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Four Pegs

Original Solitaire

Game info: One-deck type; 1 deck (52 cards); unlimited redeals

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Moderate
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 25%; 4%

Object of the game: To move the four Jacks from the bottom row to the foundations (upper row).

Solitaire Rules


Left Tableau (12 cards in 4 rows of 3) and Right Tableau (12 cards in 4 rows of 3)

  • Separately, on the left and on the right tableau, build up or down regardless of suit (for example, a 10 can be played either on a 9 or on a Jack).

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

  • Only one card at a time can be moved.

  • Spaces are automatically filled from the waste.

Cells (4 cells in the central column)

  • The Jacks will go to the foundations through the four cells in the central column.

  • A Jack can be moved up only when on the left and on the right of the central column (cells) all the cards are of the same suit of the Jack (for example: the Jack can be moved to the foundations when there are four cards in the third column of the left tableau and four cards in the first column of the right tableau. See the scheme below:

  • Left tableau   Right tableau
    X X J X X
    X X J X X
    X X J X X
    X X J X X
  • The Jacks must go to the foundations in strict order from left to right.

  • The game is won if the four Jacks reach the foundations before the game is blocked.


  • Turn up one card at a time from the stock to the waste by clicking.

  • Unlimited redeals are permitted until the game is blocked or won.

Waste (One pile)

  • Cards are used to automatically fill the spaces on the tableau.


  • The game starts at: 0.

  • 50 points are awarded for any Jack placed to the foundations.

  • The highest score obtainable is 200.

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