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Lady of the Manor

Game info: Two-Deck game type; 2 decks; no redeal

Alternate names: La Châtelaine, My Lady's Patience.

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

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

Solitaire Rules

  • All the Aces are removed from the stock and placed in two rows, becoming the foundations.

Foundations (8 piles: complete these piles to win the game)

  • Build up regardless of suit from Ace to King (for example, a 2 can be played on an Ace).

Tableau (4 piles of 12 cards each)

  • The top card of each pile is available for play on the foundations.

  • No building in the tableau.

  • Spaces are not filled.

  • There is no redeal.

Reserve (12 piles)

  • Each pile is reserved for cards of the same rank, starting from Twos to Kings.

  • There will be different numbers in different piles depending on how many cards of one rank remain after the tableau piles are dealt, and some ranks may not be represented at all.

  • The top card of each pile is available for play on the foundations.

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