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The Red and the Black

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

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

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

Solitaire Rules

  • At the start of the game, an Ace of each suit is dealt to become the foundations.

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

  • Build up in alternating colors from Ace to King (for example, you can play a 2 or a 2 on an Ace).

Tableau (4 piles between the reserve and the foundations)

  • Build down in alternating colors (for example, a 10 can be played on a Jack).

  • Cards from the tableau can be played to the foundations.

  • Spaces may be filled with cards from the reserve.

Reserve (4 piles below the stock)

  • Cards from the reserve can be played to the tableau, but not to the foundations directly.

  • No building on the reserve.

  • Spaces may be filled with cards from the stock or the waste.


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

  • There is no redeal.

Waste (1 pile)

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

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