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Monte Carlo Thirteens

Original Solitaire

Game info: Adding games type; 1 deck (52 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Quick
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: Medium; about 1 in 9; 11.1%

Object of the game: To pair all the cards in pairs totaling thirteen.

Solitaire Rules

Tableau (25 cards in 5 rows of 5)

  • Discard, regardless of suit or rank, pairs of cards which total thirteen and that are adjacent horizontally, vertically or diagonally (any two cards which touch top to bottom, side to side, or diagonally at the corners). The valid pairs are:
    A and Q
    2 and J
    3 and 10
    4 and 9
    5 and 8
    6 and 7

  • Jacks are worth 11.

  • Queens are worth 12.

  • Kings are worth 13 and are discarded singularly. To discard a King, simply click on it.

  • After all possible pairs are discarded, click on the stock to consolidate the cards. Cards are moved from right to left and up from the lower rows. Additional cards are dealt from the stock to fill the spaces on the tableau.

  • After the stock is exhausted, click on the Fill button to consolidate the cards.

  • The game is won if the entire deck is discarded by pairs.


  • When pairs have been discarded, click on the stock to consolidate the cards.

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