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British Blockade

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

Alternate names: Parallels.

  • 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.

Solitaire Rules

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

  • Build the Ace foundations up in suit from Ace to King (for example, a 2Heart Suit can be played on an AceHeart Suit).

  • Build the King foundations down in suit from King to Ace (for example, a QueenClubs Suit can be played on a KingClubs Suit).

  • Reversal. When the top cards of two foundations of the same suit are in sequence, one or more cards of one pile may be transferred to the other, except for the Ace or King at the bottom.

Tableau (10 columns)

  • All the cards in the first tableau row are always available for play to the foundations.

  • Only the top and bottom cards of each tableau column are available.

  • The cards in the middle rows are "blockaded" and may not be played, but may be released by playing the cards above and below them.

  • No building on the tableau.

  • Spaces are automatically filled from the stock.

Stock

  • After all possible plays have been made, click the stock to deal a new row of 12 cards.

  • There is no redeal.

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