Game info: Mathematical games type; 1 deck; 2 redeals
Alternate names: Fairest, Four Kings, Fourth of July, Musical, Musical Patience, Plus Belle, Quadruple Alliance, The Fairest.
- Game time: Medium
- Difficulty level: Medium
- Skill level: Mostly chance
- Chance of winning: Low (about 1 in 20)
Object of the game: Move all the cards to the foundations.
At the beginning of the game, an Ace, 2, 3 and 4 will be put in
a row. The function of this row is only to remind you of the
arithmetic intervals by which the foundations are to be built up.
2, 4, 6 and 8 will be put in a second row to start the
(4 piles: complete these piles to win the game)
(4): build up regardless of suit, from 4 to King by twos: (4), 6, 8, 10, Q, A, 3, 5, 7,
9, J and K.
(6): build up regardless of suit, from 6 to King by threes: (6), 9, Q, 2, 5, 8, J, A, 4,
7, 10 and K.
(8): build up regardless of suit, from 8 to King by fours: (8), Q, 3, 7, J, 2, 6, 10, A,
5, 9 and K.
A card may be played to a
when its face value corresponds to the sum of the rank in any perpendicular column (when the sum exceeds
thirteen, subtract thirteen. When the sum equals thirteen
exactly, a King is to be dealt, and that
pile is completed), or to the label above the foundation.
- The top card is available for play on
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