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Blondes and Brunettes

Game info: Queen of Italy type; 2 decks; no redeal

Alternate names: Brunette and Blonde, Wood.

  • Game time: Long
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • 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

  • The base card (the first card dealt) for this game will vary.

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

  • Build up in alternating colors (for example, a JackSpades Suit can be played on a 10Heart Suit) from the base card to the rank just below the base card until each pile contains 13 cards. 

  • Ranking of cards is continuous: build Aces after Kings when necessary.

Tableau (9 columns)

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

  • Ranking of cards is continuous: build Kings after Aces when necessary.

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

  • Only one card at a time can be moved.

  • Spaces are automatically filled from the stock or the waste (never from the reserve or the tableau).

Reserve (a row of 10 cards)

  • Only the card exposed at the end may be built on the foundations. It cannot be packed on the tableau.

Stock

  • 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 available for play on foundations or tableau.

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