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Square Dance

Original Solitaire

Game info: Simple solitaires type; 2 decks (104 cards); 1 redeal

  • Game time: Long
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: High; about 1 in 3; 33.3%

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

Solitaire Rules

  • At the start of the game the eight Fives and eight Sixes are removed from the deck and placed in four rows to become the foundations.

Foundations (Sixteen piles)

  • Build the Five foundations down in suit from Five to Ace, then King. For example, a 4 can only be played on a 5.

  • Build the Six foundations up in suit from Six to Queen. For example, a 7 can only be played on a 6.

Reserve (Two columns)

  • In an empty column, place any card from the waste.

  • Then, on the first card, build up or down in suit.

  • The top cards are available for play to the foundations.


  • Turn up one card at a time from the stock to the waste by clicking.

  • One redeal is permitted (two deals in all).

Waste (One pile)

  • The top card is always available for play to the foundations.

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