Game info: Queen of Italy type; 2 decks; no redeal
Alternate names: Thirteen.
- Game time: Long
- Difficulty level: Hard
- Skill level: Mostly chance
- Chance of winning: Very low (about 1 in 60)
Object of the game:
Move all the cards to the foundations.
Foundations (8 piles: complete these piles to win the game)
The base card for this game
will vary. At the beginning of the game examine the tableau
and choose one of the four
exposed cards as the first foundation.
Build up in
suit (for example, a 5 can be played on a 4) 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)
After the first foundation
card is chosen, the rest of the tableau
will be dealt.
Build down in
alternating colors (for example, a 10 can be played on a Jack).
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
to the foundations.
Only one card at a time can be
Spaces may be filled with any available card from the
stock or waste, not from the
reserves or tableau.
Reserves (a row of 13 cards)
- Only the card exposed at the end may be built on the
foundations. It may not be packed on
Waste (One pile)
- The top card is available for play on the
or the tableau.
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