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Original Solitaire

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

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Moderate
  • Chance of winning: High; about 1 in 3; 33.3%

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

Solitaire Rules

Foundations (Four piles starting with Aces: the "Stars")

  • Build up in suit from Ace to King. When a sequence of thirteen cards is finished, place another King of the same suit and build down in suit from King to Ace.

Tableau (Fourteen piles, initially with one card each: the "Planets")

  • Build up or down in suit.

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

  • Spaces are automatically filled from the stock.

Reserve (Four cards face down: the "Black Holes")

  • During the game these cards remain face down. They become available for play only when the stock is exhausted.


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

  • There is no redeal.

Waste (One pile)

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

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