Game info: Two-Deck game type; 2 deck (104 cards); 1 redeal
Alternate names: Big Ben.
- Game time:
- Difficulty level:
- Skill level:
- Chance of winning:
Very high (about 2 in 3)
Object of the game:
To move all the cards to the foundations (the "Clock").
Foundations (12 piles: the "Clock". Complete these piles to win the game)
Build up in
suit from the base card until the top card of each
foundation shows the number corresponding to its position on a clock face (the "hour" in a clock in that position). For example, the 5 at the top would build up to the Ace (1 o'clock).
Jack equals 11 o'clock and Queen equals 12 o'clock.
Ranking of cards is continuous: build Aces after Kings when necessary.
Tableau (12 fans of 3 cards each)
Build down in
suit (for example, a 10 can be played on a Jack).
The top card of each fan is available for play to another
tableau pile or to the
Only one card at a time can be moved.
Spaces may be filled with any available card.
After all possible plays have been made, click on the
stock: the fans with less than 3 cards are brought up to 3 cards each, commencing with the
fan representing the hour One, and going around the remaining
fans from left to right. All
fans must be filled before playing.
If all the fans
are full, and a card is dealt which is not available for play to the foundations
or to the tableau, it remains in the
is permitted (two deals in all).
Waste (One pile)
The top card is available for play to the foundations
or to the tableau.
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