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Duchess

Game info: Canfield type; 1 deck (52 cards); 1 redeal

Alternate names: Dutchess, Glenwood.

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: High (about 1 in 4)

Object of the game: To move all the cards to the foundations

Solitaire Rules

Foundations (4 piles: complete these piles to win the game)

  • The base card for this game will vary. Examine the reserve (4 fans of 3 cards) and choose one of the four exposed cards to be the first foundation.

  • Build up in suit (for example, a 5Heart Suit can be played on a 4Heart 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 (4 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 to the foundations or to the tableau.

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

  • Spaces may be filled with available reserve cards and, after the reserve is exhausted, with the waste.

Reserve (12 cards, in 4 fans of 3)

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

  • No card may be played to the reserve.

  • Spaces are not filled.

Stock

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

  • One redeal is permitted (two deals in all).

Waste (One pile)

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

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