Game info: Non-Builders game type; 1 deck; 2 redeals
Alternate names: Blue Moon, L'Imperiale, Montana, Spaces, Vacancies.
- Game time: Medium
- Difficulty level: Easy
- Skill level: Mostly chance
- Chance of winning: Low (about 1 in 20)
Object of the game: To create four suit sequences of 12 cards from Two to King.
- The whole stock
is dealt in four rows of 13 cards each. Then the four Aces are removed,
creating four gaps in the layout.
Tableau (4 rows of 13 cards each)
A gap (four in all) must be filled with the card that is the next highest in rank and of the same suit to the card on the left of the gap. (For example: if a gap opens up to the right of the 10, it
must be filled by the Jack.
The gap and the Jack will exchange places).
A gap in the
first space of a row may be filled with any Two. The player decides which row he will allocate to each
Because a King is the highest-ranking card, a gap after a King cannot be filled and action is blocked.
Redeals are performed as follows:
Any Two and the
sequences starting with them are left in place.
All other cards that are out of sequence are removed, shuffled and then dealt to complete the rows.
A gap is left to the immediate right of the cards that are in
sequence in each row (if the only card in place is a Two, a gap is left to the right of it).
If there is no Two in a row, a gap is left in the first place of the row, so that a Two can be moved in.
Two redeals are permitted (three deals in all).
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