Game info: Two-Deck game type; 2 decks (104 cards); 2 redeals
Alternate names: Kings, Viennese Weavers, Weavers.
- Game time: Medium
- Difficulty level: Medium
- Skill level:
- Chance of winning: Very low (about
1 in 75)
Object of the
To move all the cards to the foundations.
Foundations (8 piles: complete these piles to win the
Build the Ace foundations
up in suit
from Ace to King (for example, a 2
can be played on an Ace).
Build the King foundations
down in suit
(for example, a Queen
can be played on a King).
Reversal. When the top cards of two foundations
of the same suit are in sequence, one or more cards of one pile may be
transferred to the other, except for the Ace or King at the bottom.
Tableau (12 piles)
At the beginning, cards from the stock
are automatically dealt into 13 piles, forming the tableau and
the reserve. When a card turned from the stock corresponds
to the pile of its own rank (number), it is placed in a
fourteenth pile, face down, called the "Exile".
The top card of each pile is available for play to the
The thirteenth pile (13) is spread out and any card is available to play
Reserve (1 column: the "exiles")
Turn up the top card of the exiles and if this card is playable on a
foundation, it must so be played, and the next exile card
If it cannot be played, it is placed under the tableau pile of its own
rank. The top card of that pile is removed and placed under the pile of
its own rank, and so on.
Continue shifting cards in this manner until a playable card is
uncovered at the top of a tableau pile.
When the exile card, or any other reached in shifting, is a King, it
stops the play. The King must be placed under the King pile and a new
while card turned.
Two redeals are permitted (three deals in all).
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