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Florentine Patience

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

  • Game time: Quick
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: Very high; about 1 in 2; 50%

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

Solitaire Rules

  • The card in the top left corner of the layout becomes the first foundation. Called the starting card or base card, it changes relating to any shuffle.

  • The other three corners are the remaining foundations. Each corner is a different suit. Cards of the same rank as the first foundation need to be placed there.

Foundations (4 piles: corners of layout. Complete these piles to win the game)

  • 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.

Reserve (5 piles, forming a cross in the layout)

  • Build down regardless of suit (for example, a 5Spades Suit can be played on a 6Spades SuitHeart SuitClubs SuitDiamonds Suit).

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

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

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 the reserve.

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