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Game info: Four Seasons type; 1 deck (52 cards); 2 redeals

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 40; 2.5%

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

Solitaire Rules

Set-Up: At the beginning of the game, the four Queens are placed in the center. The four Kings are placed north, south, east and west of the Queens. The Jacks are placed beside the Kings of the same suit.

Foundations (Eight piles)

First phase

  • "King" foundations: Build up in suit from King, Ace to 2. For example, an Ace can only be played on a King .

  • "Jack" foundations: Build down in suit by twos from Jack, 9, 7, 5 to 3. For example, a 9 can only be played on a Jack .

  • When all the 2s are on the Kings and all the 3s are on the Jacks, the second phase begins.

Second phase

  • Move the 3s onto the 2s of the same suit.

  • Deal from the stock to find the a 4. Place the 4 onto the 3 of the same suit.

  • When a 6 comes along, transfer the 5 onto the 4, and place the 6 on top of the 5 of the same suit.

  • Repeat the above cycle for the 8s and 10s. Then place the four Jacks onto the 10s of the same suit.

  • If the game is successful, the four Queens will appear in the form of a cross.

Stock (Face down, top of screen)

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

  • Two redeals are permitted (three deals in all).

Waste (One pile)

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

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