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
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.
Foundations (8 piles: complete these piles to win the game)
Build the Ace
Build the King foundations
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)
(24 cards around the "Equator")
can be played either on a 9or on a Jack).
cards is not continuous: an Ace may be built only on a 2, a King only on
card of each pile is available for play to the
in Phase 2 (see above, Object of the game).
placed, a card cannot be moved again until Phase 2 (see above, Object of
one card at a time from the
stock to the
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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