Game info: Simple games type; 2 decks; 2 redeals
Alternate names: Emperor, Emperor of Germany, Kaiser, Sultan of Turkey.
- Game time: Medium
- Difficulty level:
- Skill level:
- Chance of winning:
High; about 1 in 3
Object of the game: At the start of the game the eight Kings and one Ace are placed in the
The King (the "Sultan") in the center
foundation will remain undisturbed throughout the game: no building is allowed.
Build the Ace
suit from Ace to Queen.
Build the other 7 King
foundations in an
ascending suit sequence, beginning with the Ace and ending with the Queen.
If the game succeeds, the "Sultan" will be surrounded by the eight Queens in his harem.
Reserve (8 cards, called the "Divan")
These cards are available for play on the
Each pile can contain only one card.
Spaces are filled automatically by the
waste, or if empty, from the
Waste (1 pile)
- The top card is available for play to the
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