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Royal Cotillion

Game info: Two-Deck game type; 2 decks; no redeal

Alternate names: Contredanse.

  • Game time: Long
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: Medium (about 1 in 5)

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

Solitaire Rules

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

  • Build the "Ace" foundations up in suit by twos from Ace to Queen (for example, a 3Heart Suit can be played on an Acev): A, 3, 5, 7, 9, J, K (odd numbers), 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, Q (even numbers).

  • Build the "Two" foundations up in suit by twos from Two to King (for example, a 4Clubs Suit can be played on a 2Clubs Suit): 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, Q (even numbers), A, 3, 5, 7, J, K (odd numbers).

Left Reserves (12 cards in 3 rows of 4)

  • Only the cards in the bottom row are available initially for play on foundations. The cards in the rows above them may be played only as they are exposed.

  • Each pile can contain only one card.

  • No building on these piles.

  • Spaces are not filled.

Right Reserves (16 cards in 4 rows of 4)

  • These cards are available for play on foundations.

  • Each pile can contain only one card.

  • No building on these piles.

  • Spaces are filled automatically from the waste, or if empty, from the stock.

Stock

  • Turn up one card at a time from the stock to the waste by clicking.

  • There is no redeal.

Waste (1 pile)

  • The top card is available for play on the foundations.

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