Game info: Forty Thieves type; 2 decks (104
cards); no redeal
- Game time: Long
- Difficulty level: Easy
- Skill level: Mostly skill
- Chance of winning: Low (about 1 in 10)
Object of the game:
To move all the cards to the foundations.
- This variation of
Forty Thieves is played in the same way as the parent game but with a
Joker added to the deck.
Foundations (8 piles: complete these piles to win the game)
- Build up in
suit from Ace to King (for example, a 2 can be played on an Ace).
Tableau (10 columns of 4 cards each)
Build down in
suit (for example, a 10 can be played only on a Jack).
The top card
of each pile is available for play to another tableau
pile or to the foundations.
card at a time can be moved.
Spaces may be filled with any available card.
Whenever the Joker becomes available, it may be played to a
foundation as a
Additional cards in correct sequence are then built on the Joker.
When the natural card (as shown in the label above the
foundation) becomes available, it
replaces the Joker, which is placed on top of its foundation and then may be built to
another foundation pile.
If no foundation has been started at the time the Joker first
becomes available, it must remain in position until an Ace appears.
Waste (One pile)
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