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Thirteen Up Two Decks

Original Solitaire

Game info: Flower Garden type; 2 decks (104 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Medium; 5-10 minutes
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Moderate
  • Chance of winning: High; about 1 in 4; 25%

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

Solitaire Rules

  • The eight Twos are removed from the stock and placed in a row to become the foundations.

Foundations (Eight piles starting with Twos)

  • Build up in suit from Two to Ace. For example, a 3 can only be played on a 2).

Tableau (Eight columns, initially with one card each)

  • Build down in suit. For example, a 10 can only be played on a Jack).

  • Ranking of cards is continuous: build King after Ace when necessary.

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

  • A packed sequence, or any portion of it, may be moved to another tableau column.

  • Spaces are automatically filled from the waste, or if empty, from the stock.

Reserve (One column of thirteen cards)

  • Each card of the reserve is available at all times. Click on any card and move it to either the tableau or to the foundations.

  • These cards are not replaced when moved.


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

  • There is no redeal.

Waste (One pile)

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

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