Game info: One-deck type; 1 deck (52 cards); no redeal
Alternate names: Big Ben, Clock, Father Time, Grandpa's Clock, Watch.
- Game time: Medium
- Difficulty level: Easy
- Skill level: Mostly chance
- Chance of winning: Very high (about 3 in 4)
Object of the game:
To move all the cards to the foundations (the "Clock").
Foundations (12 piles: the "Clock". Complete these piles to win the game)
Build up in
suit from the base card until the top card of each
foundation shows the number
corresponding to its position on a clock face (the "hour" in a clock in that
position). For example, the 3 at the bottom would build up to the 6 (6 o'clock).
equals 11 o'clock and Queen equals 12 o'clock.
Ranking of cards is continuous: build Aces
after Kings when necessary.
All the piles will require 3 cards, except the Ten, Jack,
Queen and King, which will require 4 cards each.
Tableau (8 columns of 5 cards each)
Build down regardless of
suit (for example, a 5 can be played on a 6).
The top card of
each pile is available for play to another tableau pile or to the
card at a time can be moved.
Spaces may be filled with any available card.
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