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Original Solitaire

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

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

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

Foundations (Eight piles)

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

  • Foundations must be built in their row alternately in red and black. So, if a black Ace is placed, a red Ace must be the one to be placed beside it.

Tableau (Eight columns starting with three cards each, the last one face up)

  • Build down in alternating colors. For example, a 10 can be played on a Jack.

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

  • A packed sequence, or any portion of it, may be moved to another tableau column.

  • Spaces can be filled with any available card or packed sequence.

  • When the game is completed, below each foundation on the tableau, will be a column consisting of a King, a Queen and a Jack in alternating colors.

Reserve ("Grace cards": eight piles below the tableau)

  • When the entire stock has been dealt, click the "Click to Fill" button. This will deal the top eight cards from the waste to the reserve row.

  • Any reserve card is available for play to the tableau pile or to the foundations.

  • Spaces can be filled only from 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 always available for play to the foundations or the tableau.

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