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Original Solitaire

Game info: Mathematical solitaires type; 1 deck (52 cards); 8 redeals

  • Game time: Long
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 25; 4%

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

Solitaire Rules

  • At the beginning of the game, four cards are dealt to the top row as indicator cards. They take no active part in the game.

Foundations  (Four piles)

  • The foundation cards are double the value of the indicator cards. When the total exceeds 13, the value of the required card is found by subtracting 13 from the total.

  • You may build regardless of suit.

  • A card may be played to a foundation when its face value corresponds to the label above the foundation.

Waste piles (Eight piles of eight cards each)

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


  • After all possible plays have been made, click the Redeal button.

  • The cards in the first pile are dealt to each of the other waste piles in succession.

  • If the play is blocked again, the cards in the second pile are dealt to the remaining waste piles, and so on, until all the piles have been dealt.

  • There are eight redeals.

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