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Alexander the Great

Original Solitaire

Game info: Fan solitaires type; 1 deck (52 cards); 2 redeals

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: Medium; about 1 in 6; 16.7%

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

Solitaire Rules

Foundations (Four piles)

  • Build up in suit from Ace to King. For example, a 2 can only be played on an Ace.

  • Autoplay is available.

Tableau (Seventeen fans of three cards each and one remaining card)

  • Build down in suit. For example, a 10 can only be played on a Jack.

  • The top card of each fan is available for play to another tableau fan or to the foundations.

  • Only one card at a time can be moved. Spaces can't be filled.


  • After all possible plays have been made, click the Redeal button.

  • Two redeals are permitted (three deals in all).

Draw Bonus

  • At any time during the game, you are permitted to play any single card - even a buried one. Simply click on the card to bring it to the top of the fan. Only one draw is permitted.

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