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Zodiac

Game info: Two-Deck game type; 2 decks (104 cards); unlimited redeals

Alternate names: Girdle.

  • Game time: Long
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Moderate
  • Chance of winning: Low (about 1 in 10)

Object of the game:
Phase 1: Try to release all the cards from the stock and the waste to the tableau ("Zodiac" or "Equator"). If you succeed in placing all the cards, you can then begin Phase 2.
Phase 2
: Play the cards from the tableau ("Zodiac" or "Equator") to the foundations.

Solitaire Rules

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

  • Build the Ace

  • Build the King foundations down in

  • The foundations are not built until the end of the game (see above, Object of the game, Phase 2).

Tableau (8 cards on the "Equator" and 24 cards on the "Zodiac")

The "Equator" (8 cards in the horizontal center row)

The "Zodiac" (24 cards around the "Equator")

  • Build up or down in can be played either on a 9or on 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 to the foundations in Phase 2 (see above, Object of the game).

  • Once placed, a card cannot be moved again until Phase 2 (see above, Object of the game).

Stock

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

  • Unlimited redeals are permitted until all cards are packed on the "Zodiac" (if this proves impossible, the game is lost).

Waste (1 pile)

  • The top card is available for play to the foundations or to the tableau.

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