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Louis

Game info: Two-Deck game type; 2 decks; 2 redeals

Alternate names: Newport, St. Louis.

  • Game time: Long
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Moderate
  • Chance of winning: Very low (about 1 in 50)

Object of the game: To move all the cards to the foundations.

Solitaire Rules

  • At the start of the game an Ace and a King of each suit are dealt to become the foundations.

  • During the deal of the first 12 cards in the tableau, any cards that can be played to the foundations is automatically moved.

Foundations (8 piles: complete these piles to win the game)

  • Build the King foundations down in suit from King to Ace.

  • Build the Ace foundations up in suit from Ace to King.

Tableau (12 piles, around the foundations)

  • Build up or down in suit (for example, a 10Diamonds Suit can be played either on a 9Diamonds Suit or a JackDiamonds Suit).

  • Ranking of cards is not continuous: an Ace may be built only on a 2, a King only on a Queen.

  • The top card of each pile is available for play on another tableau pile or on the foundations.

  • Only one card at a time can be moved.

  • Spaces may be filled with any available card.

Redeal button

  • After all possible plays have been made click the redeal button.

  • Two redeals are permitted (three deals in all).

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