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Battle of the Queens

Original Solitaire

Game info: One-Deck solitaires type; 1 deck (52 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Quick
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: High; about 1 in 4; 25%

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

Solitaire Rules

Set Up:

  • At the start of the game, three Jacks are discarded from the stock and the remaining Jack (of any suit) is placed at the top.

Foundations (4 piles: the four Queens at the bottom of the screen)

  • Build up in suit from Queen to 10 (for example, a King can only be played on a Queen), then up to the Jack.

  • The four Queens will be battling to win the Jack.

  • The first Queen, regardless of suit, which completes her foundation pile (with a 10 being the top card), will win the Jack and the game is over.

  • Ranking of cards is continuous: build Ace after King when necessary.

  • 193 points are awarded when the game is finished, regardless of how many cards remain in the tableau.

Tableau (8 piles of 2 cards each)

  • Build down in suit (for example, a 7 can only be played on a 8).

  • The top card of each column is available for play to the foundations or to the tableau.i>

  • Only one card at a time can be moved.

  • Spaces are automatically filled from the stock or the waste.


  • 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 available for play to the foundations or to the tableau.

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