left border

The World's
Most Complete

Solitaire Collection


right border    


Original Solitaire

Game info: Simple solitaires type; 2 decks (104 cards); 1 redeal

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: Medium; about 1 in 9; 11.1%

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

Solitaire Rules

At the beginning of the game, thirteen cards - from a 7 to a 6 (regardless of suit) are dealt to the thirteen piles to become the foundations.

Foundations (Thirteen piles, initially with one card each)

  • Build up regardless of suit from the base card, until each pile contains eight cards. For example, a 5 can be played on a 4.

  • The game is won when the top cards of the foundation piles form a sequence, regardless of suit, from Ace to King.

  • Ranking of cards is continuous: build Aces after Kings when necessary.


  • Turn up one card at a time from the stock.

  • One redeal is permitted (two deals in all).


  • One reserve pile may be formed.

  • These cards can played to the foundations at any time.

Waste (One piles)

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

Similar games

Game Rules Index  |  Previous solitaire  |  Next solitaire


Buy Now  -  Download Now  -  Solitaires List  -  Solitaire  -  News & RSS Feed
SolSuite Champions  -  Other Games  -  Contact Us  -  Privacy  -  Spider Solitaire

Copyright 1998-2023 TreeCardGames and its licensors. All rights reserved.