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Samarkand

Original Solitaire

Game info: Two-Deck solitaires type; 2 decks (104 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Long; More than 10 minutes
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: Very low; about 1 in 50; 2%

Object of the game: Move all the cards to the foundations.

Solitaire Rules

Foundations (Eight piles)

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

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

Tableau (Ninety-six cards in twenty four piles of four cards each)


Left Side

  • Build up or down, regardless of suit from cards of the left side only. For example, a 10Heart Suit can be played on a 9Spades SuitHeart SuitClubs SuitDiamonds Suit or on a JackSpades SuitHeart SuitClubs SuitDiamonds Suit.

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

  • 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.

  • Spaces can't be filled.

Right Side

  • Build up or down, regardless of suit from cards of the right side only. For example, a 10Heart Suit can be played on a 9Spades SuitHeart SuitClubs SuitDiamonds Suit or on a JackSpades SuitHeart SuitClubs SuitDiamonds Suit.

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

  • 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.

  • Spaces can't be filled.

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