: Build up regardless of suit from Ace to 7. For example, a 2 can be played on an Ace.

  • "King" foundations: Build down regardless of suit from King to 6. For example, a Queen can be played on a King.

Tableau (Four fans of seven cards each and two fans of eight cards each)

  • Build down, regardless of suit. For example, a 5 can be played on a 6.

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

  • Only one card at a time can be moved.

  • Spaces can't be filled.

Reserve (One pile)

  • Place a card from the tableau, at any time during the game, as advantageous.

  • The reserve can hold only one card.

  • This card is available at all times for play to the foundations or the tableau.

Similar games

Game Rules Index  |  Previous solitaire  |  Next solitaire


Buy Now  -  Download Now  -  Solitaires List  -  Solitaire  -  News & RSS Feed
SolSuite Champions  -  Other Games  -  Contact Us  -  Privacy  -  Spider Solitaire

Copyright 1998-2022 TreeCardGames and its licensors. All rights reserved.