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Miner's Gold

Original Solitaire

Game info: One-deck type; 1 deck (52 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Long
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Moderate
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 30; 3.3%

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

Solitaire Rules

Set-Up: At the start of the game, an entire deck of 52 cards is dealt to the tableau in 6 rows of 6 cards each and 4 rows of 4 cards each. An empty column in the center divides the tableau between left side and right side.

  • The base cards for this game will vary. At the beginning of the game and all during the game, whenever is required, examine the tableau and choose which card will start each of the 4 foundations.

Foundations (4 piles: complete these piles to win the game)

  • Build up regardless of suit (for example, a 5Heart SuitClubs SuitDiamonds SuitSpades Suit can be played on a 4Heart Suit) from the base cards to the rank just below the base cards, until each pile contains 13 cards.

  • Ranking of cards is continuous: build Aces after Kings when necessary.

Tableau (52 cards)

 

Left Side

  • A card on the left side of the tableau is available for play to the foundations only when there is no card to its right.

Right Side

  • A card on the right side of the tableau is available for play to the foundations only when there is no card to its left.

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